I find some of the most stressful things to running your own small business is when you can’t find an solution to a problem.
This is especially true when your are a personal business, like contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants working alone. People have different strategies for dealing with this problem and clearing their head:
- going for a walk
- just taking a break and read about something else
- watching a film
- going to do some exercise
When you run a small business or start-up business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer-, Professional-, Personal business, you can also talk to people associated with you or your business – people you trust:
- your staff
- your accountant
- your bookkeeper
- your virtual assistant
- your friends
- your business advisor or mentor
We all need advice from time to time – worrying about a problem has never solved anything. But be selective who you ask and remember what Blaise Pascal once said:
“What a difficult thing it is to ask someone’s advice on a matter without colouring his judgement by the way in which we present our problem.”
So make sure, when you ask people for advice not to waste your and their time by “colouring” your problem – you will quickly learn there is solution to almost any problem.