Remember the days when you first started your business?
You worked hard. The hours were long. But the excitement of creating and building something of your own was intoxicating and energizing.
But that changed over time, didn’t it? What happened to that person who built that business you now feel trapped in?
Living a “Groundhog Day” Life
Groundhog Day was a 1993 American comedy film starring Bill Murray. In the film, Murray plays a TV weatherman who somehow finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again.
For too many business owners, each day in their own business has become a “time loop” and they begin to feel that they are trapped, repeating the same day again and again. Sound familiar?
Are you a person that has been in the business for many years and is now frustrated with your current position? Have you seen the years fly by and feel you are not in a better position now than you were many years ago… and may even be in a much worse position with increased debt, etc.?
You’re not alone.
Like you, many business owners wake up one day and realize they have lost the energy and passion they had when they first started the business. Even worse, they’ve also forgotten why they started the business in the first place. Inspired motivation has been replaced with grudging obligation. What you once chose to do – often against great odds – you now have no choice, but to do!
And at what cost?
If you are a typical small business owner you may already be divorced, or at least have a strained relationship with your spouse. Spending ten, twelve, and even fifteen-hour days at your work was understandable in the early days. It was exciting, challenging, and it was the price you knew you wanted to pay to make this thing work.
Now you still spend far too many hours at the shop and it’s hurting your relationships and possibly even hurting your health.
And you know the toll of years of countless hours in the business has had on your life – and you don’t want to keep on going this way any longer.