When trying to juggle a full time job and your business with family and leisure time and daily life you tend to focus on the negative aspects of things. Time becomes a trivial concept. You're torn between running a good business and spending time with the people you love. Achieve the zen. There is a balance out there that is just waiting for you to discover.
You are the boss.
Take some time off. First off-breathe! Owning a small business has it's own little perks, such as being able to take off your "serious face" for a minute or two. Have fun with your job; don't let it own you. Go for coffee with a friend. Watch a movie with your hubby. Indulge in your favorite video game. (have fun!)
Play with new ideas. All work and no play making you a dull boy or girl? Is there something related to your business that you've been wanting to try? Do you, for example, own a photography business? Perhaps you could venture into making bookmarks out of your photographs...and greeting cards!? Try brainstorming new marketing ideas. Flyers? Thank you cards? Special gift wrap? Button pins?
Small business grants and loans. There are people out there who want you to be successful, and they are willing to give you money to help you prosper! It is definitely worth looking into local grants and loans to help give you the jump start you need. Here's a link to help you get started if you are in the United States:
Extra income. You may not be able to financially survive on your business yourself yet, but extra income is always helpful. You can afford small luxuries and invest even further into your business.
Self fulfillment. Did you grow up thinking you would run a business? Well here you are selling products that you have made yourself! It's okay to reflect on the goodness that you feel, and there's no shame in recognizing this. Always remember how high and good you feel when the tough low times come...you will always prevail as long as you know you can do it.
Thank you so much for reading,
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