I’m talking him off the ledge. He owns his own business. A business he started over 10 years ago. A business he now hates.
Well, he doesn’t hate the business, but he hates going to work. Every Sunday evening he begins dreading Monday morning.
“I don’t want to do this any more. I just want to pull the covers over my head and stay in bed.”
The toll is high. His family bickers constantly. His health isn’t terrific. He’s drinking a tad more than before. He can’t remember the last time he exercised. Or went to the doctor for a checkup.
He tells me this isn’t what he bargained for. I tell him, “This is exactly the life you bargained for.” Silence.
I thought he hung up on me, but he was just sitting quietly in stunned disbelief that life had gotten so out of control.
I sat quietly knowing he’s not alone. Saddened by the fact that I’m encountering too many small business owners who feel owned by their business instead of the other way around.
Jeffrey A. Landers wrote this book, “The Home Office From Hell Cure: Transform Your Underperforming, Time-Sucking Homebased Business Into A Runaway Success.”
Home offices can be from hell, but so can other offices. Small, medium and large businesses can be just as demon possessed as a homebased business. They need a cure. And like any other ailment, there’s not a single prescription because the illnesses are varied.
Don’t let your small business kill you. Or over-run your life. Today, I’d like to give you just a few simple, but powerful ideas to consider.
Hint: These powerful ideas have everything to do with YOU, not your business. It starts with YOU.
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