What do you think is the most debilitating problem small business owners face?
It is being overwhelmed! Yep, it’s that simple.
Now granted, all entrepreneurs have these feelings from time to time. BUT, If they feeling of being overwhelmed becomes frequent, long-lasting, or hinders you from thinking clearly and taking proper action, it can cause major problems for you and your business.
So maybe “overwhelmed” is too strong a word for what you’re feeling? Understand that even a minor feeling of being overwhelmed can hinder your business growth and result in stagnation. It alters your attitudes and the culture within a business. At whatever level.
Business owners tackle these overwhelmed feelings in different ways. Many small business owners will try to “work through it” until it dissipates. This is only a temporary fix, if it works at all. Because of a lack of knowledge and skills they fail to take corrective action.
Other business owners feel that if they worked harder or longer, they could tackle the “beast.”
In my experience, it doesn’t work out well in the end.
From my 40+ years of personally coaching small business owners, I’ve found that adding more hours or working harder just doesn’t work.
Those who try this method either end up working harder or working more hours and, in the end, give up what they have left of a balanced family life, and that’s not good for anyone!
We know business owners already are working hard; and you’re probably working more hours than you can afford as well.
Take it from me, if that feeling of being “overwhelmed” isn’t properly directed, it turns into frustration which will, in turn, slow business growth progress. So now they feel trapped.
The next thing that happens in this downward spiral is when “overwhelmed” turns to “burned out.” Burnout can stop the company’s growth progress all together. And no one wants that either!
If you own a small business and have feelings of being overwhelmed, it is natural! However, it needs to be resolved. The sooner the better.
To create more free time and improve the efficiency of your actions, you may need guidance from someone who’s been there (actually more than 100 times). You may need new knowledge and different skills for tackling “burned out” or “overwhelmed.”
The good news is, as you learn to remove the causes of those disruptive feelings you will have an increased clarity of attitude and you’ll be in greater control directing your business through those overwhelming times.
Making changes to your systems, processes, priorities, scheduling, and sometimes staffing, can drastically improve your life and business results.
Want to know how?
If you aren’t quite ready to do it yourself, or if you could use an experienced and skilled guide to undertake these necessary changes, please call me and let’s talk about finding you a way to make your efforts work hardest on the things that really matter!
Thank you for caring enough about your business to take the next step! Give me a call and let’s talk about YOUR success.
Bowersox Business Coaching
Phone (269) 203-6616
If you need more knowledge in any of the above five fields, I can help! For more tools and techniques like this, buy my book! It’s full of my 40+ years of experience in the five key areas of business: https://bowersoxbusinesscoaching.com/get-dennys-book.
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