Take advantage of the cool breeze, the extended daylight, and the relaxed vibe that summer brings and plan a strategy session. With the change in the season come a change in your attitude and your mindset. Make those changes work for you.
Almost everyone knows the famous “elevator speech” exercise, where you try to summarize your business in one sentence after being asked, “what do you do for a living” by someone you meet on an elevator.
Let’s face it, the last thing you want to do now that you’ve decided to finally leave the 9 to 5 job is to add more stress to your life. Isn’t that why you decided to build your own business and create your own career opportunity in the first place? You’re looking for freedom from your awful boss, nasty coworkers, and the limitations of a fixed salary, or you simply want to be in control of your career.
When you are just starting out on your leadership journey it's worthwhile to take a moment and ask yourself: is my purpose here to learn, trial, get noticed, and contribute? Or is my purpose here to be innovative, stay out front, and be a leader worth following?
At one point, every business owner will find themselves in a troubling situation. Revenue is down. New clients are scarce. Profits are falling, and a peek at the financials is enough to bring on a full-fledged anxiety attack.