Keeping Yourself Happy While Running Your Own Business

In this article AJR discusses Keeping Yourself Happy While Running Your Own Business

 A lot has been spoken about how to make money, find customers, make conversions on marketing material and managing your business effectively. Does anyone out there actually advise the small business owners how to deal with the running of a business on a personal level..?

I see people making milestones of business success in terms of money. Below i have itemized some aspects of our business life that business people can be happy while doing what they love to do.

Practise time management

If you work 10+ hours a day because you can’t ‘find the time’ to do a consistently adequate job of operating your business then setup a system of time management and/or hire more people to help operate the day to day running of the business operation.

How much money really needs to be made..?

Is pure materialism the absolute goal for your business life or can you live a more meaningful and fulfilled life by slowing down that driving urge to have all the fancy toys..? In my life I am really enjoying having time for myself and with my family without having lots of employees, a huge office and those people demanding my time. I can allocate time to those things I enjoy and still make the same money.

Loving what you do

Every business I started was a lifestyle choice / something I loved and was passionate about otherwise why do it..?

Keep the special & important people in your life happy

Does this even need to be said..? Of course; how many businesses were made in the ruination of families and relationships..? Don’t allow yourself to be controlled by those emotions which will take you out, alienate your family, lose your closest friends and cause you to end up divorced. Ask any wealthy person who made their fortunes that way and they will have regrets.

Be Honourable

Duh, who starts out to be a sneaky conniving con man. The answer is that no one, if you run your business ethically, have an abiding concern for your customers and run your business with honour and respect others will see it, people will come to you and your business will eventually thrive.

Always Keep learning while running your business

From experience I can tell you that if you are in a state of constantly finding answers, learning all that there is to know about your business and searching for new alternatives to old problems you will never burn out. I find education fun and spend every spare second i can gain to learn something new – I have a need to learn and it keeps my game sharp over my competition.

Take care of your health

If you lose your health running and operating your business you will have nothing. People who constantly move the ‘happy hour’ closer to midnight or the early hours of the next day instead of been sensible and knowing their limit , the people who eat take away food to ‘save time’ and don’t exercise because they don’t have the discipline are creating problems that will blow up in their faces.

All I’m getting at here is run your business like it is your child, face and deal with problems immediately and don’t take any short cuts, take care of relationships and your family and make sure you are going to be around to see your children grow up. Trust me look after your business and treat it with respect and your business will take care of you – Remember “Work for your business and it will work for you”

 

Andrew Marriott
Owner & Founder at AJR Solutions
I am a technical & creative guy who loves technology. From a very young age, I have had a passion for technology, website / graphic design and photography. I work hard & play harder, I’m driven and full of enthusiasm with a passion to help others. Technology, digital design, web development & creative photography are areas I am really passionate about.

In the past i have worked for a leading IT Solutions & Managed service provider in Rotherham dealing with a range of IT platforms, such as - on site field engineering and remote support, dealing with all types of servers such as Virtual & Physical, Hyper–V, VMware, Windows server 2012 R2, SBS - Small Business Server 2008 2011, SQL, Terminal, Exchange, Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP, IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, RDP, hybrid & cloud, Office 365 and managed security solutions such as Antivirus and Spam filtering.

Prior to this, I worked for Wickersley School & Sports College as the Lead IT & Network Technician and also supporting local primary schools with IT Support and engineering visits & Project Management, while also running my own company AJR Solutions, providing IT & Creative Solutions. In addition to my full-time career, I’m very creative and have a huge passion for design and love how design can have a massive impact on a business image, presence and value
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