By Jeff Alkazian, SET Instructor, SET to Launch and Thrive in Five® Business Development Specialist
If you are like me, you are constantly juggling business appointments, emails, and phone calls while also managing the diverse aspects of your personal life. Because this is a normalcy most experience, how does it affect people who are trying to balance “life” at the same time as starting a business or working in their business for several years?
The stress of time management can be overwhelming, but if you want to be successful (at any level), you must find the energy to get it all done. How you ask? That can be summed up in one word: PASSION. Passion is what keeps us going when the stress of life sets in. It is what gets us out of bed to face the obstacles of starting or running a business. If you do not have passion for your business, it is just a job and probably will not pay very well.
Many of us started out with the passion, but after a few months or even a few years, we lost it and we got so caught up in the process we forgot our purpose or why we started.
So how do we discover or rediscover our passion? It is simple—visualize it. Close your eyes and picture yourself doing the work, solving problems, helping others with your business. Think about all of the reasons you chose or are choosing your business idea. There has to be something that gets your blood flowing! When you contemplate why you chose your business, the answer is your purpose and that will fuel the passion. If not, do not walk but run the other direction. Life is too short to do something that you do not enjoy doing or to not serve the greater good.
If you remember/realize your passion and your purpose, you will be able to overcome any obstacle that may be holding you back from achieving your dreams.
Finally, there is a multitude of resources that you can tap into to help your journey. Most importantly, utilize your mastermind group (if you do not have one, find one, make one) or anyone in your support group. Remember that you do not have to be alone during this process; we are all here to help.