Lesson 1 is all about finding the little flickers of light. Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 are about the importance of people. Lesson 4 is about being kind to yourself and this one is about staying sane.
I learned 5 big lessons this year and I am sharing them here because I hope they will help someone else as much as they helped me. Lesson 4 is about being kind to yourself.
This is the season to be grateful. It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
For most small businesses, you ARE the business. If you work to the point of exhaustion or suffer a mental breakdown, then it is the end of everything you have worked so hard for. Looking after yourself is vital for the health of your business.
It’s December and all things holiday have flooded the shops and general atmosphere! It’s a time for fun and family and we all look forward to it every year – all of us except perhaps, small business owners.
Have you started a business and now you’re beginning to think that you’re not quite as revolutionary as you had previous thought? Perhaps you have reached the point of realising that, actually, you might just be crazy or downright stupid?
In this age of innovation and achievement, there is a trend towards constantly pushing onward and upward. While there is nothing wrong with ambition and innovation, you need to remember why you are climbing in the first place.