Today I had a Facebook live session as part of Issue 3 of My Craft Biz magazine called ‘Why you need to start thinking about investing in your craft business’. I wanted to expand on that subject here on the blog, because I think there are two types of investment you always need to consider which can make a massive difference to your business.
Confucius said, “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” This isn’t just true for every day life, but for business as well.
Whilst 2019 feels like a long way off, the truth is that planning now will be a game changer for you when it comes to growth. Today on the podcast we will be talking all about how to plan for the growth of your online business in 2019.
I watch a lot of people struggle with their business, as I did before I discovered the power of planning.
They struggle with keeping their heads above water, with knowing what step to take next and how to gain more success for their business.
The truth is they feel so overwhelmed that quite often they give up at the next biggest hurdle, rather than really dealing with an underlying issue and moving forward.
Worse than that, some choose the ‘band aid’ option which never, ever works long term.
Now of course some businesses will naturally fail, because they don’t have a product that people need and they haven’t tested the sustainability of the finances behind those products and their business model.
There are however a whole host of businesses that fail because of mind-set and lack of planning.
I see countless talent go to waste this way and businesses closed that should have been phenomenal.
Are you having one of those days where you just aren’t feeling it?
Hey, I hear ya.
Everyone feels like that at times.
The problem comes when it starts affecting your work and you start avoiding certain tasks, or situations.
So what do you do about it?
There are a couple of tricks I’m going to share with you about how to feel more motivated and inspired, but before we get there it is really important to establish why it is that you aren’t feeling the love for what you are supposed to be doing today and how to spot a lack of motivation early on.