Don’t just live it, love what you do

As a small business owner, there’s a good chance that because of the demands of your business you haven’t stopped lately to take stock of how much fun you’re having. But even as you’re facing challenges mere mortals would run away from, you probably never wish you were still an employee. You’re doing what you want to do.  Even when things get tough, what you do is very fulfilling.

That’s another thing you probably haven’t contemplated lately: fulfillment. However unconscious and likely unspoken the feeling of fulfillment is, it’s the element of entrepreneurship that makes us thrive - even in the face of, and dealing with circumstances that might endanger success.
In her book, If Success Is a Game, These Are the Rules, Cherie Carter-Scott wrote “…underneath each person’s vision, dreams, and goals nestles one essential core:  a universal desire for fulfillment.”

Entrepreneurialism fulfills a hunger in some of us that only subsides when we make our dreams reality, and create and deliver the fruit of our vision. As Cherie says, it is part of our essential core.

Operating a small business is intense, challenging, and often complicated, but it should also be fun.  If you’re not having fun in your small business, you’ve probably lost contact with what really fulfills you as an entrepreneur.

Make sure you know what fulfills your entrepreneurial essential core:  Creating, building, operating, turning challenges into opportunities, (your idea here).  When you know the answer to that question well enough to give it a name, write it down and keep it handy. You’ll need it when challenges threaten your fun.

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