I am part of a networking group where a recurring theme is creating a six-figure business (or larger). I really enjoy being part of the group but a six-figure business is not my current goal. My second year in business I made 450 percent more than I did my first year. (amazing what the school of hard knocks can teach you) This year I am on track to make at least 66 percent more than I did my second year.
If I can keep growing at this third-year pace a six-figure business is not far on the horizon. But my goal is to have a stable income and continue to enjoy my life. If that six-figure business does not fit into that goal, I am very content with a mid-to-high five-figure business. The different primary goal does not make me enjoy that networking group any less.
Decide what is really important to you. My schedule this week ended up being very full and I had to tell my four-year-old daughter that I was not going to be able to have any adventures with her this week so I could work on some client projects. Next Friday I am going to take the day off to give her the whole day for adventures. I am working toward a work schedule that fits into her school schedule by August 2018. That is success for me.
Take the time to examine what you love about your business and what you do not love about your business. If the idea of actually picking up the phone and having a sales conversation fills you with dread, hire a commissioned sales person. Yes, you will make less on each sale, but you will be happier and your sales person will likely make more sales than you would.
You are in control of what you want and your goals should come down to you and you alone. You are the boss.
Until next time…
Have a great day,
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