Many of the skills to do that are the same ones our kids require from us as parents.
So, if you want your home business to achieve it’s full potential here are some reasons to treat it like your kids.
5 reasons you should treat your Home Business like your kids
Kids need discipline. Without it they can’t learn the boundaries which will set them up for life and can end up out of control.
The same is true of your business. If you don’t put discipline in place, very quickly it will start to take over and destroy your family life and lifestyle.
What disciplines do you need to put in place to stop your business getting out of control?
2. Focus on Development
We all want our kids to develop into happy, healthy well rounded people. So we focus on things that support that.
Similarly, unless you make time to focus on business development, the business will not grow and flourish into it’s full potential.
It is important to make time and space regularly to focus on what needs to happen for your business to develop on the right path.
Some sort of routine helps kids and family life operate smoothly. Your business is no different.
Without some sort of routine your business is running you. Not a good recipe for success.
What framework could you introduce that would help things run smoother and ensure the important stuff doesn’t fall through the cracks.
Now, in case you are thinking I have lost the plot and am going to say we need to tell our businesses we love them, cuddle them and show them affection, let me be clear – I am not talking about that sort of nurturing!
I am talking about nurturing your business to move it in the direction of your vision. Things like setting goals and reviewing them regularly. Things like taking care of yourself so that you have the energy to run the business effectively – after all, as a sole trader you ARE the business.
What areas of your business need nurturing?
5. Have fun and enjoy it
It is the enjoyment, fun and special moments that make the challenging bits of being a parent totally worthwhile.
Many people overlook the need to have fun and enjoy their business. Yet you are more likely to be successful doing something you love, enjoy and have fun with.
Build in some fun activities to your business. It will boost your energy levels and refresh you.
What other aspects of being a parent do you think would serve you well in your home business?