Hey girl. If you’re a business owner who’s feeling a bit run down, stuck, or lost, this blog is for you. Owning a business is hard work. While you have the freedom to be your own boss, it often feels like you never actually stop working, right? While you're out there slayin' the game, your personal relationships and your health can take a major hit. If you're not healthy (physically and mentally) how can you show up for your business? If this is how you're feeling then we have the five things you need to hear right now. Ready ladies? Put on some Beyoncé and let's dive in.
Don't worry about being perfect
In case anyone hasn't told you, perfect is boring. You're a bad-ass businesswoman, you've already had to step out of line to get to where you are. So, if your website, social media pages, or even your storefront, aren't one hundred percent what you dreamed they'd be, that's okay! Your business has to grow from somewhere, right? As your business grows, you'll have the means to turn it into everything you've ever wanted it to be. Start small and watch it grow!
Learn and grow from your competitors
As a business owner, you will inevitably have competition. And that's okay! Competition can be a good thing. You can learn a lot from your competitors. For example, what works for them, might now exactly work for your business. Just because you have a similar product does not mean you have similar goals. Finding out how your competitors do things is a great way to set yourself apart from them. See what they offer or don't offer and build a unique aspect of your business off of that.
Also, don't be afraid to get to know your competition and even refer your customers to them. Businesses succeed the best when they help each other out. Plus, your clients or customers will see that you did your best to help them out, even if you didn't have what they were looking for, and will most likely come back to you for something in the future.
Don't be afraid to fail
No successful business got to where they are overnight. Even Beyoncé started working on her Coachella performance eight months before she went live. Setbacks and failures are only natural when you run a business. And sis, if you find yourself failing at something, consider it a learning opportunity.
Now you know what won't work for you and your business and you can avoid wasting time.
It's okay to ask for help
You can't do everything alone, trust us, we know how hard that is to admit. When it comes to your business, it's okay to ask others for help. Whether it's your friends and family, or hiring a great team of people to help with things like accounting, social media, or even a virtual assistant, asking for help will only benefit your business. Surround yourself with people who have similar goals to you and want to help you succeed.
Take A Break!
If you're someone who believes that the grind doesn't stop, you need to readjust your views. The grind DOES stop and it needs to once in a while for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you do nothing but work you'll quickly get run down and exhausted, which can lead to bigger delays for your business. Your business doesn't run properly without you, so take care of yourself. We mean it! Here are some healthy things to do for yourself.
- Take time off
- Exercise-even if it's just a walk
- Eat healthy foods
- Drink more water than you think you should
- Go out on that date
- Make time for family and friends
- Put your phone away
- Get enough sleep
Ladies, you are doing an amazing job and we are so proud of all the work you've accomplished. We know how rough owning a business can be. As a social media firm that's owned and operated by bad-ass women like yourself, we've been in your shoes. We see you doing great things! Keep up the good work.