As a business owner, you definitely have to go through a multitude of different feelings over time. There are many highs and lows; you may start to think that you are really out of your mind. These feelings are completely normal and are a sign that you are enjoying something. Here are some of the sensations every small business owner knows all too well.
Let’s face it – owning a business is scary! It is completely different from a traditional job for which you are guaranteed a salary. You are your own and your money/success depends on YOU. There is so much to do with owning a business; fear of it all is quite standard.
I know a lot of business owners have asked themselves these questions before – “Is this really ok?”; “Can I solve all this?” You can begin to doubt your ability to create something from scratch and try to accomplish it without being a complete failure.
What a beautiful thing. There is no better feeling than to do what you want and not to go into someone else’s company and follow their rules. When you own a business, you follow your own drum beat and no one can stop you.
The excitement and happiness of knowing that you are fulfilling your dreams and making things go your own way is the highest of all time as a business owner. Wooooooo!
There will be days when you are not as interested in your business as other days. Excitement about your business comes and goes. This is completely normal and does not mean that you should start and give up when you have these feelings. Push through!
At some point, business owners feel a loss of confidence in their ability to make it work. When hiccups occur in the business, you may feel depressed.
Watching all your hard work pay off is a great reward. Knowing that you have started a business and are really good at it is one of the best feelings that you can experience.
Some business owners only frankly regret having stepped outside on their own. They realized that entrepreneur’s life was not what they expected.
Usually, as a business owner, you are going through some long hours of hard work. Most entrepreneurs work in their business more than normal jobs. Owning a business is not easy! Feelings of overwhelming will inevitably occur along the way. This is why it is important to seek help from others when you can afford it.
Some business owners work on their business to the point where they neglect other areas of their lives. Relationships and other things may begin to suffer if you are not careful.
This – the reason you open a business is that you believe in yourself and your goals/products/services. From the beginning, there must have been something that you loved!