Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you in love…with your business?

Whether you’re a new to the idea of entreprenuership or a seasoned small business owner, running a business can be just as emotionally draining (if not more) as maintaining a relationship with a person! Your business is all of your hopes and dreams, your hard work and your finances all in one bundle. Your business is sometimes the light of your life while at other times your greatest source of stress. 

This Valentine’s Day we challenge you to stay in (or fall back into) love with your business in 3 easy steps.

1.) Keep the relationship business fresh. 

Don’t get caught in a rut to the point that you lose passion for what you are doing. Always ask yourself questions like “Why did I originally start this business?” and “What got me the most excited when it was still an idea in my mind?” If your business no longer fulfills the answers to those questions…it may be time to switch things up.

2.) Compromise.

You should never compromise your vision, but there may be situations that don’t go according to plan. Some days you’ll have to roll with the punches and do what’s best for the business and it may not be your first choice as a course of action.

3.) Don’t feel guilty if you need a break.

Sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder. Whether it’s taking a long and electronic free lunch at your favorite restaurant, or going on a 2 week vacation. Burning out is never the answer. Sometimes stepping away from a stressful business decision or situation can be beneficial.