Motivation can wane over time the longer you've been in the daily grind. Can you share your tips on staying motivated to your small business?
Hi Fellow SMEers, I have been out of the SavvySME space for a while but back now for good. First order of business for me is to try to add a reality aspect to this platform down here in Melbourne...
I'm curious what goes through your mind after you've achieved so much. How did you figure out what was next and what you were going to do with yourself?
Rather than the sale of my business, I made a lifestyle choice to start a business. Building up a business that I can work around my family was my lifestyle choice.
If you are a proactive and driven business owner – living in Melbourne - I want to meet you! I am traveling to Melbourne next week and I want to meet and say ‘Hi’ to as many of my SavvySME followers...
A great post and a great idea! I would enjoy catching up over a coffee and taking time to discuss possible synergies. Tuesday of next week would suit me and I am happy to meet wherever suits you.
In addition to my SSME profile you can find me on www.wardourcapital.com or LinkedIn.
I would avoid all non-essential debt. Debt strangles your cash flow and makes it harder to live the life of your dreams. Focus your money on experiences not things. The experiences you'll remember. The things you'll use a few times and forget or get rid of them.
Do you have a repeatable daily schedule or do you approach every day as something new? Do you spend your morning doing important tasks or do you prefer to do them in the afternoon? How much sleep are...
I like to have a routine day to day, but it's hard getting into a routine. I don't sleep much. ~5hours/day. I should sleep more but I like to get up early, get some exercise in, sort out the important emails and prioritise calendar tasks for the day. Ideally, I'll do the tasks that require significant thought early on in the day and do less cerebral work later on as I lose energy, but that doesn't always happen.
Networking - meet and greet? Informational? Debates? Guest speakers?
Yee, I like what everyone else has said. I would like to contribute another line of thought borne out of a recent experience.
Last week I went to an entrepreneurs meetup. There were 12 of us that met for a meal at a local cafe. I found this a really stimulating environment in that I got to connect with the four people I was seated next to on a much deeper level than I normally would have at a meet and greet. It felt way more relaxed and authentic.
More food for thought. pun intended ;-)
And why is he such a legend on ozbargain?
Google and thou shalt find.
I don't actually know broden personally. His account was banned but I suspect that he's still lurking around buying large quantity of cheap items from deals posted on OzBargain & resell them.
Although we've spent many years separating work and play I inherently believe that you really can't. Especially when it comes to your own business, how does your personal life affect how you run the...
I know I'm coming into the game a little late here but I thought I'd share some personal insight. I've been working with business owners for more than 25 years and tracking some metrics for the last 7 years as it relates to business success and personal satisfaction. What I have learned is that the business owners who do a few things tend to achieve greater success, faster, and can sustain their growth and satisfaction, longer.
Here are a few of the elements the successful owners use
1. Do what you love - no exceptions
The business owner needs to be able to find the work they do compelling in some way.
2. Create business in a way the serves you, your business, your clients, your vendors, your staff, and the greater good.
3. Do what you do for a reason beyond just making money. Is there a charity you believe in? Is there something that you want to see change in the world for the better. Let your interest in supporting this effort become a part of your business commitment.
4. Allow work to become a part of who you are rather than everything you do and you are. Balance is key.
5. Have fun. Really, Make sure that whatever you do you can find a way to integrate some fun. This is a win for everyone.