We don’t get to say we don’t want to work. We all need a job. We all need a salary. You probably started your business for the same reason many do – to make a living doing something you’re good at; to provide for yourself and your family. But you can do better. You can have a more profitable company without adding stress and worry. You need systems that work well and generate the provision you need.
When someone says “I can’t provide for my family,” they don’t mean they don’t get to go to the movies or out to dinner. They mean their basic needs aren’t being met. They can’t pay their rent or mortgage, they wonder how they’re going to buy food, and they don’t have access to healthcare any longer. That’s having or not having provision. But there are two sides. The other is the basic needs of life that money can’t buy directly. Safety. Stability. Trust.
A job that gives you a paycheck, in a stable environment, where you feel safe, and you experience a level of trust – that’s provision.
Your first goal when starting your company was to provide for yourself and your family. Now you run a successful small business that is profitable enough to meet your financial needs as a business owner, both personally and professionally. You have what you need to survive. Well done! You achieved that goal. Now you have opportunity to make your business even better. If you have employees or are getting ready to hire your first, then your next challenge is to make your company profitable enough to provide for their families too. Your company is growing and your provision is growing.
In order to have provision for your entire small business you need to start by paying attention to working ON your business. This means you understand the craft of running a business and all the details it involves. You need a plan. Your next goal should be to evaluate all the pieces of how to run a business and discover where your gaps are:
- Business Goals/The Big Picture
- Group Dynamics
- Emotional Intelligence
- Client Fulfillment
Half a Bubble Out can help you do this. If you’re ready to have a conversation, contact us below!
Provision is what your small business needs to survive and you can start today. If you’re not willing to settle on a company that just generates provision, subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about having a job you love, that engages you – that’s passion.
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