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16/02/2012, 10:30 AM
I am self employed and have been for the last few years.
Business is steady, I am making average money (fortunately my DH makes a decent regular living) but I appreciate that I am lucky enough to only have to work 4 days per week which is a positive.
I work with children and as the new year has now begun and we are all back in the swing of things I am feeling like that passion is gone!
I would love to have someone else running the business but a) I don’t really trust anyone else to do it and b) what else would i do to bring in a regular income of some kind while someone else was doing my current job?
Any ideas how i can reignite the passion or any other ideas or solutions
16/02/2012, 07:32 PM
16/02/2012, 07:41 PM
If the passion has truly gone could you sell the business?
Or could you slightly change direction with the business?
Could you get some-one to manage it for a short period to give yourself time to recharge?
16/02/2012, 07:44 PM
I have considered selling but am nervous that i will sell and then regret it
the direction is fairly set and doesn’t have much room for movement
I could get someone into manage it (and i have someone in mind but she is unable to commit at the moment due to study)
Keep suggestions coming I am all ears
16/02/2012, 08:01 PM
When you were passionate about it what was it exactly that excited you about the business? Has the business changed in some way.
Routine bores me to death.
I love new ideas, being creative,setting things up. Then I lose interest.....
How about you?
Buy Me A Pony !
16/02/2012, 08:11 PM
Is it that the admin is dragging you down? Owning a business and working in an industry are two unrelated fields and I find that it's the paperwork and admin that I despise. Can you outsource that aspect and just treat yourself as another employee?
16/02/2012, 09:24 PM
Hi all thanks for your replies.
I dont mind the admin its the actual work that is getting me down with the kids that is.
amoural lemur i think i am also like you in that i like the setting up and creativity but not so much the routine!
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