Celebrating Our Mom and Pop Entrepreneurs
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day celebrates those entrepreneurs who had a desire to be their own boss and who went out and made it happen. They are store owners, manufacturers, producers and service providers. It is through determination and hard work that their success is possible.
The downside is that they probably sacrificed family time and personal care on the road to success.
In helping entrepreneurs in dealing with work-related stress issues, one of the key reasons I hear that many started their business, was to have control. Control over the creative process. Control over the service that they provided to others. And most especially – control over themselves – How they worked and when they worked.
Entrepreneurs Make Sacrifices, But Hopefully Not Their Mental Health
Often this control over when they worked and how they worked was quickly given away in an effort to grow their business. They became their own worse boss as they strived for success. They worked with the notion that ‘more in equals more out’. If only they worked longer and harder than their competitor that they would be more successful. They lose the sense of balance that had driven their decision in the beginning.
Beverly’s Hot for Celebrating Entrpreneurs on National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Some advice if you are the business owner – remember why you started your own business and make sure that you are honouring that reason in the way that you conduct your business.
Make sure that you are taking care of yourself so that you have the energy to continue to work hard in your business. Take several breaks throughout the day to restore your energy. Eat right.
Have a life outside your business. Stay connected to your family and friends. The goal is to run a successful business and stay healthy and connected at the same time.
To everyone else: Thank those mom and pop business entrepreneurs in your community who work hard to keep their business going strong.
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