I've been able to innovate and change a few things, I've been able to collect a rather awesome group of people...and all in all, for that alone I am completely content.
So back to business. Contentment, friends, bridges that are intact, loyal following...does that equal a successful business?*
Having friends is great
Having a Rolodex of contacts (sorry, to other generations, that's a fancy terms for a CRM)
Having an IG full of vanity metrics...
DOES NOT A BUSINESS MAKE
So sit back and ask yourself, "why am I doing this?" "Is this my livelihood?" "Could I live without this project!" "Could my family go without food, winter clothes, shelter...without this is".
If you need this business, if this is your "job" then stop treating it like a hobby and get real. How is this business going to feed you and your family? That's is not melodramatic!!!! Believe me, if you were an employee of your business....you would have a whole lot of rights...and feeding your family would be a legitimate concern. Don't pull a Cris and undervalue yourself for years. Know your worth, plan and implement!
People quickly forget. Oh do I have stories! They forget about everything you did for them... quickly and easily. So start putting yourself on the priority list!
What is your hour worth?
Is your product or service fulfilling this regularly?
What does that look like in 3 years? 5 years?
Start asking yourself, "Is what I'm doing scalable? And then get to the drawing board!
If 2020 taught you anything...
Cris Mac is an entrepreneur through and through. She refers to her businesses as "projects" and is constantly working on something new, helping others along the way.