Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog post this weekend. In today's post I will be giving you my opinion and the 3 reasons I believe you're still working in your house cleaning business.
Now, please note that this blog post is intended for those business owners who would like a bit more of a hands-off business. If you're a house cleaning business owner who enjoys and desires to be out in the field working, either by yourself or with your staff, then hats off to you. (Although, I think you should also give this post a read just in case you change your mind in the future).
Having said that here are the "3 Reasons You're Still Working In Your House Cleaning Business".
First of all, to start off, let me make it very clear that I have nothing against working in a business and much less working, in general. I come from a family who's core philosophy is hard work. In fact, I think this was one of the reasons I ventured off to finding a way to systematize my family's business; it was to try to get them to work less.
Having said that, let me ask you: Are you on a path hoping to get to a point where you'll find yourself working more ON your business rather than IN it? Does it appear like you can't find the reasons why you're still working IN your business? Do you want to have more free time to do other activities - personal or business-wise - but just can't seem to get to them because you find yourself constantly working IN your business? If so, then here are the 3 reasons why. (And, again, this is my opinion).
Reason number 1: You don't want it bad enough
Let me give it to you straight and, please, don't think that I'm being harsh - I'm just giving you some tough love here. But, I believe that the number one reason most business owners keep finding themselves working in their business rather than on it is because they just don't want it bad enough.
Look, there are dozens of examples I can give, but here is the main one. When you truly desire something, you'll go through whatever it takes to achieve it or get it; for example, let's say that you're most loved relative or friend is inside a burning building and you still have a chance to save his or her life, but there's a 50-50 risk that you won't make it out; you'll save your loved one, but you run a risk. (Now, remember, this is the person you love the most in your life). Would you risk your life to save your loved one? Whenever, I ask this to my consulting clients, a resounding 100% of them say they would risk their lives. Now, I know this is a macabre example and way of trying to prove my point. But, you need to desire your wanting to systematize and automate your business just as bad as you wanting to save your loved one's life.
Now, what does this mean or translate to? Well, that you're going to have to forgo and ignore any other activity that is not conducive to you reaching your goal. Obviously, I don't mean ignoring your family, friends, and loved ones; or, to abandon them, no, of course not. But, when you come back home from a hard day at work, you're going to have to sit yourself at your desk or kitchen table, put on a timer - for 30 minutes, an hour or two - and start working on your procedures and systems.
So, if you're still working in your business, but would like to work more on it, then say goodbye to Netflix, Xbox, and any other form of distractions.
Reason number 2: You believe you don't have what it takes
U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt, said: "Believe that you can and you're already half way there." And, guess what? The inverse works exactly the same way.
Many people start off on the wrong foot believing that they do not have what it takes to get to a point where they can manage their business from afar. They believe that in order for them to have some extra time to work on their business just as much or more than they work in it they need a certain, physical tool or resource or an extraordinary ability or talent. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Many of the great successes the world has seen were simply ordinary people doing ordinary things on a consistent basis. It was their perseverance and belief that they could reach their goals and dreams that ultimately provided them the force they needed to get to where they wanted to get to.
Think of the iPhone. Do you think that Steve Jobs was the only one who thought of creating and producing a smartphone? There were many other entrepreneurs who had the same desire to produce something similar, but it was Steve Jobs who kept persevering and working towards his vision.
If you're truly passionate about developing your business to a point where you'll be able to work on it and perhaps get it to a point where you'll be able to manage it rather than working in it, then you need to start believing you can do it.
Create some affirmations that you'll repeat to yourself until you believe them. Remember, everything that exists, - be it a skyrise, a computer, a cleaning service - first started as an ideas in someone's mind. Start believing that you can and that everything you need to develop your business you already have and begin working on reaching your dream.
Reason number 3: You don't have a positive support system
I recently interviewed Mary Velez from The Cleaning Lady and Company (You can listen to her interview March 6, 2019 on The House Cleaning Podcast) and she talked about the importance of having a strong support system at all times. And, I couldn't agree more with her.
Look, truth of the matter is: only a small percentage of the general population decides to go into business for themselves. That's you. You own a small business and you that, in effect, makes you different. You're a different breed. You are a dreamer and a doer. So, it stands to reason that many people - sometimes even friends and relatives - will not see the world as you see it. So, you're going to have to surround yourself with a strong support system.
Now, if you can count on your friends and family to support you along your entrepreneurial journey, then great! But, if you need additional support, then start looking for groups on Facebook or join a MeetUp group; somewhere where you can interact with other motivated and inspirational entrepreneurs and small business owners. It doesn't matter whether its virtually (on Facebook or any other social media platform) or physically (like MeetUp or another type of mastermind group), the important thing is to surround yourself with people who think like you and who also have dreams and goals that align with yours.
Jim Rohn said: "We are the average of the five people we hang out with the most." So, if the people you surround yourself with are not helping, motivating, and pushing you to reach your dreams and goals, then I highly recommend you reconsider and start looking for a better and much stronger support system.
I've talked about this in some of my podcast episodes: go into my Instagram account and follow those small business owners who follow me. Start interacting with one another and start elevating each other's spirits and motivation level. There's nothing better than creating a small mastermind group that meets on a regular basis and talks about the pros and cons of their business - the idea exchange can be one of the best you'll receive in a long time.
That's it for this weekend's blog post. Let me know what you think. Leave your comment below.
Are you still working more in your business and find out that, as much as you try, you just can't seem to find the time to work on it? Then, contact me and I'll give you some tips - don't worry it's free of charge!
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