But how do you know you are going to be fulfilled, motivated and passionate–wahoo!– about all the activities of a business before you actually do it. I sure didn’t.
The Evolutionary Business Plan
As I developed my small business, I found my “self” developing. So, I allowed my business plan to remain very much alive, to evolve as I began to better understand my own small business personality. If I had not followed this plan of action, I would have considered myself a failure and dropped into that 70%. Here’s what happened.
Uh, oh. The thrill is gone
You see, I had begun as an excited freelance writer, yet came to dread the time I spent alone with my computer–with myself, with my phone, with the laundry. Which led to thoughts of Failure. Incompetence. Self-doubt.
Uh oh. My Passion took a big nosedive. Now what? Send out resumes?
The Darwinian business plan to the rescue
Rather than quitting, I added coaching services. These services provide the interaction I need to keep me motivated. And I was good at coaching. I immediately received great feedback! Passion reignited. Laundry ignored. I’m planning workshops based on the feedback I’m receiving and I also plan to teach.
It’s alive, just like you
My lesson learned: view your business as a living entity. And you will gently get to know yourself. And keep your passion alive.