Let’s talk “real” business.
Yesterday (well, recently) I was Blabing with the amazing Trudy Simmons, and we were talking about what it’s really like to be in business.
I discussed the things that I shared with you last week, and comparing myself to others.
She was sharing about trying to balance her life. She’s in Italy at the moment, living the real laptop lifestyle. But that means that she’s trying to balance the work she should be doing with her desire to go and look at the wonderful place that she is in.
No off course, we don’t all have the problem of trying to balance travel around Italy with work (for me it’s more about balancing a relationship, children and several businesses… and a head cold).
The blab went from how we are busy comparing ourselves to others, that we forget that we are not the same as them. We’re so busy looking at all these perfect things on social media, that we get caught up and forget about what works for us.
The moral of the story is that you are not them. And what goes on social media isn’t the full truth anyway. You don’t see the cold early mornings… you don’t see things like in this video actually. Full head cold, 6am in the morning, hair scrapped back, hoodie on because it’s cold this morning…
You don’t see those things because they don’t want you to see them. Everyone has those moments. They show you the glitz and glam, but there is plenty of stuff on the other side that is not so pretty.
That’s what I wanted to tell you today.
You don’t need to compare yourself on the internet.
Not everything on social media is true
But more than that
You are you.
Your life, your business, what you define as balance, and what works, is all specific to you.
People can give you the best advice.
I can share what’s worked for me
I can share what has worked for others.
But at the end of the day, you are you. Your business is personally yours, and no one can give you an idea solution.
If you are on the internet and stumble across someones website selling the ONE solution you need, well it’s bullshit. There is no one things for everyone, because you are different to me, and I am different to the person next to me.
So today, I implore you to take an accurate reflection of your business.
Look at the numbers and sales, the money coming in
Look at the expenses and what is going out
How do you feel about it all? What do you enjoy? what do you hate?
Which bits really aren’t working for you?
What are you doing simply because you are following someones elses system, that you don’t want to do?
Challenge this week: Sit and do a really honest reflection on your business.
Are you trying to keep up with the Jones, or are you building the business you want to build.