If you are like most of the business owners I work with, one of the major reasons you started your own business was because you were tired of working for someone else.

But for many business owners, the novelty of “being your own boss” quickly runs out as the task sinks in. At your old job, you may have been accountable to someone else, but your job was relatively focused. And when you got home at night, you didn’t have to think about it much.

Running a small business is completely different, not only are you responsible for providing whatever good or service your business is built around, but you’re also in charge of the accounting, marketing, customer service, answering phones, and whatever else the day throws at you. Your “to-do” list grows longer and longer. Eight hour days become ten hour days. Ten hour days become twelve hour days.

And before long, you’ll realize that even though you don’t have a boss, if you don’t drag yourself out of bed every morning, you won’t make any money. It’s at that point that many business owners realize that they simply traded their old boss for a much more demanding new boss (themselves.)

But it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to work for your business… you can make your business work for you.

Your business can provide the freedom you dreamed of and it can provide the means you need to support your lifestyle. But it won’t happen unless you decide to take action.

If you feel “stuck” under your business right now, I understand. I’ve been there, many years ago, and so have many of my clients. But here’s the good news: it doesn’t have to stay this way forever. No matter how overwhelmed you may be right now, you can make your business work for you. It won’t happen overnight, and it takes hard work and commitment on your part. But if you’re willing to commit, I can promise you that you’ll see results. I’ve seen it happen over and over again. We’ll have more on this subject soon!