If happiness was as simple as forcibly contracting a set of facial muscles, we’d all be happy – whenever we wanted and the world might be a better a place. However, that’s not the case. So this question might sound a bit forced but it’s a starting point to finding more happiness in your business life, drawing it out and enjoying it with family and friends. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being “all-the-time” awesome and one being “I’m so exhausted, my brain has decided to switch everything off but my heart and lungs), how happy are you?
Wait, don’t answer that yet. How happy are you at the end of your weekend when Monday, whenever that occurs for you, is only a few hours away? Dreading it? Take a point off. Does the weekend just mean that you can get on with more work and admin without having to necessarily answer the phone or emails? Take another point off. Has it become a pattern that another weekend flew by without you having a chance to have some meaningful time with your family – or even your “non-work self”? Take a thousand points off! Yes, a thousand! Now answer.
We get it, you’re operating on auto-pilot, staggering from one week to the next, maybe you don’t know what to do about it and that’s all very frustrating. But as usual there is an answer.
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and Frustration comes from not knowing
Frustration makes you feel helpless, a little bit angry and comes with an overwhelming feeling that change is a long, long way away. Of all the numbers we like to talk about such as your magic number, what your business is worth, the payment terms you offer etc, all roads surely lead to this number: Your happiness score out of 10. Your happiness score’s natural enemy is frustration and frustration comes from not knowing your other numbers. Let’s look at a couple of test scenarios in dot point form:
- You don’t know how much money you’re going to have to pay out this month – frustration
- You don’t know how much money is coming in this month – frustration
- You don’t know if you’ll have enough to cover BAS (how’s that for timing?) – frustration
- You don’t know if you could have paid less tax – frustration, anger, resentment, bitterness
You know what? There’s no way you could enjoy a true happiness score over maybe a 4 with all that frustration.
Lift your awareness, lift the burden, lift your game, raise your happiness score
Rather than us simply saying to you, “if you’re not as happy as you think you should be, just force a smile and you’ll feel better”, we want to offer you the type of sound advice that allows you the freedom to be genuinely happy. Happy with yourself, your business and of course your family. If you’re not feeling it, they’ll know and no amount of cheek muscle raises and flexes will fix that.
We’re all about, helping you get to a point where work doesn’t feel like toil and it actually brings a certain joy to you and your family – and if not joy at least an average score of around 8/10. If you like the sound of that then please feel free to call our number and let’s get to work on it.