This time of year, most of us focus on and look forward to several days off. Everywhere we look, there is the commercialisation of this Holiday with chocolates and Easter buns in all the shops. It is also a time for families to come together, to rest, to feast and for children to enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt, with a few tummy aches after too much chocolate!
Even if you are not a religious person, the symbolism of Easter – death and rebirth – has significance in our lives and in business. It may be a death or an ending of an idea, a goal that is no longer achievable, a point of view or an attitude that no longer serves you.
Failures, difficulties and struggles are inevitable. They are part of the challenges of life (and business). They present an opportunity to learn and rise up and begin again.
I have recently experienced some ‘significant’ endings, both personally and in my business. These have caused me to experience grief and loss which are difficult and painful emotions. With support and care from those around me, I have been able to face these painful experiences and reflect on the thoughts, attitudes and practices that led to these.
I have had to ‘let these go’ in order to begin again. With the support of a few special people in my life, I am now beginning to experience a renewed hope and vision for my life and business.
Let go what no longer serves you, seek and implement new solutions and allow yourself to be supported through that process.
The business and entrepreneurial journey requires us to continually stretch and expand ourselves.
In the work that I do, I see business owners struggle. It is inevitable. Managing business finances can be challenging, especially if it is not a skill or strength that a business owner has. Not being in control of business finances can cause stress and anxiety and that can spill over into personal and family relationships. Poor financial management and poor record and bookkeeping can lead to a business failing.
When a business fails, it is not just a financial loss that is experienced. There are many emotions, surrounding the personal loss and grief of a failed business.
So during this Easter break, take some time reflect and assess whether the current financial management practices in your business are serving or hindering you.
I founded Your Smart Accounts to support women in business feel empowered about managing their business finances. To find out how I can help you and your business, get in touch here.
You don’t have to do this on your own!
Share this Post