We’ve all experienced that all-consuming feeling of everything being out of control. It’s something that most people have gone through at some point in their lives. But all is not lost. It’s only a matter of taking back control.

Is this situation familiar?

You have too much work, but no reliable staff which affects your deadlines and the quality of your output. Because of this, your clients do not appreciate your service causing you to steadily lose clientele and end up not being paid. 

​Have you ever felt these?

  • The feeling of everything going out of control?
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    The feeling of being overwhelmed about everything?
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    Waking up at night, stressed?
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    Feeling cranky, tired and lethargic?

What’s worse is that all these things, especially when bottled up, affect your relationship with family and friends and will take its toll on your health.

There’s only one way to solve it. It’s time you take back control.

​TAKING BACK CONTROL

Taking back control may sound like something that came out of a movie or a novel, but it really isn’t. For some, it may sound easier said than done, but for those who have a success-driven mindset, taking back control is only natural when things do not go as planned.

Taking back control means that every situation is under control and that you are in a relaxed state of mind, no matter the circumstance. Taking back control means that while you may be working hard, there is still consistency in the quality. Knowing what you are doing, where you are moving towards and working healthy hours is what having control of any situation comes with. If you have everything under control, then you are experiencing the following:

  • Leaving work on time, but still be highly productive
  • Being paid enough and on time
  • Working with clarity as to the expectations between you and your staff and clients
  • Working with automated systems that can scale with a growing business such as yours
  • Working with the knowledge that you know your value

​HOW IT BENEFITS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS

Of course, having the capabilities of being in control of every situation will only bring about benefits to you.

Here are some of the benefits you should look forward to:

YOU ENJOY THE WORK YOU ARE DOING

Sometimes, in our desire to grow, we completely forget to relax and have fun doing what we love. It is one thing to work with something you are passionate about, and it’s another thing to enjoy doing it along the way. When you find that you do not have to work more than usual, and you can efficiently work on your tasks, you will realise that you are enjoying what you are doing and seeing your efforts bear fruit.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE CAPABLE TO GET EVERYTHING DONE & WITHIN BUDGET

Your confidence stems on your abilities and the knowledge you are capable of getting work done and well within budget.

YOU KNOW YOUR WORTH

Having confidence in your ability will manifest itself in your disposition and in the way you do your job. You know you are profitable and successful. Being confident in yourself assure your clients that working with you is the right choice.

YOU CREATE TIME TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Having everything under control and stable will give you ample time to do all the tasks needed to help you grow your business. Because there is no wasted time, you can properly allocate time for every aspect of your business.

YOU HAVE TIME TO IMPROVE YOUR SYSTEMS

Because you are an efficient worker, you can make time to progressively improve your systems and develop those systems in a way that they are capable to adapt to any change in the future without any hitch.

YOU HAVE TIME TO EVALUATE & DETERMINE YOUR IDEAL CLIENT

Create a client persona to determine what your target client is, how to reach out to them and how to go about marketing to your target market. You must remember that while you can indeed work with a client, you have to consider sustainability. Think long term.

​HOW TO ACHIEVE IT

VISUALIZE THE BUSINESS YOU WANT

Imagine the kind of business you would like to run. Of course, you want your business to succeed, thus you also must visualize success. In your opinion, what does a business have to be, to be considered a success? What are the characteristics of your ideal business? If you can visualize the business that you want, then you can use that as a model for your business to emulate.

SET GOALS REGULARLY AND ADAPT TO CHANGES

Create goals for your business and chunk them down into manageable periods. Start with a 90-day plan and chunk it down to 30-day plans and finally, chunk them further into manageable 14-day plans so you can adapt your actions to any changes that may come along the way.

KEEP MOVING FORWARD

Always keep moving forward and looking ahead. Do not dwell on the past, and instead, investigate how you can better yourself and improve the present to prepare for the future.

IDENTIFY AND CHANGE YOUR HABITS​

Identify your habits earlier on and change them for the better. Set up a good daily practice and consciously correct yourself to correct those bad habits into good ones. In time, you will find that these good habits will come naturally to you.

TREAT YOUR BUSINESS AS A CLIENT AND THE BEST WORK YOU CAN

 Stop treating your business as a non-entity and instead, treat it as you would a valued client. Work on your business – its processes, systems and keep your figures up to date. Imagine your perfect client and be that client!! Don’t push it aside. Don’t ignore it as not important.

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS SERIOUSLY & REMOVE ANY EMOTION

 Businesses should not be run with emotion –but instead with logic. This means that any emotions should be left outside your business. Take your business seriously, instead of treating it as a hobby or job.

WORK ON YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Working on your personal development will also help your business in such a way that you gain more skills, confidence and experience that will benefit your business. Whether it’s developing a working system or learning marketing or sales, there’s never too much knowledge to gain.

​SUMMARY

In the end, having a level-headed state of mind will do wonders for your well-being and business. Always remember that no matter the situation, it is always best to look ahead and see how you can improve things. It is by knowing where you’re at now and slowly working through the present, and improving your business one day at a time, will your business grow.