What brings you joy in your business? Wait. Let's back up.
I'm from New England, grew up in inner city Boston, and was raised Irish Catholic. And while the latter is very lapsed for me - I am very much a salt of the earth Bostonian.
In short, the word "joy" isn't something I embrace easily.
One thing I do embrace easily, is understanding how important it is for me to not just be good at my job, but actually great at it.
And in order for me to be the best I can as a business coach to my clients and students, I have to stay on top of my game through professional development.
Hands down this is one of my very favorite things in my business: professional development - courses, education, reading, listening to books and podcasts, and talking with other people within my field to better expand my knowledge.
Through a recent business development incubator, I was introduced to Tanya Geisler and her online course Starring Role Playbook. It's a self guided course that focuses on what Tanya calls your own brand of joy.
And the way in which Tanya broaches joy and they way in which she breaks it down, I could absolutely get with it in this context. Because joy is ultimately why I started my business. This process through Tanya's course has really gotten me thinking of how important this question is: what brings you joy in your business?
For me it is connection.
Connecting with women building their businesses online and connecting them to the knowledge, information, and the support they need to get their business to the next level. This is my undying passion and literally gets me out of bed every day.
What brings you joy in your business?
If joy is too much - believe me I get it but I encourage you to embrace the word and if you can't, try asking yourself what is your "why." (And if you're interested in learning more about your why in business, I recommend Start With Why by Simon Sinek. An excellent book that really helps you narrow in on what and why you do what you. And of course diving into Tanya's course!)
So, let me ask you again: what brings you joy in your business? What can you do today to bring more joy within your day to day business dealings?
This isn't something you should put off, or assume you can find later. This is something that should be guiding your decision making within your business.
And trust me, I know it's easy to lose sight of this. But this is your official reminder to look for your why or your joy or what ever you want to call the reason that brought you to build your business in the first place.
It's a must.
And if you need help? I'm here for that.