My name is Aaron & I launched our Laughtercise business two years ago. We’ve pulled in business from a global online school 🔥 We’ve pulled in business from Amazon 🔥 Yet i’m still pulling pints at the weekend 🍺
I find myself asking… does this mean I’m not a successful small business owner?
But HOLD ON‼️
What IS a successful small business owner? 🤔
How can I measure it? 🧐
When do I BECOME successful? 🥳
Does it get announced on the news? What about if I’m in the bath and I miss it? Will I receive a plaque?
So. Many. Questions.
HOW do I become a successful business owner? Ask questions and learn from the best? I certainly was fortunate to be able to ask questions to some very wise people at the start of my journey.
WHY did I decide to be mad enough to start a business from scratch?
The struggles 😮💨
The highs ↑
The lows ↓
Sleepless nights 😵💫
Sending out 100 emails and getting 1 reply.
Tears of happiness and tears of frustration with my wife.
I didn’t expect all of this.
But what do you expect when you launch a business? Two years in, I thought my turnover would reflect my old salary. Did I have too high an expectation? Or am I just still in the ‘Valley of Disappointment’ made famous by James Clear in his book ‘Atomic Habits’? Click 👈here to read a great blog about this chapter (a must for small business owners!).
I have the most wonderful business partner I could ever had wished for in Harriet. We’re global. I’ve kept my eye on other businesses. Do business owners display non-stop success and not report the struggles?
I suppose the most important question is…
…is all the above WORTH IT to become a successful business owner?
I do love the lifestyle and the flexibility of picking my working hours. I love the impact we have and seeing rooms of people light up with smiles and laughter. I love the fact that I’m doing it all for my family. And I do love working at my local village club. I love the people and I love the hustle.
Maybe a successful business owner never realises they’ve become successful?
After all, the journey is more enjoyable than the destination, yeah…?
Maybe successful business owners just enjoy their bath and don’t give a damn about that plaque?
Anyway, it’s time YOU asked yourself a question.
What would YOU classify as a successful business owner? 🤔
Get in touch with your answers! I would love to hear the stories of other business owners out there hustling 💪