We all want to feel like we GET to go to work rather than that we’ve GOT to go to work.
And while I won’t try to tell you that every minute of my business is fun, I’d say 90% of the time or more, I really enjoy what I’m doing.
With that in mind, I want to share the things that I’ve focused on that have helped me really have more fun professionally than I ever thought possible.
1. Work with the clients you enjoy.
There is a direct correlation between the people you accept as clients or the people you work closely with and your day to day happiness.
For me – I’d rather part ways with a client…be it a private client or a member of Virtual Fitness Mastermind…that keep them around if I don’t enjoy them.
In fact, if someone asks to cancel or unsubscribes from my newsletter…I’m perfectly fine with it because if they don’t want to build their Ideal Business and don’t feel connected to my message – we’re both better served to find someone who is the right fit.
Some of those you encounter may be great people…but they’re not the right people.
2. Play to your strengths.
I don’t want you to think that you don’t ever have to do things that you don’t like…frankly I don’t enjoy too much travel away from my family for example…coaching, creation, business strategy, marketing, sales, writing, networking and business development.
I do other things…but a very high percentage of my time is on these things…and even when I’m doing the stuff I don’t enjoy, it’s because I’m doing things or improving at things just listed.
3. Actively work to avoid and eliminate the things you don’t like.
This may be the most important of all. We all (hopefully) are trying to attract the right clients, do the things we like, etc…but are we really pruning away the stuff we don’t want in our business?
If there are clients we don’t want…are we severing ties?
Are we crafting our marketing to avoid attracting more of them?
Are we making our programs really reflective of what we want to be known for or are we tolerating just selling ‘stuff’?
Are we collaborating with people we don’t enjoy?
Doing a lot of tasks that stress us out?
I think that purging as much of the things you don’t like from your business is an act that can probably bring you as much professional happiness as anything you can do.
While there are plenty of other things that I think make you or I happy in business…we should both start with those 3.
And I don’t want you to think for a minute that I’ve got the market cornered on this ‘Ideal Business’ or business that makes me happy thing.
I’ve seen a lot of my friends and clients do the same.
And you can too.
But it won’t happen by accident.
Like anything worth having, you must pursue it aggressively.
But it’s worth it…that I can promise you.