What Happens When You’re Called to More in Your Small Business

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What Happens When You’re Called to More in Your Small Business


As most entrepreneurs know, there’s a façade to being a business owner. You feel like you have to be perfect all of the time and can’t let your struggles be known, even when your struggles are coming from trying to grow your business. That’s where I come in to keep it real with you. 

This façade you are putting up is just a protective measure. Often times I see entrepreneurs doing this when they feel like they are failing on those bad days in business because we know there ARE bad days in business. 

You are feeling called to do more in your business, but the changes you are making directly affect you emotionally and mentally.

In today’s article, I am going to talk to you about what happens when you are called to more in your small business and how you have to go through the belly of the beast before you can get there. 

The Risk for the Reward

As we all know, businesses are constantly changing and adapting to be current with the times.

Your business could be at a pivotal point in change right now. Maybe, you are revamping your brand look, or you may be adding more team, or any number of changes..

Any change, no matter how big or small, can feel huge when it is your business. After all, you put your blood, sweat, and tears into getting your business where it is. Some changes make you sit back and think, 'Wow, did I bite off more than I can chew?'

Every Reward Has Risks

Every change you make is an investment.

You have to invest something to get your change. This can be in the form of money, but it can also be in the form of time, energy, and other resources.

These investments may look good on paper, and you may have triple-checked on paper to ensure that it won't hurt you if your change doesn’t go as planned. Even in doing so, checking on paper doesn’t always alleviate the fear of change

This is when you are called to shift your mindset to take the fear away.

Two Mindset Shifts to Make When You’re Called to More in Your Small Business

1. Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

You give a lot of yourself to your business, right?

Most of us are familiar with the feeling of having your business in your mind, even when you aren’t working.

Some entrepreneurs even feel like they are constantly working. 

With all of this work comes a lot of effort on your part.

Sometimes it is late nights, early mornings, or working weekends. 

Sometimes, The best feeling is getting credit for everything you do (round of applause for you!). 

But sometimes, in business, we work with people who don't truly value our work, either on our own team or outside of it. You may think, “If they valued my work, they would be doing X, Y, and Z.

You have to shift your perception of this in order to "get out of the belly of the beast" and successfully make changes in your business. It takes realizing that other people's words are 50% of their thoughts, but also taking ownership of the fact that 50% is on you.

When I perceive the same message from multiple places, I have to take a look at myself. Because it's probably me projecting it onto them. The chances of it being very consistent are rare. It is time to reflect, look at where you are questioning yourself and your worth, and shift your mindset.

2. Find Your Safety

Change causes uncertainty. Uncertainty causes you to feel unsafe. It is almost a domino effect.

Logically you have no reason to feel this way.

Even if this investment goes out the window, we know the impact it will have.

You have planned for it.

It will be okay.

If there’s zero return on investment, I'm okay because I have planned for that “just in case” moment. But yet, there still is this feeling of being unsafe. 

Find Your Safety

Your fear can be stemming from something in your past.

In my first business, I had accumulated some debt. This led to my fear when investing in my current business. Remembering these curveballs that can hit you can bring up unresolved feelings that lead to feeling unsafe. 

Don't let the fear stop you.

I want you to know that all of these feelings are normal.

It is normal when you take your current ceiling as your floor and aim for bigger and greater things. The belly of the beast doesn’t feel safe, but once you come out of it, the reward is tremendous. 

If you need help reaching for bigger & better and want another set of eyes to confirm that you have planned correctly, feel free to reach out! Find time on my schedule and let's chat!

If you enjoyed this article, check out How a Positive Attitude can Grow Your Business Faster.

Business Motivation Speaker

Leslie Hassler

Leslie Hassler is a dynamic author, speaker, and business strategist guiding businesses into more profits, cash flow, and success. Business owners come to Leslie seeking a way to strategically scale their businesses richly, stop the money leaks, and get back in control with confidence.

Using her more than 15 years of experience in business, finance, mindset, and more, Leslie takes multiple 6 and 7 figure businesses from cash-strapped and struggling to profitable and thriving with her unique Profitable Growth Incubator program.

Her genius has also been featured on stages around the United States, such as the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and in publications such as Entrepreneur.com. 

Leslie is a mother of two high school boys, an avid traveler, a Past President of NAWBO DFW and an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business program.