Entrepreneurs – Start the New Year With 10 Entrepreneurial Thanks : Whether you’ve had a difficult year in this current environment or have been one of the fortunate ones and prospered, it would serve you well to pause and take stock of all the things you should be thankful for before moving on with this year’s plans. This will help put you in a positive frame of mind when planning your new resolutions and strategies for the new year. Small Business owners normally work under lots of pressure,which can often foster negative feelings. Taking time out to realize all the good things in your business life,can help convert the negativity to a positive mind set.
Be thankful you are in your own business and your own boss. Millions of people aspire for the same.
Be thankful for all your customers without whom you would have no business.
Be thankful you live in the United States, which affords you the opportunity to pursue your passion and to succeed with no limitations–and yes to fail, which is one of life’s great teachers.
Be thankful you can choose which 80 hours each week that you can work.
Be thankful for your family and friends who are your support team–an essential element for Small Business owners.
Be thankful for your loyal employees who are helping you fulfill your dreams.
Be thankful you are rewarded for your company’s successes while knowing you can pay for its risks.
Be thankful that you can make sure everything is done the right way.
Be thankful you can try to implement any ideas you have and bring them to fruition. The corporate people can’t say that.
Be thankful you are in a position to positively impact other people’s lives.
Bob Reiss, is the author of Bootstrapping 101: Tips to Build Your Business with Limited Cash and Free Outside Help. To read more tips for small business success, entrepreneurs can follow his weekly blog.
Bob Reiss has been involved in 16 start-ups, is a three-time INC 500 winner, a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Business School, and the subject of two Harvard case studies. He is a frequent speaker at university entrepreneurial classes.