Owning a business isn’t for the faint of heart. And while becoming a franchisee takes some of the stress and risk out of the game, it still comes with its ups and downs. There will undoubtedly be moments where business is slow, expenses pile up, or you’re dealing with personal problems while trying to keep your company afloat. The unpredictability of business can get to you if you’re not prepared, and the most successful entrepreneurs are the ones that have practiced their resilience and stay focused on their “why.”
What is your “why?” This is the core reason why you are doing what you do. This is the essence of your values, driving you to action each and every day. Your “why” is what keeps you going when the going gets tough. And it’s a great idea to get very clear on this concept and keep coming back to it.
Many franchise owners like to write down their “why” and place it somewhere they’ll see it every day- on their refrigerator, above their desk, on their car dash, etc. The more often you can tune in with this inner motivation, the better.
Ask yourself, why did you want to open your own franchise to begin with? How does it add value to your life? What about this work are you passionate about, or what is the best part of your workdays? What are you working towards, long-term? What do you wish to leave as your legacy or mark on the world? How does this business allow you to grow as a person, make the world a better place, or provide for your loved ones?
These are great reflection questions to get you started, as you clarify your “why” for what you do. In the ebbs and flows of business, there is always opportunity. When you stay connected to your “why,” you can see the silver lining in every situation.
Are you looking for a business that you can be passionate about? Get in touch with DecoArmor Designs today and let’s discuss our current franchise openings!