How do you feel about your business?
I’m not talking about whether you think you’re on track to meet your goals by December. I’m not asking you to assess your company’s financial performance midway through the year. I’m not talking about how you think you stack up against your competition.
All those things are important – they absolutely are.
What I’m talking about, though, is something just as important: your personal relationship with your business. Yes, as an owner, you and your business do have that kind of relationship. So, I’ll ask again: How Do You Feel About Your Business?
Oddly enough, that question popped into my head a couple of weeks ago on a hot sticky night in Yankee Stadium packed with tens of thousands of Paul McCartney fans. About a third of the way through a 40-song hit parade, McCartney stopped singing and screamed, “Are you having fun tonight?” as his band rocked on.
All of us, with the music pulsing in our chests and ears, screamed back a resounding “yes.”
McCartney, a living legend, is 69. He could be holed up in London or Manhattan or anywhere in the world he wants to be, living off that legend. He certainly does not need to be doing stadium concerts in 90-degree evening heat – and turning in nearly three-hour concerts with no warm up bands or breaks. He performs the entire time, playing with the audience, and obviously having a great time doing it. At 69, he’s still out there . . . and he’s still having FUN.
Do you still feel the same chest pounding passion for your company that you had when you first started it? Do you still get up each morning ready and eager to rock and roll with it? Are YOU still having fun?