Small Business Owner: What you May Be Feeling But Never Say

Mar 7, 2019, Written by Sue Miley

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I started this business so that I could do things the right way.  I didn’t believe in cutting corners or treating people poorly. I am glad I do things this way but am surprised at how hard it is to do things the right way.

I know as a business owner I can take off whenever I want and choose how I spend my time.  But, they didn’t tell me that if I want to succeed I better not want to take off a lot.

I know I am the boss and I get to keep the profits; but do you know how many times I lent money back to the company to make payroll or didn’t pay myself so I could pay you.

I know I need to delegate more but I haven’t been able to find anyone who cares about the business or clients like I do.  Maybe I am wrong, but if someone did, I think I would delegate.

I know there are a lot of things I am not doing that I need to be doing, but the truth is, I am not good at those things.  And hiring someone to do all of the things I am not good at seems cost prohibitive.

I know you are frustrated with me because you think I don’t understand all that you do.  I am frustrated because none of you realize that I am trying to figure out how to get done all that we are not getting done.

Add us to the population of the misunderstood.  Small business owners have all of the concerns and responsibilities of big business owners without the same resources to combat them.  

However, remember, that you:

Don’t have to do it all on your own.  Trust in your team. Delegate.

Created something from nothing.  You are a creator. Take time to appreciate your creation.

Do not have to spin all of the plates.  No one person is expected to be the expert at it all; you are expected to surround yourself with other experts to help get it all done.

Fear often cripples us into not believing in ourselves, our team, and our business.  We react. We freeze. We stay stuck.

Fear is from Satan.

God created us and gave us the vision we have for our business.  He bestowed passion and purpose on us for our business. And He promises to be there with us to help us with our burdens.  

You may feel a lot but never say it, but God knows.  And He is there to give you strength when you feel weak… to keep you moving forward.

…to guide you through the crossroads of what was left unsaid.

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.