Overcoming Those Sleepless Nights As A Shop Owner
I had one of those nights last night. And since you’re all business owners you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s one of those nights that you just can’t sleep because you’re constantly thinking about what’s happening at the business. I have not slept since 1:20 AM in the morning, this morning. I’m actually surviving on lots of coffee here and getting through the morning because I had one of those nights. I woke up, and nature called. Hell, I’m 56 years old so nature called at 1:20 AM in the morning and guess what happened? The mind clicked on… you know exactly what I’m talking about, right? Because you’re a business owner you understand this and you’re going to have those sleepless nights and sometimes it’s because you can’t shut your mind off of what’s going on. Sometimes you’re worried about some employees or what’s happening with your business and just the burdens that comes with running a shop is immense. and you all know what I’m talking about and I’m here to tell you, it’s OK. This is really what happens. This is normal… not the normal that you hear from maybe me or those who make it sound like it’s so easy. Or from other people online or especially on Facebook where everybody’s giving you the highlights of their life and that everything’s awesome all of the time.
The reality is it kind of sucks a lot of the time you hook and I want to let you know it’s OK. My business sucks sometimes your business may suck sometimes. The goal is not to have it suck all of the time. So you know if for some reason you wake up in the middle of night or can’t get the sleep because you’re thinking about a customer you’re thinking about an employee you’re thinking about your profits and your business or can’t find customers or whatever that’s going to happen but it’s not OK to let it happen time and time and time again night after night after night the same problems over and over and over because typically the things that keep you awake at night should be the number one thing that you need to be focusing on the very next day. Otherwise guess what’s going to happen. Nature call in the middle of the night. You got to wake up and you’re going to be in the exact same situation up at 120 in the morning just like I was so I couldn’t get back to sleep because my mind was really turned on and you know kind of working through some problems and and things like that.
Those Sleepless Nights For Business Owners Are Normal
I wanted to let you know that’s normal. And also I’ll let you know that you know unlike the highlight stories that everybody gets on Facebook. Life sucks for a lot of people a lot of the time. Don’t let it suck all the time go ahead fix those problems but understand you’re going to be totally ok. You’re normal. If you’re laying awake in bed at night, and let me leave you with this. it should probably be a giant red flag if you’re NOT having those occasional sleepless nights because what that tells me is you just might be totally clueless as to what’s really going on in your business. You’re living in this state of denial or bliss that everything is perfect. See as entrepreneurs, as business owners, we take on that burden. Most other people would never do what we do and what we risk. And this is just comes with the territory. It’s not OK to let it happen time and time again. So go ahead Pat yourself on the back if you had a sleepless night, I know I will. I know I’ll be leaving the office a little early today to probably go home get a little bit of a nap because Lord knows I need it I need my blood beauty sleep look at me just look at me. Hope this helps everybody have a great day. Take care everybody.