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What Was Your Moment of Commitment to Your Business?

September 29, 2015

Business advice for women entrepreneurs and small businesses

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“What was your moment of commitment to your business,” was a question asked to three women entrepreneurs yesterday. The women answered the question with unique answers. One said, “It was when I started my business in debt and I knew I had no choice but to make it financially successful because I owed money.” Another one replied, “The moment I realized I didn’t have a true mission and vision for my company and it was imperative to create one to take the business to the next level.” The third one said, “When I added staff and was committed to their financial future as well as my own.”

I thought about my answer silently as the conversation continued. Would you know how to answer that question if I asked you right this minute to tell when you knew without a doubt you were committed to the financial success of your business? I’m sure your answer is as unique as the women at yesterday’s meeting.

As women business owners, we possess passions that propel us to start our companies. But as you know entrepreneurship is not easy. The road is not even, the vistas ahead unknown, the turns and curves unexpected; but at some point when we are driving down the business highway about to make a decision to get off, we stay the course. It might be because we have an “Aha” moment – a moment of commitment – when we discover we need to step up our game to keep our businesses alive. As much as we need passion to keep running our companies, we need something more important – profitability. We must commit to making our enterprises that much stronger financially.

Today’s business post is meant to inspire you to think about the recent or past moment when you committed to making your business better. It might have been when you decided there was nothing else you wanted to do or nowhere else you wanted to be in your career. Perhaps it was when you were tired of not making enough money, taking on the wrong clients, or keeping things too status quo to excel; those were your moments of commitment. Write them down. Keep them visible. Let them inspire you. If you don’t have one, maybe today is the day to have your moment.

Commitment is a promise, a pledge, or an obligation to something. Embrace your moments of commitment to your profession, your business, and your entrepreneurial life and make it financially better.

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  1. September 29, 2015 10:33 am

    I definitely had that moment when I was unsure I wanted to go on. But that is when I decided to become clearer in what I wanted instead. This was reinforced when I started my blog. It has helped me increase my passion for what I do and helped me keep the focus I needed (I even wrote an article on how starting my blog did this!).

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  2. September 29, 2015 10:47 am

    Kim – It is fascinating that writing a blog and expressing one’s thoughts can lead us in a more clear direction in life and business. I totally agree with you. Thank you for inspiring others to write too. Can you share the blog link with us? Tracy

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  3. September 29, 2015 12:16 pm

    I am amazed at what blogging has done for me too Tracy! This article shares my thoughts on how knowing my core values (and expressing them continually through my blog) really keeps alive my passion for my business.

    Here is a link: http://www.accessprofilesblog.com/2013/09/i-know-why-i-do-what-i-do.html

    Thanks so much for letting me share it!

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