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Feature Article in the December 2014 Edition of Inspired Coach Magazine. Photography by Amy Brabin. NT Style Studios

 

Three years ago I bit the bullet and left a secure public service job to create ART Your Life. I literally put my butt on the line to do something that I love.

Back then I had no idea what it would take to actually run the business. All things finances, books, taxes, staff, superannuation and so much more.

On many occasions it could have been tempting to give up and go back to my secure job … but then I wouldn’t be doing what I love to do which is coaching, making a difference and inspiring women to love and value themselves inside and out.

I love what I do so much that I would do it all for free if I could …

The truth is, running a small business is hard.

December-2014-inspired-COACH-Cover-791x1024One of the things I have found most challenging is balancing my desire to give and make a difference in the lives of women with meeting the financial obligations and responsibilities of the business.

I’ve discovered the hard way that there’s a fine line between being liked and being profitable. I know this is something that MANY women who go in to business find challenging and it’s often a reason why many new businesses fail within the first year of starting up.

I’ve written an article about business likeability vs profitability for the December 2014 issue of Inspired Coach Magazine. The article also features gorgeous photography from Amy Brabin, NT Style Studios.

If you’re running a small business or if you’re considering starting one up, I encourage you to take the time to read the article on pages 20-25. You’ll find lots of insider tips on how to let go of the need to be liked and put your business first.

Please click here to get your copy of the December issue and share it with your friends in business.

If you have any questions about this topic or feedback on the article, please get in touch with me via email sparkle@artyourlife.com.au  – I’d love to hear from you.