I came across an article from webdesignerdepot.com titled “6 steps to charging what you’re really worth.” I really related to the article because I have come to similar conclusions about what I’m worth and how to conduct myself in a business environment. While the article does a great job describing each of the six points, I decided not to read them (until I finished writing this article) and give my own perspective of the six steps. So, make sure you go back and read what they have to say too! Here’s the six steps that they go through:
I almost titled this article, “The Most Successful Business Doesn’t Mean The Best Business (At Least To Me)” but then I decided to take a little different approach. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my motivations and what exactly motivates me. I usually, to a fault, try to funnel down my own personality so that I know how to deal with myself, business and life (in general) better. Sometimes I think I think too much!
While I was thinking about my motivations in business I started thinking about how I get freaked out when I see a badly run business do well. I’ve seen a lot smarter people fail with their business over much less. I’ve pondered it for a long time. How come people go to all these seminars, take classes or even go to a business coach and fail but some seemly ‘bad business person‘ can be successful.
The idea of failing can be scary for a lot of people. Failing in business can be extra scary and carry extra consequences. It can be scary when you’ve invested your money in something and can potentially lose it. It can be scary when you think about the amount of time you’re not spending with family and friends, that you’ll lose. It’s reasons like this that it took me over three years to start my own business. Not being sure if I’m going to be broke in 6 months or if I’m going to flush any money I’ve saved right down the toilet makes it even worse. I’ve seen businesses take out second mortgages on their house just to keep their business open…and still fail!
So I started writing this article and I went on so many different ‘side rants’ that I decided to break them up into a ‘series’ of posts about how closely knit being in a band is with ‘the business world.’ Here’s part two… (Go here for part one)
So I started writing this article and I went on so many different ‘side rants’ that I decided to break them up into a ‘series’ of posts about how closely knit being in a band is with ‘the business world.’ Here’s part one…