Sunday, 4 December 2011

Why did you decide to start a business???

Why did you decide to start a business???

This question was recently posed to me, and it forced me to stop and think. Sometimes I get so lost in day to day life that I forget the purpose behind why I am doing something, I think we can all be a little guilty of this, we can get so absorbed with the goal or destination we often forget to enjoy the journey and the process. Answering this question helped me refocus in a more positive direction.

So why did I decide to start my own business? This was my answer “Taking the plunge into starting my own business was highly motivated by self growth, after loosing my father and struggling with low self confidence from suffering with severe dyslexia I really wanted to prove to myself it doesn't matter who you are or what difficulties you have, every person is capable of achieving their dreams. After moving back to Cornwall on obtaining my degree in Theatrical Costume and Make-up, I really struggled to find work related to my passions, so I decided I would create my own job and start my own business, I didn't know how I would do this but I am a great believer in doing what you love and the means to do it will follow. With help and support of The Prince's Trust I was given a grant of £200 and I have steadily grown my business from there”.

If you yourself ever find yourself getting a little lost or complacent with where you are, perhaps asking yourself why may help you refocus your attention. Ask yourself why you started your business? Why did you choose the particular industry? (eg. Wedding, jewellery, fashion etc…) what do you love about working in your specific industry? Why did you choose to start in your particular location?

I would love to hear other people’s reasons and motivations, you never know by answering a few simple question you may draw new inspiration and a fresh perspective.