Underlying all the factors that can determine the success or failure of your business, there is passion. If you find yourself missing this key ingredient, then running your business can become an unbearable burden.





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Written by swssem
4141 days ago

Adam,

Thanks for this pick-me-up advice just as our little business is experiencing a funk. Reminding yourself why you're in the business is a very helpful (and easy) thing to go back to when you need to recharge.

Cindy



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
4141 days ago

Hi Cindy,

If you *are* able to reconnect to your original motivation and passion, then that's a very good sign for your business because not everyone can get back to that point so easily- especially when their business is struggling.

Good luck riding out this period. If you can, then use the time to look for ways to make your business stronger.

Adam



Written by yoni67
4161 days ago

Adam,

I saw this hanging on 15 votes, so I called Yoni (I'll be visiting him later). I read him the article over the phone and asked him if it was worth of a vote. He said "Definitely not!" Just kidding! He said it is excellent so I have logged into his account and am casting the deciding vote.

Happy #16!

Rochelle Rochelle



Written by ShawnHessinger
4161 days ago

Hi Adam,

We seem to be experiencing a glitch which happens from time to time when some articles don't advance as they should. I have alerted our technical team to have a look. Thanks for your patience.



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
4161 days ago

Hi Rochelle,

:)

"I guess 16 was not enough?"

I don't think it goes like that. Some kind voter has to come along and deem it worthy of the front page... Thanks for thinking of me though...

Tell Yoni I said "Hi" and thanks for the vote in absentia.

Adam



Written by profit613
4161 days ago

I guess 16 was not enough?

R.R.



Written by profit613
4162 days ago

Adam,

I'm going through some of that apathy and burnout for business and I'm still only in university. There is a very gloomy outlook among my peers concerning the job market. Most of my advisors are advising me to stay through to a second degree and wait it out. I hope to have a business of my own when I graduate bit I worry that by that time there might not be much of a market.

Rochelle Rochelle



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
4162 days ago

Hi Rochelle,

I can certainly understand why you and your peers are so worried about the job market; if you exclude Wall Street and anything connected to it, then it's not a pretty site...

You don't have to listen to me, but my feeling is that the economic problems that exist right now are too deep and too global for the market to be so vastly different two, or even four years from now. So unless you can afford it- meaning you won't have more debt to worry about- then in my opinion, hiding away in university probably won't help you much.

That said, there *are* people out there who are running successful businesses- even today. For you, it will depend on what industry you're interested in, how well you're able to establish a niche, and how much you really enjoy the line of work that you are in.

If you *really* want to be successful (however you define success for yourself) and you do the work, then you can be. If there's no opening... then make one.

Good luck!

Adam Gottlieb



Written by lovedthisarticle!
4162 days ago

I am Adam and I loved your article!

Heidi K.



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
4162 days ago

Thanks Heidi :)



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