Why is Fun important in business?
Does this situation sound familiar?
You run around dealing with crisis after crisis all day, extinguishing brush fires along the way. You’re the first one in the door each morning and the last one to leave at night. You’re always catching up on admin, emails and quoting after dinner. Your staff don’t seem able to tie their own shoelaces. Clients expect you to serve their needs, personally, whenever they have even a slight cough (even though you’ve got a bunch of perfectly qualified staff to do the work). And to top it all off, you’re barely making any more money now than you were 5 years ago.
Well, I think it’s time we started thinking differently about business. It’s time to appreciate that there is something far greater for us to achieve than making sales, improving systems and generating cash.
Business is Fun when everything is working as you want it to.:
Focusing on the concept of “Fun in Business” is a really effective way to start moving out of overwhelm, stress and “stuckness”. My business life coaching program, the Fun in Business Intensive program, does exactly that. You see, when business is fun, it means that everything is working. It means that you are:
- Making money and generating cash flow,
- Making sales,
- Becoming a better leader all the time,
- Clear on where you’re going,
- Leading highly engaged staff,
- Loved by your customers,
- Proud of the stuff your business produces,
- Creating the kind of balance in life that is important to you.
Focusing on “Fun in Business” as the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) of the health of your business while understanding that all the other KPIs that we are used to measuring are merely drivers to the main KPI (of “Fun in Business”) will change your business and your life.
Below all the articles on this site that explain the connection between business and Fun:
Fun in Business is the key to to building a beautiful business, because when business is Fun it means everything is working for you. Priority #3Read more The Ten Priorities; Priority #3: Having Fun ›
The building blocks for building a beautiful business, a Fun Business, are the timeless Five Management Truths about: Goals, Planning, People, Systems, MeasurementRead more The Five Business Management Truths: Goals, Plans, People, Systems and Measurement ›
Ask yourself the Big Question of small business: Why does your business exist and why would anybody care?Read more The foundations of a Fun business ›
When business is Fun, it means everything is working: You’re making money, your customers love you and your life is in balanceRead more The Ten Truths: Why does Fun in Business Matter? ›
Can we measure fun? Quite accurately, yes! Fun in Business can be measured by applying the concepts of relative scaling…Read more How to Measure Fun in Business ›
Fun in business is not one of the success factors we learn about, but there is nothing more important to Build a Great Business.Read more The One Thing That Matters Most in Business Management ›
The three questions small business owners should ask each week to make business fun againRead more Fun in Business ›
Part 4 of series of 4 articles about how to have more fun in businessRead more How to Have More Fun in Business – Part 4 Summary ›
The 4 steps you can take to get more fun in your businessRead more 4 Steps to Real Fun in Your Business ›
A focus on having more fun in your business will change your business and your lifeRead more 3 Letters that Will Change Your Business and Your Life ›