The Heart List: Chapter Six. Click through to get your own printable template, and to share your lists with us!

I can't quite believe that this is already the 6th chapter of The Heart List! This week, I wanted to approach the list from a slightly different angle, and list some of the frustrations running your own business can bring up. The idea isn't to dwell on the negative, but rather try to pinpoint some specific annoyances, so that it will be that much easier to target those when working on making running your business more fulfilling.

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Chapter Six: List your biggest business frustrations

When trying to list all my biggest business frustrations, I realised that some of the frustrations I used to have don't apply any more, which is lovely to realise. But at the same time I had still held on to that feeling about certain tasks being a pain, so it was super useful to write down the ones I'm actually still dealing with, in order to let go of the ones that don't apply any more. I reckon there's still quite a lot to work on, but just having all these niggles down on paper makes me feel so much more empowered to actually do something about them. Plus, this exercise gave me about a gazillion ideas for posts and newsletters. Here's my list, I'd love to see yours!

  1. Not having enough time for everything I want to do.
  2. Losing focus at stressful times.
  3. Sometimes feeling intimidated by others.
  4. Not being able to do everything myself.
  5. Fighting against comparison to others.
  6. Hating routine.
  7. Trying to figure out where I want to be in 5 years time.
  8. Having to constantly evolve skills as technology advances.
  9. Fighting for time off.
  10. Dealing with email!
I would love to see your list, do either write it down, or post a link to your own list on your blog, in the comments below! You can find all the lists here.

Author: Marianne Taylor

Her Lovely Heart founder Marianne Taylor is a photographer, an educator, and a lover of colour & light. Her work has been published in blogs and magazines the world over and her personal photography has been part of an exhibition at Tate Britain. To work with Marianne, see the mentoring services she offers. Or, if you like the photography on HLH, you might want to check out her Product & Lifestyle photography services to see whether you could work together to help your brand grow. She is also slightly obsessed with her two cats, Astrid & Sofia, and loves Instagram.

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One thought on “The Heart List / 6 / Biggest business frustrations

  1. I feel like I totally struggle with all these too Marianne! Made me feel better that you feel the same sometimes!! :) :) Keep up the good work, love this site :) xoxoxox

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:35 pm