I started writing a business plan yesterday. Nobody told me to do it. I just thought it would be good to put one together. I trawled the Internet for case studies and garnered tips and lessons from other similar business owners. The stories were inspiring and I felt so motivated, I started typing furiously, putting my thoughts and vision into the plan.
Best friend and her hubby think my thoughts are very well articulated in the draft. I can only say I am driven by passion and that words come easy when you're inspired.
I remember years ago, I was tasked to write many business plans to raise funds for our dot-com business. The potential business was the brainchild of my ex-husband. I didn't feel the same passion and couldn't see the same vision as he did. I struggled so much with the writing. I felt that I was penning rubbish because my heart wasn't in it. He tore up and tossed so many of my drafts into the bin until I wanted to tear my hair out. I was in tears many times but I couldn't give up because funding was at stake. We managed to get some angel funding eventually. No wonder that business dissipated into thin air along with the dot-com crash.
Sometimes I wonder if employees ever feel the same fervent passion as business owners when it comes to work.