In any positive relationship, there must be a conscious understanding and careful application of certain relationship enhancing issues. Some of these issues relate to the matter of trust, love, respect, patience, openness, generosity etc. It is no different between you and your business because you are actually in a relationship with your business.
Maybe you have not consciously considered it that way, but you and your business have a relationship. It may be different from that which you have with natural persons, but it nevertheless operates on the same basic principles of good relationship building. That is why some spouses are involuntarily jealous of the businesses, jobs and careers that take their partners away from them.
On the average, many of us spend as much as 75 percent of each day of our lives at work or working. That is an awful lot of time to spend everyday in building a relationship. It can therefore only be hoped that the relationship turns out to be mutually beneficially, and particularly financially rewarding as well. Maybe it is worthwhile at this stage to ask yourself some relevant questions in order to assess your relationship with your business.
For instance it might be necessary to consider the following questions:
¨ Are you working in your business as an employee?
¨ Are you working for your business as a slave?
¨ Are you working on your business as a strategist?
¨ Are you trading your health for wealth in your business?
¨ Are you sacrificing your personal happiness and freedom for the business that you are engaged in?
There are several other questions that you may need to ask yourself with regard to your relationship with your business. Incredibly, if your business was to suddenly voice an opinion about you and the relationship that you have, would you come forth as someone that has been truly affectionate, passionate, impassive, compulsive, aggressive, demanding, unloving etc?
The whole point is that, you must give so much to your business, in order to receive, and that you must also be expectant of receiving even more from your business. That is what is called profit. Therefore, if your business is not giving you as much, or much more than you have given it, your business is in debt – indebted to you.