Here’s how to renew your business passion

By Henry Brown

In the early days of your business, your love and passion for what you were doing might have been overflowing. With a hop, skip, and a jump to work each day, the excitement and vigor you displayed for your business might have done much to garner some success. Life was good, and despite the occasional obstacle, your business passion probably gave you the ambition to overcome then.

That was then.

Over time, your passion might have faded. Where once you hurried into work with joy and enthusiasm, you might now be dragging your feet. Where once you conquered the obstacles in your way, you might now feel too tired to try.


Because running a business is hard. Your energy levels might be running low. You might have fallen headlong into those common pitfalls that are the burden of many other business owners. And with a weakened state, the love for your business might have faded.

So, what should you do?

Well, other than giving up your business for good, you could try to renew the passion you once had. You can do this in the following ways.

-Find ways to reduce your workload

There will be some tasks you enjoy doing, and that might still give you a glimmer of joy within your working day. That’s great news if this is the case for you, so try to make more time for them within your business. Then think about the tasks you least enjoy. While you might have to buckle down and complete some of them, there might also be tasks that you could outsource to others. We are thinking of those time-consuming responsibilities pertaining to your taxes and accounts, for example, so you might consider accountancy and payroll outsourcing to relieve you of such burdens.

You might also delegate some of your workloads to your employees. While you shouldn’t do this to avoid your own responsibilities, there might still be tasks that you hate, but certain employees love. Hand them over if so, as you might then boost their day at work as well as your own.

-Find a business mentor

Owning a small business can be a lonely and isolating job. There will be times when life can become too much to handle alone, especially when you have to deal with those pressing issues that could make or break your business. What if you make a mistake? What if you harm your business? Such stress can add to your poor mindset and can give you a reason to fear rather than love your business.

Thankfully, you don’t have to suffer the pressures of leadership alone. If you could find a business mentor, you would have somebody to help you during your most difficult times. With advice, practical support, and wisdom based on experience, your mentor could help you to overcome your hardships. And above and beyond having the opportunity to talk to somebody who knows what you are going through, you might also benefit from the opportunity to simply be with somebody who places no pressing demands on you. You might even make a new friend!

So, think about the people you know in business who might be able to mentor you. And if you’re running short of ideas, check out this article on finding a mentor. By having somebody in your life to guide and support you, it might be that you then begin to renew your business passion.

-Shake things up a little

When you’re doing the same things day in and day out, you are going to lose passion eventually. To add more interest, excitement, and positive challenges to your work life, you might want to shake things up a little. So, you might want to market to a new demographic. You could try to find ways to show more innovation within your business. You might work from home occasionally instead of dragging yourself to the office. And you might want to book yourself onto a training course, not only to give you new skills to benefit your business, but to meet other people who could benefit your life.

It’s about finding ways to break up your routine, so consider the suggestions above, and think of the other things you could do to challenge yourself, give you more joy, and consequently renew your business passion.


After stepping out into the business world, it would be a shame if you gave up on the things you had started. But if you have lost or are losing your passion, then giving up might be your instinct. Don’t let this be the case. If there is still a spark within you to reignite your passion, then follow our suggestions. And continue your research online to find other ways to help yourself. You will be glad that you did, especially when you start to grow alongside your business.


Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop, he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

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