I was speaking with someone who doubled her multiple six-figure business over the past year.

She had amazing business coaching, kept her focus on her business and put in a lot of hard work.

The coaching and advice she got were exactly on target for her business.

I knew that increasing her revenues was extremely important to her so I was excited to hear her answer to my question, “Are you happy?”

The phone line was silent for a full minute. She said “I wish I could say yes”.

She was tired. She had lost herself in her business.

Being a business owner is hard. It seems like every moment is a sacrifice.

There will be times you sacrifice your family, friends and yourself. You’ll burn the midnight oil, or will skip social events all in an effort to finish up some work.

There will be times when you will sacrifice your business. Times that you decide to spend time doing something that you enjoy just for you and let your business wait.

I’ve been in business since 2003 and have built it with my life in mind.

I know I could be earning more money. I could be working with more people and running more programs.

If I had wanted a bigger “more successful” business I would have had to sacrifice parts of me and my life that I was not willing to.

My goal in creating a business, and not just getting a job, is that I wanted to be able to answer the question “Am I happy?” with a resounding YES!

You were not put on this planet to run your business. You created your business to provide a foundation for you. A foundation that will enable you to have whatever it is you want.

What is right for you is your personal decision.

All I ask of you is that while you make decisions on a day-to-day basis you ask yourself…

Is the decision I’m making right now right for both me and my business?

Take a look around you. Is the business you’ve created supporting the life you want to have?

Author's Bio: 

Carrie Greene is a speaker, author and business coach. She is a business strategist and productivity expert for entrepreneurs. Carrie helps entrepreneurs get clear on what they want and create simple and straight-forward plans to get there. She is the author of "Chaos to Cash: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Eliminating Chaos, Overwhelm and Procrastination So You Can Create Ultimate Profit!" Free resources at http://carriegreenecoaching.com/