Eight Questions to Ask Yourself About Business

By Sara Urquhart. Photography by Confettii system West Elm.

Occasionally slowing down to measure your success may feel like taking time away from your business, but it’s actually an essential part of being successful. Take regular time to ask—and answer—straightforward questions about the health and success of your business.

Here are a few to get you started:

  1. Am I doing my best work? 
  2. Am I listening to my gut/heart/instincts? 
  3. Do I have a clearly defined plan for improvement? 
  4. Is there a piece of advice I’ve been ignoring because I’m afraid of it? 
  5. Do I know what a successful day/week/month looks like to me? How close am I to achieving that? 
  6. How would a mentoring relationship help move my business forward? 
  7. What have I given back lately? 
  8. Am I charging enough for my time?

Be courageous and honest as you work through these questions, and set a few small goals for improvement. Better still, share your goals with a friend and set a deadline for improvement. You can do it!

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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.