Business Compatibility Quiz 1) At the start of the business day I am: Excited to start and eager to chat with clients Organized and energetic Ready to "tackle" the day Already behind and stressed Depressed and forcing myself out the door2) When I wake up in the middle of the night and think of my business, I feel: Warm & fuzzy and excited Satisfied and proud Apathetic and wonder why I am even thinking about it Worried and a bit overwhelmed Terrified and hyperventilating3) If I had to rate my newest customers and clients, I would say: They really get me - I am excited when the call or walk in the door. A bit repetitive but I am comfortable with them. We seem to have different expectations but we work it out. They just don't get the value I can provide. I wish I could hide in bed and eat chocolate.4) When I look at the personalities and character of these customers I would say: They inspire me. We strongly respect each other. I have never thought about it. I wouldn't want to meet them socially, but their money spends. I prefer not to think about it!5) My business and I share a predilection for the same activities - the work I love to do is the work I actually get to do. Absolutely - almost 100% of the time. Mostly - over 75% of the time. Somewhat - about half the time. Occasionally - I treasure those clients that need my favourite solutions. Almost never - if I had more time to market maybe....6) My business and I agree on work-life balance. I work exactly the amount I desire and make lots of time for family and self-care. I could use a bit more time off. I am frustrated with trying to get time for fun. I feel like I am starting to burn out. I try to convince myself that my work is my life.7) Financial compatibility: When it comes to how much money I need vs amount I draw: I have more than enough profit and my cash flow does not disappoint me. Some months are tight but the others make up for it - I just have to plan. It is acceptable - the freedom makes up for the lack of money. If I take any time off, it will put me in the hole. I have started using my personal credit for business expenses.8) When I consider the difference I make in the lives of my customers I think" They are so thankful and loyal - it is truly rewarding They trust me to solve their problems and make life better. I don't get many complaints and I can usually make things right. Customers consider me a one-time purchase or a commodity. I suspect I make some of my customers less happy.9) It's Friday afternoon! I can't wait to... Make some last minute client calls. Tidy up loose ends so I will be raring to go on Monday. Spend some time on facebook, since Fridays are dead anyway. Skip out early and pretend I am in a meeting. Go home and hide from my sorrows.10) How would you rate the satisfaction you derive from this busines? I feel that I am fulfilling my true purpose. I am a respected member of the community and feel good. It's fine. Fine. I just wish...(fill in the blank). Why did I start this business in the first place?11) Honesty is core in any relationship - how does yours stack up? When people ask how things are going I say: Things are great - and I know this to be true based on cash flow, customer feedback and happiness. Things are looking up - and I think this will be my year. Good. Good. (and this may be true because I don't look at my books) Oh, I don't know. Same old same old - meaning you haven't filed taxes or opened your bills lately. Things are great - and I know this to be a lie but I can't say it out loud..12) How rewarding/demanding is your business? I find that my business gives me energy and uplifts me. The energy demands are about what I want to give. I wish I could afford an employee. By the end of the day I am exhausted. Just thinking about my business exhausts me.