If you are like most people starting a business, it might be an exciting start with fresh ideas, visions, and dreams of how the company will grow and be successful. Then, later on, be similar to many thriving local brands, expanding overseas DTC and scaling to 100 million dollars of sales a year.
However, when the business owner starts to ask, “will my business succeed?” there’s doubt and uncertainty. In fact, most business owners struggle with this question almost every single day. Just ask anyone who has started their own business.
To address the question, we must first dig deeper and identify the underlying reasons for the doubt and uncertainty. Be absolutely clear about what is not working out currently that’s preventing you from determining business success.
Through many of our clients’ responses and case studies, I’ve compiled 3 of the top tell-tale signs that you might need to close the business, or you might just fall flat on your face. Although this might come across as hard truths, possibly discouraging aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners, you must recognize if you display any of these three tell-tale signs and, if so, how you can address them.
For more insights, you can also view our article on Why Some People Succeed Faster.
First Tell-Tale Sign: Not Sure What Is The Exact Reason for Doing a Business
“Hey Chase, I would like to start my own business, but what business should I do? What business can I do so that I will succeed?” This is one of the most common questions during Bazi reading sessions. The truth is, if you ask me these questions, it might be that you are not clear about what you truly want to do in a business. Your intention might be more focused on “I want to start a business” rather than “this is the business I want to do.”
When the intention of wanting to start a business is for reasons such as wanting to leave a 9-5 regular paying job, getting bored in your current work, or escaping from the idea of having to work hard under a boss, then it might not work.
One of the worst reasons for starting up a business is that you want to be rich and be rich FAST. Think about why you want to do it and what problems you will solve in the real world.
Within the Bazi Chart, we can see the possible intentions for starting a business. Some people have a strong tendency towards caring for children and are suitable for operating a tuition or childcare center. Some people strongly desire to educate others and become excellent life coaches. Some people have a strong sense of numbers and become very reliable insurance agents, and so on. Your Bazi Chart can give a lot of clues behind the intention of why you wish to start a business if we dive deep enough to analyze it.
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Second Tell-Tale Sign: The Business Is Not Exactly Matching Your Bazi Chart
A Fengshui Master will be able to provide a career profile based on specific key career indicators in your Bazi Chart. Even for business owners, we often look at these Bazi Key Indicators as who your natural audience is, what innate or natural skills you have to create value, how you can contribute more to society, and what will ultimately make you happy.
There are many indicators to look at for successful career profiling, but personally, the most critical indicator is the Career Pillar. It represents the work you do and will like and your natural tendencies. This is a significant Bazi Career indicator because it shows the requirements of the work that you do daily. The business you propose to do needs to match what your charts say about doing the type of work you enjoy daily to determine your staying power in this business.
How long are you willing to stay in a particular type of business if your chart does not describe that this is the type of work you are ready to do every single day?
For example, I have a Wood element day master, and in the career Pillar, I also have a wood element (assuming weak wood). I enjoy a self-directed and entrepreneurial manner in my work and love to share my knowledge with others, which I do daily. I love teaching my students about Fengshui and Bazi and constantly thinking of new ways and methods to deliver my courses to students so that they can understand these complex concepts.
Look into the Bazi Career indicators in your chart and notice if what you are doing matches what your chart says about you. However, just knowing your career profile is not good enough. It is always better to identify what is not working out for you in your business, what activities or projects you actually enjoy working on, and what value you can provide to the people you want to help. Only then can you craft your business plans accordingly and maximize your resources such as your skills, time, and money.
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Third Tell-Tale Sign: Going Into a Business with a Friend with Uncertainties About the Partnerships.
When people want to start businesses with their friends, especially their best friends, because of the already existing comfort and familiarity, it might come with some partnership problems. One of the struggles is when both of you have the same skill sets and cannot bring different skills to the table. For example, you might be very adept with finance and accounting but have no experience with marketing and sales.
The partnership might still work, but one of you has to give up on your existing skills and learn a new skill (in this example, pick up marketing) for this business to work.
But is this the best way to maximize your resources in this business? Also, if you go into business with your best friend solely based on the reason “I know him the longest” or “he is the only person whom I can trust,” then perhaps, this business partnership might not work even if it is a good business idea.
Because often, the underlying secret is that you don’t want to admit to yourself that you want to start a business, but you are afraid to do it yourself. The real purpose of your best friend entering the industry with you is to “hold your hand” and ensure you do not feel alone in this journey.
Since the purpose and intentions are not necessarily set out to focus on fulfilling the business objectives, it is no wonder that the business would run into problems. – Even worse, causing the relationship to turn sour when the business doesn’t work!
Therefore, before entering into a business partnership, whether with your best friend or an acquaintance, looking into your Bazi charts together based on your natural skills set and personality profiling can be a good indicator of the level of compatibility. Referencing the luck cycle can give reasonable indications if the business can work out well and what potential pitfalls you should look out for if any.
For example, are you happy to actively reach out to new people and bring in new projects and ideas? On the other hand, could your partner be comfortable working behind the scenes and maintaining the projects daily? This partnership might work because both of you contribute to the business in different ways.
Another great tip is to book our Business Success Consultation for a full report and audit on everything you need to know to ensure that your business will flourish and succeed.
Hence, these are the three tell-tale signs that you might want to re-think your business if these signs are present.
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