Does your business make you happy?

As an owner you want your business to make you money. But ask yourself does your business make you happy? It’s a question we ask owners, and all too often the answer is ‘no.’

Take the case of Gavin Rebello. He’d set up a successful optician business, but he didn’t just want financial rewards, he wanted a better quality of life.

Gavin spoke to us, and we looked at his purpose and values. Why was he doing what he was doing? What did he want the future to look like? What aspect of his business was making him unhappy? We explored these areas with Gavin and developed a strategy to achieve his aims. The result was he not only successfully built the value of his business, he found the happiness he was looking for.

Gavin’s journey with BGI.

The business I started was not heading in the direction I wanted. I disagreed with my founding partners about the way forward, and what needed to be done. I was also looking for a better quality of working life but wasn’t sure how to achieve this.

BGI Approach.

BGI took me right back to building blocks of strategy – purpose and value. Why was I doing what I was doing? What were the reasons for starting my business? They showed me that success can be measured in other ways than pounds and pence. Personal happiness is key to running a successful business.

The BGI Effect.

BGI’s strategy gave me the plan and the steps I needed to take to fulfil my dream. I sold my stake in the business, sold my house and started again in Malvern, on the Welsh borders. I now get to walk to work through a beautiful spa town. The result of this is that I’m now much happier and more efficient.