How do i get passed the fear of "losing control" if my business grows?
The first step is naming the anxiety, which you've done. Now breathe into that.
Next, start now on creating an ops manual - an operations manual. If someone were to come in to your business tomorrow, how would they know your policies, procedures, systems, structures? Write these things down as situations arise. Your discount policy (how much you discount if you do, how to answer the question about discounting if you don't, etc), your refund policy, your brand brief, and so on. Pretend now that you have staff and they need to know how to operate the business the way you want it. Then, as you grow, your ops manual is there to instruct people on what to do to do things your way.
How do I ensure that I am making the right move?
You never truly know. But one thing is for sure - standing still is not the right move. Having said that, when I knew I'd got Lemonade Life right, I knew with every fibre of my body that it's right. I still know it. The feedback helps me keep on track. But really, I do what I do because I know I am the only me there is. I'm the only one with my experiences. And so nobody else will ever do what I do. That makes it right. You are the only you there is. Time to take a move. By the fact it's you, it's your move, it's more right than doing nothing.
What's the best way to become motivated, when low energy and doubt bring you down?
Start by doing one of two things (or do them both). Firstly, do the Wonder Woman Pose. Stand up. Hands on hips. Chin up. For 2 minutes. It works - I've been doing this for years. Now there is a TEDTalk that provides the proof that it works. Google Dr Amy Cuddy, TEDTalk to hear more about the science behind it.
The other thing, do something you LOVE doing. Not the TV, not eating, not drinking. Something you truly love. When you are feeling more upbeat, doing the business stuff will feel so much easier to do.
If you have a question, post it in the comments and I'll add your question to the next blog post.