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Where's the Love?

You've lost that lovin' feeling for your business-but don't let it slip away. It's time to rekindle your passion and renew your commitment as an entrepreneur.

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This story appears in the October 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You remember your startup days fondly. The excitement you had for your new company bubbled over into every aspect of your life. You designed, sold, marketed and managed with a fervor that lit up your very soul. To say you were passionate about your journey into the world of entrepreneurship would be an understatement.

But now, without even realizing it, you've lost that glint in your eye. The sparkle for creating something new has given way to deadlines, staffing issues, the search for capital, trying economic times, and any number of business woes. You find yourself moving in "have to" mode: I have to sign this contract. I have to hire this person. I have to go to work today.

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