Ever get out of bed in the morning and wonder whether or not you can handle another day of hard work when you continue to see little results?
How do you get unstuck in business when no matter what you do – what you invest in, what you read, what you create – you’re still not where you want to be?
A major struggle for us as entrepreneurs
Hours in doesn’t always equal a payday, and energy exerted doesn’t always give us a physical or tangible thing we can hold and share with our friends and family to prove the fruits of our labor.
But when we get out of bed and wonder whether or not we can handle another day of hard work – even if at the end of it we don’t have as much money as we’d like in the bank, or a physical “thing” to show our friends and family – YET – we remember our WHY.
We remember that we’re in it for the long game – not for a quick win.
We remember that we’re building our own dream – and that takes time.
We remember that the harder we work, the closer we’re getting to creating freedom in our lives.
We remember to enjoy the journey – to focus on the progress and the positive things we have to share, versus continuing to bring ourselves down because of the one or two things that might have ended up coming out in a way other than we had hoped.
It’s not always easy to wake up and pop out of bed feeling super motivated about – and ready to tackle – what the day ahead has in store for us.
But if we can’t figure out how to keep ourselves motivated and driven to continue working on our business, even when it isn’t where we want it to be quite yet, then we definitely aren’t going to be building our own dream.
How to get unstuck
I got an email a couple of weeks ago from Trista Ainsworth of The Cheery Chef, and in it, she asked:
How do you keep yourself going in the slow times? I would love to know how others in Fire Nation deal with slumps!
I replied to Trista and let her know that I would love to create a post and episode based on her question (thank you, Trista!)
Then, a few days later, I received another email from Trista…
In it, she wrote, “I know that sometimes we may not feel like continuing to create content and doing the other things we need to do in our businesses. However, I have recently discovered that when you feel stuck, it is so important to reach out.”
It’s not the first time someone has answered their own question before I had a chance to create a post and episode around it ;)
…but it IS the first time someone has shared with me exactly what they did in order to solve their own struggle, which is why I felt even more compelled to create this: to help others not only through sharing my take, but through sharing Trista’s take.
Trista had me so fired up over her discovery, and because reaching out has helped me overcome fears, conquer obstacles and achieve things I never would have thought possible, too, I can definitely vouch for it being THE #1 WAY I know to get unstuck.
But there’s gotta be other ways, too, right?
Yep! A lot of other ways, and in this episode, I share what they are.
The next time you’re feeling like you’re in a slump, remember this post and episode. I hope that from it you’ll realize there are several ways we can get unstuck in business and forge ahead!
What works best for you? How do YOU get unstuck? Let us know in the comments section below!