Have you ever stopped, taken a step back, and realized you need a reset?
That was me a few weeks ago: I could feel myself becoming robotic in my business, which is the absolute last thing I want to be.
What made me stop to even think about it?
Well, I had just finished a big project that I’d been working on for a long time – months and months of creating, planning, setting up, delegating. Suddenly, it was “done”, and I almost felt like I was at a loss for what to do.
I thought what would get me back on track was to start another project, and that’s when I realized that running a business and feeling productive isn’t just about starting project after project. It’s about taking purposeful action in order to create meaningful content for your audience – something I wouldn’t have been doing if I would have just jumped into creating more and more.
Here are some of the realizations I had when I took a step back:
- I was obsessed with “doing”;
- I wasn’t taking time out to learn new things;
- Because I wasn’t learning, I was having trouble teaching new content;
- I didn’t feel productive unless I was creating something.
Here are some of the lessons learned from my reset:
- Doing doesn’t = being productive;
- Just because something doesn’t feel productive doesn’t mean the end result won’t be positive;
- Some learning is about straight consumption;
- Quality over quantity.
To hear a deep dive on the realizations and lessons learned from my reset, tune in to this episode of Kate’s Take! (The audio play is just at the top of this post).