Have you been saying this one to yourself?
You know the one – you should really pack it all in and go and get a “proper” job, you’re not cut out for this, you don’t even know where to start, you don’t know what to do next, you were silly to ever think you could make this work – blah blah blah!!
I know what it’s like.
I’ve been there.
I’ve sat, staring at my computer screen at midnight and just thought “I have NO IDEA what else I can do.” I have worked harder and harder and pushed myself more and more and just felt frustrated because I was putting the work in but I was still not getting it right.
I wasn’t focusing on the right things.
I have also thrown around the whole “proper” job thing but that fire in my belly has kept me going. Now, there’s absolutely no shaming in going out and getting a job whilst you build your business and at times I will be the biggest advocate of doing it – if it keeps your bills getting paid and allows you to step away from fear and desperation it’s the perfect solution.
So, what can you do when you are feeling like you are a #businessfail
FIRSTLY – stop being so bloomin hard on yourself. Whilst you are beating yourself up you can’t make any progress at all AND it’s not your fault, it doesn’t mean you can never make a success of it.
SECONDLY – it’s ok to feel a little negative, want to partake in a bit of a pity party or generally hang around with angst BUT what’s super important is that you don’t unpack your bags there. Feel it, indulge it BUT DON’T UNPACK THERE because your stay is only temporary. Refer back to the first one – you won’t be able to make any progress whilst you are camping out there.
THIRDLY – make a note to yourself “what got me here won’t get me to where I want to go” so it’s time to embrace some changes.
FOURTHLY – don’t make any rash decisions that you will come to regret.
So, time to get an equilibrium. It’s time to make some decisions AND it’s time to make some progress.
Take an objective view of your business. What does it look like and are you effectively telling people about the awesome things you have to offer?
Realign with your mission – why do you love that thing that you do? Get that fire in your belly again.