What I'm about to tell you may shock you. Hang on. I know this may shake you up a bit. Here it is: It's not easy being an entrepreneur.
There are days when everything flows and you feel on top of the world and then there are days when it's difficult and you wonder what the heck you were thinking when you decided to start your own business. How do I know this? It's easy. I've coached many, many clients through this and even more shocking, I too have had struggles in my business.
So, what do you do when your business results are not what you expected? Easy, go back to basics. Here are some ideas to help get you back on track on those days, weeks and months when your business is not flowing the way you want.
- Review Your Priorities. What is important to you? Reflect on what your mission is and why your started your business. Are you still serving the audience you want to help or have you veered off course?
- Count Your Blessings: What is going well in your business? How many people have you helped?
- Express Yourself: Find someone who will listen to you, not fix you. I believe that you know what is best for you and you need someone to help you arrive at the best answer for you. Don't fall into the trap of listening to someone who just tells you what to do.
- Write It Out: If you don't have someone to talk to, then express yourself in a journal. Please, please, please don't post your struggles in Social Media. That`s the best way to slam the door shut on your business.
- Celebrate Your Success: You've heard me say this one many times. Review the accolades from your clients. Reflect on what you've done well and what you loved doing. What about starting a Success Journal today and keeping track of all the success you've had so you can review it on days when business is more challenging?
- Hire a Coach: Find a coach that you like, with whom you have a connection and work with them to shift your mindset towards success.
Above all, please don't quit. Don't just get a job. Keep going. It will get better, but you have to work at it. Now that you're an entrepreneur, you have to dig deep. You can do it.