5 Sure-Fire Ways To Get Out Of a Mental Rut
Anyone can start a business, but it takes a special kind of person to keep it going. A Badass Businesswoman also needs passion, grit, determination, patience, and focus.
So what do you do when you've lost any, or all, of the above?
1. Get yourself back into a successful mindset STAT
Negative thoughts will only bring you down the rabbit hole of negativity. The moment you notice that "Mean Girl" has taken up residence, you must do whatever it takes to shut her up. One way could be to tell her outright to "Shut Up!" but make sure you don't do that in public. I once scared the bejesus out of a woman in Walgreens.
Other ideas could be to write down your frustrations in a journal. Meditate. Listen to Abraham Hicks videos on Youtube. Get your butt out of your chair and dance around your living room or go for a walk. Do something that pulls you out of your head and into the present moment. It's when we are in the present moment that we can make clear and objective decisions.
I know... Networking sucks, but we have to do it at some point in our businesses.
If going to happy hour where you wear a colored name tag and have awkward conversations with perfect strangers is your thing, then go for it! If not, then get out there and find out what your "thing" is. If you love hiking, then join a hiking group. If you love Cosplay, dust off your costume and get into character with some new friends.
If there is one thing I learned from my career in recruiting is that you NEVER know where your next lead will appear. My most recent coaching client was a referral from someone I met at Pilates.
GET OUT THERE and talk to anyone who will listen!
3. Know your finances inside and out.
Don't do what I did and completely space out on your bills so that you drive around with an expired car registration. Know how much money you have in the bank at all times. Get real intimate on what is going in and what is going out. That way will always know how many clients you need for monthly bills, emergencies, or for that dream trip to Fiji that fell into your lap.
4. Be a duck.
We've all had those moments when we were so sure a prospect was going to sign only to have them disappear. You know what? That's okay! Maybe they weren't ready. Perhaps they would have turned out to be a nightmare client. Maybe life got in the way, and it wasn't the right time.
What I want you to think about here is, do you make up stories or blame yourself for their inaction?
You want to make reflection a practice, but once the observation is over, you let that water roll right off your back. There is no wallowing allowed in business ownership. You don't have time for that.
5. Invest in your business.
When you invest in your business, you invest in yourself.
It can be terrifying to dish out large amounts of money on programs or coaches when you don't have the income. Did you stop to consider the possibility that it could be what you need to move forward? Is that program aligned with your business and personal goals for the year? Is it going to help you move you towards those goals? If so, then go for it!
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