The struggle is real, if you have been in the online world for less then a week I am sure you have heard that before. There is nothing worse than feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders and thinking of giving up in your business. We see so many success stories of people who are out there kicking it in real time. We think they have it all together and getting their business up and running was easy.
I want you to dump that weight off right now and leave it where you stand. We see the success stories because those are the ones that people tell us. We don’t hear about the three products that they tried to launch beforehand that did not quite take off. Or the webinars where no one showed up.
The Struggle Bus Is No Respecter Of Person
I want you to realize that you are not the only one who gets that feeling of overwhelm. No matter your “success” in business there are always struggles. Whether it’s something not working or feeling like your business will never take off.
To get rid of the horrible feelings we must do everything we can to fight back, some things work for different people and situations. Don’t let yourself sit in misery feeling like you cant get out of it. Try some of the ways below to help improve your mood.
1. Re-visit your stats.
Whether it is website growth, gaining more likes on social media, or video views I can guarantee you that you are not where you were 6 months ago. Go to your google analytics dashboard, or facebook insights and look back on your past dates. You will see a change I promise.
2. Take a break.
Stressed work is not your best work. If you cant just call it quits for the day I want you to at least step away from your computer for 15 minutes. If you can go take a walk it will improve your blood flow and help your brain refresh.
3. Listen to a podcast.
When you are feeling behind the rest of your pears, stepping away from social media will keep you from seeing what others are doing. Podcasts will give you inspiration and set your heart back on fire for what you are dong. Just be careful they don’t give you too many ideas that take you away from your business.
Here are some of my favorite podcasts:
These are links to their websites but you can find all of them on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay
4. Set Process For Everything
When we start to look around at what other people are doing and we think that this will improve our business. We often don’t have a plan laid out in front of us for what we are currently doing in our business with a why behind it. It might seem like a waste of time at first but once you get in and start writing out what you do and why you will start to have a clear picture of your business. To get started read this post 4 monthly tasks to grow your business.
It Does Not Last Forever
If you are doing everything you can to pull your heart back up to a happy place and it just doesn’t seem to be working. Know that the feeling that you are forever struggling won’t last forever. Sometimes all we need is a fresh start. Trust that you will feel that spark in your heart once again and give your self the grace to just step away if you need to.
If you are struggling I would love for you to come join us in the Facebook group and share with us what you are struggling with. I promise you are not alone.