We’ve all been there – that moment when you feel stuck, wrapped up in uncertainty, and weighed down by the decisions you have to make. The “what’s my next step” anxiety is real, but hey, with the right mindset you can overcome anything. Not knowing what move to make next can feel paralyzing, but remember, it’s all part of the wild ride. So, how do you shake off that stuck feeling and get back in the driver’s seat? Here are 7 un-sticking tactics to add to your toolkit.
Manage your mind.
Realize your belief that the business is robbing you of time is not a fact. Start taking responsibility for how you feel and recognizing that your relationship with your business is like any other relationship. Understand that feeling like your business is stealing your time isn’t a concrete reality; it’s a mindset that can be shifted. Start embracing accountability for your emotions and recognize that your relationship with your venture is nuanced, much like any other relationship in your life. It encompasses the way you perceive, feel, and converse about it.
Do you find yourself voicing complaints about your business? Is it a subject of criticism, a scapegoat for your emotions? Now is the time to seize control of your thoughts and consciously choose the narratives you build around your enterprise. Focus your energy and thoughts intentionally on your aspirations and what you desire to cultivate within your business, rather than what you wish to avoid. Remember, “YOU created your business, and YOU have the power to transform your relationship with it.”
Tapping into a more positive narrative will not only enhance your relationship with your business but also create a harmonious balance, giving you the space to flourish and cultivate success on your terms. Embrace this journey with grace, resilience, and a dash of audacity. You are in control of creating the life you want to live.
Set your business up so that it works for you.
Alright, sister, it’s time to whip your business into shape so it’s working for you, not the other way around! If you’re still stuck in the time-for-money grind with hourly billing, no wonder you’re feeling a bit stuck – that’s not how we scale up.
Time to switch gears! Turn those services of yours into awesome solutions and products that you get paid for upfront. Focus on what you do best, cater to a specific niche, and get a solid process going. This is your golden ticket to growing the biz without burning the midnight oil.
Think of it this way – you want the real MVPs in your business to be your killer systems, solutions, and products, not just the peeps on your team. Don’t get me wrong, a team is super important, but they should be rocking the systems and selling the products, not BE the product!
Start planning now to create a team that can run the business for you so that you have more time. Yes, it will take time to hire and train people, but to regain your freedom in the long run, you must make this investment first.
You don’t want to be the one stuck making all the decisions. So, set up those goals and financial metrics that let you keep an eye on how things are going, and make sure everyone’s got their part to play and goals to hit.
Thinking of selling the business one day? Well, you gotta have a team that can run the place without you, or any buyer is going to want you to stick around – and let’s be real, who wants someone else calling the shots in the empire you built?
Bringing a team on board is your golden ticket to reclaiming your time, allowing you to focus on big-picture goals while they handle the day-to-day. It’s about crafting a balance where your time is spent fueling growth and innovation, while your team keeps the engine running smoothly so that you can take that well deserved step back.
Mind your self-talk!
It’s all too easy to get caught up in vocalizing the problem, rather than brainstorming the solution. If you catch yourself saying, “I haven’t had a promotion in five years,” switch gears and ask, “What’s my strategy for landing that promotion, or finding a gig that truly values me?” Focusing on the problem just digs the hole deeper, but looking for solutions? That’s what keeps you GROWING!
Don’t forget, the chats you have with yourself are super powerful! They shape your view of the world, your feelings, and your actions. By nurturing a positive, solution-focused inner dialogue, you’re growing a resilient mindset and positioning yourself as the game-changer in your own journey. So, get that positive self-talk brewing and become the unstoppable force you’re meant to be
Step out of Your Comfort Zone Every Day!
Routines have their charm, but come on, it’s essential to shake things up a bit! True growth and transformation happen when you’re dancing on the edge of your comfort zone. If the thought of networking gives you butterflies, why not face it head-on? Go to that networking event you’ve been pondering over and set a goal for the number of people you want to strike up a conversation with. It’s about stirring the pot, reigniting that zest for life, and embracing the thrill of the unknown!
Remember, it’s those little steps taken consistently that lead to the most significant leaps over time. So, go ahead, challenge yourself daily and you never know where it could lead!
Surround yourself with greatness
Having people around you who inspire, support and educate you is a great way to get unstuck. You won’t be stuck for long when you can call someone up or set up an in-person meeting with a friend, family member or mentor who always knows what to say to solve a problem.
But it’s up to you to use those resources. If you don’t have someone, getting a business coach on board can be a game-changer! It’s like having a personalized guide, helping you navigate through the business world and making sure you’re on the right track to hit your goals. They’re your go-to for building confidence and giving you that extra push when the going gets tough.
Plus, they can introduce you to all sorts of people in the biz, opening up opportunities you didn’t even know existed! And let’s not forget, they’re also there to help you strike that tricky balance between work and life, keep your finances in check, and make sure you’re growing not just as a boss, but as a person too! When you’re surrounded by people who believe in you, you will begin to believe in yourself too!
Time to Hustle!
We all get stuck sometimes, but doing something is better than doing nothing. What small steps in the right direction can you take? Who can you delegate more to? When can you schedule a meeting with your coach? Just sitting around wishing or moaning isn’t gonna cut it. You’ve gotta get up and start making moves if you want to change your game. Figure out what you’re aiming for, and get that plan rolling! Remember, you jumped into entrepreneurship because you saw a problem and thought, “Hey, I can fix that!” So, trust me, you’ve got all it takes to shake off the stuck and get back in the groove!
Ready to level up your business game? Book a discovery call with us today! Whether you’re feeling stuck, looking to refine your strategy, or just ready to kick things up a notch, we’ve got your back.