In this blog post you will learn 4 ways to stay motivated when the going gets tough
At some point in your business life you are going to face problems; a bad review, or a contract doesn’t pan out the way you though it would, or you are working your butt off but no money is coming in.
I describe this is a U-shaped moment ever since I heard it described by author Todd Henry who writes about creativity, productivity and passion for work.
Your wellbeing business dreams are U shaped!
What do I mean by this? If you think of your business path as though it is shaped like a U at some point you are going to be at the bottom of the U and feel as though you can’t see a way out. At other times you will be at the top and can see straight to the end goal. The U shape is something we all experience, it might be at the start of your business journey or the beginning of your new project.
10 years ago, I experienced the bottom of a U so much so that I nearly lost my business. It was a difficult time; I doubted, I questioned, I feared I wasn’t good enough, but then everything began to change! I moved up through the U and could see the goal again.
What changed and kept me going throughout this difficult time? I knew in my heart that I was on the right path, I knew my goal was right I could just feel it but I also knew I couldn’t keep doing the same thing and expect to see a different result.
I needed to work on the details of my business I wasn’t taking care of the little things. I changed this and I began to climb the U again.
No matter how successful you become U shapes appear from time to time. They help us to learn and grow.
4 ways to keep yourself motivated when you’re not feeling it
1. Ask your heart if you are on the right path and be prepared to listen to the answer.
2. Pay attention to the details – you can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different result.
3. Create a trusted support network that understands your dream.
4. Give it time, as Todd Henry Author of the Accidental Creative says, ‘in today’s modern world we expect things to come too quickly.’
As your wellbeing business grows you don’t experience the U’s in the same way, you begin to recognise them and look at what they are showing you.
Long lasting success comes in layers and through experiences. It takes time.
Setting your own business path takes courage, and I am sure many of you have your own unique way of climbing the U shape. Please share in the comments below you might help someone else to reach their own goal.
Thank you for reading.
Now it is over to you.
Have you used either of these steps? If so, which one?
If you have an amazing way to tap into your innate wisdom, please share in the comments below.
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