On a scale of 1 to 5, how are you feeling about your business these days?
If you’re like most of my clients, you go up and down the scale throughout the month. Some days, you’re feeling great….things are happening, your team is excited and your goal is in sight. Other days, you hear “no” too many times, your team might be ghosting you and you’re having second thoughts about sticking with it.
I hear you! It happens to the best of us. I definitely went through a period of time where I thought about quitting my business.
At the time, there was some chaos in my personal life (which happens to us all) and I wasn’t working my business like I wanted to, which added guilt and stress to the mix. I was overwhelmed and feeling like I was always running behind…never doing enough. I was thinking about my business all the time (not working it) and beating myself up all the while. The result was a constant state of stress and negativity.
I started hiding, creating distractions, making excuses and doing less…all the things that make it worse and cause the negative chatter and doubt to get louder. Then I started thinking about how much easier life would be if I wasn’t building a business.
Have you ever felt like this?
Like life would be so much easier if you weren’t building a business?
(If you’d rather watch a video I did on this topic, I put one on my YouTube Channel for you here. If not, read on….)
I shared the situation with one of my coaches at the time and she asked me this powerful question, “What if you woke up tomorrow and didn’t have a business?”
I was torn. On the one hand, I would feel relief knowing the pressure was gone, but on the other hand, I would be sad. I wouldn’t be helping people, making the impact I envisioned or continuing to pursue my dreams…and I would still have to find another way to make money. Can you relate?
After processing my answer, I started to wonder…”Are these the only 2 options?”
Does it have to be all or nothing? Was the only option to quit or be stressed out?? Or could I learn ways to build my business differently? Deep down, I still wanted to help people, so I decided I needed to make some changes…to figure out how to do things in a way that worked for me.
If you have felt this way, I want to share a few steps that can help you (or someone on your team) get back to seeing the results you want. Because…when you’re seeing results, you usually want to keep going!
First, pick it apart. Dig a little deeper to find out what’s really going on. Get some help if you need to…sometimes it’s hard to see the real situation from where you are.
Here are some possibilities:
- Are your daily expectations far too high for your available business hours? Or do you lack consistency? If so, why?
- Are you having trouble getting/staying motivated? Why?
- Do you have trouble believing you can be successful…or that you are worthy and deserving of success?
- Have you lost passion for your products?
- Are you having issues with your team or upline?
- Or ????
Second, ask yourself, “What changes I could make in my business that would help me get better results and even enjoy it more?” Become solution-focused. You need to build your business in the way that works for you. Remember that “Everything is figureoutable”. You may need to enlist the help of someone else here too! Focusing on solutions feels better and is more productive than focusing on how overwhelmed you are.
Third, create a plan. How can you successfully implement the necessary changes in a way that you’ll feel positive about the business and yourself? Look at your available hours and ways you can commit to consistency. If you fall off or start to get discouraged, make sure you have a net in place, such as a support team who is in the loop that you can reach out to when you feel yourself slipping. Find a way to be accountable that works for you.
And the rest of the story…Obviously, I didn’t quit. I’m still here because I care about you. I want every one of you to reach your highest potential and the success you deserve and desire. And, I don’t want you to quit on your dreams. We have a work to do…blessing the lives of other people, ourselves and our families.
If you are, or someone on your team is, thinking about quitting, reach out…I’d love to help any way I can.