It’s hard to believe that more than half the year is over. It seems like time moves faster than you can keep up with when you are a solopreneur. There is so much to do and yet so little time.
If you have felt “stuck” with where you’re at in your business, especially as it relates to accomplishing the goals you’ve set for yourself, I want to assure you that it is possible to get “un-stuck”, breakthrough the challenges you’re facing and get back in gear.
First, stop being so hard on yourself. Many times when I start working with a new client, I find that they’ve been spinning their wheels trying to move forward and are feeling very frustrated that they aren’t making progress. It’s all too easy to put undue pressure on yourself and to feel buried under feelings of guilt. All this is doing is draining your energy and distracting you from moving forward.
So, if you’ve been feeling this way…let it GO! Stop being so hard on yourself! Getting distracted can happen to the best of us and if this has happened to you, it doesn’t mean you’re a “failure”. You can’t change the past, but you can most certainly take control of your future, starting today. Forgive yourself, make the commitment to change and open your eyes to see all of the possibilities in front of you.
Second, take stock of your assets. You likely have a lot of good things going for you in your business. (You may have been too busy focusing on the “negative” things to see this.) So make a list of all the things that are going RIGHT. Also, make a list of all the opportunities you have at your disposable. The prospective clients that have expressed an interest in working with you. The referral partners who would like to partner with you or send client leads your way. The request you had to speak at an industry event or conference. Also, I want you to start capturing all of your great ideas in one place so you can refer to them again and again. Once you’ve organized your thoughts and opportunities you can start to see clearly what your next steps should be to take advantage of them and grow your business.
Next, set some achievable goals for yourself for the next 90 days. This isn’t the time to focus on your long-term goals. While I wholeheartedly agree that you should have a BIG vision for what your business can become and steadily work towards that, what you need to get back in gear right now is a few “small” victories. So make a list of 5-7 things you’d like to accomplish that seem manageable, achievable and inspiring to you. Then break this list down into actionable tasks and schedule these on your calendar so that you have dedicated blocks of time for working on your business.
Finally, I want you to reach out for support. Just because you are a solopreneur, doesn’t mean you have to be “in the trenches” alone. No one who is successful in business has become so on their own. We all need a helping hand. If you feel overwhelmed by all that you have to get done in a day, partner with a Virtual Assistant to whom you can delegate. Consider working with a coach to keep yourself accountable and on track with your tasks. If you really want to leap ahead and overhaul your business within the next six months, contact me about my VIP Coaching Program and enjoy the support of working one-on-one with me AND a group of likeminded entrepreneurs.
At certain times in my business I have faced feelings of being “stuck” and have had to work my way through the challenges I was facing. By implementing the steps I just shared with you, I was able to breakthrough my difficulties, get re-aligned with my goals and start making progress. If I could do it, so can you!
I’d love to hear about how you’ve conquered your own challenges and how you can implement today’s strategies in your business. Comment below and let me know your thoughts!