Today, I wanted to talk about that pernicious feeling that creeps up on all of us from time to time – the feeling of being totally and utterly S T U C K in business.
Like you’re walking through treacle.
Like you’ve totally lost your mojo.
Like your business is a giant rock you’ve begun dragging behind you.
I totally get it. I’ve been there myself.
And today, I wanted to offer five straightforward ways to get yourself ‘unstuck’.
TAKE A BREAK!
Go outside, get refreshed, introduce some physical movement into your body and mind. Staring at a computer screen and expecting lightening bolts of inspiration or huge mindset shifts to come out of nowhere is simply not going to happen – sometimes you need to physically take yourself away from the stuckness to get clarity. Change it up!
2. SHORE UP YOUR FOUNDATION
Tweaking small things in your routine can make a huge difference. What is it for you that makes life worth living? Are you drinking enough water, getting enough fresh air, eating something nurturing? Are you giving yourself those small pleasures during the week that keep you feeling good and on an even keel? For me, it’s yoga and singing – and I make sure I prioritise these in my life every single week. Because when I don’t give myself a solid foundation, things very quickly go downhill and I start to feel resentful and hemmed in.
3. DO SOMETHING OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE
We’re used to pushing and testing ourselves in business – that comes with the territory.
But if you’ve reached a stalemate in that area of your life, you can try turning to another area (like family, hobbies or health) and doing something different there instead. This can give you a huge confidence boost and remind you that you are indeed entirely capable of smashing through your own blocks and making progress.
So – check out that new class you’ve always wanted to try. Book lunch with that person you’ve wanted to connect with for ages. Or invest in that personal trainer you know is going to make a huge difference to your health.
Then transfer this forward motion back into your business.
4. RECONNECT TO YOUR BIG WHY
If you’ve done tips 1-3, you may be able to begin to think about things more deeply and clearly.
So – ask yourself why you are actually doing this? What do you want out of your business? What do you actually enjoy doing? And are you doing it right now?
Because we all change, day to day – what felt good and exciting last year, or even last month, might not feel good now. And that’s OK!
Try being a little selfish – focus back on what’s REALLY important for you. Relax into that place away from the business and trying to force things, and allow yourself to access the part of you that will tell you the answer to these questions.
5. ASK FOR SUPPORT
Many of us find asking for help incredibly hard. Personally, I have a story that “I have to do this all by myself” – and I find it incredibly difficult to reach out and admit I need assistance.
But, when I do, amazing things happen. Progress happens. Connection happens. Magic happens. And I feel refreshed, re-energised and buoyed up by all the wonderful people around me.
So – be honest with your friends, family, partner or coach about how you really feel, and ask someone else to help you see the wood for the trees.
Remember through all of this – BE KIND TO YOURSELF! You have chosen a challenging path, full of highs and lows, and it is perfectly SAFE and ok for you to feel stuck, low or any other emotion you’re feeling.
As I mentioned in the video, I’m now offering Clarity sessions to help you get out of a rut and unstick your business when you’ve hit a rough patch! 🙂
You see, alongside invoking and capturing the true essence of a person with my camera, my superpower is to quickly and intuitively see EXACTLY what’s going on inside a business.
What’s working, what’s holding you back, what can be released, and in which direction the next joyful steps lie.
So, if you’re wrestling right now with questions or issues like:
I’ve completely fallen out of love with my business, and I don’t know what to do about it
I’m so overwhelmed with new ideas, strategies and services I don’t know where to begin
I’m struggling to remember why I even started all of this – where do I fit into my business?!
I see where I want to get to, but I have no clue as to how to get there…
I will listen to you, help you remember what you really need and want, and guide you in designing a way forward for you and your business which feels GOOD.
I am not a shouty, hardass coach who’s going to tell you it’s my way or the high way.
Likewise, I’m also not a spiritual guru who’ll state the only way to gain traction is simply to ‘work on your vibration’.
My zone of genius lies – being able to:
marry up the deeply intuitive with the deeply practical.
So, if you’re in need of some clarity and support this season, I’m here waiting with open arms.
And in the meantime, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below – are you feeling stuck right now in your business? Have you ever felt it in the past, and if so, what got you through? I’d love to hear your thoughts and share ideas to help anyone who’s in no (wo)man’s land right now! 😉
Lots of love,