3 Tips To Keep Going
Look, I get it. You’re tired and you’re ALMOST at that point where you’re considering a ‘regular’ job…
THAT’S your alternative if things aren’t going to plan? You quit and think “not for me after all.”?
Well, if that’s SERIOUSLY what you’re thinking right now, I hate to break it to you, but maybe you’re right.
Because as far I’m concerned, the only way you’re going to get your God-given, purpose-driven work out into the world in the way which you KNOW is for you, is to keep going.
Earlier on this week, I must admit I was in a bit of a ‘funk’ myself. I was tired from a crazy busy weekend and to be honest with you, I watched a whole season of ‘Scandal’ in two days. I literally never watch that much TV.
Something was up.
I mean, of course I still did all my things. I showed up where I needed to but I noticed a NEW kind of resistance.
Another level required of me to step into what’s next. A different type of ‘hard’ to the one I felt right at the start where I was wondering where the clients were and worrying about whether I’d ever be able to match my 9-5 income.
Every level comes with a new ‘hard’ and a new ‘resistance’ really.
Which is why I had to ask myself exactly what I asked you at the beginning of this post.
“What’s the alternative, Naomi?”
I have big goals for 2018. I’m sure you do too. So me playing at the level I played at last year isn’t going to cut it. Neither will it for you.
I mean things were good last year, I surpassed my 9-5 High School teacher’s salary in just a few months and was able to support over 50 women through my 1:1 coaching and my programs, and of course I’m grateful for it ALL.
But now what? These facts don’t suddenly mean I get to spend the rest of my days in bed watching Scandal and saying to myself “I’m really good at this.”
Because I soon won’t be if THAT’S my attitude.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.
So if ‘you’re tired’, if it’s ‘too expensive’ and if ‘you’ll get around to it next week’, I want to offer you some support which helped me snap out of my complacency slump and into action (sooo much to share with you next week, by the way.)
1. Give your pity party a deadline.
Okay, I’ll be nice. It might not be a pity party, but chances are it is a BIT of one. We all have them from time to time. No worries. We all get to be a bit dramatic for a day or two. I for one know I’ve been guilty of this more times than I would be happy to admit. But if that’s you today, you’ve got to give yourself a deadline. You’ve got to decide where you’re drawing a line in the sand. You’ve got to get back up again before this place becomes your normal and you give yourself permission to stay stuck – that is NOT a good look.
2. Work out the difference between self-sabotage and self-care.
The truth of the matter might just be that you’re ACTUALLY tired. Have you been burning the candle and both ends and overdoing it? Firstly, learn from your mistakes and don’t do that again, and more importantly, LISTEN to your body and take the rest you need. It’s not self-sabotage if you’re taking a couple of days off after a big launch because you’re really tired and need some space to regroup. Do that. That’s self-care which your body and your business will THANK you for. Self-sabotage and ‘upper limiting’ looks like you having some success in your business and then getting a bit nervous about whether or not you’ve got the capacity to keep it up, and therefore retreating from the next level that’s calling you out (hi, me.)
3. Expand your capacity for what your ‘new normal’ could look like.
If you’re finding yourself resisting your next steps, work out what you need to do to believe what’s possible for you next. Maybe you’ve not been used to ‘good’ and you’ve really only known ‘striving’ and ‘hard’. Ask yourself whether or not you can trust God enough to believe that He is with you and for you where you’re going as well as where you are right now. So start with the now and give thanks for what you’ve got – acknowledge God’s goodness and accept that He’s taking you to whatever is next. It’s safe to stop the sabotage. It’s safe to surrender.
Whether you’re just starting, or you’re scaling your business, it’s never time to quit. Keep on keeping on. You’ve got this!
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