I am not productive every single day. There are times, like you, I am just not in the zone, not playing my best game, that I lose my mojo.
Even though I have the regular ups and downs that come along weekly and monthly (ok, sometimes daily). The “big one” hit last spring.
Spring 2017. I was riding pretty high and feeling that most of what I wanted was coming into alignment in my business. Since 2004 I had built a residential organizing business that had grown and developed such that I had three to six organizers in the field at varying points in the company history. I ran and over saw the marketing and new client development and I provided training and professional development but the rest was systematized, organized and outsourced to employees or contractors. At the same time, I was developing my organizing coaching program, The Take Control System™ and building the corporate consulting portion of the company.
I knew that if I just pushed a little harder for a little longer, focused my efforts a little more, everything I wanted would come into focus and each business would be operating on its own and humming along.
Fortunately (yes, that is correct), God had other plans. Instead, all of my employees quit within a six month span. All of the support that allowed the residential services portion of my company to operate so well, vanished. I had my ‘come to Jesus’ moment and could either accept the changes that I had been unwilling to create for myself or I could close up shop and find employment outside of my business.
I know for a fact that if you have been in business for more than a day then at some point you questioned whether it was even worth it to continue on the path you were on or whether you would be better off shutting the doors, selling the inventory and returning to the workforce.
I cried. My most memorable was standing over the kitty litter box, scoop in hand, while my husband held me tight and let it all come out. I called business friends and confidants to garner their support and insight. I let go.
This was my opportunity to let go of what was no longer serving me and reach for something more. But, while I had employees, my feet where positioned squarely one on each side of the gap, unwilling to commit to either option fully.
Here is what I did:
In less than six month’s time I recreated my business to the level it had been. I used the knowledge of the past 13 years and I used the tools I share with my clients, and I learned to rely on my own natural intuition (thank you, Victoria Whitfield). It worked.
If you get stuck, just give me a call. I am right here to help you get back on track.
PS - Victoria Whitfield is offering her amazing program The Master Manifester 5-Day Challenge starting again April 23-27, 2018. You can find out more and join in here http://victoriawhitfield.com/master-manifestor-5-day-challenge/
Being an entrepreneur and business owner is hard! Once you have your business up and running it's not uncommon to hit a few snags: scalability, staff retention, launching growth projects, getting enough sleep!