With summer approaching and getting ready for a busy summer of shows, in addition to some other projects that I am tackling things can get a little overwhelming. When I start feeling overwhelmed my tendency is to shut down and not get much accomplished. Sometimes we need to take a step back, look at the big picture, remember why we are doing what we are doing and keep going.
Of course this is easier said than done but reminding yourself of what you have accomplished sometimes reignites the motivation. Most businesses do not run a steady path every day, week, or month. We have up periods and down periods. Often during these cycles we lose track of what was making us successful or we get tired of doing what was working especially during the slower times.
I got to meet with my mentor/coach this week in person instead of over the phone, a rare treat. Even though he level is much above mine he still struggles with some of the same things that I struggle with. We talked about some of the things that we have done in the past when business was good and are not doing anymore. We both questioned why we stopped doing certain things and decided it was time to take a look at some of these things and see if they still fit in with what we are doing now. Looking at the big picture of what we are trying to achieve, it is time to put some of those strategies back in place.
What are my take aways from this?
1. We are never too big to ask for help. Some of the biggest names in whatever endeavor have mentors, coaches, counselors etc.
2. We are going to be accountability partners. Not for all areas of our life’s goals but just the ones that we share. I know that for myself I am much more likely to get something done if I know that someone else is counting on me.
3. Sometimes we need to stop, look at the big picture and KEEP GOING!
Until next time, look up and spread some smiles.