What To Do In A SlumpNov 20, 2023
Let’s be real, this journey isn’t easy…and it’s certainly not for everyone. Every once in a while, you can get kicked down over and over and over to the point where you may even start losing faith in the journey.
But let me assure you, slumps happen. This might be the first time, but it won’t be the last.
And like many other experiences in your life, this new feeling can come with a massive emotional response, but as you adapt, you start to see clearly that this, too, shall pass.
So what can you do when you’re in a slump? Whether it be sales that aren’t converting or just feeling like you’re in a general state of feeling foggy, I’ve got you covered…
The first thing you need to do is………
BREATHE! I promise it will be ok.
Here’s what I do to reset because I’m not immune to this state either:
- Get outside! Go for a walk and lose the technology. Just collect your thoughts, enjoy some scenic views, and use the time to let your brain and body come back to reality. It’s going to be ok.
- Once you feel a little more clear-headed: conduct a mini situational audit. We want to identify if this is a trend or an outlier. If it’s a trend, what changes can be made to adjust? Some examples:
- Process change
- Script change
- Avatar change
- Take the next few days easy. I know this seems counterintuitive, but sometimes the harder you try to push, the further away the finish line gets. There’s nothing better than a multi-day reset to get back into a good mental place to help your clients.
- Remind yourself this is a LONG GAME. Today’s hardships shape the future of your journey. If it were easy, everyone would do it. We have to embrace the downs to experience the ups.
- Brainstorm with a trusted source - sometimes you just need a slightly different perspective… but make sure it’s advice that you can use, and that will be pertinent to your journey. For me, this is where speaking with my coach always comes in handy.
- Learn from it, and when it’s time, move on. Remember, our reality is shaped by our perspective, in which you control how you interpret your surroundings. Work on your mindset in these times and think back to why you took this risk in the first place.
- Lastly, come back when you’re recharged. A nice reset is key for seeing your next move and proceeding with a clear mind.
It’s challenging and lonely at times in the world of entrepreneurship.
You took this risk for a reason - to either get away from something that held you back or achieve something you truly believe in - and while it won’t be easy, I can assure you it will be worth it.
Interested in learning how to apply this to your clients?