Do you ever find yourself feeling like you’re not moving forward in your business? Either you have no ideas of how to progress OR you have too many ideas and are spinning out. In both cases, it’s easy to find yourself looking at your laptop or notebook wondering what you really did all day.
Being “stuck” is a very common issue among solopreneurs. It usually feels like confusion, indecisiveness, indifference, discouragement or all of the above.
Here are 5 things you can do when you’re stuck in your business:
1. Go Back and Review your Past Accomplishments
It’s easy to forget all that we do as a small business owner. The days just compile on one another, the blog posts get archived, the client reviews get filed, etc. One of the best ways to invigorate your self-confidence, and in turn your business “MoJo” is to have a glance at your history.
Whether that’s reading positive comments on your blog, course testimonials on your learning management system, reviews on your business facebook page, or even reading through your LinkedIn profile – the acknowledgment that you and your work have “mattered” can be just what the doctor ordered to get you out of your funk.
2. Dive into Pinterest with Fresh Eyes
Pinterest is a wonderfully visual outlet that has a multitude of benefits when it comes to needing inspiration (and I’m not just talking about getting that chickpea bowl recipe for dinner!)
For example, I just typed in “business” in the search bar and found this awesome infographic. Solid advice that can help you plan 1 month of Instagram content.
Even if you take a task like the above, despite it not being on your top 10 things to do list, it can provide momentum which can propel you forward.
3. Tune into the Hottest Trends
When we get into a strong work routine, it’s commonplace to lose sight of what is cutting edge in our field. To stay on top of your industry and the influencers in your arena, I recommend setting up Google Alerts.
Setting up Google Alerts is simple, fast, and best of all, it’s F.R.E.E.
Here is a great article to walk you through setting up your own.
Not only will it allow you to monitor your brand, it will arouse the entrepreneur in you and stimulate action.
4. Move your Body to Activate your Mind
We all know that our bodies and mind are intimately connected. Many times when we are feeling mentally stuck, we’ve neglected physical activity. I know that I fall prey to this more often than I’d like.
8 hours in front of the computer can go by before I notice that I haven’t moved my body!
One of the quickest ways to change our mental state is to change our physical state. Rebounding, a brisk walk outside, or a 15-minute yoga session on Gaia.com are all great ways to get the heart pumping fresh oxygen to the brain. Just the juice we need to clear out the mental cobwebs.
5. Make a Date
Interacting with other solopreneurs is a powerful way to network, share new ideas, and support one another during times of burnout.
Choose a hip, local venue to pump up your biz jam or reach out and connect with someone you trust and admire.
Being around like-minds breaks the me, myself, and I feeling and has the power to uplift and improve your productivity.
I hope the above helps you get wildly creative and provides just the jumpstart that you need to get un-stuck!
Let me know if you try any of them in the comments below. And, if you’d like to see what inspires me, check out my Pinterest boards.
Until next time…breathe joy,
Integrative Business Advisor
Hi! I’m Kc. I mentor women solopreneurs over 50 in holistic fields who struggle with technology overwhelm, feeling behind the times, and eager to have more than just enough to make ends meet. I teach how to earn more money by adding a digital income stream so they can help more people, work less hours, and leave a legacy. When I’m not online, you can find me in the backyard garden or with my fluffy cat, Bini.