By Breanna Gunn
There’s nothing worse than feeling stuck in a rut you can’t seem to climb out of—especially when that rut is a business that YOU created.
Maybe you can’t figure out what your next big idea is. Maybe you’re feeling uninspired by your clients. Or maybe you feel like the work you’re doing isn’t making enough of a difference in the world.
Regardless of where you’re stuck on this spectrum, you don’t have to stay there. There are some easy ways for entrepreneurs to get unstuck and start loving their businesses again.
Step #1: Find Your Why
Finding your why is key to getting unstuck in any aspect of your life, so it should be the first step.
Think about what you really want out of your business. Dig deep and ask yourself why you created this business in the first place. What was your original mission and goal? Who were you trying to help?
Step #2: Reflect
Don’t discount what you’ve previously accomplished just because you’re currently feeling stuck! If you reflect on all the ways your business has affected others or made a difference in other people’s lives, it might inspire you to keep going.
During this reflection, it’s important to ask yourself what is and isn’t working in your business. What aren’t you enjoying about your business right now? Is there something you can do to remedy the situation?
Reflection can also remind you of what made you love your business in the first place. When you feel stuck, sometimes it can be easy to focus too much on the negative aspects of your business and forget the positive ones.
Step #3 Step Away
Take a break (with no guilt) by doing something that doesn’t involve work. Whether it’s for a few hours or a few days, sometimes all we need is a little R&R to reevaluate what we want.
Taking yourself out of your business for a period of time can give you the necessary space to figure out what’s really bothering you.
Step #4 Seek Inspiration Outside Of Your Biz
When we’re stuck in a rut, sometimes it helps to get some outside inspiration. If you’re feeling uninspired by your work or your clients, try finding a like-minded company online that is doing what you want to do.
Get out into the world and reconnect with old passions. Sometimes when we’re not thinking about work, we have a much easier time coming up with ideas on what to do next.
Step #5: Jump Back In
Usually giving yourself enough of a break to figure out what’s wrong and what you want to change will make you feel re-energized. But if not, you can click here to schedule a discovery call with me and we craft a plan to create more passion, energy, and sales in your biz than ever before!