Episode 10: When You Want to Quit
What do you do when you want to quit? This is going to happen to you over and over again on your entrepreneurial journey.
I’ve been there! Every entrepreneur, every business owner on the path less traveled is going to hit these “I want to quit.” moments. Usually, for me, I just want to crawl under the covers and hide, or it means that there’s something just not in alignment anymore.
But I want to affirm that you are not alone in this feeling. It’s natural, normal, and to be expected!
There’s a way out, I promise you! So here’s what I do when I hit these “I don’t want to do this anymore” moments:
Have your business besties. You want to turn to someone who will completely understand what the heck you’re talking about. The sooner you can do this the better! Reach out as soon as you find yourself going down the “Oh no” rabbit hole.
Don’t have a business bestie? Be in business groups, masterminds, FB groups.
Next, allow the emotions, and then allow them to tell you what’s not working. Take it as a learning lesson. Take it as a moment that life is just reflecting back to you that something needs to shift.
Look for what’s not working. And then shift it! Immediately!
Have a mentor. Have someone you can turn to in the realm of business that has walked the path before you. This will exponentially expedite your process of not only getting out of these moments but getting you into new levels of entrepreneurship, and profitability.
You are going to go through times that are really hard, really heavy. Even though I wish entrepreneurship was all rainbows and butterflies, it is not. When you’re at these points of tension where you feel like you can’t do it anymore, you’re not cut out for this, someone can do it better than you…...you name it I’ve said it to myself or heard it from my clients. You will feel like this when you’re especially close to upleveling. Especially.
So remember, you have your go-to business besties, allow the emotions to happen allow them to tell you what’s not working, then have a mentor who can teach you, guide you, show you what’s possible.
So those are my tips for when you’re just done. And a little bonus tip: give yourself some grace! If you need a break, take it!
Key Points Discussed:
What do you want to do when you want to quit (01:17)
There’s a way out, I promise you! (03:57)
How to find your business bestie (06:24)
Allow those emotions to come out (07:59)
Look for what’s not working (11:35)
Have a mentor (14:34 )
Give yourself some grace (17:32)
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