There is a universal theme in almost every group and entrepreneurial circle I'm in right now:
"I want to give up".
This is natural. It's the end of the year. December is usually a write-off. August is a naturally tough month. If you have kids, they're home. If you don't have kids, the potential kids with clients are available to take advantage of your offerings.
Everything you hoped to accomplish this year, back when you did all that gorgeous, inspired, law-of-attraction planning in January,is now on the line.
Of course you want to give up. The path snaked and turned through the year and you might not be where you thought you were.
1) Take a look at what blessed lessons and accomplishments the year did bring you. Business is often a slow boil, not a seared steak. So what DID bring you closer? What did you learn?
2) You've still got a good 3 months left. Leverage your time, work with me to launch a group for f's sake, and end the year on a high note. Hey. I'm having a baby in October so my year just got truncated!
3) Shut out the noise, put your head down, and stop listening to all the "MUST DO" and "HAVE TO" in your inbox. Use unroll.me to get rid of any overly influential voices that pull you away from yourself; keep the ones that help point you back to you.
4) Switch tanks. Take 2 days OFF completely. Fuel your creativity and inspiration some other way.
5) Ask your business what it wants to do from now until December. I just asked mine, and we are now in a huge disagreement, but we'll be talking again tonight.
6) Honor your desire to give up and ask yourself, "DO I really want to step up and be the CEO of this business?" IF yes, then figure out what inside of you needs to take charge. If not, then take a rest.
Giving up is a natural longing in any endeavor that takes time, effort, and energy to build. You're not alone.
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