Running a business can be tough in general, and especially when you gotta do stuff at the times you’d rather be chilling out with a glass of wine/tea/coffee.
In fact as I write this, I kinda feel like kicking back and watching some reality TV (one of my favourite ways to zone out) but right now I’m in the middle launching End Of Year Hustle so it’s ….well…hustle time 🙂
Being the Zen Hustler, you would think that I’ve mastered the art of hustling right? Well that’s partly true, because I don’t ALWAYS feel like hustling – EVEN though I LOVE it.
Here are 3 things I tell myself when I need to action and just don’t feel like it.
WHY Did I Start My Business?
My Daughter is my world AND driving force.
Everything I do is to give her a better life, AND spend as much time with her as I can. The thought of working for somebody else who is going to tell me when I can see my child, quite frankly makes my stomach turn.
I absolutely LOVE school pick up /drop off, as well as the flexibility to keep her home if she’s sick or grabbing her from school when I get a phone call saying she’s unwell.
Just writing this has charged me up again.
Think about the reason you started your business.
Do you have a big-picture vision? Tap into that feel it, see it, taste it.
Go back to basics, and if you haven’t already write out what your ideal day would look like using the Perfect Day Exercise. Include everything from the time you wake up, to the time you sleep and what a fun and fulfilling day looks like for you.
Connect with that again.
It’s so easy to slide into your headspace of go-go-go when focusing on what you need to do, and while the DOING is great, it’s the BEING that builds what you create on solid ground.
There Are People Who Need me And I’m Here To Serve
Business has to be about more than just making money.
Don’t get me wrong it’s super important, but without a deeper meaning it ends up becoming a chore.
To be honest, sometimes I can get caught up in the money making side of it, and I don’t really enjoy building my business as much.
But when money + passion are combined – now that’s when the magic happens, and I feel in flow again.
Is It Procrastination Or Do I Need Time Out?
Understanding the difference between putting something off and genuinely needing time out, is important.
When I’m in this space, I stop and go within using my intuition + logic. I journal to see what comes up for me when my head is overloaded and look at what has led to me to this point.
If I can hand-on-heart say that I’ve honestly given my all and it’s time to regroup, then I pull back, and stop.
I’ll watch some reality TV, read, journal, spend time with loved ones, hug a tree or just step outside.
I’d love to hear your self-talk when you don’t feel like doing something – share below.