What To Do When You Are Feeling Stuck In Business?
Nothing can be more frustrating than feeling stuck in business. I know that feeling…
It happens to everyone at one stage or another, there can be various reasons that can influence the state of being stuck.
It can be a terrible feeling not to be able to advance. That feeling of lack of motivation and clarity engulfs your mind and you don’t feel like doing anything. The feelings of overwhelm and the fear of not achieving results. Hmm… does it sound familiar?
Seek out the reason why you are feeling stuck
It’s not always easy to understand why you feel stuck in your business and it’s best to first start understanding what is causing this feeling in the first place. It could be a specific reason why you are feeling blocked such as a lack of motivation, overwhelm, frustration, writer’s block, fear of doing videos, etc…
If you can identify the reason then you may be able to resolve this issue quicker than you think.
a) Lack of clarity/direction
Often we are stuck simply because we lack clarity in our bigger vision and our goals.
It may be a good time to review your vision and mission statement.
- Are your goals aligned to your long term objectives?
- Are your goals short and concise enough to help you achieve them?
b) Trying to be a Perfectionist
Sometimes we are not satisfied with our work and get so focused to perfect it that in the end we give up on it. This is a perfect example for me. And this is the reason why I am writing this blog post today. I get totally stuck when I want to either write a blog post or do a video. I want it to be always the best ever I could produce and as a result it never gets produced. Do you get that feeling yourself?
Just do it. Take action and post that blog or publish that video, etc… Perfection will come over time. And you can always can edit and make it better at a later date. The objective is to get something out there to your audience.
c) Lack of Content
Another reason why I get stuck is that I sometimes find it difficult to come up with creative ideas for producing content for my blog and other social media platforms.
If it is for a video creation or blog post, first thing to do is select a particular keyword to work on. Then do some research on that top. I always try to do search on the keyword starting with the following
- How to [keyword]
- Why … [keyword]
- When … [keyword]
- What … [keyword]
- Where … [keyword]
For example, if your keyword is “write a blog post”, you search could be
- How to write a blog post
- Why to write a blog post
- What to write for a blog post
Note: Not all the above questions will be relevant for your keywords. Gather as much idea as you can and then put them into form for your content.
d) Overwhelm can be a big factor if you are stuck
Overwhelm can happen when you have a lot to do on your plate. This can lead to nothing get done at all.
List out all the things that require your attention, rank them by must do it now to can wait for a later stage.
Next is to get yourself a daily mode of operation (DMO) which you will apply every day. The DMO will eliminate a lot of your overwhelm and frustration. It will help you get a back in the game.