As a mentor and trainer, I help entrepreneurs to overcome the hurdles that keep them from success. One of these challenges is getting stuck – finding yourself in a place of inaction despite wanting to keep growing. You may have thoughts like, “I want my business to grow so badly. But for some reason, I just can’t get myself to make the phone calls. I can’t get myself to get on the phone, I can’t get myself out the door to network.”
If you’re finding yourself in a place of inaction–if you’re feeling stuck–sometimes it’s because the vision isn’t exciting enough, or as I say, juicy enough. Maybe you feel like you need permission to have a bigger vision for yourself. Trust me – you are permitted! Make it juicy, make it fun, make it a kind of vision that inspires you to jump out of bed in the morning to get to work.
Other times, we’re inactive because the vision is someone else’s. We’re living someone else’s dream, moving towards a vision that someone else said was a vision that we should have. If this is the case, you need to take a step back and think about what led you to enter this business in the first place. From there, you can redefine your vision and move ahead with clear motivation.
Inaction can also result when you’ve been in business for a awhile and achieved success. If you’ve met your goals, you need to make new ones! Perhaps you need to bring in an element of contribution and take your success out into the world. Making a difference in others’ lives is a key value for me, and knowing that other people rely on me keeps me from getting stuck.
Periods of inaction are common in direct selling, but they don’t have to keep you from growing. Examine the reason you are stuck, make the necessary changes and get back into the game!