What’s your hurry?
That’s what my business coach said to me in reaction to my latest meltdown.
I’ve been crunching on my style blog this past year achieving aggressive goals. I have an endless amount of ideas and I want to do everything on that list.
I started getting discouraged because I wasn’t hitting the numbers like I expected and it felt like everything was going wrong.
My whining included:
- I can’t get what I want done done
- I’m not meeting my numbers this month
- I’m really frustrated
- I’m overwhelmed, I have too much I need to do
- What if I don’t hit my goals this year?
There was more, but you get the idea.
My business coach interrupted me and said… “Hey Jen. What’s your hurry?”
Which completely derailed me. Umm… I don’t know. What IS my hurry?
I was then instructed to really think about the person I am right now and the person I need to be to run a million dollar business.
I am not a whining whoah-is-me leader of a million dollar company… damnit. But at that moment I fell into a pool of self doubt, self pity and got all caught up in my head.
We are our worst enemies. I am grateful for my coach because it’s times like this that I need a kick in the ass. Which is what I got.
So, I sat with the sting for a bit and then I thought… F* this. I am the owner of a million dollar company. What IS my hurry?? None.
So, I took a deep breath, stepped back and took a look at my company at a higher level. Where are we going? What is the vision for next year? What do I want to accomplish?
Instead of focusing on the little things that may not be going smoothly are started focusing on where I want to take the vision of the company.
I feel so much better… my company sales jumped the following month and I am clear on my vision for next year. I’m so excited!
So, if you’re trying to do too many things… at high speed… you’re going to end up pulling a muscle. Slow down. Make sure you have the support system in place to handle the high pace you set for yourself. Otherwise, you will crash and have a meltdown… and it doesn’t feel good at all.