It wasn’t that many years ago that I lay on the floor of my bedroom and sobbed.
My business had tanked.
I was at the end of a painful 3-year relationship.
My kid was struggling with learning challenges and the school was less than responsive.
Everything that I had worked toward, including the high feeling of success, seemed to have vanished overnight.
If I’m honest with myself, I spent time thinking about how I could vaporize myself from the planet… except I had two kids who needed me to be there when they got up to go to school.
There seemed like no hope, or even a plan, that could pull me out of the funk that I was in.
I didn’t know what to do. There were no answers coming to me In the middle of the night.
It felt world ending; like nothing would ever get better.
I could’ve wallowed in self-pity. I wanted to wallow. It would have been soooo much easier to tell myself that what I wanted to contribute to the world wasn’t possible.
Hours passed and I lay on my floor. I ran all the scenario’s through my head over and over again. I knew I couldn’t let the limiting stories that were cycling through my head like a hamster running on its wheel run my life.
At some point that night, I realized all my woes were temporary. Life is in constant flux and even the things that weren’t working, would pass.
I could get started back on the path of feeling successful by doing one thing… getting up…
Taking one step at a time, day after day, will help you climb out of the low points so you can create something brighter.
Building your business will be one of the most challenging things you do.
There will be times when you feel like you are walking on water and you have your shit, finally, all figured out.
Then, there will be months where you get sick, you lose a big client, or your star employee quits. You’ll feel isolated. One day you’ll wake up and wonder why the heck you are doing this.
It’s the cycle of growth: expand, contract, expand more, contract less.
Each time you decide to put one foot in front of the other when life isn’t happening the way you intended, I ask you to remember that you are moving towards the next upswing…The next greatest success.
With each growth cycle, what feels like extreme highs and lows will become less.
You will have more joy, more fulfillment, more of everything you want if you keep taking steps towards your dream instead of letting the hamster wheel in your head stop you.