What’s Really Holding You Back?

It’s a rare woman who—at some point—doesn’t feel stuck. 

Either you begin to experience burnout, or you aren’t reaching your goals and can’t seem to get past the income or salary plateau you’ve found yourself on. 

It’s a normal part of building your business or career, but staying there isn’t. Successful women figure out how to overcome the hurdles and overwhelm and continue to grow their income. And the first step is to determine what exactly is holding you back. 

Lack of Clarity

When you don’t really know what it is you want, you’re experiencing a lack of clarity. Maybe you aren’t clear on who you’re meant to serve, or can’t quite envision your product or service. Or maybe you can’t even picture your dream job or work.

These are all symptoms of a lack of clarity, and they can stop a promising woman in her tracks. 

If you’re suffering from a lack of clarity, take a step back and do some brainstorming (or brain dumping) to get everything out in the daylight where you can see it. This alone can help you get clear on what your next step is. 

Lack of Focus

If you’re clear on your goals but you’re having trouble moving forward consistently, then a lack of focus might be your trouble. You head to your office each morning with purpose, but by lunch it’s clear you haven’t accomplished anything you set out to do. 

You’re not a bad person, or even a poor business owner. You just have trouble focusing on the next step that needs to happen to make your dreams come true. 

Try this: With your end goal in mind, brainstorm the next physical action you need to take to achieve it. So if your goal is to build a 4-week ecourse, then your next step might be to asking your mailing list about what they need/want from you. 

No Excitement

Bored? Lost interest in that job you once loved? This is, unfortunately, pretty common among go-getting women.

Staying excited about your work starts with having a dream that keeps you going even when you’re faced with the day-to-day drudgery that everyone encounters. Not everything is fun when you’re running a business or working for someone else, but if you keep your “why” in mind, it can help you get past the dull spots. 

Want to know how to easily fix all these issues (and more)? It’s a simple trick that the world’s most successful business people have been using for decades: vision boards. These fun and colorful tools are often just what you need to clarify your dreams, work out your next steps, and stay excited about your work, life or business. 

Vision boards can be as simple as a few images clipped from a magazine and pinned to a corkboard, or as complex as a framed poster with hand-lettered quotes and personal inspiration. The choice is yours. It’s completely personal, super fun, and best of all, it works. Give it a try next time you’re feeling stuck in your business! 

If setting up a business plan or working out a career plan sounds daunting, or you don’t know where to start, contact me now for a one-to-one session. We can discuss how planning can keep you focused on your next steps; why taking action is so vitally important if you want to reach serious goals; and how to break down your overwhelming tasks into do-able chunks, to improve your productivity.