I have had plenty of days when I said to myself, “I can’t do this anymore. I give up. Seriously, I’m just done.” I would be sitting at my computer so frustrated about something. It could be difficulty with a client, not get clients, climbing debt, unpaid invoices, and the list can go on and on and on. As you can see I am still at it, even through all of the extreme lows and highs. The reason is because of my extended support team. It ranges from people who I known from childhood to people I connected with online in the past 3 years. Yeah, I had a hand in it myself but I give them most of the credit.
Whenever I get down I have this strong sense of guilt that comes over me, that if I quit these people will think I am a failure. I don’t want to be seen as a failure to them. They are helping and giving me a stage to stand on without me asking. I don’t want to let them down at any cost. Now they probably won’t think that I am a failure because you know sometimes you just having a bad day or a bad month, year and they’ve been were you are. They’ve worked through this and continues to succeeded, so I can too.
Bottom line, I realize that I needed to get out of my own head and get out of my own way. If these people who don’t know you from a can of paint and see something special in you, then you need to wake up and start seeing that special thing too. So for every time I felt I want to throw in the towel, something keep pulling me back in. Being a business owner wasn’t in my life’s plan but now that I have gotten a taste it of it, I don’t want to let it go. I’m going to ride this thing to the wheel falls off. What about you?
This post was motivated by one of my favorite motivators……
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Have you ever want to close up shop? What do you do to stay motivated to run your business through the hard times?
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