Recently my business has been stuck. Meaning I’ve been stuck.
No favorite clients, issues with websites, and an upwards struggle. I even have issues keeping focus these days. The only thing that isn’t missing is a pointed direction! I know where I’m heading, and for the first time ever I’ve set a deadline. By 2013 I want to open up a new branch of my honeybizz. With a lot of work in front of me, I’m taking it eeeasy. In the end, putting one foot in front of the other is what makes me wake up happy in Rome one day. But right now, I don’t have a clue about my next move.
From my experience with startup processes and entrepreneurship, I know it boils down to the actual actions we make. So what do I do being this stuck?? I start talking. These lips was made for it, and thats just what they do…. Whenever it happens that things are slow, I tell it to each and everyone I meet, like it was part of my private life. I exploite the politeness of others to get moving again.
“How are you, what’s up?”, people ask… “Hmm oh well,” I go, “I’m a little stuck with my business. I dont really know how to move on with it these days…….”
There was a time where I was ashamed of telling if business was running a little low. Now I love the excitement of what’s coming my way next. I’ve turned a frustrating situation into a fun way of moving on, and it’s not embarrasing at all, quite the opposite: People respect you for being honest, and want to help you out. Often people reply back at me like this: “What do you need to get going again? Or, what is it you’re doing again, maybe I know someone…”
Sharing my status quo was how I got my nice cheap Copenhagen apartment, how I got succeded living alone in New York, how I’ve got several jobs and much more. Its my favorite secret trick, and it did it for me again. Last week, while sharing my status quo with an old friend, I suddenly got into a brand new network, and got myself a mentoring meeting with a coaching person.
My advice to you this week is, whenever you are stuck with your business, start telling it to everyone you talk to. I bet you’ll be surpriced about who’s going to be your next helping link.
As always, leave me a comment and share your experience. What has worked for you at hard times with the honey business?