That’s how I feel when I get in over my head as a solo entrepreneur, and have loaded too much on my plate.
Have you ever felt like that?
My solution is to take a break from the daily to-do’s to focus on creating, locating and/or integrating new tools and systems to simplify my tasks and get my business back on a forward track.
It’s about deciding which is more painful — to stay stuck and treading water, or to put things aside for a short time to focus on the tasks that will move my business ahead. For me, the decision is always the same. Staying stuck is far more painful than switching mental gears to build or integrate more systems. Though the work in the short-term is tough, detailed, and not always enjoyable, the payoff in the long run is worth the discomfort.
What’s got your business stuck in the mud these days, and what’s it going to take for you to gain some traction? Sometimes it’s as simple as taking a step back from the daily grind and questioning why in the world you spend time doing some of the things you do. More often than not, this change of perspective may be just what you need to see a clearer, more expeditious path toward the same goal.