Maybe you’ve been feeling a little “off” lately.
Maybe you’re not totally happy with what your typical day consists of, regardless of how much money you’re making.
Maybe you’re feeling a bit annoyed by your business or who you’re working with.
Maybe you’ve lost all motivation and have lost sight of your bigger mission.
These are all clear signs of not operating in your “Sweet Spot”.
How do I know?
Well, friend, I’ve been there.
About 7 months ago, I was getting all of the tell-tale signs that something was off.
I was snappy, even more sassy than usual and a little depressed with what the future of my business looked like. I was making really good money, especially considering that I had only just started my full-time biz 8 months prior. I was working in a field that I had spent 4 years studying for. I had a full roster of clients and was receiving amazing feedback from each project.
What the hell was wrong with me?
Now, because you likely don’t know me personally, some background info on me will help. I’m the type of person that is unable to go to work everyday doing something I don’t love. I’ve always been that way. It’s a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because instead of wasting 10 years doing something I didn’t love, I was able to quickly recognize my angst and move onto something that I do love. A curse, because I was the girl who continually switched jobs throughout college and only lasted 9 months at my first “big girl job” straight outta college. Some would call that flakey… I call it knowing what I want, or more importantly what I don’t want.
That’s what the hell was wrong with me.
(I also suffer from severe multi-passionate entrepreneur syndrome. It’s real, look it up.)
If I could, I would have a graphic design business where I’m the creative director but I have employees that handle the hands-on design work, a business coaching practice where I work with 20-something entrepreneurs to help them start & grow their online businesses, a non-profit that encourages & help young entrepreneurs to start businesses doing what they love and a tech-geek business where I teach entrepreneurs of all varieties how to use technology for their online businesses.
Sounds like I’m gonna need a few more hands, huh?
Anyway, back to November 2012.
I knew I was unhappy, but I couldn’t figure out why.
Was it the people I was working with, was it what I was doing, was it how much I was working… I had no clue.
So, to finally answer this crucial question, I decided to pay attention to when I felt most uncomfortable, annoyed or bored in my business.
What I realized was that it was all about what I was doing.
I could have hired an employee to take the work load away from me so that I could focus on the parts of my business that I really enjoyed, but since I wasn’t ready to hire an employee, I decided to get rid of the service altogether.
Down the road, maybe it’s something I add on when I am ready to have a full team to carry out the work for me, but at this point in my life & business, it was best to just cross it off the list.
Flash forward 7 months to present day and I’m much happier, much more motivated and loving everything about the direction my business is going in.
Moral of the story – if something is off, change it.
This is your business & your life. You have the power to make changes. That’s probably one of the main reasons you decided to start your business in the first place, right? Take advantage of the fact that you’re in charge and make the executive decision to change gears so that you feel more happy doing what you love.
I want to hear from you –
Have you ever felt at odds with your Sweet Spot?
What did you decide to do because of it?
Or, are you feeling at odds with your Sweet Spot right now and don’t know where the changes need to be made?
I can help with that. I’ve got Sweet Spot Sessions open at the end of June and I’d love to work with you! Just fill out this no-obligation Client Background form so we can get to know each other better and you’ll hear from me within 48 hours!