Is your business in a growth phase? Is it expanding and you feel like you’re trying to catch up?
Feel like your emotions are all over the place and you’re not doing the things you know you should be doing and feel completely out of control? Welcome to growth.
There are growing pains that we all go through in business and I want to support you with how to grow through these times and support yourself and your wellbeing along the way.
When we feel out of control, stressed and overwhelmed our thoughts sound something like this:
I don’t have the time, I can’t handle this, I don’t know what I’m doing, What if it all comes crashing down
Fears that come up:
- Fear of not being able to handle it
- Screwing something up or seeming like a failure
- Being seen
- Not having the answers
- Doubting your value
- Impostor syndrome
- What if the business gets too big?
These fears cause:
Self sabotaging behaviours – not doing the things you know that will help
neglecting self care, eating well exercise
Avoiding looking at the numbers and making rash decisions
Bingeing on netflix or other avoidance behaviours
not following up with clients to opportunities
Not letting go of what doesn’t serve you
Not knowing what to do and avoid seeking the answers
WHAT CAN’T I DO? WHERE ‘S THE BOTTLENECK?
Questions to ask yourself to Key things to work through to support the expansion of your business:
- Create a long term vision
- Automating time-consuming work
- Hire help
- Get support or guidance from a mentor or coach
- Invest back into your business
- Systems and processes
- Taking time to work on the business not just in it
What are you focusing on?