When you run your own business there are times when everything feels overwhelming. You’re not sure if you’re heading in the right direction. You can’t seem to make a decision about anything. Some days, you’re not sure if you should have a business at all.
Here’s nine of the best blog posts to see you through those messy times:
If your business feels messy right now, that doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong says Kyla Roma (who inspired this post).
Not sure you’re following your calling? Ask your childhood self says Holly Archibald. Simples.
If you’re working towards a specific goal (writing a book or getting on TV, for example) you might think you’re giving it your all. But are you? Alex Franzen asks: how hard are you trying really?
You’ve probably been told that ‘everything happens for reason’. Dana asks why we always look for the lesson to be learned when could just accept change for what it is. Interesting.
Full of ideas, but can’t decide what to cut and what to keep? You’ll love Regina’s post on what to do when you have too many things to blog about or teach.
For those times you feel like giving up, here’s three ways to motivate yourself from Dixie Gillaspie (I especially like number two).
Denise Duffield Thomas explains how perfectionism might be costing you money in your business.
Always comparing yourself to others? Read Sarah Von Bargen’s advice on the only time it’s good to compare yourself to others. ‘The moral of the story is we might be sprinting when we should be jogging,’ she says - something I’m definitely keeping in mind at the moment.
I can’t help comparing myself to bloggers I admire like Gala Darling and think I’ll never have a site so beautiful and stylish (even though I’ve only been at it for a fraction of the time). But as she says herself in the inherent unsexiness of playing it cool:
“The real pleasure begins when you admit what you don’t know; when you make mistakes; when you say, “I’m new at this: show me what you know!” It’s in having the confidence to take the stance of a beginner, and not being embarrassed about it.”
Read something that has inspired you when your business felt messy? Do share it in the comment box below.