8 Powerful Ways to Get Your Business Unstuck

8 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Get Unstuck

In the early days of my business, I would lose entire days to feeling overwhelmed and stuck. I was as busy as ever but I couldn’t get any traction.

That pattern lasted for months. At one point, I remember looking around my house and thinking, “It looks like a depressed person lives here.” To be fair, I’d never been a stickler for tidiness, but there was a noticeable shift in how I cared for the space. My environment reflected my mood.

The good news is that momentum picked up, and I enjoyed a few good years riding that wave. Then, earlier this year, I decided it was time for a fresh start – a long story for another time!  

One thing has remained constant: getting stuck is a regular part of entrepreneurial life. Even when things are good, sometimes my motivation takes the week off without telling me. And the more I try to grind it out, the more I find myself spinning my wheels into the mud. 

As much as I’d love to be able to go on a fantastic retreat every time I need to get my mojo back, that’s not always practical. 

If you can relate, here are eight ways to get yourself UNSTUCK and start moving forward again so your motivation comes back to the party.

Anchor Back to Your Vision

It’s so easy to lose sight of why we’re doing what we’re doing. If you’re feeling stuck, it may be time to revisit your WHY. If your vision isn’t crystal clear right now, focus on how you bring your unique light and magic to this world. You may find that’s the only shift you need.

Revisit Your Goals

Chances are, you already have a killer set of goals, but they might have gotten buried under the weight of the daily grind. If it’s been a minute since you looked at your goals, take some time to review and realign them. Are they still relevant? Do they need adjustment? Reestablishing a clear path to your vision can help you regain focus and momentum.

Ask for Feedback

Sometimes, we’re too close to our own businesses to see them objectively. Seeking feedback from trusted peers, mentors, or clients can help you identify your next steps.  As a bonus, asking for feedback encourages you to view your business from a different perspective, which can bring clarity and new ideas before you even receive input from others.

Do Some Spring Cleaning for your Thoughts

When you’re stuck, it’s easy to fall into a loop of discouraging thoughts. Recognize that these thoughts are driving your actions—or inactions. If your thoughts go in a loop, your actions will, too. 

I like to say that the antidote to negativity isn’t positivity, it’s self care. Do something that allows your brain to go off-duty, that gives you some space from your thoughts. Then, when you’re feeling a bit better, you can start replacing the negative thoughts with thoughts that move you toward your goal. Anchor back into inspiration. Where your thoughts go, your business will follow.

Meditate

All the above being said, sometimes the key is to give your thoughts a break. Just be. Even a few minutes of stillness can open space for inspiration and new ideas. By allowing yourself to simply be, you create an environment where clarity and creativity can flourish.

Create an environment where clarity & creativity can flourish

Revisit Your Differentiators

This one’s very practical. Understanding what sets you apart from your competition is crucial, always. If it’s been a while since you assessed your unique selling points, revisiting them can inject new life into your messaging and marketing strategies.

Simplify

I love how Marie Forleo says it: “Simplify to amplify.” Complexity can be paralyzing. When your energy is scattered across too many tasks, progress slows to a halt. Edit your to-do list to just the core elements that will move you forward. By focusing your valuable time and energy on a few high-impact activities, you’ll find that your efforts become more effective and rewarding.

Be Your Own Client

Sometimes we get stuck on things we know how to do for our clients, but for some reason, they’re harder to do for ourselves. If a client came to you stuck on the same thing, what strategies, resources, or connections would you suggest? Applying this external perspective to your situation can provide clarity and actionable steps.

Getting stuck is part of life, especially as an entrepreneur, and getting unstuck is a valuable skill. Practice noticing when you’re feeling stuck and using these exercises to generate forward movement. 

Do you have other ways you get unstuck? Let me know in the comments below!

Feeling extra stuck? Here are a few free resources to help you:

The Strategy & Soul Alignment Guide. I created this to help you simplify your strategy and find some delicious synergies to create more flow in your work. 

A free 30-minute Strategy & Soul session with me. I LOVE creating a safe space for entrepreneurs like you to unpack your real feelings about your business (good and bad) and gain clarity on your next steps. 

P.S. It’s important to recognize that there is a difference between discouragement and depression. If you are feeling depressed, please seek support from your doctor or therapist. 

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