You’re not sure of your exact next steps, but you know that what you’re current doing isn’t going to get you where you want to go. You’re wearing all the hats and still trading time for money. Basically, you still have a job and a tough, grindy job at that–which is exactly the opposite of why you got into business.
You may have gotten into business to “make money while you sleep”–and that dream has come true: you’re working 20 hours a day, and making money during the 4 hours you sleep! You dreamed of “working from the beach”–but beach vacations are a distant fantasy at this point.
You realize that if don’t make changes, you’re going to have a job for the rest of your life.
If you were given three hours of extra time to work on your business, you wouldn’t even know what to work on next, because there’s so much to do. Write an email? Write a Facebook post? Without a plan or a core strategy, you’re just throwing things against the wall to see what sticks. (We’ve all been there).
Like all of us have at one point, you’ve probably built your business on the fly, changing it as you go. This is completely normal, but it’s like building a house on a crappy foundation: eventually, you’re going to have to tear it down and rebuild.
Maybe you’ve already achieved success in your business, but you’re ready for something new. You’re ready for a pivot to capture new opportunities–but you’re unclear on your next steps, and don’t want to lose all you’ve already achieved.
Or maybe, like many of us, you’ve grown your business to a certain level, but now you’re stuck in golden handcuffs, and don’t see a way out.
If any of these points describe you, you’re not alone. These frustrations are completely normal for business owners at all stages.