I Lost Momentum
It's been challenging to stay focus on one thing for me the past two weeks. Here in the United States we've seen major collitions among the nations and beliefs.
Yes I got caught up with all the drama.
Have you ever experience a loss of momentum?
I did the last two weeks. I didn't have scheduled meetings to enroll new clients. I couldn't get warm leads to commit for a followup meeting. It was hard to increase our cashflow. And I felt responsible for all of it.
I can't tell you it was all due to the drama in our nation but it did affect me emotionally. I lost focus because I started to get caught up with the news, the social media and all the stuff happing around the world. I even started blaming the national situation to less appointments and no sales.
So what do you do when you lose momentum?
Here's what I do... I completely shut off all external sources that are negative and hyped-up with drama!
The middle of last week my wife told me that I wasn't acting the normal optimistic me. Even my daughter mentioned I was looking upset and sad.
I started to unfollow every news media out there, I removed social media apps from my phone and decided to take a whole day completely without any media. And guess what happened?
Just in one whole day I felt better, I slept better and in my morning walk with my wife I started feeling refreshed.
Do you see the key ingredient that will shut down your momentum?
It's your focus placed on the negative, dull, unproductive drama.
And how do you fix it?
Do the opposite and focus on the positive, enjoyable, productive behaviour.
Listen, it happens to all of us but it's what we do with this type of lessons. I could have chosen to stay unfocus and unproductive. BUT I didn't!
Our entreprenuer path is not how quickly you succeed but instead how many obstacles would you go through to succeed.