How Do You Get Unstuck?

Last Update: January 20, 2020

When it comes to your online business, have you ever felt stuck? Like your wheels are spinning. Fast. But you are not going anywhere? Or even worse, like you have just become bogged down?

I feel like that is what has happened with my websites. As you may be aware, I have several other business and farm activities that consume my time. My websites will compliment those activities and bring in more sales.

I have made money with affiliate marketing in the past, so I know that it is possible. I have no lack of ideas. I simply am not getting things published. They are stuck in my draft folder. It is IMPOSSIBLE to make money off of draft posts.

Similar to getting stuck while driving a car, we have to acknowledge that we are stuck.

We have to acknowledge that we need to do something different.

We have to acknowledge that it is normal to get stuck now and then. That is part of life and business.

Today, I have decided to start Kyle’s training over again. I hope that it will bring back some of the enthusiasm and fearlessness that I had when I first joined WA. The training is also set up as a plan with things to check off. Maybe that will help as well.

I have goals. I have plans. I have lots of draft posts that need to be completed and/or proofread. I just need to get unstuck. I have to stop thinking about it. I need to commit to action.

Similar to getting stuck while driving a car, we have to acknowledge that we are stuck. We have to acknowledge that we need to do something different. We have to acknowledge that it is normal to get stuck now and then. That is part of life and business.

For me, writing this post is the first step in getting unstuck. It represents my acknowledging that I have been stuck. It represents posting something. Yet, I am open to ideas.

How do you get yourself unstuck?

Thank you for sharing any tips that you may have in advance,

Sondra

PS. I hope you have an amazing and productive week.

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JidroneP Premium
You are very right saying that unstuck - writing the post. A couple of months ago I was stuck with my website, ( sick for 3 weeks, then, went on vacation, for a month). When I checked my website, I discovered that I'm behind with everything. So, I had to unstuck myself - wrote two articles right away. I started taking courses, give comments... And started writing reviews.
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ThaboN Premium
Hi Sondra,

I know what you mean. Sometimes it's easy to be overwhelmed and loose focus on our online business. Life happens!

What I did to get unstuck was to narrow my focus. I started off with my niche being "back pain" and offering tips and solutions on how to manage it. However, after about 100 posts I felt I had covered everything I wanted on the topic. I was stuck as to what to write next.

So I asked myself a question that refreshed me and motivated me to write again. I asked what condition, if not corrected, can lead to back pain? The answer was bad posture---a sub niche of back pain. Now I am not only writing more post but have since:

1. Written a series on posture mistakes
2. Have created a quiz on assessing your posture
3. Have written a Power Posture Instruction Manual
4. Have started a second series on posture deviations.

If you're curious as to how good your posture awareness is, here is the quiz,


https://healthybacksupport.com/how-good-is-your-posture-awareness-this-quiz-will-tell-you

Other ways of being unstuck is to repurpose your content. For example, taking a post and making it into a video. Or take some of your favorite posts, tying them with a theme, and create a video log. I have done that as well.

I hope this helps.

Thabo
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SondraM Premium
Thanks for the suggestions Thabo. I’ll have to check out your quiz when I get a chance.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Sondra,

Ya, I get what you're saying. I've been in "stuck" mode from the family business. My kids kinda messed up ... i can't seem to get back into the swings of my online business.

Soooo, I went back to my SAC training, month 1. But I'm still mentally stuck cause I worry about the future of the family business.

Good for you... writing this post is like an affirmation, going back to your lessons, coming up with goals...

Some tips:

Exercise, drink lots of water, stay positive, and focused. Get your draft posts completed and published asap. Have a check list... it really works.

I wish you much success in your online business. Let's do it!!

Monica
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SondraM Premium
Thank you Monica! I definitely need to follow your suggestion about drinking lots of water and getting some more excercise. Lately, I have become addicted to soda again. Not good.
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FKelso Premium
Well, you find someone to help. You have started this process with your post. I think starting the training over will be very helpful. I've done some of that and found things I'd forgotten from the first time.

Look through your drafts. Decide which one you'd like to work on first. Pull it out and read it over, preferably aloud, as that will often tell you where you need changes and additions. See if you can complete the post and publish. If you start working on one and run into a problem, ask us! Perhaps someone will have just the answer you need. I see you have some good ones below.

We all get stuck now and then. Just focus on finding a solution. I think you are on the right track.
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SondraM Premium
Thank you for the tips Fran of how to best handle my drafts.

I hope that you have a wonderful week.
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Sorry to hear that, Sondra. Stuck is not a fun place to be, but it's not necessarily a bad place to be either. Over the years of getting stuck and unstuck in business, I've learned that it's a prime opportunity to hit pause, collect my thoughts, evaluate my goals and priorities, make adjustments and then move forward. Based on your track record as a biz owner, I bet you'll come out stronger and most likely with some new ideas on the other side of stuck. You got this! :)

All the best to you!
Colleen
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SondraM Premium
Thanks for the shot of motivation Colleen. Hopefully I will be able to look back and appreciate my “prime opportunity.”
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
I expect that some good things will come out of this for you and I look forward to hearing about them. :)
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