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Why You Feel Stuck-- And What To Try Next

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

Feel like you're doing it "wrong"?

We live in a society driven by the belief that busy = success (and a bunch of other false narratives that I can’t consolidate into this one post).

A common thread that appears in my work with clients is the belief that their inability to take action somehow implies that they don’t want something badly enough, or worse-- that there’s something "wrong" with them.

What we work on in coaching-- and what I hope you take away from reading this-- is this:

It’s a lack of DIRECTION that hinders ACTION.

Not knowing where you’re actually trying to go and what your vision is, means being unable to start.

You’re not lazy, you just don’t know where you’re going, let alone, what to do to get there.

Think about it as though you were going backpacking.

Yes, part of the adventure is the unknown. But if you don’t know where you’re going, you can’t know how long it may take to get there, what kind of gear to bring, how many days of food you’ll need. If you went off with none of this sorted out, you’d be coming home shortly thereafter.

Inaction, in this case, is smart, not lazy.

And it’s the same in taking action in your business and in your life.

So, ask yourself the following questions the next time you feel stuck:

  • Where am I actually trying to go?

  • What am I trying to accomplish by getting there?

  • What do I know about where I’m starting from?

  • What can I guess I’ll have to do between here and there?

And by the way-- you don't have to do it alone.

Need to break out of a funk in your work, and get that direction you crave?

Join a Co-Working Strategy Session to help you get sh*t done with a group of action-minded group of creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs like you.

Every first Monday of the month, we find clarity with a guided strategic planning exercise, then set tangible goals to build momentum right away. Knock off your big to-dos during deep focus time, and stay accountable thanks to the community setting.

How a Co-Working Strategy Session can help you:

  • Take control over your work time (these hours are protected for YOU to do what matters-- without distraction).

  • Feel a supportive sense of community (even if you usually work solo).

  • Gain efficiency to that you can focus on the creative work later (thanks to a mix of strategic planning and dedicated focus time).

  • Set yourself up for future success (you'll find clarity on goals and action steps to get there).

Want to try out co-working to discover YOUR direction?

Let me know in the comments: What do you do when YOU feel stuck?

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