Happiness is progress.
Momentum. Movement. Growth. Development. Progression. That's the stuff joy is made of.
So then the opposite of progress, would be stuckness.
Feeling stagnant. Stubborn. Getting caught in a cycle of old negative patterns.
And that's the stuff frustration, stress, sadness, lack of motivation, discouragement, loss of confidence and all the other shitty shit is made of.
But if we dwell in the stuckness, in the bad stuff, in all that's not working in our business- if that's where our focus is constantly- then we sink ourselves farther down into the mud and keep ourselves stuck, stuck, stuck.
If we can instead just keep on moving, then the mud may slow us down a bit, we may slip on it from time to time, but it won't stick us. Or stop us. As long as you just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
So if you're not feeling happy, or are "stuck" with an aspect of your business, think about how you can create some momentum there.
How can you create positive energy there, instead of focusing on what's not working? How can you take a step forward and create some movement?
For instance, if you're unhappy with your sales, create some momentum around your shop! How can you get more visitors and thus more sales?
- Offer a giveaway, purchase advertising, reach out to bloggers, do a special promotion or discount, reach out to shops about consignment/wholesale, chat with your customers on social media, scope out local craft/selling events you could participate in, hire a coach or consultant, re-take your photos and make them super awesome, re-do your about page and product descriptions, blog like you've never blogged before, try a new design/line, read some marketing books, take a class to improve your skills or knowledge...
Instead of slumping, complaining or blaming, letting yourself get stuck in the mud- keep moving! Do something! Try something! Then try something else! And keep trying!
There's always something you can be doing to bring energy into your business. Always.
Keep the energy flowing! Keep your momentum up!
A step in any direction, no matter how small, is progress. And in progress is where you'll find your happy. So keep going! Keep trying! Keep moving! And remember to enjoy the journey along the way.
I'd love to hear from you in the comments below! Where are you feeling stuck in your business? What's the first step you're going to take to create some momentum there?
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