Ups and Downs – What to do When You Hit a Snag in Your Business

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All business owners have been there. You hit days when nothing is going right. Days when you just want to throw in the towel. Days when you question why you are working so hard.  

I know, I’ve been there. It is tough to power through when things get tough, but that is when you have to really dig deep and decide if your true purpose is still aligned with your desire.  

See, sometimes you push through. . . and sometimes you need to pivot.  

Business owners face this quarry often. And it is not an easy question.  

So, what do you do when you hit a snag?  

What is your purpose? 

The first thing is to go back to your purpose for having this business. If you have a powerful purpose and reason for doing what you do, then it is easy to stick with it and push through the hard times. Talk to a trusted advisor who can give you some objective feedback on whether this is a small snag that you can overcome or whether you need to pivot completely.  

Are you ready for change? 

Change is natural. Research shows that it is normal to want to pivot your direction every 2-3 years. Don’t fight it. Embrace it.  

So, what else would you like to do? What makes you thrive? Before jumping ship from one business or project, it is important to really think through what else you would want to do so you can pivot in the right direction. Again, talk with a trusted advisor. For instance, talk to a business coach who has helped business owners sell their companies, so you understand the process and the options. A single strategy session can go a long way to helping you reach that clarity on where you want to go next.  

Life is a journey, but make sure you have fun along the way. When your business hits a snag, take the time to reflect and determine your options so you can make better, more informed choices! 

Kristen David, a former trial lawyer and partner who went from working 85 hours a week and being a slave to her law firm, built it up to a million-dollar-plus business, then sold her shares and pivoted into a business coach guru.  She is now an international speaker, bestselling author, and operates a successful business, empowering business owners to build thriving, profitable businesses that are self-managed with systems.  She helps busy business owners build those systems by implementing policies and procedures the Fast Track Way.

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