This blog post I dedicate to the wonderful Jenny Kuo (from Sociable Space). She is this fine business woman who I originally hired to help me with her reputation marketing services over time. On a funny note, she hired me right back and we have become personal friends over a short period of time.
In working with her on some quite intense projects, in a very short space of time we have both been through some big ups & downs together. One thing I noticed about business (especially when one is starting up), is that in the early days the “high’s are high” and the “low’s are low”.
That is, many people (including me) felt like death warmed up the most of the time, you get a win and you feel euphoric – then say a bit later you all feel bummed out again not realizing your dreams the way you want!
Many say for business you need a “good mindset” and that I couldn’t agree more! If anything in looking back, technically and skill wise I am beyond question when it comes to marketing – but like many, my own personal mindset was always holding me back.
Without being too general, it was mostly:
– Feeling scared and pessimistic about the future.
– Being freaked out by so called “competition”
– Over-work and exhaustion and then “hitting the wall!”
As I write this article I am in the process of hiring staff to help me out in my business as I have just too much administration which is hurting me. I work say a full day then have hours of administration when I get home which is just no good. I have done some crazy hours this week, eaten so much junk food and today I feel like pure heck!
Jenny tends to watch me go through my “overwork” cycles and she always gives good commentary and trying to get me to slow down – she is right, but the problem of when your business is expanding is that you got to keep up the with it!
So the point of this article, I think is the highs and lows of business. You are well rested, closed a client the day before and you feel awesome! Then the opposite, you lose a client, things are quiet, you are exhausted and physically sick and crash!
In watching Jenny do it, myself doing it, almost all of my clients doing it – and then meeting with clients while they are in the thick of it – it’s given me I think a new maturity on accepting the highs and lows of life! As Ralph Rintoule this fantastic property investor I work with says:
– “In life, S*$T happens, so get used to it!”
Great advice and great maturity! I think my personal experience from all this comes too:
– “You have rough days, rough weeks! But they don’t last forever!”.
So as I work away, I am eating vegetable soup – going to hit bed soon and make sure I am back on my game tomorrow!
Thank you for reading this too – very appreciated and you are welcome to drop me a line at email@example.com if you want to connect!