I will be the first to tell you that business can be messy. Someone leaves, someone doesn’t value your program or work, or things just plain get complicated, especially for winners.
I learn more from the quitters. Really! Winners show up, suck up, cry, stomp, celebrate, and rinse & repeat. Every successful person I’ve ever worked with had that exact same formula.
Quitters are usually very smart, creative, and driven… but they stop right before the good stuff.
Here are a few tips to stay in the game, even when you feel like throwing in the towel:
1.) Write down your vision. What’s your end goal with your business? More time? More freedom? Finally taking your family on that vacation? If you have a clear vision in writing and in your view, it’s harder to let that vision die.
2.) Get real. One of my mentors says “It is simple, but not easy. Success is hard work.” No one won the Heisman, the Oscar, or the gold medal by being half-assed about showing up. Don’t fool yourself. Are you spending a lot of time thinking about goals without taking action?
3.) Get good advice. The people around me won’t let me quit. I Have surrounded myself with a circle of influence. I have a tribe of tough and loving go-getters. A friend and coach emailed me last week and said “Hold fast. We need your confidence.” Get people like that in your circle!
4.) Care. I know you have gifts to share. Your life experience has value and people are meant to be transformed by your connection and your talent. Care enough to keep going. Care enough to share and keep going.
If you love what you do and you know you can help others, there’s no reason to quit. Stopping is not an option. See you at the finish line! Stopping is not an option. See you at the finish line!