AT A TIME WHEN I’M AT MY LOWEST POINT …
After a tough week at the office (aka home), I’m feeling frustrated that my (first) launch did NOT turn out the way I had envisaged it.
After many weeks (months!) of research & asking what my people want, HOW I can help them, figuring it all out & finally putting an offer out … #cuethecrickets!
I’m crying my eyes out (not just a weeks’ but a YEARS’ worth of tears) & am about to QUIT (for today anyway).
WHAT is it all for?
WHY are we putting ourselves through all this?
WHY are we so (freakin’) hard on ourselves?
So, I complained (okay, whinged) to my husband …
Where ARE my people? Where can I find them? Why can’t they find meee?
Pathetic. I know!
Which was the exact MOMENT when I receive an email from one of my dreamiest clients …
“And P.S. I think you are brilliant at what you do. I didn’t realize how brilliant until last night. Really made a huge difference having your oopmh!!”
Now, that’s some feedback … #cuethewaterworks
I had revised & tweaked her 7 pages (resource guide) FREEBIE to put some OOMPH into it & make her (tech) language FUN & come to life …
That email made my day, my week, heck, my YEAR!
She didn’t even realise how impeccable her timing was. (I told her though.)
And then I received a Facebook post from someone else … out of the blue.
On the SAME day!
“Kerstin Begley I want to kiss you and hug you and shower you with flowers, chocolate, champagne and $$$$. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! This is FAN FRIGGING TASTIC!!!!
Spooky or what?
It just shows you, you never know if people are already aware of you & your work. They may have bookmarked you & just haven’t contacted you … yet!
After a day (& weird coincidences) like that, I HAD to share it on my FB page.
I wanted to turn THIS day around into something positive. Maybe people could take something away from it.
So I shared it …
And then this comment comes in …
“I am BEYOND thankful for what you do, Kerstin, and how you do it. What YOU do makes what I do so much easier!! Thank you and no, you can NOT give up!! xoxo ❤
And I realised, how far I’ve come & that I had to acknowledge that. For the first time.
We have to remind ourselves to celebrate every single win. No matter how small or big. To tell & encourage ourselves to keep going.
If you’re a Solopreneur (like me) & you don’t want to do this alone, find like-minded people who can do it WITH you.
Setting up your own online business isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would be doing it. (I know, I hear THAT a lot too!)
I believe it is DOable. If you surround yourself with the right people. People who have the same drive, ambitions, dreams & struggles (tech-wise or mind-wise).
If you get out of your own way, share your story, make connections, you might be surprised at the response.
Especially on a bad day!
Connect with like-minded others,
keep going, keep believing, keep giving, keep trusting & do ONE little thing every day. For 365 days. Imagine what you could achieve in just ONE year!
The other day someone asked me:
What advice would you give to someone who is struggling to believe in themselves? Have you had to overcome this?
Yes. Every single day. But I got better at it. Acknowledge the negative thoughts & doubts & then kick them in the butt & KEEP GOING. One step at a time. One day at a time.
I believe that I needed this BAD day.
But ONLY so I’ll appreciate & SEE when things are going right …
It’s been two months since that day … & so much has happened & opportunities have shown up.
So, to finish up, let the words sink in …
TRUST that you CAN.
Don’t give up.
Don’t be afraid.
You WILL get there.
You WILL find YOUR people.
YOUR people WILL find YOU.
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Oh, & tell me …
When you had your last DOWN day, what did you do to snap out of it?
Tell me in the comments below. I’d REALLY like to know & I’m sure others would too. It could help us all for next time! 😉