In September, it will be my 10th anniversary of working online and last month I seriously considered quitting my business. I’ll get into the why in a moment, but the reality is as a business owner these thoughts happen all the time.
ALL THE TIME
and if you don’t experience self-doubt, frustration and even some anger when you’re building your business then I believe you’re doing something wrong.
My reason for thinking of quitting…
I disappointed a client in a way that hit me to my core. It is someone I respect and admire.
I’m so excited to see the strides she’s made in the recent months, yet I dropped the ball for her and we’re no longer working together.
It’s happened to me before AND as much as I hate to admit it, it will probably happen again, this crap happens and usually happens for a reason.
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT…
This experience helped me get clarity, sure I wallowed in my own self-doubt and pity for probably longer than I should have.
But it’s okay.
I’ve come out the other side, better for the experience and looking at how I can improve things in my business.
Do the best with what you know and when you know better, do better. ~ Rhonda MigaClick To Tweet
There was a lot of self reflecting going on last month and while the hubbie and I were out having some, what I consider pretty crappy, Chinese food in town I shared with him some of the things that had been swirling around in my head and he says to me…
“I know, I could sense it and I know you well enough to leave you alone until you’re ready to share.”
Then I shared what had been swirling around in my head…
- How I let down this client in a big way
- How I felt I was listening to too many outside influences that were influencing me to make business decisions that weren’t me. That I wasn’t clear on my expectations and what my client expectations should be
- So what am I doing to change all those nasty, crappy thoughts that have been swirling around in my head?
I’m shifting my services, not ditching them completely just tweaking them in a way that works well FOR ME.
I’m getting clear on what the expectations are for myself and for my clients
I’m considering a brand new offering that will be affordable, resourceful and super helpful for anyone struggling to understand how to best use technology in their businesses
I’m getting back to writing (I haven’t been consistent with you and I haven’t written anything for my blog since AUGUST!)
I’m getting back to teaching as it’s something I absolutely love to do
April was a rough month for me, but I’ve come to a place that is better and will only get better.
There’s always a lesson to be learned when we hit these kinds of bumps and it’s really about how we manage the hurdle to get to the other side.
Did you struggle with something recently?
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