How to spot your business roadblocks before you even get to them
The hard truth about your business mindset
You've launched your small business.
Hallelujah! The hardest part is done.
You are obviously super excited. And probably terrified.
But do you want to know the secret?
Everybody hits roadblocks eventually. EVERYBODY.
And it is ultimately your mindset that will determine your ability to break through them.
There is more than enough room for all of us to have our own business. There are enough customers to go around. With enough hustle we can all make it work online.
This will teach you a simple mindset trick for spotting roadblocks in advance and getting rid of them for good!
A note before we start: Don’t freak out if you realize you aren’t on track with your mindset! We are all on this journey, and even I struggle with it some days. She Owns It is all about building businesses based on passion and the belief that you can do this (which you totally can!).
What the heck are small business roadblocks?
Roadblocks are the things that will stop your motivation in its tracks.
Remember the momentum you had when you first started? These things are going to slam on the breaks. They make you feel like you will never make it.
These look different for everybody, and it is different for small business owners because it’s just you driving by yourself.
See if these relate to your journey:
You make sales from word of mouth initially, but now you are struggling to increase your visibility. You are reluctant to tell people you are starting a business because they don’t understand. You have a great service but you don’t know how to communicate your value. You have the money and passion to invest but you are caught up with everyday family life.
If any of these are hitting hard, then you are starting to hit roadblocks my friend!
How do you spot them?
We all know that running a small business is hard.
So how on earth do you spot your challenges in advance?
The trick is to listen to yourself.
No, not just listen to yourself. Listen to your negative self-talk.
Most of the time, these business roadblocks come from a deep rooted “truth” that you tell yourself over and over again (sometimes without realizing it!)
Try these on for size and see if any of them sound familiar:
“I’m not good at marketing”
“I’m too tired”
“I can’t afford to invest anything right now”
“The Instagram algorithms are making it too difficult for me to show up”
The way to spot your roadblocks is to listen to the things you tell yourself ALL THE TIME. They are those sneaky little thoughts that you default to.
And the difficult truth?
They are stopping you from reaching your business potential.
How to drive around your roadblocks
To get past your business roadblocks, you need to be in tune with your “default” thoughts and then REPLACE them with better truths.
Over the next week, make a point of listening to your thoughts. Write down the things you are saying all the time when you are struggling with your business.
What are you saying to yourself when it gets tough?
Pinpoint the phrases or feelings that you keep coming back to, and then re-write them with a truth instead.
For example, if you hear yourself saying
“I’m no good at online marketing,”
you could replace it with something like
“I want my business to succeed so I am willing to learn how to market online”.
Replace your limiting belief with something that is 1) affirming and 2) specific to you and your business struggles.
(And of course in some cases like above, this will lead to you going out and getting proactive in your own development!)
In the She Owns It Members Club, mindset is the most important thing we support each other with. It doesn’t matter how much expertise you have if you don’t BELIEVE you can achieve your business goals!
This simple trick is a way of speaking the truth to yourself. Because the truth is you actually can make it. If you repeat this process every time you start to struggle in your business, then you will always be able to overcome your roadblocks.
Your mindset is your biggest business asset- make sure it serves you well!
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