This Part 4 in our 5-part series. We’ve been talking about Fear, Anxiety, Worry, and Doubt… And how this nasty F.A.W.D. SQUAD doesn’t have to hold you back from growing your business.
In previous segments :
- I showed you how to start the day with a fresh, empowering perspective.
- I gave you a way to simplify your business and how you communicate to others about your business.
- I put you in the driver’s seat and gave you the keys.
And here in Part 4 I’m going to share the last of the three methods. What do you do when you can’t crush the F.A.W.D. SQUAD? When you can’t get around it. When you can’t plow through it. Those days (and they will come), when your deer in the headlights meter is at a gajillion plus three and your motivation meter is reading negative sixteen. Enter, the Contingency Plan…
Method #3: Have A Contingency Plan
Simply put, having a contingency plan means you want to have a list of tasks you can do when you feel anxious. Make a list of things you know you can do when the wind is out of your sails and the weather forecast says, “BLAH For The Next 24 Hours.”
Write out the types of tasks that you know you can do, even on your worst days. If they are business tasks, that’s good, because your business will move forward, even if it’s just a little bit. Maybe checking emails, or sending out requests for testimonials.
(I like this one^ because when I tell people about my business, or when others tell me they like my business, it makes me feel good and quiets feelings of anxiety).
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Do Something Productive
But even if these are NOT business tasks, do SOMETHING. Something physical is good. A lot of my business has me sitting at a computer, so taking 20 minutes to sweep out the garage or to load the dishwasher can get some physical energy going. It takes my mind out of the path it was on and I actually get something useful accomplished. A small accomplishment does wonders for lifting me from feelings of anxiety (and it makes my wife happy, too, if I do something around the house).
Do this. Do it right now… it’ll only take you 3 minutes to write a list. Then keep it handy for those worst of days (more than writing down the list, do the tasks on the list. Then write to me and let me know how it changed the course of your day).
Right now you may be thinking. These are all great things to talk about, but when I’m in the heat of feeling beat down or overwhelmed, or just have that feeling of not wanting to do ANYTHING with my business, what good do any of these words do?
Great question. Because I know what that crippling feeling is like. And RIGHT NOW I’m going to answer for you!
Congratulations on making it this far. Click over to the final part of this 5-part series.
Note: I’m not talking about clinically diagnosed anxiety issues here. Individuals with such anxiety issues should seek advice from a medical professional.