How to Move Ahead When “Everything Sucks”

Have you ever felt blindsided?

Like a situation appeared in your business or life that threw things into a tailspin and suddenly all of your options to move ahead seem, well…

Kinda sucky?

Not having the best situation, but seeing the best IN your situation is the key to happiness. Click To Tweet

Sooner or later, we all find ourselves in the midst of a challenging situation and can feel ill-equipped to move forward.

When the proverbial dookie hits the fan, many of us react in one of two ways. Either:

1. We freeze up and become unwilling to make any decision — hoping that somehow, someway, everything will “magically” take care of itself (which it rarely does).

Or:

2.  We make a series of rash decisions from a place of anger or fear, triggering even more seemingly sucky problems than we had in the first place.

Thankfully, there is a third option.

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How To Name Your Business: Should You Choose Your Name or Something Else?

“OMG… why can’t I figure this out!?! It should be such a simple decision, but it’s freaking killing me.”

That was me when I first started my business. The issue I was wrestling with: deciding what to name my business.

I couldn’t figure out whether I should name my business something catchy, descriptive and memorable, or name my business after myself.

Sweet mother of cookie dough! I circled around in this creative cul-de-sac for longer than I care to admit.

In my mind, this was big. Plus, it was holding me back from moving ahead on everything else.

After all, the name of my business informed what my website would be, my email, what logo I’d design, what I’d put on business cards, what my “legal” business would be, if people would remember me, if they’d take me seriously in the first place (or so I thought) and yada, yada, yada.

As a young and totally inexperienced entrepreneur, I investigated this sticky “how to name my business” issue from every angle I could think of.

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Burnt Out vs. Time for a Change

Imagine this . . .

You love what you do and you’re successful at it: making money, great clients, great team, etc. For years, you’ve worked your buns off to make this dream come to life.

But here’s the problem.

Something’s changed. You don’t feel excited about what you do anymore.

Most days, you feel kind of down and lost. And the truth is that you’ve been feeling this way for longer than you care to admit!

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar. -Helen Keller Click To Tweet

So what do you do?

And how can you tell the difference between normal burnout vs. a sign that it’s time for a big change in your career?

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Should You Combine Your Many Passions or Choose One?

Are you one of those people who have a lot of passions and have trouble knowing which one to choose?

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When you’re multipassionate, it can get hairy fast. For example, when it comes to your website, do you put everything under one umbrella or keep them separate?

This, my friend, is a struggle that I’m intimately familiar with.

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How To Avoid The Biggest Source of Business Stress

Yesterday, I was on the phone with a game changer.

She’s an author, speaker and long-time activist.

She’s attracted high profile supporters to endorse her work, and is about to launch full tilt into a book promo tour.

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