Being thrown off is unsettling. It makes me feel physically uncomfortable and a little bit scared.
As entrepreneurs, we try to plan and prepare for every situation-- but every so often, life has a different plan. Sometimes life interrupts you in a BIG way. But more often than not, it is the little, subtle things that creep into the day-to-day and create disorientation.
This stinks because it can make you feel funky, delay your progress, and cause anxiety.
Here is my story:
I’ve been working as a marketing consultant for the past 6 years. I’ve been a free agent for quite some time. But there was a stirring inside me. A yearning to uplevel. To be mentored and learn how to be a world-class marketer for high-growth companies. I found that opportunity in June and have been mentally stretched and pulled executing strategies to double and triple growth in an already 8-figure business. This job is taking up most of my time and represents a significant portion of my income.
When you take on a big project and go through a season of change/growth there are psychological ramifications. I was not prepared to experience the loss of independence, being responsible for a team of employees (dealing with politics and emotions), and having the urge to stay safe and play small.
Today I’m digging into how I’ve identified the cause and effect of my being thrown off and how I’ve navigated through my own fears and uncertainty.
Building a successful business on every level takes a different mindset to get you from where you are to where you want to be. The key is to identify this situation that might throw you off (as best you can) and prepare for it.
And if you find yourself in unfamiliar territory, give yourself a little grace. We all get thrown off sometimes.
Take a listen. 👇🏻
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Victoria is a Marketing Mentor to early-stage founders. She has built compelling brands around the globe and has worked as a marketing director across several verticals. She is passionate about helping women think BIGGER about their businesses and giving them the tools to grow. She'd love to connect on LinkedIn or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.