Notes From Liz

Getting Back To Life

To start this post off I was looking for a great quote. Probably just something else I was doing to put this off. 😉

And that’s what this post is all about. Putting stuff off…

Stop it! Stop it right now!

I’ve been waiting for the “stars to align” and my life to become completely perfect before really diving back into business and getting back to kicking ass in this industry.

There are so many things I need to finish, so many things I need to start, but right now…

I’m so locked up in my head I can’t seem to get anything done.

I mean NOTHING!

What happened to get me here?

A lot… *lol*

I up and moved away from everything I have ever known. I got my heart ripped out of my chest and fed to me. I had a serious catastrophic thing to happen to me that was entirely my fault.

Huge things that tore me down without me even realizing it until the last few weeks where I’ve been trying to put all my pieces back together again!

So I decided to go back in my mind to a time when my business was running great, and I was doing great with life in general. There are smalls windows in time when both of those things simultaneously happen. I usually have one or the other.

But… I’ve ALWAYS had one or the other!

For a while though I’ve had neither…

In the last few weeks I’ve been able to get the life stuff straight. Whew… That’s the hardest part.

Now to take on the business stuff!

If you find yourself in a position where you don’t know which way to turn in your business here is what you do…

1. You must absolutely go and wear yourself out! Push yourself in some kind of physical activity where for a few days in a row you’re so tired you can’t see straight. I call this “soul sweating”…

This will clear your mind and bring you down to a place where you can think clearly and concentrate.

2. Come back to your business and find 3 things you have been putting off and spend 2-3 days getting them completed and taken care of. Just tackle the shit out of them and get them done no matter what it takes.

This will make you feel accomplished and make you want to get MORE done!

3. Find ONE thing that can make you money RIGHT NOW! I’m talking something that can make you money in 24-48 hours or even less than that!

This will put money in your pocket and give you the breathing room you need to move on and do bigger things that bring in BIGGER money which will give you sooooo much more “drive”!

I got 1. knocked out over the last several days…

I’ve spent a ton of time riding my bike on Anna Maria Island in Florida. It’s about 30 minutes from where I live. I’ve also spent time swimming at the beach, soaking up the son, canoeing… Anything just to exhaust my body and clear my mind.

For the next 2-3 days I will work on 2. I’ve got a few projects I’m behind on, and a few clients I am behind on. I will finish those up, and then by Monday I will have 3.

This will all lead me to where I need to be with business!

So what can you take away from this?

Life is going to knock the hell out of you a lot! A whole lot… It probably already has several times. If not… It’s coming for you. I had 33 years of near perfection, and it came and got me over the last 4 years REPEATEDLY! 🙂

When life knocks the hell out of you though you’ve got to have a way to come back from it. This is my way of doing that! The three steps I just listed help me. You might be able to use them and you might not, but you MUST have the steps YOU need to take laid out in your mind so that when life does knock you down you can actually get back up and be even stronger than before.

I encourage you to take an hour alone right now and think about the things that get you “pulled back in“, and get you back on track. Write those things down and I’d love for you to share them in the comments below!

Here’s to fighting back!

Liz

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3 Comments

  1. Hey Liz,

    I TOTALLY get you on this. This is the one area that I have struggled with badly. Figuring out a way to reconnect with my inner self and tackling the things that bring me pleasure and success.

    Usually when I get disconnected from who I am, that is the moment that life gets out of control and I run away. Usually into games on my phone or books or habits that I really wished that I didn’t have anymore.

    I have been following you for years now and I trust you, more than some people think wise. But I know you speak from your heart.

    You are in mine and my family’s prayers.

    Thank you for being there and I am here for ya!!

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  2. Colin

    Hi Liz,

    Great post. Alongside the physical activity you talk about I have three things that help keep the black memories of my business life disasters of the past at bay.
    1) Have a teddy bear again. When you wake up at 4 in the morning and the evils start to creep in hugging that bear helps get them to go away.
    2) If the evils do try and make an appearance in my mind I either borrow from Uncle Buck and think up ever stronger doors, locks and gates to keep them at bay or borrow from war epic movies and unleash archers, cavalry, tanks, giants etc on them to beat the crap out of them.
    3) I also keep a list of great successes or lessons and experiences from my life in product marketing so that when I feel lacking in self confidence, sad or blocked about doing the next thing they serve as a reminder that ‘Yes you can’ so I can get stuck into the next task and move on.

    Keep fighting back 🙂

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