Have you ever been frustrated in your business? Have you ever been just so frustrated with your business and in your business that you’ve said something like this – “That’s it! I’m finished! It’s not worth all of this! I’m just going to work at Starbucks!” Or something like that…
Not many people are willing to talk about this, but most business owners, if they’re being honest, will tell you they have said this, or something similar, at one time or another. Now, are they serious? Are they really going to work at Starbucks? Probably not, but they are seriously that frustrated.
It’s okay to be that frustrated. Be frustrated. Everyone is going to have times in their business when it’s not fun. Sometimes it’s a challenge to go sit in your office, talk to your clients, or deal with customers, prospects and team members.
The question becomes, do you do it?
When you enter your office to work on your business are you really present, or are you somewhere else being frustrated? Your business is going to get frustrating at times, but do you give up or do you continue to do the work and work through it?
There is a quote that says, “Professionals get paid because they do the work.”
So, do you do the work?
You’re going to get frustrated, and it will probably happen more than once in your business life. You’re going to have a day or a week when you think, “Why is this so hard, or is this all there is?” Anyone who tells you owning your own business is all roses and sunshine isn’t telling you the truth.
Sometimes business is frustrating. There will be times when you’ll wonder whether or not you’re cut out for this or if you should be doing something else, and that’s okay. During those times you just need to breathe a little, relax, and remember why you started your business in the first place. The fun, vision, purpose, and self-confidence will all come back.
One way that it all comes back is if you have a good coach. You need to have somebody you can call or email during those times of frustration… somebody who will lift you up during those periods, and help the rough days go by a little faster.
A coach or a mentor is the person who can help you through the times when you’re frustrated and just not sure about your business anymore. Everyone needs a person like this in their business. So, if you don’t have a coach or a mentor in your business to help you through your difficult times or periods of frustration you need to get one!
And, remember, frustration happens to all of us. The good news is, like all things in life, it’s temporary!