Burn It Down or Build the Next Level

It’s make-or-break time and you’re either going to get radical and push out of your comfort zone or you’re going to throw in the towel because, either way, something’s got to change.

by | Jan 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Burn It Down or Build the Next Level?

You’re at that place where things have become dire. It’s make-or-break time and you’re either going to get radical and push out of your comfort zone or you’re going to throw in the towel because, either way, something’s got to change. You’re burned out, frustrated and can’t see your way through to that future you had envisioned for yourself.⠀⠀⠀⠀

When you’ve reached this point, it’s time to take a hard look at your business, from the very roots. It’s time to figure out where you’re out of alignment, because alignment is what creates flow, energy and clarity.⠀⠀⠀⠀

Here are some core questions to ask yourself at this stage:⠀⠀⠀⠀

What are you working towards? Is this clear for you? Has it changed over time, and you’re still running a business that was optimized for a particular purpose? (Have a listen to my podcast interview with Michael Knouse where he talks about looking at what your business is optimized for)⠀⠀⠀⠀

Who are you working for? You? Your customers? Someone else?⠀⠀⠀⠀

What are you telling yourself every day about your business? Do you believe it can be different or have you created another story or belief? Is your mind open to possibility?⠀⠀⠀⠀

What are your constraints? Are they really constraints or can you be flexible? What boundaries have you created, and why?⠀⠀⠀⠀

How committed are you to finding a way through? How much will you invest (time, money, space) to create something that finally works?

These are the hard questions, the ones that cause you to dig deep and turn this thing you’ve created around in your hands, over and over. Because everything is possible, that future and that vision, and the person you want to become. It just comes down to a decision – at what cost?

You can quit. That’s OK. I’ve quit, and it was the best decision I could have made at the time. But I did it after a thorough reality check, and a pretty complete assessment of the alignment of my business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀

I’ve also leveled up and that might have been even harder, but it was clear, which made it successful.⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tell me in the comments…

What hard questions do you need to ask yourself?

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