Have you ever felt "stuck" with a project or an idea?
You think about it all the time. It swirls 'round and 'round in your head.
But every time you try to take action, that's all you end up doing... trying. (Yoda would not be pleased....!)
Yeah, me too. That's how I've been feeling about a writing project that I've been working on for the past few weeks.
Then yesterday, on Facebook, my friend/colleague/former coach/amazing entrepreneur Karyn Greenstreet posted "I love the writing process, don't you?"
And my immediate knee jerk response in my head was "OMG NO! I hate it!"
So I commented on Karyn's post and asked her if she'd be willing to share what she loved about writing.
Here's what she said:
"Hmmm...why do I love writing? For me, it's an extension of teaching. I'm taking a topic I'm passionate about (in this case, how to market to small biz owners), and sharing what I know on the topic. It help ME to get clarity about what's inside my head by writing it down for someone else to read...The other thing is that I always feel like I'm writing to someone I know... It feels more personal that way. Kinda like a love letter, but for those who love business."
And that, my friends, was a lightbulb moment for me.
I was looking at writing as a chore, something requiring effort, a task that is difficult for me. But when I consider Karyn's perspective of writing as an extension of my teacher/coach self and especially thinking about sending a note to someone I really care about... well, that sheds some new light on the situation. Suddenly it felt easy and fun.
This morning, I went to a local coffee shop and in 45 minutes, got more done on my current writing project than I'd accomplished in the last three weeks. All because Karyn helped me to see it from a different perspective. (Thanks Karyn! YOU ROCK!)
So here's the question for you.
In what aspect of YOUR business or life do you need some new perspective?
And who can you ask for help to un-stick you? Not to say "Help! I'm stuck!" (because that really just invites the stuck-ness to stick around!)
Instead, ask the question "I see that you do X well. Can you tell me why you love it so much?" then sit back and allow yourself to look at your "thing" in a whole new way, through their eyes. You might just have a lightbulb moment like I did and make great progress. Wouldn't that be fun?
1. Identify an area of your business or life where you need some new perspective. (some ideas... organizing, finances, marketing, selling, collaboration, self care, networking, your website, household chores, health & wellness, etc)
2. Identify someone who's good at the thing you think you're not (which may or may not be true, but that's not the point) and ask them to tell you about why they love "it" so.
3. Use their answers to fuel your next action steps.
Let me know how it goes in the comments below! E.