Episode 6 – Exhaustion, Injustice, Your Inner Child, and Re-Framing Your Longterm Business Goals

Raise your hand if you’re exhausted.

You’re not alone, and it won’t be the last time you groan and say “I don’t have time.” Being self-employed is not about the immediate rewards (obviously… at the beginning anyway!) but I hope you’re keeping your spirits up.

This week I’ve released Episode 6 of The Self-Employed Nerd, all about Cycles, Injustice, and a different way to embrace the “long game” of building a successful business.

Key Points:

Do we have a quarterly cycle? We have daily cycles and monthly cycles, but is there a quarterly cycle I’m missing?

What INJUSTICE are you fighting? You don’t have to label yourself as an activist but chances are that the business you’re building and the services you feel so passionately about are providing a solution to a problem.

Yes, marketing and launching and logos and contracts and all that jazz. But there’s a deeper reason why your services mean so much to you (especially the impact you’re going to make on your community) and that’s so much more important than whether you should sell via Thinkific or Teachable.

And finally…

An exercise to help you reframe your long-term commitment and expectations of so-called “success.” As you continue to devote your energy and money into your business, other things will bubble up.

A reminder:

You are important.
Your work is making a difference.
You can already name a dozen unexpected hiccups that have happened along the way…

So…

You need to take care of yourself if you want to keep this up for the long-term. It will take time.

The reassurance is that it CAN be an amazing process in the meantime, and if you stick to your goals and stay accountable for the long-term, you’ll find (via your own, personal transformation, likely having nothing to do with money or your clients’ success) that it was totally worth it.

 

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