5 Ways to Shift Out of a Business Funk
At DesignGood, our approach is all about helping our clients raise the vibe around their business and brand so that they're an energetic match for the people and opportunities they want to attract.
But what do you do when your vibe isn't so high? There are times in any business when your momentum slows down. Everything just feels out of sync or out of flow. Those feelings are a valuable message letting you know that you need to make some shifts in your business. I can tell you this for a fact, because it's happened to me, too. When I fall into a business funk, here are some things that help me raise my vibe again.
- Take a Break
Before we start talking about things to do within your business, there's actually a more important priority to deal with first. You need to catch your breath for a while! We all need to regularly take some time and space to recharge our creativity and inspiration. I know you love your business and you want to give it 100%. But taking a break is absolutely the most productive thing you can do to raise your vibe. After all, how effective are you actually being if you just keep pushing yourself to work when you give off a vibe that's full of frustration, boredom or exhaustion? That's not going to attract good things.
- Seek Some Inspiration
During the past year, the pandemic might have kept you from doing some of the things that recharge your mind and your spirit. Maybe you had to miss the conference that exposes you to fascinating ideas or your usual vacation where you stroll through galleries and museums. As things start to get back to normal, can you resume some of your favorite vibe-raising activities? If not, what can you do instead? For example, treat yourself to a new book or something beautiful for your workplace. Everything you do to feed your mind will raise your vibe in your business.
- Pace Yourself
Did you read the first two ideas and think "I don't have time for any of that"? Then this tip is for you. As passionate entrepreneurs, we can fall into the trap of trying to do many things at once. Then we end up overwhelmed with projects and spreading our energy too thin. You don't have to tamp down that passion. Just pace yourself. Everything doesn't have to happen right now. For example, focus on building your social media presence now, but wait till this fall to launch your course. Honor your goals by giving them your full energy and attention.
- Evolve Your Business
Being in a business funk doesn't mean that you've done something wrong. In fact, it can be a signal that you've deepened your expertise and that it's time to grow and change. You started your business based on who you were at that moment in time. The work that felt perfect for you when you started out might not fit as well anymore. Who are you now? Do you want to do a different kind of work or serve a different kind of client? It's natural that both you and your business will evolve over time. If you aren't making room for this growth, you could start to feel stuck and resentful, which lowers the energy your business puts out into the world.
- Consult an Expert
When you are caught up in all the day-to-day details of your business, it can be hard to find your way out of a funk. You need someone who can help you reconnect to your highest self and your sense of purpose. Consider working with a business or leadership coach (we have lots of reco’s). This is also something we can help with at DesignGood. Our clients tell us that their energy around their business starts to change well before we complete deliverables like their new website. The exercises and conversations that are part of our Business + Brand Discovery process refresh their thinking — and how they show up every day in their business.
Being in a business funk is no fun. But you can use this rough patch to spark new growth. We'd love to help. To get started, schedule a chat with me now.