What to do when nothing’s working

Ever feel like you’re working as hard as you can, but it’s not enough?

You’re doing all the right things:

  • Following up with prospective clients, investors, potential hires.
  • Responding to customer feedback.
  • Checking 72 tasks off your to-do list.

But nothing moves the needle.

I know the feeling. (And so does every client I’ve worked with).

Wanna know the quickest way to jumpstart your mojo?

Make three lists:

📝 List #1: “Things I’ve Done”

No matter where we are, we focus on how long it’s taking to get where we want to go. And discount how far we’ve come.

So acknowledge the clients you have, the progress you’ve made, the mistakes you’ve learned from.

Reality check: I haven’t been doing nothing.

📝 List #2: “Things I Haven’t Tried Yet”

Even if it feels like you’ve tried everything, there are always new angles you haven’t explored, people you haven’t contacted.

Reality check: There are plenty of things I haven’t tried yet.

📝 List #3: “Here’s What’s Possible”

It’s easy to look at the success of others and think it was a smooth ride. But you know that’s never the case.

So look for examples of grit and perseverance:

👉🏻 Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen pitched Chicken Soup for the Soul to 130+ publishers.

👉🏻 Colonel Sanders took a decade to perfect his ‘secret recipe’ and was rejected more than 1,000 times before finding his first partner.

👉🏻 Starbucks founder Howard Schultz was rejected by 242 banks when looking for his first loan.

Reality check: I’m not the only one who struggles.

Immerse yourself in possibility until it becomes the new norm.

You got this.