This summer I hit a low spot in my life. It’s tough to actually admit it but I thought I should be real with you. Let me try my best to explain the situation I’m in and how I’m feeling.
• I haven’t felt motivated or driven like I did when I first started Smart Home Choice.
• No longer pumped and excited when I jump out of bed in the mornings.
• Was ready to call it a day at 5pm instead of doing what it takes to get it done.
I know I’m sharing some DARK moments with you but I’m sure you’ve felt like this before as well.
It doesn’t matter, if you’re at your job, starting a new project at home or just life in general. Sometimes it becomes draining because you feel like you have no direction. I usually don’t stay in this arena for very long and had to take a step back and analyze what was going on.
Why was I feeling like this, what changed?
Once I was able to get to my place of quietness I discovered something… something that I did in the beginning of this journey… something that I had stopped doing. At first it didn’t make sense. I came to realize that it was only 2 things that changed to make me feel this way. The more I dewelled on it the more I realized the fix was easier than I thought.
I began to incorporate these missing things back into my life:
1. Reading new books
2. Listen to new podcasts
Making time to read new books and to listen to new podcasts to keep me inspired. I was slowly killing my creative spirit and got into the rut of where I was at my old 9-5 job. Doing the same thing over and over again, day in and day out.
I was starting to feel complacent. Sitting at my desk and some days feeling like I was going around in a circle and not ever getting anything completed.
I hope I’m not alone in this… if I am, I’m starting to feel a bit embarrassed but if you’ve felt like this before, let me share some more with you.
Half the battle is recognizing you’re in a downward spiral. The other half is working on a plan to change it.
There was one other important thing that I had stopped doing which was one of the main reasons I enjoyed the journey from Corporate to becoming an Entrepreneur.
3. Connecting and networking in the Real World
Going out and meeting new people, sharing new business ideas, inspiring others over lunch or dinner with a glass of wine. During my quiet time, I found out what really drives me; The message of HOPE. To inspire others that if I can do it so can you, all you have to do is BELIEVE!
- I began to incorporate these back into my life.
- Guess what? I’m starting to feel like my old self again.
I’m feeling inspired and ready to take on the world again. We’re expanding and bringing in new agents, creating new videos and blogs, webinars, tours, and so much more.
I’m feeling alive again and here’s what I did to find myself. It’s very simple but incredibly effective.
Take time out of your busy life to sit in silence and find yourself. I like to listen to meditation rhythms with the river running in the background and birds chirping. It helps me to remove myself from the hectic noise of life and look within.
This is all you need to do to get started.
Your smart phone, earphones and YouTube to find something that will relax your mind and to centre yourself. By doing this simple exercise and incorporating it into my life I’m refocused and feeling better than ever.
I now know what I need to be focusing on for the coming year to be a better me for you.
Breath deep… exhale, be strong and always be taking action!
You can’t change your destination overnight but you can change your direction – Jim Rohn