What’s Really Holding You Back?

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It’s a rare person who—at some point—doesn’t feel like they are being held back.

Either you begin to experience burnout, or you aren’t reaching your goals and can’t seem to get past the income plateau you’ve found yourself on.

It’s a normal part of living, but staying there isn’t. Successful people (like yourself)  figure out how to overcome the hurdles and overwhelm and continue to grow. And the first step is to determine what exactly is holding you back.

Lack of Clarity

When you don’t really know what it is you want from your life or the business you want to create, you’re experiencing a lack of clarityClick to Tweet.

Maybe you aren’t clear on who you’re meant to serve, or can’t quite envision how you can financially leave your job. Or maybe you can’t even picture doing something different.

These are all symptoms of a lack of clarity, and they can stop you in your tracks.

If you’re suffering from a lack of clarity, take a step back and do some brainstorming (or brain dumping) to get everything out in the daylight where you can see it. This alone can help you get clear on what your next step is.

Lack of Focus

If you’re clear on your goals but you’re having trouble moving forward consistently, then a lack of focus might be your trouble.Click to Tweet

You head to your office each morning with purpose, but by lunch it’s clear you haven’t accomplished anything you set out to do.

You’re not a bad person. You just have trouble focusing on the next step that needs to happen to make your dreams come true.

Try this: With your end goal in mind, brainstorm the next physical action you need to take to achieve it. So if your goal is to create a business, then your next step might be to search for courses and/or a coach who can help you achieve that dream.  (Shameless plug – I got both on lock, course and I am coach. LOL)

No Excitement

Bored? Lost interest in the things you once loved? This is, unfortunately, pretty common among people who have hit their ceiling.Click to Tweet

That’s why we see so many people jumping from idea to idea, never spending enough time in any one endeavor to see it through to success.

Staying excited about being a business owner starts with having a dream that keeps you going even when you’re faced with the day-to-day drudgery that every aspiring entrepreneur encounters. Not everything is fun when you’re creating a business, but if you keep your “why” in mind, it can help you get past the dull spots.

Want to know how to easily fix all these issues (and more)? It’s a simple trick that the world’s most successful entrepreneurs have been using for decades: Vision Boards.

These fun and colorful tools are often just what you need to clarify your dreams, work out your next steps, and stay excited about you becoming an entrepreneur.

Vision boards can be as simple as a few images clipped from a magazine and pinned to a cork-board. Or as complex as a framed poster with hand-lettered quotes and personal inspiration. The choice is yours. It’s completely personal, super fun, and best of all, it works. Give it a try next time you’re feeling stuck in your life. And going after your dream of starting a business!

Next Steps

You did not think I was going to end there, did you?

Well I am not.

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Renee Lamb

Renee has over 15+ years of experience in the corporate world. She has had management roles in HR, international healthcare and project management. But the role she loves the most is Job Exit Strategist for her own company, Renee M. Lamb, LLC. Renee is not only passionate for, (well maybe obsessed) being an advocate for helping professionals to gain freedom and wealth via entrepreneurship. She believes her role is to give them wings so they can soar to greater heights on their entrepreneurship journey. She does this by her coaching programs and courses.