“I’ve become addicted to the discomfort in my head when I don’t know what to do and the guaranteed growth that happens if I suck it up and push on” Steve Larsen.
If you’ve ever felt this way then you’ll know exactly what he means…
In case you haven’t heard of Steve Larsen, he’s an amazing internet marketer and another one of the people I look up to and aspire to be like in the online marketing world. To think that he too feels overwhelmed at times is very encouraging (sorry Steve, hope your head’s OK, genuine..)
Actually, this came in an email from him yesterday and it was just what I needed to read.
Yesterday was just one of those days when I felt like I was walking in treacle (or quick drying cement). I was trying to work something technical out in Clickfunnels and I just didn’t understand how to do it.
I have been learning about building sales funnels for a while now and I think I’m getting quite good at it (even if I do say so myself), but today I was quite literally pulling my hair out.
In the end I had to abandon it and go and do something else (It must have been bad, because I decided that hanging up my wet washing was preferable!)
Later, when I was talking to a friend that I haven’t spoken with in a good few months, I realised just how much new stuff I have been cramming into my crazy marketing brain these last few months. I’ve come so far and learnt so much new stuff. I LOVE IT!!
The weird thing is that later in the evening, when I was actually really tired and watching some tv with the kids (30 minutes of downtime each day to connect with them is essential btw, don’t skip this bit..), I had a flash of inspiration. I suddenly understood what I’d been puzzling over and boom!
After the kids were in bed, I grabbed my Mac and started working. I ended up staying up until the early hours, but I made so much progress. I slept like a baby afterwards. It was almost better than sex (steady, I did say almost!)
The next time you hit a wall, just take a break. Do something else to engage your brain in another way. Go for a walk, hang out the washing, do some housework (if it’s really difficult). Don’t beat yourself up. It happens to all of us.
Some things are hard to get your head around at first and that’s ok, but your subconscious brain is capable of working it out, and it’s still working on it, long after your conscious brain isn’t, even when you’re asleep!
Keep learning, keep growing and keep moving forward.
Sharon Marie xx
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