The Unstuck Business

by Martha Giffen

Are you stuck?  It happens to the best of us!  It’s time to learn how to get in the “unstuck” business!

The scenario usually goes something like this:  You make a decision (or don’t make a needed one) and it turns out to be a costly mistake for your biz.  At this point, you have two choices.  To stay there, moaning and groaning and getting “stuck” dwelling on the mistake or move on and keep your focus on your ultimate success.

It just happened to me!

I had a setback.  It was my own fault and it was costly.  Both in time and money.  Instead of brushing it off, accepting the consequences and making remedies, I continued to play it over and over in my head.  Coulda, woulda, shoulda for days!

That proved to be costly too!

In time, energy, and income.  My wake-up call came in the form of a conversation with a business associate.  After hearing my sad story, she simply said, “forgive yourself.”

That’s IT?

Yes, even in business, you have to forgive yourself so you can get “unstuck.”  If you make a misstep or costly mistake (and eventually we all do), accept it, learn from it, and keep moving forward.

Are you tripping over yourself?

In my case, I was spending my time and energy continuing to look at the mistake, think about it, blame myself, feel guilty – you name it.  Negativity with a capital N.  What did that do to my productivity?  Stopped in its tracks.

I no longer was moving forward.  By keeping my thoughts in the past, by dwelling on the the shoulda, woulda, coulda’s, I was preventing the get to’s, going to’s, and want to’s from happening.  Wow!

Preventing my own biz from thriving!

Do you think there’s a connection between your success and your thinking?

I can assure you there is.  If you stay in the past and continue to dwell on the negatives, you are putting yourself in a “stuck” position.  Do you recognize this behavior in yourself?  If so, let me give you a little advice.  Change it!

The sooner, the better!

Write down the positive side to your business. Where you are going, what it will feel like on the other side of the current hurdle and then get moving.  Get ready for the success that’s coming your way!

I know.  When you come to this blog you want some concrete business tips.  Something about blogging, building your website, social media secrets, etc.  You don’t want to hear about controlling your thoughts!

Here’s what I know . . . .

Once your thinking has the right focus, a nice successful business will follow.

I had a setback.  It wasn’t the first and won’t be the last.  And now I know the setbacks aren’t what make us “stuck.”

Sometimes the biggest stumbling block to your online success is YOU!

Learn from my lesson.  Forgive yourself, get unstuck, and move on!



 The Unstuck Business

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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