Tuesday 28 March 2017

3 Things You Need to Check if You are Feeling Stuck

Do you feel like you are working really hard but not achieving your dreams and goals? Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Do you think you are doing everything you should be doing but you don't seem to be getting any closer to living your perfect life? Chances are that you are not doing all of the following three crucial steps. So lets take a look.

Working on yourself. This is about becoming the best version of yourself and I am going to further sub-divide this into 3 categories-
  • Personal Development. No matter what field you are in or what you do, working on yourself is crucial. Investing in personal development books, seminars, courses, listening to podcasts or hanging out with like minded people or individuals who have already achieved what you desire is essential for your growth. Having your 'you-time' or daily rituals or non-negotiables is key. Are you exercising and meditating regularly? Are you in touch with your spiritual side? Are you nourishing your body with good food? Wellness has never been more important. If you haven't got energy & focus you can't realise your full potential.
  • Personal Branding. You may not realise this but you are constantly selling yourself and influencing others. No matter what area you specialise in, creating a personal brand and marketing yourself has never been more important. Social media and online presence in general plays a pivotal role in creating your personal brand. How you show up on social media, what type of content you put out there, how your blog or website looks, it all matters. Is your brand in alignment with your values & the real you? Are you being authentic and true to yourself? This needs consistent work and is not a one time job. You need to re-invent yourself constantly. 
  • Down Time. Are you taking out time to play? Are you giving yourself enough breaks? I hope you are laughing a lot, taking out time to dance, being silly and I hope you are not taking yourself too seriously. Some of the best inspiration and insights can come to you whilst on a holiday or vacation. Taking care of yourself is the first step towards creating any change. 
Working on your professional skills. The only thing that is constant in this world is change and this is true for any field or any area. It doesn't matter if you are an online marketer or a doctor or a beauty blogger, you need to consistently and constantly learn more and up your game. Industry research, learning new skills and improving your knowledge within the area of your expertise can make or break your career. Just like personal development you also need to invest in books, courses and seminars specifically for your area of expertise. Improving your skills consistently means that you are able to gain more & more confidence as well as establish authority in your niche.

Taking consistent action. This is what ties it all together. And the most crucial step that most people tend to avoid. You could be reading a dozen self-help books or watching 'How To' Tutorials,  but if you are not applying the techniques or doing the recommended exercises, you ain't going anywhere. Consistent and massive action is the only way you will be able to move ahead. You could be reading all about how to increase traffic on to your blog but are you applying that knowledge? You could be reading the best self help book but if you don't do the recommended exercises in that book, you won't really have any breakthroughs. Are you taking daily action?

You have to take action on all these three steps consistently to move forward. One or a combination of two of these is just not enough. Are you doing all of the above? Lets do an honest reality check. Are you REALLY doing all of the above? I am going to be honest, I am not. But then again being aware is important too. Now that I know whats missing, I can take steps to make sure I am working on myself, working on my niche and taking action; all together! When you consistently do all three, changes will happen. Miracles will happen and no one or nothing can stop you from living the life of your dreams.


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