Have you lost your mojo? Are you in a slump? Is your business sucking out your soul? If you don’t have a compelling reason that has you in LOVE with your business, it may be time for a come to Jesus moment, according to today’s guest—Kris Plachy.
Kris is a coach and a consultant that works exclusively with female entrepreneurs. She has 25+ years of experience leading, managing, and creating high-performance teams. In this episode of the Wingnut Social podcast, Darla and Natalie chat with Kris about embracing your compelling reason—and what to do if it’s long gone.What You’ll Hear On This Episode of Wingnut Social
What’s happened in 2020 is forcing humanity to come face-to-face with the fact that nothing is stable. But Kris points out that WE create our own stability. We have beliefs about what will happen for us today and this year. We make a strategic plan, set goals, and we believe them. She helps her clients see that on any given day anything could happen—you just didn’t live thinking it.
To push through the difficult times, you have to reconnect to your compelling reason, AKA your why. Why are you doing this? Kris bluntly states: “If you don’t like your reason anymore—then stop.” It is hard to be an entrepreneur right now. There’s plenty of opportunity to be had, but you have to be willing to be nimble, flexible, and resourceful.
That’s why your compelling reason needs to light you up every day. Kris points out that you don’t have to try and save something you’re not passionate about. “I want to make sure you like your reason. Because there are things we have to do that are hard that doesn’t mean we don’t still love the goal—the compelling reason.”
What brought you into interior design that made you want to do that work in the world? If that still exists, then the details of “hard” can be figured out. Don’t give up because it’s hard. As your business grows there are new levels that are hard and difficult—but they CAN be navigated.Make time to rejuvenate yourself
Do you truly know if your compelling reason is gone? Or are you just worn down and tired? Don’t give up on the dream because it’s hard to manage. Kris looks for a persistence of thought: Have you talked about making a change for months? Does it overwhelm your thoughts? Do you have another direction you’re ready to take?
When it’s the right thing to do, you shouldn't rely on a feeling of relief, because relief is temporary. Kris emphasizes that “We don’t want to change our circumstances just to make ourselves feel better. That doesn’t get you long-term growth and results.” Get clear on what you want.
Most of the people Kris works with had to white-knuckle it through the pandemic. They applied for the PPP, grants, or moved towards online options and curbside pickup. But the burnout is real. Can you take a day off? Can you find a way to be reflective? Can you take up meditating? You HAVE to pour back into yourself. You HAVE to take ownership of your emotional health. If you want to earn money and build a business that you feel good about, you have to look inward.
If you know your compelling reason is gone, what is a smart exit strategy? How do you pivot or start over? Listen to the whole episode to hear Kris’s thoughts!Connect With Darla & Wingnut Social
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