When marketing on the internet there is one guarantee you can count on and that is there will be times, perhaps even days and weeks you will want to pull your hair out. When you chose to become an entrepreneur online you also probably figured success would come overnight and without the trials and tribulations. It is important to realize and remember however you are building a business which takes time and is a process. There will be mistakes made which is a normal and expected part of the process. It is how you react to them that will determine how successful online you become. You must learn to work through the difficult times so that you will be able to enjoy your future successes.
Here are 3 highly effective ways to deal with the frustrating times you will encounter when building a business.
1 - Look Elsewhere
When you are feeling frustrated sometimes it is simply wise to defused the situation by focusing your attention elsewhere. If what have you encountered appears to be something you can not quickly resolve and your are feeling increasingly stressed then step away! Situations like these can be toxic if you allow your anxieties to mount. It is recommended therefore to divert your attentions elsewhere so you can continue building a business in a productive manner.
2 - Remember Your 'Whys'
Another effective tactic to use for 'sidestepping' lingering feelings of frustration and to stay productive is to recall why you wanted to become an entrepreneur in the first place. Remember what it is you are working for and the benefits you will enjoy when you finally do become successful online with your business. This should help brighten your mood and renew your vigor and motivation allowing you to blast through any obstacles that have presented themselves.
3 - Know Thyself
Become familiar with the 'symptoms' you feel when discouragement begins to set in since this also signals the start of stress and anxieties. You want to learn to quickly diffuse these feelings before they become too disruptive in your efforts or more importantly, to your health! Seek out something that brings you joy, makes you relax or allows you to be productive in some way.
Marketing on the internet teaches you not only about what is involved in building a business but also quite a bit about yourself. Part of what you accept when you become an entrepreneur are the frustrating times you will inevitably encounter. This is a normal part of the building process and one that is necessary in order for you or your business to grow. How well you learn to manage these 'trying' times and work through them will ultimately determine how successful online you become.
The 3 suggestions for dealing with your frustrations offered above should help you keep your focus when you are feeling challenged, disillusioned or discouraged. By always keeping your 'eyes on the prize' you will maintain the motivation and encouragement needed to keep you moving forward. It is all about progress, no matter how big or small, and this is what will make you successful online!
Forever In His Service - David E. Maxwell
By David E. Maxwell