As an entrepreneur, business owner or otherwise self-employed person, you need inspiring stories.
There are days when you will feel like it’s just too hard, or like nobody gets what you’re going through.
On those days, it’s important to fill yourself up with inspiring storylines. You need to be able to create a “the hero was in a pit of darkness, but fought the monsters and made it through” kind of narrative in your head.
- What is the pit of darkness you are in?
- What are the monsters you need to face?
- How will you keep putting one foot in front of the other to make it through?
If you can’t feel that deep sense of “I can make this happen”, then finding solutions is much much harder.
Finding solutions requires being able to put some of the fear aside. Doing that means you need access to a different feeling, a feeling of inspiration and a willingness to accept the challenge.
Maybe you’re lucky and you have friends or family who will tell you inspiring anecdotes to help give you a boost. Or maybe those are the exact people who will tell you to quit, have no idea what to say, who shake their head at you, or just don’t realise what the big deal is (“you’ll be fine, you always are”).
When you have no real-life inspiration stories, then novels and netflix can be a great source of getting your mojo back.