Do you feel like you’re working too much, and you feel burnt out or stuck in a rut? According to Gallup’s 2017 study, approximately two-thirds of U.S. employees feel disengaged at their workplace. If only 33% of employees feel engaged at work, that’s unfortunate. Something has to be done about this problem. So, are you working too much and feeling stuck?
When an employee leaves the company they work for, they’re often leaving their awful managers or their horrible bosses– not the job itself. So, when managers make a lot of unnecessary rules, the company might need to rethink some things. Unnecessarily strict rules drive employees crazy. But what does this have to do with working too much and feeling stuck at work?
As a business owner, nothing is more frustrating than feeling stuck. You know you have to grow your business, but you don’t know where to fix things, and that’s frustrating. If you’re an employee, you might leave the company and search to work with a different manager.At one point or another, people make a change and seek out better opportunities. While some choose to stay and remain stuck – it's your choice to stay in your circumstances. Click To Tweet
While some choose to stay and remain stuck, due to fear of change or fear of failure, those people are making the wrong choice. Furthermore, dissatisfied employees can affect the company in a negative way. Because of their lack of motivation, they don’t perform well.
Having the negativity of these employees spreading around the workplace creates a toxic work environment for everyone. It will affect the entire department and disrupt the company’s bottom line. With that said, as a business owner, you need to understand the reasons for your employee’s dissatisfaction. When you understand the reasons, you can come up with a solution that does not only create a healthy work culture, but also leads to growth in your revenue.
Key Reasons For Feeling Stuck
You’re working too much expecting a positive growth, yet you feel stuck. That’s common among entrepreneurs. You might feel overwhelmed with your current business model, or extremely busy and stressed. You’re ready to progress to the next level of your business but you’re uncertain of what step you need to take.When you’re stuck in business, often the issue that you think is the issue, may not be the actual issue. Click To Tweet
For example, perhaps you place a high expectation on your predicted monthly revenue due to false promises from your prospects who claim to be interested in a purchase. You keep getting false hope from your prospects when they say things like, “I really want to buy it, I’ll call you back shortly.” But they never do call back, or they say, “Hmmm, this is interesting, can you send me more information?” But you’ll never hear from them even after sending more information or following up several times.
Does this frustrate you? I understand how you feel.
You’ve worked way too hard to just throw everything down the drain just because you feel stuck in your business. You’ve put too much effort into something that you think it will bring you somewhere. Especially for those that are waiting for career advancement. expecting to be promoted, or have started their own business with high hopes of self-made success.
If you’ve received false hope from your prospects, those are called sales objections, and they can be handled with proper training.
But before I go any further, I want you to watch this video about “When you’re stuck in life”
Is Your Awareness Low?
There’s a quote from Albert Einstein that goes like this: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” This means, your awareness right now may be low, and you’re trying to solve problems only using what you know. And you keep trying to get unstuck with only what you know, and that’s why it doesn’t work.
As I said in the above video, there are a few different types of people who are most likely to experience this problem:
- People who are dumb
- People who don’t know they are dumb
- Some know they’re dumb
- And, people who are dumb but think they’re smart
The last type of person I listed, the person who is dumb but thinks he or she is smart, is the most dangerous of them all. By having awareness, it’ll help you solve your problems. How? If you gain more knowledge, you’ll gain a new perspective, and you’ll have multiple choices and insightful information. When you step outside the box, you’ll see a bigger picture.
With more knowledge and training, not only will you be able to solve your problems, but you might also break free from your current unsatisfactory circumstances.
So, think about this if you feel overwhelmed with work. Are you working too much as an employee or a freelancer? Let’s say you’re an employee: How long have you been feeling this way? Do you sit around and mope when you get home from work? Are you experiencing that awful stuck-in-a-rut feeling, or a feeling of emptiness? How has this impacted you and your family?
You’re probably thinking about all the possible ways to change your current circumstances. And what exactly are you doing about it? What’s the difference between saying you will do it but not taking any action? End of the day, you’re still not taking any action to solve your problems.Acquiring more knowledge might be the solution to you feeling stuck. Click To Tweet
So, if you’re already good at what you’re doing, acquiring more knowledge and training might be exactly what you need to get unstuck.
Now, let’s see what the reasons are behind you feeling stuck inside.
Working Too Much and Being Underpaid
One of the biggest reasons someone feels that they’re working too much is being underpaid for the work they’re doing. If you’re an employee, are you being underpaid right now? I’m not going to ask you if you feel stuck inside. And if you’re reading this article now, I know you’re looking for a way out. So, stay with me.
Now, while being underpaid. It’s obvious you have to stretch your wallet further to cope with the cost of living. Can you imagine the number of things you have to pay by the end of the month? Health insurance, mortgage, food, utilities and it’s all constantly rising. And some of you might also get a side hustle just to have an additional Income.Most people have told me they'd need a raise of at least $6,000 dollars to live comfortably. Click To Tweet
Don’t you feel that the value you provide is worth much more money? Are you being paid fairly? Many employees are underpaid, which is why so many employees feel they’ve been overworked and undervalued.
But then again, these four words: “I’m working too much” are very broad. It depends on what exactly you’re doing, what your goals are, what you want to achieve and for who you’re working too much for. So, if you’re a freelancer. With the value, you provide to the marketplace. Working too much is not an issue if you’re aware of your awareness.
Also, acquiring a certain set of skills could help you solve your problems faster. However, for a business owner, they may feel underpaid if they don’t understand their prospects. Why? Because they may be selling their product to the wrong people. Knowing your audience is crucial if you want to grow your business.
Do you prefer selling a product of $5,000 to 1 prospect or $500 to 10 prospects? So, if you believe in your product. And it’s offering value to the marketplace. Don’t be afraid to ask for big money. Does that make sense?
So, being aware of your awareness and who you’re working with too much for, determines how you feel.
However, if you’re an employee and feeling stuck, you probably feel that you are working too much, and you probably don’t enjoy your work, either.
No Career Advancement
Imagine that you’re expecting a promotion. If that is the case, perhaps you’re working too much for a reason. It’s probably to show your boss that you have the capabilities for that position. But I want you to think about this.
Are you earning the additional income so you can spend more time with your family? If you are, how long have you been waiting for that moment? Will it ever come?
You see, a lack of career advancement is one of the reasons for employee dissatisfaction. An employee who feels stuck in their job position usually feels less motivation. When an employer includes them in their long-term plan, they’ll feel appreciated. But when you’ve been waiting for too long, not being valued and underpaid, you’ll eventually move on.
According to Forbes, there’s a global study that revealed, 79% of people who quit their jobs cite a lack of appreciation. That’s why it’s important to develop education and knowledge. That means, to acquire a profound skill that could possibly help you ear 6-7+ figures of income. May it be a skill you can use remotely to earn over $10,000 per month.Develop higher skills, elite training, and more knowledge to start earning a 6-figure income. Click To Tweet
Take Control of Your Life
Let’s imagine you’ve acquired a certain set of high-income skills and now you’re in control of your life, your time and your business. How will that impact you? And if you have a family, you could finally spend more time with them or go on a family vacation. Because you have been working too much, you never had the chance to have decent family time. But now you can. How will that make you feel?
I’ve mentored over 4,900+ students from all over the world. Business owners, corporate professionals, influencers, other coaches, consultants, and freelancers. They’ve discovered the secret method I used from getting out of a 9 to 5 job to scaling my coaching business. I went from zero to $1,000,000 a month in less than 8 months.
So, what am I talking about? Well, I’ll get into that shortly.
Lack of Interest
First of all, you should always be prepared for the future and not wait for a crisis. Even if you lack interest in what you’re doing, smart professionals keep a foot in both worlds. So, what do I mean by that? It means you can be an employee and an entrepreneur at the same time. Having said that, you should find something that you’re interested in.
Now, let’s get into some steps to help you get back on track. You’ll have better vision, clarity and a step-by-step solution to move forward.Once you know how to work hard, you need to know how to work smart. Click To Tweet
Identify Where Your Roadblocks Are
Working too much can lead to emotional negativity and that can lead you to feel stuck inside. While your mind can be cluttered and unclear, it’s important to identify your ‘why’ and begin a plan. This means you need to strategize, and move forward making these decisions quickly.
- Evaluate your market or audience, with specificity and clarity on your niche.
- Are you spending enough on your marketing initiatives to reach your ideal target prospects?
- Public speaking, social media, and networking are important for branding.
- Engage a mentor to help you instead of being a lone wolf. Self-Improvement requires investment in yourself.
Dealing With Your Lower-Self
Many people are likely to get stuck in their momentary lapse of judgment. Especially when they’re at the moment before the miracle. Why? Because, before the moment of going into the next stage of your business, oftentimes it creates self-doubts. So, recognizing and dealing with your lower-self is important to keep your ego away.
Having the right mindset gives you freedom. Because once you’ve recognized your awareness with the right mindset. You’ll have brilliant thoughts and make empowered choices.
The thing with moving forward is, it’ll make you feel uncomfortable. Because you have to leave your comfort zone, and that makes a huge change in your personal and business life. So, don’t let your lower-self take control over your achievements.
Instead of waiting for the right time and making thousands of excuses. Constantly and consciously think about your high-self. For example, subconsciously train your mind by telling yourself “I want to be rich!”. “I can do this!”,“ I’m going to win and will not give up!”
Make Decisions That Keep Values and Visions Aligned
Before you make any decision, ask yourself if the decision you’re making is aligned with your values, your goals, and your big-picture vision. Will your decision move you closer to your goals and closer to success?
Practice quick-action thinking. It is a very good practice in your day-to-day life. Let’s take this article as an example. As you scroll through, you might have done some thinking before you made the decision to read it.
Perhaps you’re working too hard and looking for a way out by talking to a mentor. Or maybe you’re just surfing the internet to acquire more knowledge to figure out your way out. All you know is, you’re feeling stuck and you need help.
I’ve developed a guide on how you can use our system and strategies to grow your business. Especially if you’re in the coaching business as well. It is an interactive guide and it’s called the High-Ticket Influencer Program.
In this interactive guide, I’ll show you how our strategies can be used for scaling your coaching business. But before I get into it, let me share some questions you might need to ask yourself. By asking yourself these questions, it can help you move forward and get unstuck:
- I am stuck because . . . ?
- I want to achieve my goal by (write a specific date)
- To move forward, i need to have a millionaire mindset.
- Am I working too much? So, what am I going to do about it?
- I want to make “X” Dollars as my daily income goal (D.I.G)
What you do for you is not as important as how you do it. As a high achiever, being good at what you do is another way to ensure career satisfaction. This means you want to become so good at your skill, you’ve positioned yourself as an expert.
Take Control of Your Time and Get Unstuck
Despite getting stuck and working too much, the main thing to avoid is feeling trapped. By having the right mindset and taking concrete positive steps in the right direction, you can start diminishing negative vibes in your workplace.
One of my mentors once told me this: “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.”
Now, why am I sharing this with you? Because the people you choose as friends will have a significant impact on your mindset and behavior.
As I said in the beginning, smart people make a change for better opportunities. But if you choose to stay and remain stuck, it’s also your decision. I know it’s not easy to leave your comfort zone. Achieving a significant shift in mindset might be the solution for you. So, think about how this change will impact you and your family’s life.
As promised, let me tell you what you’ll discover inside this insightful High-Ticket Influencer Program. In the program, you’ll discover how to:
- Maximize your “Personal Media Platform” (P.M.P.) and NEVER have to chase clients or get on the phone with unqualified prospects again.
- Create irresistible offers that will allow you to have the highest impact on every client.
- Get yourself out of the small “day-to-day” minutiae and finally get your business to work for you.
You see, there are many small actions you can take to achieve quick results that could change your life. And these small changes also prove to yourself that, with the decisions you make, you can be successful. You need to shift your mindset. So, if you think you’re working too much and it’s time to take charge of your time, discover how you can take control of your time.
If you want to discover the systems and strategies to grow your business, especially if you have a coaching business or a business that relies on social media, simply register yourself for my program. Request your personal copy of my closely-guarded secrets. You’ll discover the methods I used to scale my coaching business from zero to $1 million per month in less than 8 months.
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