Writers get stuck. Salespeople get stuck. We all get stuck eventually.
There’s nothing more important to the success of a writer or a salesperson than their mind.
We work so hard to create words or make sales that our minds sometimes go into lock-down mode. No matter what we do, no matter what we try, no matter how hard we push, it feels like we can’t get un-stuck.
Do you know what I mean?
Do Something Else
Let me tell you, the best thing you can do for your career when you feel like you’re stuck is to go and do something else.
Take a break. Get your mind off of writing. Forget about sales. Forget about creating. Forget about prospecting. Get it all off your mind.
There’s a hundred things you could do instead, but let me name a few…
- Build LEGO’s with your kids.
- Volunteer to help at your favorite charity.
- Find somebody in need and help them get unstuck.
- Take a hot shower and read a good book.
- Get away on a trip with your family.
- Go for a walk or take a long nap.
The point is, your money maker (your mind), needs a break.
When you give it a break, it’s like re-booting your computer. When you come back from your break, you’re quicker, smarter, and sharper.
Are you stuck? Maybe it’s time to do something else.
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