Getting stuck comes with the running a business. It can feel like disappearing into that proverbial rabbit hole… again.
Of course, the obvious answer is get out of your rabbit hole as fast as possible. But that’s often easier said than done.
Stuckness usually relates to bringing more revenue into your business. But, the more time you spend digging, the deep into the hole you go.
Your marketing strategies, rarely work when you’re on your own in rabbit hole world.
All too often searching for the right answer to get you out fast only gives you more stuff to do and pushes you deeper into the rabbit hole. Your mind goes into overdrive searching for the solution, which become more elusive with each passing day. As each day passes, the oldest part of your brain feels more fear, digs it’s heels in and keeps you rooted to the spot.
Let’s cut to the chase and guide you out of the hole
The answer is buried within you, (and I’m not getting all woo woo here!) You have the answer. Your mind is brilliant at finding solutions and your brain loves your mind finding those solutions. So what’s the problem? You need to know the questions to ask to find the right answer.
Over time, your brain’s natural mechanisms and processes have conspired against you. Even though you may have been thinking the right thoughts, your brain hasn’t felt the right feelings. And that means it hasn’t believed your thoughts. So your brain has, unhelpfully, produced the “keep stuck” chemicals. It’s neurological, psychological, physiological chain reaction that happens without us even knowing about it… until now.
Ask brain friendly questions and your mind will give the answer.
Right answers follow right questions.
Very often we think we should be able to find our own answers, but our human hardwiring keeps us in one spot unless the brain knows the next step is completely safe and will comply to move you forward.
When someone else reaches into your rabbit hole with the offer of help to pull you out, asks a brain friendly question your whole being is flooded with feel good chemicals and you can move forward.
Having the power of a different person providing third party perspective can be the difference between failure and success.
And the quickest and easiest way to solve stubborn stuckness is to use a Japanese problem solving tool that was developed in the 1930’s by Sakichi Toyoda. And here it is…
Step 1 Identify what you think is holding you back.
Step 2 Ask “why” no fewer than 5 times.
Step 3 Plan and execute the changes necessary to get unstuck.
When you repeatedly cycle through steps 1, 2 and 3 you are likely to get yourself unstuck.
I’ve been stuck down rabbit holes too. I’ve created the quickest ways to get out of the rabbit hole and back on track. See how I can help here.