Beat the Roadblock: How to Handle a Make It Work Moment
From time to time, everyone faces a roadblock. If you're an entrepreneur, you face them on a daily basis. It isn't unusual to face down mental and spiritual roadblocks, just to have the opportunity to run up against logistical and financial barriers. But there are ways to powerfully and effectively overcome them.
The first step is to accept the fact that facing a roadblock is normal. There isn't anything wrong with you. Learning to accept the fact you will have to navigate tricky situations is foundational to your success. It's not IF - but WHEN.
Of course, it's frustrating to bang your head and heart against a wall. However, when facing barriers, you can't just run through them like a bulldozer. It is important to slow down - stop even - and take an honest assessment of the situation.
Ask these questions:
- 1What are the benefits of solving this issue?
- 2What do I believe about this challenge?
- 3What can I learn from this roadblock?
- 4Is this a necessary stepping stone for me to master in order to move forward?
- 5Do I need a new skill to overcome this barrier?
- 6Is there an expert in this field who could quickly and easily solve this problem for me?
Armed with this information, you can quickly decide which direction to take next.
Make It Work
Are you a Project Runway fan? One of the things I love about the show is when Tim Gunn shows up and tells a contestant "Make it Work!" Here they are, these poor contestants forced to make a high-end, runway-worthy couture garment with rubber bands and tissue paper in 6 hours or less. Invariably, someone chokes and off they go. Yet, there are those designers who allow ingenuity to break through and help them create magnificent creations.
We aren't always afforded the luxury of taking our time to solve a problem. In fact, we often face deadlines with our backs against the wall; the project is due, the event is today, the credit card company wants their money.
One of the most powerful lessons you can learn is this: it isn't a money problem, it is an idea problem. No matter what product or service you offer, exercising your creative muscles will help you discover new ways to break through roadblocks and barriers.
Gay Hendricks tells us in his book The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level that it is imperative to face these roadblocks and understand they are the stepping stones to the life we want to live. I highly recommend it for every entrepreneur who wants to live a bigger life without limits.
Congratulate yourself on moving forward. If you weren't, you wouldn't hit a wall.
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