Subject: (Pulse Check #32) – When life gets in the way…

Some personal things came up last week, and I've had to deal with that, which means many (almost all) of my business tasks were put on hold.  Including getting this newsletter out.

This doesn't feel great. Feelings of self-doubt and falling behind creep in.  Which can make even the most seasoned and successful business owners question everything.

I've talked to many business owners who have created 7 and 8 figures companies multiple times, and they still deal with feelings of imposter syndrome and believe with one wrong move, it will all come crashing down.

If you're having these feelings, you're not alone. It’s more common than you think.  It's important to acknowledge and keep going because they aren't true.

The reality is that life doesn't go the way we want all the time.  That means things won't get done.

But there is always tomorrow or next week.

You can try again.

The goal is not to be perfect or strive for perfection.  It's to keep the game going and find joy in the journey.  That means accepting there will be bad days, weeks, or months along the way.

I know we've been talking a lot about tactical stuff lately, but mindset is also important.  People sabotage themselves all the time because they let negative thoughts control them or run away with them.

I’m still playing catch up from last week.  We'll get back to the tactical stuff next week.

Right now, if you're struggling with any kind of thoughts of perfectionism, feeling like you aren't as far along as you should be, or having trouble starting because there's a voice in your head telling you that you can't…

Know that you aren't alone and that it's ok.

Focus on doing the next right thing, then the next, and the next.

I hope you have a great weekend,

-Jason Duprat, MBA MSA, CRNA