We all get them. Those days when we’re dragging ourselves around, dreading the next thing we have to do to manage our home business. Particularly true for those who work in MLM. After all, even with all the technology, it’s still a business of talking with and listening to people.
It’s comforting to know that like our business itself, we move in cycles. There are times when our energy is sky high, especially at the beginning of a new project. Joining a new company, or being part of a product launch, or running a conference call…these are things that wind us up.
So naturally there is a rhythm that brings us back down to earth after a while.
I’ve spent many days conducting business in my pajamas. And when I say business, I’m talking all the different aspects of it. I’ve managed my autoresponder lists, ordered products, done three ways calls, even cut an occasional video in my sleep wear.
The first thing you need to know about running your business when your energy level is low is that there are different aspects to it. It’s perfectly fine to do the management type stuff when you don’t want to interact with people. If you have a healthy business, there will be other stuff to do.
And it’s perfectly OK to walk away from your business for a while for a battery recharge. I’ll take a walk around the block, or do some stretching, or listen to something wonderful, or even take in half an hour or sappy daytime television.
But the single best suggestion I have for running your business when your energy is low is this… Remember WHY you’re doing it.
There was something you wanted at the beginning. Security, recognition, extra money for a vacation. That thing is still alive in you.
Make it real. If you ever wrote down a statement of your goals or your dreams, take it out and look at it.
And if you didn’t, this would be a great time to make one.
So let’s just wrap this up in list form. When your energy is low…
1. Give yourself permission to goof off for a short period of time, with a promise to come back to it soon.
2. Work on the management parts of the business…the ones that don’t need you to interact with prospects, downline or upline people.
3. Take yourself back to the reason why you started your business. Make it big and bright.
One final thought: if your energy is low too much of the time (and you’ve rule out any medical reasons), your inner-self may be trying to tell you you’re in the wrong place, or you’re too far outside your comfort zone. That’s the time to talk to someone you trust: a coach or mentor, and see if you’re in the right place for the right reasons. If you’re not loving your business, it may be time to work on something new.