Dear Female Business Owner You Aren't Crazy

The Moxie Movement

21-05-2024 • 17 mins

Why Everything Feels Harder and Takes Longer Than You Expected

Can you relate to this looming question: why does everything in business and life take longer and feel harder than we expected?

You Are Not Alone: Feeling like things are taking forever? You’re not crazy. It’s normal. Business, like life, often demands more time, effort, and resilience than we initially thought.

The Full Picture: We rarely see the entire journey behind someone’s success. When we’re only shown the highlights, it’s easy to forget the hard work and setbacks. Let’s explore why it feels so tough and what we can do about it.

Life Happens: From global events like pandemics to personal health issues, life always throws curveballs. It's important to remember that these challenges are part of the journey and do not reflect your capabilities.

The Unknowns: When we start, there’s so much we don’t know. This lack of knowledge can make tasks seem easy but then feel insurmountable. But as we gain experience, we become better at estimating and tackling these challenges.

Playing an Unusual Game: Running a business is not the norm for most people. The pressure and expectations can feel overwhelming, especially when those around you don’t understand your journey. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals is crucial.

Comparison Trap: Each journey is unique. Comparing yourself to others can lead to frustration and self-doubt. Focus on your path, your milestones, and your goals.

  1. Get Clear on Your Vision: Define what you want your business and life to look like. Write it down and keep that vision front and center.

  2. Find Your Tribe: Surround yourself with people who understand your journey. They can be a source of motivation and accountability.

  3. Take Consistent Action: Break down your goals into weekly tasks. Consistent, small steps lead to significant progress over time.

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Thank you for tuning in, and remember, you are not alone. Keep pushing forward, and let's make those dreams a reality!

Sarah Greener is the founder of The Moxie Movement, dedicated to empowering business-savvy moms to achieve success without compromising their well-being or family time. Discover more at The Moxie Movement.