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61: 7 ways to motivate yourself when you feel like quitting

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There’s an old adage that women tell new moms as they stand in the grocery line with a whining toddler and screaming baby: “Honey, the days are long but the years fly by.”

Your sleepless brain sorta feels like punching those ladies if you only had a spare arm.

Now that I’m one of them (I keep the thought to myself!), I can say that it’s true. I recently packed up my oldest for a year abroad. Wasn’t she just clinging to my leg every morning of kindergarten?!

It’s the same in business

Two years ago, at the time of this recording, I started Sparkr Marketing, after spending 10 years freelancing as a side hustle to my part time marketing job and full time mommy job. The old adage rings true in business too. When you’re toiling in the work of starting a new venture, the days are long, but the years fly by.

Starting a new business–or practice in your case–means having a running to-do list that never gets shorter. It means solving problems on the daily and figuring out things you don’t even know you don’t know.

Mostly we look ahead at all we still want to do. But, if we take a moment to look back, the truth is we’ve done a lot.

7 mantras for when you feel like quitting

In honor of my two-year anniversary, I’m sharing on this episode seven mantras to repeat in those moments of self doubt as you build your practice or healthcare business. We all have those moments, no matter how put together your colleagues or competition look!

  1. A lot of people who just started and are quickly full often didn’t really just start. They likely were able to bring clients or patients over from a different practice or have an established reputation in the community.
  2. All you need is one success to prove you can achieve more.
  3. You’ve done harder things.
  4. If you quit, you will surely fail.
  5. Scroll back on yourself and see how far you’ve come.
  6. One good referral source is better than a 1,000 likes.
  7. No one knows anything when they start.

Shoot me a message over on your favorite social media channel and let me know if one or some of these ring true for you.

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About Wendy:

I help healthcare experts stand out by telling their story on websites, emails and social media. When it comes to marketing, the greatest waste is an idea that fails to connect to its audience – not because it wasn’t a good idea but because it wasn’t packaged as a great story.

My goal is to help health and wellness experts stand out with content marketing. I’ve worked in marketing communications for nearly 20 years and experienced firsthand the rapid pace of change in this space. I launched Sparkr Marketing to help you stay ahead in this age of information overload. I’ll help you filter through the countless marketing tactics to find the right ones to reach your target market. Most importantly, I help your business stay true to your story.

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