Hi, my name is Julie Friesen. Like many of you, I’m a solopreneur in the dental industry. I own a successful dental coaching and consulting company in Canada. Recently, I hit the wall.
Growing my business with no real separation between my home office and my home life, I’d been working extended hours including most weekends for months. I was exhausted, emotionally overwhelmed and began to doubt my abilities. Could I really pull it off owning my own business? Would I be good enough? And, in my worst moments wondered, should I save myself the embarrassment of failure and just throw in the towel and quit? I felt numb.
I’d hit the wall.
So, how do you do it? How do you overcome the odds? What will it take for you to refuse to quit something, no matter what happens?
For me, it started with getting clear.
It was my husband, Mike, who quickly put things into perspective for me. He said, “Think back to where you were a year ago. Look at how much you learned, how much you’ve grown and what you’ve achieved. Remember when you first started, fast forward to where you are now. Be proud of all the people you’ve helped and how far you’ve come.” He’s words struck me to my core. It was a lightbulb moment for me and I instantly felt recharged and refocused.
I decided I had come way too far to give up. I reminded myself of my vision, who I want to be and made a promise to keep going. No regrets!
“She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.” – Beau Taplin
Becoming unstoppable doesn’t mean things will be easy, in fact it’s just the opposite. It’ll test your will, endurance and limits. But knowing you will be tested wins half the battle. When you feel like giving up, that’s when you’ll know to take another step to keep going.
Every step forward big or small counts, perhaps more than you’ll ever know. Sometimes one step more is all that’s needed to finally achieve a goal, to finding direction or to having a dream come true.
Maybe you aren’t where you want to be right now. Maybe you don’t know exactly where you’re going. But every time you make a move forward it’s progress. And that’s what becoming unstoppable is all about!
Celebrate your successes! Taking time to acknowledge that your hard work is paying off feels great, marks progress and boosts motivation to keep going. You will want to achieve more success which is the fuel of the fire to becoming unstoppable.
I challenge you to write down some things that you’ve accomplished and to read them when you feel like giving up. Continue to add benchmarks and milestones onto your “I’m unstoppable list” to recognize that you do achieve what you put your mind, heart and hard work to.
Become unstoppable by refusing to quit no matter what happens. Remember to take time to refuel and empower yourself by recognizing and celebrating your accomplishments. Believe in yourself and keep moving forward. Decide today you are unstoppable!