You’re human. You have emotions. Sometimes they are HIGH and sometimes they are low.
And, as entrepreneurs, we sometimes don’t get the opportunity to “call in sick.” We still have to show up and get some work done, despite the times when we feel super bummed out, scared, worried, concerned for a family member, or simply run down and exhausted.
I (Katie) wanted to share with you: I go through this.
I’m a highly sensitive and highly emotional person, always have been.
It took me years to accept myself and my body/mind connection and to find ways to work “around” it so that I still get the essentials done, while also giving myself permission to rest and put a few things off until I feel better.
When I find myself in the midst of an inner struggle, here are ways I support myself so that I can still show up to work those “must do” tasks, such as client calls or scheduled Lives.
Eating a rainbow array of food. Our brains are instantly “turned on” when our eyes see a colorful array on our plates. It’s imperative that nutrition take first place in level of importance to feeling better.
Check my diet: gluten and alcohol make me feel worse, so I know to cut those out when needed.
Weeding my garden — just for 10 minutes as a reset.
Taking my dog for a quick 10 minute walk.
Resting with my feet up for 10-20 minutes.
Dancing! Turn up high vibe tunes and boogie down in the living room!
Re-reading old journal entries where I have already worked through something and came to the other side. These are good reminders that I will get through “this.”
Look at my “to do’s” and decide: Is it true this must get done today? If not, I put it off until I feel better.
Getting 8-10 hours of sleep.
Choosing an oracle card and keeping it on my desk all day so I remember where to put my focus
Choose one junk drawer or pile of clutter and go through it. For times when you feel like you have no control over what’s happening, you get to control your junk.
These are just some ways that allow me to feel “just a bit” better so I can show up and do what I absolutely MUST do to keep my business running that day (or week!).
And the rest of the time, I rest. I cherish my body and give it permission to not feel well some days. I don’t make up stories about what it might mean (did my depression come back? Will I have to go on meds? Should I hide how I’m really feeling from loved ones? What will people think if they knew I don’t always have my sh*t together?!)
Guess what, no one does!
Every human has emotions. It’s normal to get the blues. It’s okay to feel bummed out, disappointed, scared, worried or whatever.
The most important thing is to listen to your body, allow for rest, and trust yourself to pull it together to get what NEEDS to get done, done. The rest can wait, I promise.
Katie Collins is a sales-boosting, client-generating business coach who helps you get over your fear of sales and visibility so you can finally make the impact, and the income, of your dreams.
As The Launch Squad’s Sales Superhero, Katie teaches you how to have successful sales conversations (without being pushy), get clear on your message, craft your offer, and structure your program content, including your launch strategy, with an offer that really sells.
Katie creates a safe, nurturing space for you to explore your limiting beliefs and transform your fears. She’s trained in the Art of Feminine Presence and will lovingly push you outside your comfort zone in a way that makes you wonder why you ever wanted to stay there in the first place.
She’s often hired by 7-figure coaching companies to serve as a lead on their sales teams during launches, and has brought in over $4.5 million in coaching program sales.
With personality quiz results like enneagram 1, ESTJ, and The Connoisseur, she’s the very definition of a Boss. So if you’re brave enough, let her boss you into some stellar sales and the life you’ve been dreaming of.
When Katie’s not helping you achieve your sales goals, you can find her barefoot in Barbados or snowboarding in her home state of Colorado.