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Three Ways to Get Over a Business Slump

®Copyright 2011 Christie Northrup

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For over thirty years, I've owned my own businesses related directly or indirectly to the Direct Sales industry. During that time, I've been in many business slumps, often related to events in my personal life such as:

  • Pregnancies
  • New babies
  • Moving (more times than I want to count)
  • Unusual family responsibilities
  • Unemployment
  • Lack of time, sleep, energy, motivation
Here are Three of my tips and TWISTS I teach on this topic:

1. Decide if you're "in a slump" or only "facing a bump." We have a lot of bumpy roads to travel as business owners, most of which bring us views we end up loving and embracing. A slump on the other hand, is below where we need to go and it takes some digging to get out and over.

2. Visionize™. You might be in a slump but you don't have to be in the "dumps." It's easy to get discouraged, but you don't have to stay that way!   But simply having a "dream" is not the answer, since that's something you usually do while you're asleep. Do a TWIST and visionize and realize where you'd rather be.   Visionize™ is my term for "creative daydreaming." You focus all of your thoughts on creating all the steps you need to take  ̶  as well as how you'll take them  ̶  to achieve your goal.

3. Begin to dig! Unlike someone who has fallen in a hole, no one is going to call the rescue squad to get you out of the slump. Your slump will not be on the national news; in fact, your family might not know you're in the slump. This rescue mission is UP to you, which might include calling in some emergency aid.

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