Aug 25, 2021
How to Step Out of Content Consumption Mode & Into Limitless Creativity
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious recently, just know you’re not alone.
In this episode of the Breakthrough Babe Podcast, I’m discussing how much our external factors in our personal lives can affect our business and the ways we can move past them.
But before we dive right in, let me introduce myself in case this is your first visit. I am your host, Jen Gitomer, creator of Breakthrough Babe and author of the best-selling book, Sales in a New York Minute.
And it is time to make massive breakthroughs in YOUR life. With each episode, you are going to move past your fears of asking for the sale, learn to build deep connections that lead to meaningful business results, and master sales strategies that will help you grow and scale your business. Each week, I will be providing you with tips to avoid common mistakes in your business, teach hacks to help you grow and scale faster, and teach you to ALWAYS ask for the sale with confidence.
It is time for you, the Breakthrough Babe, to create more sales, income, and connections in your business. Let’s get started!
And today I’m sharing how we can all work through the daily distractions that keep us from focusing on what really matters. For all the details, listen to ALL of episode 64 of the Breakthrough Babe Podcast on your favorite streaming platform.
Times are tough
I’ve been talking with a lot of people lately who are experiencing a wide range of emotions throughout this past year as it relates to their business and their personal lives. Let’s face it, there is a lot that’s been going on in the world and all of our personal lives. And that will have an impact on ourselves and our businesses.
I personally have had times where I’ve struggled with my own positivity and have let negative feelings impact my days more than they should. When there is so much going on, it's easy to focus on the negativity and start to neglect your self-care.
Social media’s dark side
Something that I think we all can relate to is the cycle of endless scrolling. If you’re someone who finds themselves down endless rabbit holes and feeling like you're neglecting yourself, that is a really bad habit to get into. There is so much negativity that you can get sucked into online, so taking breaks is crucial not only for your productivity in your business but for your mental health.
When you’re focusing on external things that are happening in the world or in your life you aren’t going to be able to perform at the caliber you need to for your business. If you’re getting consumed in the world around you it may be time for a reality check so you can step up and anchor yourself back into your purpose and your business.
Consumption can ruin creation
When people focus on social media or things that are happening around them more than they focus on their business and their purpose, that's when they can stop feeling creative. When you're in content consumption mode you're so focused on other things that you’re unable to get into creation mode.
If you’ve been playing small in your business and have been shut down from focusing on the things that are important, it's time to get back to your purpose. Now more than ever your clients need you and it's important that you’re showing up for them in a strong way.
Mindset is key
When you’re trying to run a successful business and live a fulfilling life you can’t have a negative mindset. If you approach your business and life with negativity that is what you will get back. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to stop focusing on diversions and distractions. As an entrepreneur or a personal brand, these distractions are going to stop you from showing up for your clients in the way you should be.
I’m not saying you have to stop having feelings. However, you need to learn ways to address them so they don’t impact your business and your personal life. Your feelings show up way more in your business than you realize. They can be debilitating if they aren’t dealt with properly. As an entrepreneur you must address them head-on, ignoring them will only delay the inevitable.
How to move past these feelings.
No matter what is going on, you have so much control over how you let your experiences impact you. We all have way more strength inside of us than we realize, and that strength can push us through all of the distractions and difficulties we face.
If you’re someone who is struggling right now, just know you’re not alone and it's not the end of the world. Use your business to make a positive impact on others and show up for the people you care about. How you show up in your business is how you’ll show up in your personal life, so make sure you’re doing your best to remain positive and focus on the good.
The best advice I can give you is to find the things that ground you. Do things that bring you peace and that give you a mental break from the difficult stuff you’re facing. It’s important to have a routine that will help center you, whether that’s meditation, exercising, praying, reading, etc. Do whatever it takes to make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Just know you have the power to change your mindset, and that will change your life.
How to Step Out of Content Consumption Mode & Into Limitless Creativity: The Bottomline
If you’re someone who’s felt overwhelmed and out of control recently you’re not alone. This past year has been challenging for everyone. The external factors in our personal lives affect our business way more than we realize. This is why it’s so important that we deal with our feelings and don’t allow them to stunt our ability to function. It’s important to not only acknowledge our feelings but to also take the time to work through them so that we don’t continuously have the same struggles. So much of our success in our lives and our businesses are dependent on our mindsets. The ability to focus on the positive, no matter what's going on around you, is something that everyone has the power to do. Having a positive mindset will completely shift your business and your personal life for the better.
Be sure to tune in to episode 64 of The Breakthrough Babe Podcast. And if you love this episode, don't forget to take a screenshot, share it on your Insta stories and tag me @jengitomer so that we can spread this important message to even more entrepreneurs and biz babes!