Simple Secret to Getting Out of Stuck-ness

by | Aug 22, 2023 | Coaching Tips Series | 0 comments

I don’t know about you, but when I come back from holiday I always have a little bit of inertia when it comes to work.

Not the coaching calls or team training I’ve got booked in. Those I dive right into with joy.

But the strategic work. The “what’s the focus for the rest of the year going to be?” work. What new projects do I want to land? What new interesting client do I want to start working with?

Choosing from all the ideas I’ve had over the break is so hard.

And getting my strategic mind in gear is sluggish.

You’ll find me telling my own coach in my post holiday session “I just want someone to tell me what to do”.

I experience a stuck-ness. And I see this in my clients too.

They are stuck because they’ve got that problem and they don’t know what to do.

And also when things are actually going well. There can be that stuck-ness from that calm space of no emergencies, no fires to put out.

So what can we do?

This is my favourite solution of all time: Just do something.

Literally take a conscious action about one aspect of your work, and then just do it.

It really is that simple, which is why it’s my favourite solution.

Don’t believe me? half the time I don’t either, and that’s when I be like Ted and #Believe.

Let me give you an example of what I did to get out of my stuck-ness.

Just do something:

  • Spoke about what I wanted – in my newsletter a couple of weeks ago. Had a call with an interesting person.
  • Reviewed all my leads and either followed up with them, or closed off the note. Either I was no longer interested, or I could see they weren’t. No point having maybe’s cluttering up my mind.
  • Created a mind map of what I have room for – because sometimes I can get so focused on what projects I’ve got on, that I forget how much space for more I still have.

And what happened?

Well, firstly I felt better because I had done stuff. And yes I made a to do list afterwards and crossed off all the items. Love that little bit of dopamine.

I made choices about what I want to do strategically, now that I had cleared up the clutter, and said No to the things I didn’t want.

I had a chat with an interesting person.

A company approached me for training for team management with remote teams.

You see, when you take action, you tell the world that you are ready for stuff. So stuff starts to come your way.

So to get out of stuck-ness, just do something.

This post is part of my special Coaching Tips Series. This series was inspired by my clients and the core themes in their challenges. When we can apply these tips, we bring a lot of ease into our lives and step into our leadership. Want to talk it through with me? Call me and let’s make a Game Plan together.

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