Have you ever been frustrated in your business?

Have you ever been just so frustrated with your business and in your business that you’ve said something like this – “That’s it! I’m finished! It’s not worth all of this! I’m just going to work at Starbucks!” Or something like that…

Not many people are willing to talk about this, but most business owners, if they’re being honest, will tell you they have said this, or something similar, at one time or another. Now, are they serious? Are they really going to work at Starbucks? Probably not, but they are seriously that frustrated.

It’s okay to be that frustrated. Be frustrated. Everyone is going to have times in their business when it’s not fun. Sometimes it’s a challenge to go sit in your office, talk to coaching clients, or deal with customers, prospects and team members.

The question becomes, do you do it?

When you enter your office to work on your business are you really present, or are you somewhere else being frustrated? Your business is going to get frustrating at times, but do you give up or do you continue to do the work and work through it?

There is a quote that says, “Professionals get paid because they do the work.”

So, do you do the work?

You’re going to get frustrated, and it will probably happen more than once in your business life. You’re going to have a day or a week when you think, “Why is this so hard, or is this all there is?” Anyone who tells you owning your own business is all roses and sunshine isn’t telling you the truth.

Sometimes business is frustrating. There will be times when you’ll wonder whether or not you’re cut out for this or if you should be doing something else, and that’s okay. During those times you just need to breathe a little, relax, and remember why you started your business in the first place. The fun, vision, purpose, and self-confidence will all come back.

One way that it all comes back is if you have a good coach. You need to have somebody you can call or email during those times of frustration… somebody who will lift you up during those periods, and help the rough days go by a little faster.

A coach or a mentor is the person who can help you through the times when you’re frustrated and just not sure about your business anymore. Everyone needs a person like this in their business. So, if you don’t have a coach or a mentor in your business to help you through your difficult times or periods of frustration you need to get one!

And, remember, frustration happens to all of us. The good news is, like all things in life, it’s temporary!

Author's Bio: 

Diane Conklin is an author, entrepreneur, coach, consultant, event planner, speaker and copywriter. Diane is a direct response marketing expert who specializes in showing small business owners how to integrate their online and offline marketing strategies, media and methods, to get maximum results from their marketing dollars. Diane also shows entrepreneurs and small business owners how to outperform their competition by measuring their marketing, and strategically use multi-media campaigns to stand alone in their marketplace as the go-to provider for their products and services.

She is the co-founder of Complete Marketing Systems and for more than 15 years has been showing small business owners how to start, build and grow Information Marketing businesses where they take knowledge they already possess and turn it into passive, ongoing, leveraged profits.

Through her company, Complete Marketing Systems, Diane helps event promoters market, plan and manage their live events, workshops and seminars, using cost effective, multi-step marketing strategies that put butts in seats, without the promoters losing theirs. As an Event Marketing & Planning expert, Diane has planned and produced multiple events grossing over $1,000,000.00.

As a business and marketing strategist, Diane has been involved in numerous campaigns grossing over $1,000,000.00 in sales several times in her career.

Diane has proprietary home study systems, coaching programs, and provides done-for-you services in the areas of Social Media, Information Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, Direct Mail and Event Marketing, Planning and Management.

As a speaker, Diane has shared the stage with the likes of Joan Rivers, George Foreman, Dan Kennedy, Bill Glazer, Lee Milteer, Harry Dent, Lee Phillips, Fabienne Fredrickson, James Malinchak, Dov Baron, Peggy McColl, Marshall Sylver, Alex Mandossian, Marie Forleo, Barbara Corcoran and many others.

Diane was voted Information Marketer of the Year for her innovative marketing strategies and campaigns.