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A Balanced Life With Sarah Jensen ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION BEFORE YOU QUIT YOUR BUSINESS… If I had a dollar for every time a big-hearted entrepreneur told me they were ready to quit their biz, I’d be a rich woman; and that’s not counting all the times I’ve felt that way too! It can often look like this… You get an idea and throw your whole self into your new business at a million miles an hour. You’re filled with passion, drive and a need to help others, make a difference, and create positive change in your own life too. Maybe you crave financial freedom or the ability to work from anywhere. Maybe you want to do work you love; or maybe you just want flexibility with your hours so you can sleep in, start your day slow, or pick your kids up from school. But what starts as a flurry of activity and excitement turns into bleary eyes, a less than healthy bank balance (because you just HAD to sign up for that exclusive mastermind, even though you couldn’t afford it), and has you on the brink of burnout. You’re working your tail off but you feel like you’re going backwards, and you seem to be surrounded by biz owners who become Insta-famous overnight or quit their day job after only a month in business. You’re not only broken, you’re heart-broken and ready to quit. But before you throw in the towel and head to the local supermarket to see if they’re hiring, take a pause for the cause and ask yourself this question: Are you tired of the mission or the method? If, underneath the late nights and out of control inbox you still want to create, make, sing, paint, coach, heal or help, I urge you, please, please 58

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don’t quit; instead, take time to look at your method (a.k.a. the WAY you’re doing business). Maybe... • You’re following someone’s expert advice but it just doesn’t suit your schedule • You’re trying to cram your biz work in first thing in the morning but you’re actually a night owl • You saw someone online having great results with a tool, technique or piece of software, but you know in your gut that’s just not right for you. Instead of quitting your business, get lovingly honest with yourself and reflect on your method. That might look like: • Taking time off social media so you can reconnect with your own ideas + goals. • Creating room to rest so you can recharge your batteries. • Looking at how you’re spending your time; whether you’re honouring your own strengths and rhythms and, if not, trying a fresh (and more gentle) approach. • Asking for help from a trusted advisor, friend, mentor or coach. • Journaling or meditating on your mission and how you’d like your business to look and feel. If you’re over the mission, by all means let it go, make room and move on – life’s too short to live someone else’s dream; but if the mission still lights a fire in your belly, but the way you’re doing business isn’t working for you, it’s time to course correct, shake things up and try something new. And if you need any help, reach out to someone you trust. You’re not alone. You’ve got this, and what you have to share matters. Sarah Jensen Sarah Jensen www.sarahjensen.com.au Watch my Video about this >> (https://youtu.be/tB4nPhawImI)

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The Inspired Guide - Issue #9  

Read Issue #9 of The Inspired Guide - FREE Conscious Living and Holistic Wellbeing eMagazine! Filled with inspiring and informative article...

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Read Issue #9 of The Inspired Guide - FREE Conscious Living and Holistic Wellbeing eMagazine! Filled with inspiring and informative article...

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