Never Quit On A Bad Day

NEVER QUIT ON A BAD DAY! Read that again! I’m not talking about negative situations that are affecting your health or mental health…that’s a very different scenario. I’m talking about your basic, everyday entrepreneurial no good very bad days. You know that I feel strongly about normalizing the entrepreneurial struggle. It’s just a fact that you’re going to have a bad day here and there.

 

I was on a podcast where I gave this piece of advice.

After we were done recording, the host of the show kind of challenged me on this. She said that at some point, you do need to just admit it and give up. Because there’s so only so long that you can keep on trying to push through. So there’s that perspective.

I want to be clear when I say that there is a difference between a bad day and a very negative situation. If it’s a very negative situation, and it’s affecting your physical or mental health, it’s a different story. What I’m talking about are just these everyday bad days that happen as entrepreneurs. 

 

You can’t let a typical bad day make you quit.

For example, a client of mine got an email the other day that due to the recession someone needed to withdraw their contract from her. That burned because that was a good retainer client, and he bailed. So my answer to her was to fill the spot. 

If you let every single one of those things derail you, and you quit every time you hear the word no, or a launch doesn’t go as planned, you’re not going to make it in this online space. The reality is most of the time when those little setbacks happen, it’s leading to a breakthrough.

Almost always, if you can push through those setbacks, it means something bigger is on its way. And the difference between those that actually succeed and those that fail are the ones that quit when those things come up and then the ones that push through it. 

 

Sometimes pushing through a bad day looks like taking a step back.

It means stopping, rebooting, reevaluating, and starting over again. Sometimes you do need to take a pause, but you don’t need to quit. That is the advice I want to give you today. Never quit on a bad day. 

Be mindful of it and of what is going on. Because almost always, there’s something better on the other side of that. So sit in it. Don’t dwell on it. Go have your little pity party for a day if you need to, and then pick yourself back up. 

Trust me…I’m not sitting here saying it’s all sunshine and rainbows. People are annoying and shit happens. Entrepreneurship can be a frickin’ nightmare sometimes. But you just have to get through it. Because if you quit on every single bad day, you’ll never make it anywhere. 

 

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