Episode 124: What To Do When Things Aren’t Working | Joy of Marketing

Episode 124: What To Do When Things Aren’t Working

Don’t you hate it when you feel like you’re working so hard and nothing is working?

Think about what you do when something doesn’t work.

Do you quit, hide, blame others or look for excuses?

I always think back on times in my business where I just put my head down and grind out work.

I was at a mastermind a few years ago and was told that I reminded someone of someone who stuffs sausages.

Sausages have this outer shell and the meat is shoved inside that shell.

When we’re in grind mode, I picture us with rubber gloves on using our fist to shove the sausage meat into the shell..

Instead of it being enjoyable, it’s kind of a brutal grind.

And I always think if I just push harder, it will get better.

Well, I want to give you a few things to think about today.

You Can Actually Do Something Else

The thing that you’re working so hard at may not be working because there could be a better way.

If you’re copying your competition, you need to do something else.

If you’re discounting, then you’re attracting the wrong clients.

If you’re doing online galleries and your clients aren’t ordering wall art, do something else. 

If your pattern, when things get hard, is to retreat, quit, or talk yourself out of your dream because it’s hard, then you HAVE to do something else.

Quitting isn’t going to get you where you want to go.

You’ve got to “do something else” in your life with the pattern you are behaving with.

Today is the day where I want to evaluate what you really do when things don’t go your way or work out the way you want it to.

Anytime you do something hard, resistance is coming. 

I quit sharing anything about my business with those around me because I don’t want people’s opinions.

They’re not qualified to even give me their opinion…

So stay the course, follow proven systems, and get with learning how to change patterns.

I teach those things in my program, Boutique Breakthrough.

I teach you how to double down and make your life better, if you are willing to put the work in. 

What I love about life is that we’re all different and we all complement each other.

Many people don’t understand our passion to create gorgeous images for others and our desire to be in full control of our lives, doing what we want everyday.

Everyone doesn’t have to be that way and everyone doesn’t have to agree with us.

So I want you to know that you are in the right place.

We constantly have to be working on the stories we’re telling ourselves about why things are or aren’t working.

So when you think things aren’t working, don’t retreat to the patterns of behavior you’ve always had.

I want you to do something different.

Let us help you break all of the patterns that you’ve had in your life because you’ve never had a coach or mentor who’s been through it.

If you’re ready for a breakthrough in your life, come join me.

Keep doing something else and keep doing the work.

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Working photographer, coach, mama, and wife. Whether you’re looking to take your photography business full-time or simply make good money on a very part-time basis so you can contribute to your family financially and be your best self, we’ve got something for you.

I’m Sarah Petty

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