Love Your Side Hustle: 5 Practical Ways to Re-Ignite Your Joy!

The Great Resignation sent professionals into a new trajectory as they left their jobs for more meaningful ways to contribute to the economy. Many individuals stayed home and navigated the remote workplace, while others moved cross-country altogether. After two years of client calls, summits, interviews, workshops, and completing administrative tasks, I was burned out, so I decided to press pause .

What did I do?

I paused all business activity

I went swimming.

I spoke to friends I had not connected with for some time

I got a personal trainer

I paused social media activity

I journaled about my next

I released old resentments

I said no to new projects (This is hard for a creative)

These activities allowed me to meet new people, have new experiences, and start this quarter with a fresh outlook. As you think about this time in your business, here are some ways to use the remaining weeks of summer to re-charge your momentum. 1. Take a Chill Pill

More than 50% of small businesses fail in the first five years because new initiatives takes hard work and sleepless nights.

When I started TOLGI, I was content with working 12-14 hour days, I wanted to re-design my schedule to have more balance. I decided to add "Wednesday Whine Down." In that portion of the week I can watch movies, go to the salon or simply ponder with my thoughts.

2. Establish the Client Relationship

The client relationship is crucial for the growth of any business. As leaders we want to support our clients with strategies that help them overcome a particular barrier, but we also have to recognize that goal attainment is only reached when the client builds a new competency to sustain new growth. Remember to define the parameters of the working relationship between you and the client. Don't be afraid to end a client relationship when there is stagnation.

3. Re-build Discovery into Your Routine

When is the last time you did something you would consider child-like? I recently had a blast with Hubster when we went to an arcade and played video games. Find one or two activities that bring you joy.

4. Volunteer!

As an entrepreneur, it may be hard to fathom devoting 2 hours a week to a community cause, but research shows that leaders are more likely to reach new milestones when they are in positions to serve others. Find a way to nurture a cause you believe in!

5. Re-Visit Your Journals

When stagnation kicks in during the second quarter, I love to reflect on the projects I completed the year prior. Pull out your journal and look at what you have completed this past year.

About Turning On the Lights Global Institute

Dr. Allana Da Graca is the founder of Turning on the Lights Global Institute. TOLGI helps individuals reach personal and professional goals through digital courses, coaching, and #IWBCC™ events.


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