Best Solo Ways To Get Over Having A Business-Block

Best Solo Ways To Get Over Having A Business-Block

We all have it, times where you can get so overwhelmed with your daily business life that you need to take a step back and reflect on what you’ve done in the past, what you’re doing now, and what you’re going to be doing next.

In the same way that authors get writers-block during their creative process, so do all Entrepreneurs for business.  It’s important to know for yourself when it’s time to take that step back and reflect on your life and plan for the next thing.

There is no sense of you sitting in front of your desk waiting with anxiety while you stare blankly at the screen doing nothing because your creative process has temporarily shut down.  When this happens, it’s time to take a break, restart the engine, and reflect.  Even if it means not working for the rest of the day, it’s not like you were going to get anything done anyways.

When you’ve decided it’s time to fold down the laptop screen, and put your phone away, pick something that you can do by yourself and somewhere that has a smoothing atmosphere for you.  Grab a nice pen, and your small notebook and get ready for some reflection time.

Go hit some golf balls at a range

Whether it’s eight in the morning or eight in the evening, going to a golf driving range is an excellent choice to not only blow off steam but also to get away from your busy chaotic day and relax.  It’s a great activity that you do solo, and not be rushed, while throwing back a few beers.

Put your phone down by your spare golf clubs, and keep your pen/paper in your pocket with you.  Between hits if something comes to you that you want to write down, go for it.  You’ve got all the time in the world to think about the next steps.

Take a shower (or bath) or go to a spa

This is another excellent choice for complete relaxation, and possibly complete isolation.  It separate’s you from that phone you look at every five minutes because you wonder if you have new mail.  While you may not be able to take a pen/paper with you in a shower, you can have it near you for when you’re done to start jotting notes down right after.

When you’ve got your eyes closed and hot water on you, you can truly take the time to reflect and figure out how to get past your business-block.  And if you don’t at least your relaxed, clean, and you’ve reduced your stress greatly for now!

Go to a restaurant and get your own booth

If food and drinks is your forte, then a restaurant/bar/pub is for you.  Ask for a nice booth for added privacy, and take your time ordering.  You don’t need order everything at once.  And perhaps don’t get a pitcher of beer as it may take you too long to drink it before it gets warm.  Start off with a smaller drink, then order an app, then grab another drink, and repeat as time goes by.

Take your time and be there a couple hours, let your waitress(waiter) know you’re in no rush.  But don’t look at your phone.  Relax, watch the TV’s, lean up against the walls and just take everything in.  As things come to you, write it down.  Sometimes you need to just get out by yourself and have a few drinks.

Go to the gym and workout

Perhaps this time you need something not so physically relaxing, so a gym would be great.  Work out some stress.  Become focused on the workout that you’ll be in a better mindset to take on tomorrows challenges.

The single biggest reason most entrepreneurs go to the gym is to increase and hone their focus skills.  This is also a fantastic opportunity to put on some relaxing music, or listen to a learning podcast so you can gain more knowledge.  The repetitive tasks you do at a gym is one of the better ways to bring about new ideas.

Read a book

One of the best ways to expand not only your knowledge but also to think and regroup is reading books.  Some of the greatest entrepreneurs read lots of books, as often as possible.  Reading is proven to help with getting over various blocks as it gets the creative juices going.

There are countless books out there, and more written and published all the time.  In your entire lifetime there is no way you’d be able to get through all the great books.  The best place to read is anywhere where your work isn’t.  Get away from your computers, tablets, phones and other electronics and just pickup a book.
Thanks for reading!
I hope you enjoy all the blog materials i have to offer.

Damien Defranco
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Defranco Enterprises Inc & Defranco Enterprises LLC

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