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Are you feeling slow?

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

Hi, I'm Deidre. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a website copywriter, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and what I’m learning as I go (with Marketing Mentor as my guide).

I’ve been moving in a slower gear this summer—and I’m ready to speed up again for Fall. But I do find the transition difficult. It’s easy to linger in summer’s slowness, and hard to build the in-the-groove momentum again. Over the past few days, I’ve been actively trying to build momentum by:

  • Making the decision: I’m deciding to ignore the “I don’t wanna” feeling.  I’m making the black-and-white decision to be diligent.  
  • Acting as if: If I do the things I do when I’m productive, I’m hoping the energy will follow.
  • Getting new tools: When I was a kid, going back to school was revitalizing. I’d have a new backpack, new notebooks, pens and highlighters. Even today, the kind of pen I use has the power to excite my day. I’m buying some new gel pens and notebooks to charge me up for Fall.
  • Having faith: I’m trying not to dwell on negative thoughts—and trying to be confident that my groove, and my creativity, will return to the levels I’m used to.
  • Talking on the phone: Every time I pick up the phone to talk to a client or business-friend, it invigorates me. Email doesn’t charge my energy in the same way.

If you're wondering just how slow I've been … this post took me about 3 hours to pick a topic and write. Nuts, right? It would’ve normally taken about 10 minutes. (Don't worry, prospective clients. I don't charge by the hour!) 

If you’re making the transition into Fall—please share how you’re gaining the momentum you need.

Until next time, I'm keepin' the faith… 

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