Life can feel discouraging sometimes. Honestly, it can. When you’re putting the pedal to the metal every day, but you’re so busy you feel like you can’t function — it seems like everything’s falling apart. You can work hard every day, give it your all, and still feel like things aren’t panning out the way you had hoped.

I know it’s hard, but believe me, now is not the time to throw in the towel.

It’s not time to give up. No. It’s time to stand up, brush yourself off, and get back on the horse. Today is the day to give it your all.

In my line of work, I see people giving up all the time. Because doing my job isn’t easy. It’s hard work. It takes dedication and patience. So when they hit a bump in the road, they think it’s over. They think they have failed.

But they haven’t failed at all. They still have so much more they could do, so many steps they could take to improve their businesses, to improve themselves. The moment that they quit, the moment that they give up, that’s the moment when they’ve failed.

Here’s the thing — when they give up, they aren’t just giving up on their business. They’re giving up on themselves.

I want to encourage you, when things are tough, when times are hard, to keep pushing. Keeping giving it your all. When things feel like they are falling apart — that’s your opportunity to step up your act and to take your business to the next level.

Starting a business takes work. And let’s be real, some businesses blossom and turn a profit immediately, but most of the time they’re not an instant success. It doesn’t mean that you’re failing and it doesn’t mean that your business is falling apart.

All businesses take time and hard work. Just because one doesn’t blossom as quickly as others doesn’t mean that it won’t be successful. It just hasn’t happened yet.

So how exactly do you push forward when times get hard? What exactly is the alternative to giving up?

Reach out for help. There are people who have done this before, who know how to help you reach your goals. Let them in, and let them support you.

Make a to do list. Yes, write down all the things you know you need to do to improve your business, and start doing them, one by one, day by day.

Invest in your business. And I don’t mean your money. I mean your time and your effort. Invest your interest in the people who you are working with. When you really care, it takes commitment — of your time and energy. And when that commitment shows, it really pays off.

So when things get hard, when times get tough, what are you going to do? Are you going to give up?

Or are you going to press on, and give it your all?

I think you know the answer.

Running my business is hard, but I never quit. Reach out, I’d love to chat.