What to Do When Everything is Dark and Sucky

The other day I read a quote:

“The measure of a person’s spiritual progress is how well one is able to deal with hardships and setbacks.”

It was illustrated beautifully last week, when a LEAP subscriber wrote in to say she was going through a pretty hellish time.

You know how that goes: one thing after another goes wrong, or breaks, or frustrates.

And no matter what you do, it just doesn’t seem there’s any solution.

Everything you try seems pointless, every day sees rain, and your inner state falls apart faster than you can say “it’s only temporary”.

But, she kept up with her daily emails.

Kept putting one step in front of the other.

Doggedly stuck with the daily practice of being in business.

And suddenly, over the weekend, the sun broke through the clouds.

Tells me that it was a great revelation, because the experience taught her that she is able, despite feeling like crap, to keep plugging away.

Tells me that this insight was the reason she had to go through the bad week.

Several things we can learn from this:

First: Action is a great remedy for many problems.

Second: Reframing is a powerful tool for overcoming hard times and making problems manageable.

Not only that, reframing situations you find yourself in enables you to keep moving, so you create a pretty useful feedback loop.

And finally: You get all kinds of help as a LEAP subscriber, far more than just ‘build a website’ or ‘improve your call to action’.

You get to send me emails and ask for help, and I reply.

And I’ll help any way I can.

Mind you, that doesn’t mean I’m a psychotherapist, nor do I condone whinge-feats.

Complaining just to vent is useless in most cases.

When I give you a few bits of advice, they’re meant to help, and they only help if you put them into action.

And if you do?

Only one way to find out…

Sign up here http://martinstellar.com/leap-to-more-sales/

Cheers,

Martin

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