Stacy Fleetwood

Blogger, Internet Marketer, and All Around Smartass

Day 40 – 90 Day Challenge – One More Curveball

I got another curve ball the other night.  On Day 32 I wrote about my grandfather being ill and how I had traveled many miles to see him in the hospital.  On Day 34 I wrote about how I was reassessing my goals and getting started on a new free product and a paid product.  Minutes after I hit the ‘Publish’ button for that post I received a phone call that my grandfather had passed away.  Since that call I have been absent from my business as I grieved, traveled to attend his funeral and traveled back home.

 

Impact of Personal Issues on Business

I don’t necessarily like to share this kind of personal information.  Though I have a blog where I open up my business endeavors for all to see, I am way more guarded with my private life.  I bring this personal issue up because it has impacted my business growth and deadlines that I had set for myself.

 

Stressed and Frustrated

At this point, I feel like I should be a lot further along by now in my business and that can feel discouraging and disappointing.  I could easily let this set me back and give up.  It wouldn’t be the first time.

Not going to happen.  I will acknowledge that I feel a couple of weeks behind and go ahead and pick up where I left off.  I will try my best to make up for lost time.

 

The Show Must Go On

I have no intentions to stop the challenge.  In fact, I am more determined to make it happen.  I wanted to open up about this because things like this happen. Unexpected things will come your way, and you have to pause and address them as best you can and then get right back up and hit it hard again.

I’m hoping that down the road, this bump in the road will provide an example of how you can quickly recover from a setback and still come out on top.

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8 Responses to “Day 40 – 90 Day Challenge – One More Curveball”

  1. Liz says:

    Stacy I’m so very sorry to hear about your Grandfather.
    I’ve been impressed with your progress thus far and I admire your determination to keep going during a very difficult time and I look forward to your next successful update. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Liz

    • Stacy says:

      Liz,

      Thank you very much. I’m working hard and I have some great stuff coming. I’m very motivated and pushing through. You are very kind to stop by and offer your condolences. :)

      Stacy

  2. Julia says:

    Hi Stacy, sympathies about your grandfather. Hope you can find a way to continue working through life’s ups and downs. Not easy being your own boss is it?
    yours, Julia

    • Stacy says:

      Julia,

      Thank you. I am hanging in there. No way is it easy to be your own boss! But, I accept that challenge and deal with the cons and enjoy the pros. I hope all is well with you.

      Stacy

  3. Geoff Todd says:

    Hello Stacy,
    Sorry to hear about your Grandpa.
    I’m glad to see that you are continuing with your challenge! Many times it’s easier to just give up and walk away than to stick with something. We all come across road blocks, you can either turn around and not look back, or take the path less traveled and find away around the road block.
    Your going to do this and become successful!!!

    Geoff

    • Stacy says:

      Geoff,

      Thank you for the words of encouragement. I fully believe I will succeed, no matter how many setbacks or roadblocks. I have a quote up on my wall “Anyone can hold the helm while the sea is calm.” In times like this, I remind myself that pushing forward through the toughest things are what sets you apart and gets you your just rewards.

      Stacy

  4. Iris says:

    So sorry your Grandfather passed away. I’m sure it has been a difficult time for you and has thrown a little monkey wrench into your plans and sort of thrown you off course.

    I’m looking forward to receiving updates on your progress and how you will be moving forward.

    • Stacy says:

      Iris,

      Thank you :) I think that sharing this with you guys has helped me stay on course more so than I would have if I had stayed silent. I wanted this blog to reflect my efforts and struggles, but in the beginning my only thoughts were of sharing business struggles. When this happened I realized that I had to tell you guys because I didn’t want to go weeks with no results to share and not tell you why or let you in on what was causing the delay.

      Personal setbacks will affect your business when you are an entrepreneur and everything depends on you. Hopefully I will give you an example of how to get the ball rolling again, and keep making progress. I’m working hard and should have some interesting updates to post within the next few days. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

      Stacy

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