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3 Ways You’re Subconsciously Punishing Yourself in Business

You’ve been working hard all month. You’ve been publishing your posts on social media. You’ve been drumming up the leads.

You’ve even been putting in extra hours so you can make sure you leave no stone left unturned when it comes to signing new clients. Yet, you’re ten days away from the end of the month and all you can think about is what you didn’t do. The things that you should’ve done (or done better).

How you would’ve been further along or even surpassed your income goal if you would have just done the thing that taunts your mind.This cycle isn’t just annoying or draining—it’s toxic to you and your business. If you find yourself working hard, going above and beyond in your business, to the point of burning out or falling out of love with what you do—you’re likely dealing with punishment mentality. Punishment mentality is where you make yourself suffer through things that should bring you joy and fulfillment—like running your business.Punishment mentality leads to resentment. Resentment of your business, your clients, even life itself at times.

It’s why you see some business owners burn their businesses to the ground after crossing the seven-figure mark. When you’ve been at this for too long and you’ve learned to use your purpose as a whip to flog yourself with, your love for your business slowly dies. The good news is that there’s another way. But before you know what to do about it, you need to know the warning signs.

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