Last week was rough.

I was feeling under the weather with a pesky cold and I let everything get on top of me.

I let negativity creep in and started to feel that it doesn’t matter what I do, it will never work and I’ll never be good enough, blah, blah, blah.

As you know I’ve been determined to build The Business Connection into a support network for other small business owners.

After several false starts with different models, I’ve settled (at least I hope I have) on creating an online hub packed full of useful content and a series of events to bring business owners together.

But I’m not a patient person at the best of times and last week I really began to doubt myself.

It all felt hopeless and pointless – no one was seeing my content, no one was signing up for the events etc etc.

I really did contemplate giving up.

And I just might have done if it hadn’t been for my very own Business Bestie.

Even though she’s recovering from being poorly herself, Sonya gave me the pep talk and not so gentle kick up the arse I needed to get back on track.

She suggested some practical things I could do to get moving in the right direction and helped me back to the positive mindset which is so important when you run your own business – particularly when you’re just starting out.

So this week, despite the lingering remnants of a cold, I’m back on it and it’s full steam ahead.

I truly believe The Business Connection can be a valuable resource for other small B2B businesses – it’s down to me to prove it.

But I think what my week of negativity has proven to me is the importance of The Business Connection’s Business Bestie mentoring service.

When you’re in a funk it can be hard to pull yourself out of it.

I needed that input from someone on the outside to help me see the situation for what it is and provide a big, ol’ dose of motivation to get me moving.

If you are struggling to see the wood for the trees in your business and could benefit from the help of a Business Bestie, have a look at our Business Bestie 1:1 Mentoring page

I can’t recommend it enough!

Tracey Sweetland
Author: Tracey Sweetland

Founder of The Business Connection and owner of Red Shoes Media and Marketing, supporting small business owners and helping small business to grow.