If you opening this expecting a cool drill called Laying An Egg I’m afraid I’m going to disappoint you. This post is a little off topic but I thought still worth sharing.
Sometimes in your business or career things are going really well.
You’re getting a lot done, checking things off your todo list, signing up new clients and then seemingly out of nowhere you:
- Start procrastinating
- Feel depressed
- Feel aimless and find it hard to focus on doing work
- Can’t seem to connect the dots in front of you
- Or you just can’t make a decision about anything.
Going from the exhilaration of getting a lot done to feeling stuck is quite a shock.
When it happens it’s in our nature to analyse it, to try to solve it and to try to get back to how things were going before. But you can’t get back there, like all things, that moment is gone so any attempts will just increase the pain.
However, if you stay with it and don’t resist the feelings that are coming up, you’ll often find that on the other side of that is a powerful insight into yourself or how you should run your business.
I call going through this uncomfortable process ‘laying an egg’.
I’ve never laid an egg, but I’ve heard chickens laying them and it sounds unpleasant. After its over though, you have something valuable: an egg (or for those who’ve given birth, a tiny human being).
But you can’t get the egg without laying it.
So that’s my advice for you here. When you’re having a time in your business or life when things feel flat, unclear or just plain bad, stay with it.
You’re just laying an egg.
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.