Falling Down is Fine as Long as You Pick Yourself Up — The Comeback is NOW!
Three months. Three months is all it takes to go from the top of the food chain to the bottom. Looking back to that time I was growing my company faster than I could ever have imagined, my Instagram presence was blowing up, the Freelance Tip of the Week was reaching the audience that I wanted it to, and I was speaking at different engagements to document my journey; then life happened. Life got to me and I lost the ability to really focus on business and work. I fell all the way down but let me tell you the best part about it; no matter how far you fall you can always pick yourself back up and make a comeback.
I want to start first by offering an explanation of why I fell so far down. One year ago I experience what I can only imagine is the worst thing I’ll ever experience in my life, I lost my daughter. I didn’t know how I was going to continue moving forward with my life at that point. I knew that I had to do something different than what I was doing because what I was doing at that point wasn’t working. I turned all my grief, every ounce of sadness, into creating the empire that is Sneaky Bird Studios again. For an entire year I focused solely on that one goal and I was laser focused. Eventually though it’s all going to catch up to you.
I lost a client at the start of October that I had put in so much of my personal self into. I loved the business and it was something that I had a vested interest in. Then things kind of went in a direction that nobody could see coming. That seemed to be the straw that finally broke through everything. I realized that the anniversary was coming up of what I had been pushing down for a year. I gave up. I let everything fall apart and I stopped focusing.
Sure, the business was still growing and working, but that was just momentum that I had built. I checked out. One event after another just crashed down and down and I couldn’t find the fortitude to crawl up out of the hole I felt that life had bashed me into. Then it all changed one day when my son was watching his tablet in the room with me. He pulled up a video that must have been in the history or something and it opened my eyes.
That video, that speech there, it woke something up inside of me. I finally woke up and felt that fire burning deep inside me again. That’s why I’m writing this article. Not to make excuses for why I fell off, but to show you guys that no matter what you go through, or how hard you fall, you can ALWAYS pick yourself back up.
If you ever feel like you’re struggling or just losing your way don’t hesitate to reach out to someone in your life. Hell, you can reach out to me through any means you can and I’ll help you pick yourself back up too. The community I’ve built, all of you reading this, are amazing. You guys helped me to stay above the water and I want to be able to do that for someone else, even if it’s just one person. That’s the purpose of this article.
Now, I know there’s not much to the article but I had to write it. I had to get this out from my chest and tell you all that I appreciate you so much. Oh yea, and that I’m back baby! You’ll see the Freelance Tip of the Week pick back up, you’ll see a new marketing series come along, a vlog/radio series come up with industry leaders, and a lot of guest posting coming up in the next few days.
Final Words: Thank you all for your support and remember that there’s nothing wrong with falling down or failing. It’s not getting back up that’s the problem.
Originally published at Sneaky Bird Studios.