What To Do When Everything Seems Hopeless

I was going back over one of my previous Monthly Mentor Club issues recently…and it seemed almost prophetic.

The issue was called “What to Do When Everything Seems Hopeless.”

What happens when a major project fails?

What about when disaster occurs such as someone hacking your website, Paypal freezing your account, or email providers shutting you off?

Or what if your personal life slaps you in the face with a divorce or severe illness?

I didn’t predict a global pandemic, but I talked about how being an entrepreneur can feel like an emotional rollercoaster.

A lot of people have been experiencing these feelings lately.

Depression is rampant. And it’s no surprise. A constant diet of current news plus social media could do that to anyone.

Part of that issue was an interview I did with Dr. Glenn Livingston.

He had a focus group event center in New York City until disaster stuck.

Terrorists brought down the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001.

In a moment, Glenn lost everything.

But it was actually worse than that. His business was losing over $90,000 a month.

He was depressed. He gained over 35 pounds. He was terrified and didn’t know what to do.

During the interview he talked heavily about the mind game…and how you have to take control of your thoughts if you want to survive.

He shared a LOT of tips in the interview, but I want to highlight one that felt completely out of place.

Entrepreneurs often face fear and anxiety in their business.

It’s easy to get lost in a stream of negative What If’s.

So, he recommended unmasking the villains and facing them head on.

Horror movies sometimes keep the monster hidden in the dark for as long as possible.

They do this to increase the suspense, because your imagination boosts the anxiety.

Face those fears.

Ask yourself, “What’s the worst possible thing that could happen?”

Then face that possibility. How will you react to it?

Maybe you lose your current business.

That’s horrible.

But there are probably things you don’t like about the current business. Many entrepreneurs have lost a business and went on to build a better, more profitable one that served a larger audience while giving the owner the lifestyle they wanted all along.

How would you react to other challenges you may face?

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve already overcome a lot of struggles. You can defeat whatever you’re facing today as well.

The second question you can ask yourself is, “How could this worse possible thing actually be good?”

It will force you to make changes…and some of those changes will be good. They’re changes you’ve should have already made anyway, but you weren’t uncomfortable enough yet to make them. Yes, sometimes circumstances push us to grow against our will.

I can’t really do these questions justice in a short email.

That’s why I’ve rereleased Glenn’s full interview on this topic for controlling your mind and moving forward when things feel hopeless inside the Monthly Mentor Club.

I republished the interview as part of the May issue of the Monthly Mentor Club.

After you join, go to the Recent Newsletter’s section and choose the “Recession-Proof Income”.

The link for listening to or downloading Glenn’s interview is on page 19.

And of course, you get access to all the other training, benefits, and support inside the Monthly Mentor Club.

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Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how the Monthly Mentor Club can help you today.