Three Keys To Consider When You Feel Stuck




Feeling stuck is a normal occurrence on this journey we call entrepreneurship. When you find yourself in this place, what can you do about it? I’m going to share three keys that may help you move past feeling stuck.

Join Tim Fitzpatrick for this solo episode of The Rialto Marketing Podcast!

Watch This Episode

Listen To The Podcast

Subscribe To The Podcast

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcast
iHeart Radio

Read The Transcript Here

Podcast Transcription

Three Keys To Consider When You Feel Stuck

Feeling stuck is a normal occurrence on this journey we call entrepreneurship. When you find yourself in this place, what can you do about it? I'm going to share three keys that may help you move past feeling stuck.

Hi, I am Tim Fitzpatrick with Rialto Marketing, where we believe marketing shouldn't be difficult. All you need is the right plan. Thank you so much for taking the time to tune in.

I know I feel stuck all the time. Being an entrepreneur, we are bound to get stuck. It is going to happen. It is part of the process. So what I'm going to share with you today is a brainstorming activity I have found helpful. I hope you do as well. When I feel stuck, I go through this exercise and what I have found is oftentimes I get a much clearer picture of why I feel stuck and also some of the things I can focus on to get past feeling, why I feel stuck. So it's a very simple brainstorming activity. There are the three elements, and I'm going to go through these right now.


Get the outside eyes and feedback you need to get on the right path with your marketing.

Gain clarity and understanding. You'll leave your discovery call knowing where to focus your marketing efforts right now to get the best return on your investment.

The 3-part Framework to Get Unstuck

The first one, what's working well. You are feeling stuck, but what is working well about this particular situation that you're feeling stuck about. What's working well? There are almost always things that are working well. And if we can get a list and a clear understanding of what's working well, then one we have awareness of we don't want to stop doing what's working well. So we need to know about what's working well, first and foremost. But two are there ways that we can improve upon what's working well or double down on what's working well. Doing those things alone may help us get out of feeling stuck. So that's one.

Two is about pain, and it's about the pain that we are experiencing that's making us feel stuck. But it's the pain that we are feeling that is under our control, the pain that is under your control. Think about, and once you understand the pains that are being caused that are under your control, now you can start to think about what you can do to get out of that because it's under your control. If it's under your control, there's obviously something you can do to not be feeling that way or to not have that pain. Really important.

Third is the pain that's out of your control or out of our control. So steps two and three are all about pain, but it's the pain we can control, and it's the pain we can't. The pain we can't control, you have got to let go of it, because if we hold on to the pain that we can't control, then there's no way to get out of feeling stuck because we can't control that pain. It's so much more empowering to focus on the pain that we can control and let go of the pain that we're experiencing from this particular situation that we can't control. So you have to find a way to let go of what you can't control.

Pretty simple concept, right? Just brainstorm these three things. I'm feeling stuck in my business. I'm feeling stuck about something specific in my business, a certain situation. There's all kinds of things that can come up. Take that situation that you're feeling stuck on and brainstorm. What's working well about it? What pain am I experiencing that is under my control? And what pain am I experiencing that is out of my control.

Now I know the things that I can focus on, that I can control and the things that are already working well about the situation, right? I'm already starting in a positive trajectory here. I let go of the things that I can't control. And now I can start to take action on what's working well, double down on those things. Do more of it and what things I can take action on that are under my control and change.

Oftentimes, once we know what our options are and what actions we can take to start getting to a better place, that alone helps us start getting out of feeling stuck and being much more empowered and have clarity, right? Oftentimes we feel stuck because we don't have clarity on what our next action steps should be. And what I found is brainstorming these three elements helps you break through that, start taking action and get out of feeling stuck.

Conclusion: Three Keys To Consider When You Feel Stuck

Hope you find this helpful. I know I have. If you are feeling stuck with your marketing like that, right? Like how I bring this back in, right? Bring it back all the way around. If you're feeling stuck with your marketing, you're not sure what that next step is that's going to help you get to where you want to go? Head on over to our website, Rialto Marketing dot com. That's R-I-A-L-T-O Marketing dot com. Click on the Get a Free Consultation button. I'd be happy to chat with you, and I guarantee you will have some clarity coming out of that call of what your next steps should be to help you get from where you currently are, to where you want to go.

Thank you so much for taking the time to tune in. Hope you found it helpful. Till next time. Take care.

About the author, Tim Fitzpatrick

Tired of marketing that doesn't deliver? Ready to create lasting marketing success?

The world of marketing is vast and constantly evolving. It's easy to fall prey to information overload and feel lost in the marketing maze. In this ever-evolving landscape, expert guidance is critical to navigate successfully.

We understand - marketing your business can be more than just challenging; it can be downright disheartening. But it doesn't have to be. Marketing shouldn't be difficult.

Limited returns on your marketing efforts? Unsure about your next move? Or perhaps you're doing all the "marketing stuff," but it's not working.

This is where our expertise comes into play.

We provide marketing consulting, advisory, and outsourced or part-time marketing executive services. We help MSPs & B2B professional service firms build and manage their marketing engine to get where they want to go faster.

Ready to remove your revenue roadblocks and simplify marketing? It's about time you feel confident in your marketing strategy. Let us help.