IBM 228 | What To Do When You Feel Like Quitting

IBM228-200Everyone has those times when they feel like giving up. When you quit, you don’t succeed. How do you find motivation again? How do you renew our energy and excitement? In this episode, we give share several strategies to help you push through he dip.

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In This  Episode

  • The dirty little secret about motivation that no one wants to tell you
  • The magic list that will turn things around
  • The single most important thing to consider before getting advice from someone else

Items of Interest


We want to give a shout out to our coaching members that are participating in the 21-day writing challenge. Here are just two comments shared about the benefits of the challenge.

StevenArthurThis writing exercise is developing discipline not only in the daily writing but has been nicely spilling over into other areas of my life. I feel more in charge of directing the activities of the day as opposed to reacting. Good stuff. Keep up the good work everyone.
–Steven Arthur

CaitlinSmithI agree that writing everyday especially in the morning has helped me to clear the cobwebs and allow more space to think clearly about what goals can be achieved today.
–Caitlin Smith

DavidRiveraI’ve successfully achieve 30 Days of daily blogging , it’s been kind of hard at some times but it feels AMAZING.
–David Rivera


Action Guide

  • Choose at least one of the strategies from this episode to use the next time you are tempted to give up.

What do you think?

When was the last time you felt like quitting? What did you do to overcome the desire to give up?


  1. Thank you for covering this topic, J & J. These exact feelings have been haunting me for a few months regarding my main site (the one I started an internet business for).

    Since starting the original site, I’ve started another site… where my passion has grown (and subsequently declined for the original site).

    I’ve felt like quitting on that original site, but the rising numbers fueled additional efforts. Yet, I wanted to quit it and focus on my second site. That “quit” feeling plays with your mind and mindset.

    By going back to my personal and business values (my mental “me book”) I have been able to make decisions on where to best realign efforts (quit, pause, or pursue).

    It was great hearing that you both had the “quit feeling” at times, too. Thanks for sharing!

    PS: I really like the crisper show format, it’s more professional yet feels more personal. Nice work!


    • Hi Tom,

      Glad you found this helpful. One of the toughest decisions to make as an entrepreneur is to know when to stick it our or when it is truly time to move on to something else. Thanks for the feedback. That’s really nice to get from a longtime listener.

    • Thanks so much Tom~