Isn’t it the law of nature that what goes up must also come down? It is true for economies around the world and it is also true for our own motivation levels. When you’re running your own business it is possible that you may have already experienced this cycle closely. There will be months when you will hear positive feedback about your product from your customers and you will be signing new clients almost regularly.
But there will also be that month of the year when the sales will decline and the business will be on a slowdown. It is in these times that you will see for yourself how big an impact your motivation has on the growth of your business. Following are certain ways you can keep yourself motivated when the chips are down:
It is easy for you to get so involved and lost in the task of building your business that you forget to take out time for yourself. You may have long work days chasing down potential business and responding to messages at all hours of the clock.
If you continue the gruelling schedule you will be convinced that your business has overtaken your life and before you even realise it you will begin to hate your business. You need breaks to stay constantly motivated and not get bitter about the thing you once loved to do.
You may have to turn off the ‘business mode’ from time to time and take hours off and vacations to fit in the ‘me time’ in your yearly schedule. You must also define boundaries with clients and set aside time in your daily schedule to incorporate those activities that light you on fire.
In order to come back stronger you must recharge your batteries and spending some ‘me time’ can be the perfect way to make that happen. It brings greater consistency in your efforts and these breaks will eventually help you get more done.
You may have learned in school that man is a social animal and as a result of us being who we are, we crave connection with fellow human beings. Building a business is rarely a one man feat and you may have to seek the involvement of others at some point.
It could mean using a virtual assistant, bringing more employees on board and building strategic relationships. If you think of yourself as a one man army you will only be building your business on an island. Remember to take some time aside to brainstorm, connect and meet fellow entrepreneurs who can help you in your quest of building your business.
Everybody Needs Inspiration
With the right sources of motivation you will find that being motivated 100 percent of the time may not be such a difficult task after all. There are many podcasts, videos, articles and different forms of virtual content that you can consume to raise the level of motivation that you are experiencing at any given time. There are thousands of entrepreneurs around the world who are doing exactly what you have set out to do and thousands who have already accomplished the feat. You’ll be surprised by the amount of motivation you can gain by simply listening to what a great business personality has to say.
Remember the Higher Goal
If you take a careful look around you will see how it is only those businesses which have been built around a vision and mission that have been able to scale the heights of success.
Consistent motivation can only be the product of a mind that doesn’t just seek the riches but pursues something bigger than money. You must be clear about your mission behind building the business.
Your business will not just fetch you money but also leave an impact on your customer’s lives. It must create financial freedom and security for you and it will be the values behind your actions that will make it happen for you.
A sense of security is also important to raise your motivation and while building your business you must also take the necessary steps to protect your business and personal assets by insuring them or writing a Will using a free Will kit.