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How to Rekindle Your Motivation

by Guest Author 10 January 2019 08:46

When you began your business, you had a fire burning inside. Your desire to succeed fueled you to work hard. After awhile, that fire dies down. Most small business owners experience a slump in sales and a slump in motivation. How do you rekindle your desire to work hard and succeed? Try these tips to keep yourself motivated.

Keep Your Vision in Front of You

Over time, your business evolves and the clear vision you had at the beginning becomes muddied with other ambitions or necessities. Take some time to think about your vision. Is it the same as it once was? Do you have a different focus now? Write out your vision, whether old or new, and pin it where you can see it. Knowing what you are working toward will help you move forward.

Surround Yourself with Motivation

You don't need to come up with all your motivation yourself! Read books that will feed the fire of success. Listen to motivational speakers. Ask fellow business owners what they do to keep themselves working day after day.

Do Something Different

Even if it's something really strange, like starting a stamp collection or going spelunking, a new and exciting focus in another area of your life can feed the excitement in your work life. Is there something you've always wanted to do? Do it!

Encourage Other People

Maybe this is a type of reverse psychology, but it works! When you encourage and motivate other people to succeed, you actually listen to yourself and feel motivated as well. Go to the business next door and talk about creative ways to keep the sales coming. Call your sister and tell her what an amazing sister she is. Encourage your favorite librarian to read a new book. Talk to your children about how wonderful it is to study history and math and put them into action years later. Put on your motivation hat and keep it on!

Feed your fire to succeed, and you will once again feel the motivation that makes your business a great asset to your community.

Sources: https://www.forbes.com/sites/entrepreneursorganization/2015/11/11/how-business-owners-can-stay-motivated-every-day/#3079fcdc5cd2

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