Sometimes it can be difficult to have the motivation and drive to get on and do what you need to do for your business every day.
Long after the initial thrill of starting a business and getting everything set up and going, you can get lost in the daily challenges of being an entrepreneur but you need to be able to keep reminding yourself why you wanted to start your own business in the first place, and that’s one of the keys to staying motivated, day in day out.
Here are some tips to keep you moving forward when the going gets tough:
- Set realistic goals
Don’t set a huge goal which isn’t actually achievable. Start smaller, and aim for goals that are reachable and that you can track so you can see if you’re making any progression. Start off by creating a long term strategy from your business so you can set goals for each section of the company and this can help you focus on what needs to be done to move the business forward and when you achieve any of these goals, celebrate!
- Set more than one goal
Set personal goals which are outside of your business. Whether that is running a marathon, moving into your perfect house, or just going to a country you’ve always dreamed of seeing! By setting and achieving goals that are unrelated to your company, your confidence and happiness will go up, which will be reflected in how you work and feel in your business.
- Surround yourself with the right people
“Don’t expect to see positive changes in your life if you surround yourself with negative people”
To be able to work to the best of your ability and stay motivated, you need to be surrounded by likeminded people. Spending time with others who have a positive outlook on life can inspire you and affect your outlook for the better. Just be sure to avoid people who put you down or are generally negative, these are the ones who can drastically change your mood and your attitude in the workplace. It also helps to keep in contact with family and friends on a regular basis, being able to talk about your aspirations and goals can provide support and encouragement which will add to your motivation.
- Make a list
Lists are a great way to tackle your jobs. Prioritise the tasks you want to do and work your way through them. The more you get a handle on the jobs that need doing, the easier it is to accomplish them. Tackle this list every day and accomplish at least one of your priority tasks each day. You will be amazed at how much you will get done and this will spur you on to get more jobs done, thus increasing your motivation and getting your closer to achieving your overall goals.
Have a go at some of these tips and see if they make a difference to your motivation!
This post was written by Verity from Sol PV your energy saving experts.