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Staying Motivated In Your Business – Tips To Consider

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Hello, Friend!  Thank you for stopping by!  If you’re here looking for the best beauty products or aftershave to use in 2020, you’re unfortunately in the wrong place.  However, if you’re looking for some tips to keep you motivated and rocking your business, welcome!  Hang out with me for a few minutes; I want to share with you why staying motivated in your business is important.  Also, we’ll chat about some things that will keep you motivated, ensuring your success!

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Motivation

A quick search shows us that, “Motivation is the desire to act in service of a goal. It’s the crucial element in setting and attaining one’s objectives—and research shows that people can influence their own levels of motivation and self-control”.  Is motivating yourself something you think you can handle?  Are you currently making it work for you?  If not, let’s talk about some ideas that might get you moving in the direction of motivation for success in your business!

 

A Change In Education

In the world of education, sometimes parents choose to send children to public or private schools.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  Because each child learns differently, it is an option for parents to homeschool children.  It’s becoming more popular these days it seems.  However, one of the latest buzzwords surrounding homeschooled children is this idea of ‘un-schooling’.  Essentially what that means is that if you were to pull your child from school to teach him at home, ‘un-schooling’ is the term used for the transition time before lessons begin at home.  It’s a way for children to let go of the ideas of the school system.

Things like asking for permission to use the restroom, scheduled lunch, recess, work time, reading centers, raising hands, and other school-related things are tossed aside.  There will be none of that in the home setting!  Whether you agree or disagree, parents who are taking children out of the typical classroom setting and teaching from home have this time to allow the child to forget, so to speak, the rules from school.

 

Do You Have What It Takes? 

I’m not a rocket scientist, but something tells me that you’re here looking for ways to make a living from home.  That could mean you’re currently looking to leave your full-time 9-5 job, you’ve transitioned to part-time and are looking for a side gig, or you’ve already fired your previous boss and have high hopes and aspirations to boss yourself around from the comfort of your own home.  Am I close?  Regardless, you’re here now.  Have you gone through the ‘un-working’ process yet?  Surely that can be a thing if ‘un-schooling’ is!  Have you taken a few days to have a heart-to-heart with yourself to write down your plan?  What are your goals?  Are you in the market for becoming an entrepreneur?  Of course, you want a chance at being your own boss!  You might find some tips here on how to begin the journey if you’re just starting!

 

Can You Handle It?business idea

It sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?  Being able to stay up late and sleep well into the morning.  No alarm clock honking in your ear to drag you out of your cozy bed.  Shoot, you could stay in your pajamas for the entire day, and chances are, you’d do just that, but you’ve likely got a delivery coming today from an online order.  Pair that with your friend coming over for coffee and you know the pajama day won’t last too long.

But you can choose what will become of your day.  You’re your own boss!  But what’s going to happen when you go for days binge-watching your favorite Netflix series and you haven’t made any progress with on your business goals?  Goals?  Who needs them?  You, my friend!  Check out why goals are important for your business success here!  It seems as though you have no motivation to carry through with your well-thought-of plans.  Is it too late?  Should you just sleep away some more sunrises and begin another series on Netflix?  Heavens, no!  You are better than that!  Wake up, stretch, rub your eyes, grab a coffee, and find a comfy spot to relax.  We’re going to talk about motivation and staying motivated in your business.

 

6 Top Tips To Keep You Motivated 

* Make A Plan

Take a moment to get a pen and a piece of paper.  For the next few minutes, write down where you’d like to see yourself in 6 months, 1 year, and 5+ years.  Dream big.  Set some goals that you know can achieve if you set your mind to.  Choose some things that might surprise you if you actually accomplish them – these are the big goals that will get you to that destination!  What’s in your plan?  Be sure to include both short-term and long-term goals!

 

** Create A Routine

Now that you have some goals written down and you’re beginning to visualize what your future could hold, what will you make of your days at home?  How are you going to accomplish those goals?  Start small.  What time will you wake up each morning?  When will you begin your ‘duties for work’?  Give yourself some ideas for what a day in the life would look like.  Give yourself a little wiggle room.  You are, after all, your own boss!  When will you call it a day?  Will you work on the weekend?  Let your mind wander and write down some notes!  You’re creating new habits!

 

*** Set Reminders

Calendars and timers are very important to your routine.  Give yourself some time frames in your day to accomplish some things.  For example, if you’re a blogger, you’ll need to spend some time collecting data or researching your next topic.  If you’re a digital marketer, you’ll be reaching out to affiliate companies.  You will have emails to attend to and other things in your day will no doubt creep in.  Be intentional with your routine and concentrate on not spending too much of your time on one task.

 

**** Reward Yourself

If you’re anything like me, you’ll do well with setting some small goals and working toward a reward!  It’s important to celebrate even the smallest of success!  Set some social media goals.  What will you reward yourself for when you reach so many followers?  How might you reward yourself for creating content each day for 1-2 weeks straight?  Maybe you’ll celebrate your first sale – you should!  Will you take a vacation?  No matter what, it’s important to keep yourself moving in the right direction, and if you’re motivated by rewards, be sure you include this step!

 

***** Establish Time For You

Don’t forget that you’re only human.  You have friends who still want to hang out with you and you likely have a family depending on you!  With all the hustle and bustle of your new self-employment, it might be easy to forget about the things that make you happy outside of your work.  Set some time away from it all.  You have to detach yourself every now and again.  It’s good for a recharge!  Go on a date with your spouse, take your children to the park, have a drink with a friend, etc.  Do you – don’t forget who you are or cut yourself off from the world.

 

****** Stay Positive

All of your brainstorming and hard work would be for naught if you had a negative attitude or outlook.  It’s critical to your success to remain positive.  You will make mistakes and there will be obstacles.  Can you overcome them?  Absolutely you can – with the right mindset!  Choose to look at the negatives as learning experiences!  You’ll be better for it in the end.  Look at the glass of water on your counter as half-full!  That’s the positive thinking that will help you remain motivated!  Be happy as often as possible!

 

Motivation Leads To Fruition

Whew!  That was a lot of information!  Thanks for sticking with me until the end!  I hope you have a few sheets of paper full of some stellar notes that will put you and your business on the path to success!  Staying motivated in your business will no doubt propel you towards a successful future.  If you keep in mind these tips, you’ll have the drive and focus to see it through.  I wish you nothing but success as you move forward in your business.  May you be more motivated now than ever to reach for the endless opportunities that await you!

 

Until Next Time,
~Heidi

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “Staying Motivated In Your Business – Tips To Consider

  1. Hey, I enjoyed reading your article and found it is very useful to stay motivated. Your 6 Top Tips To Keep us Motivated are very awesome for everyone. 

    We should follow them all to remain motivated. Now we will make a plan & write it down on paper. Calendars and timers are very important to your routine. Staying Positive gives us extra energy to move forward. I enjoyed each of your tips to stay motivated. 

  2. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. There are vital steps we need to take in order to stay focused and motivated and i couldn’t agree more with you. 

    I am really inspired by your very well researched article.

  3. I must say that you have done a great job here as this article is very important and informative. I am sure it would be of great help to the public, just as it has been of help to me.

    I must say that these are very important tips to consider  for a more settled and balanced business in this new year 2020

  4. Hello Heidi. Being your own boss is a great idea and so many people are working towards it for the benefits it brings. However keeping the spirit of hard work and fight to be better is one of the thing I see that helps in making you a better business person. 

    These tips on rewarding yourself and finding space to rejuvenate and be a better you for your business is such a nice idea and i should start it with myself. 

  5. Sometimes it is tough to keep the motivation when trying to start your own business. Having a plan certainly helps, but I really like the idea of rewarding yourself! I have just started on my journey to creating my own business, so thank you for the good tips to keep being motivated even though the results are not being seen quite yet. Have a great day!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article . I started a business a short while ago . I couldn’t figure out how to modify my business .You explain it so well through your article that I can’t praise your research enough.

    I agree with you that I really need to set goals in order to motivate myself and my business .You need to define some of the products needed to set that goal and think about how helpful these are. 

    Before reading your article I didn’t realize that nothing really goes without plan .I will definitely follow the 6 tips you gave to make my plan a success, and ask others to follow .

  7. Thank you Heidi for sharing these tips to consider in order to stay motivated doing business online. I remembered a friend’s WhatsApp status that says there are some things we need to unlearn and some others we need to learn in order to be successful in life. That’s exactly what should happen to each of us who are willing to succeed in life and business. I have unlearned many stuffs and learnt some great skills for my business.

    I am self motivated. Being self motivated is the best motivation ever. I know I have some persons that have great faith in me. What will happen if I don’t have faith in myself? I have faced so much this past week but I am positively minded. I discovered that I learnt some new stuffs from my experience lately. This is something really good.

    Again, thanks for the tips.

    Regards!

  8. Hi Heidi,
    All very helpful and useful information you have shared here. I would like to think I am motivated and prepared to get to the next level in my efforts to be the, “boss”! Your 6 top tips make it all crystal clear. This is an easy to follow guideline that will help with the planning process.

    I like the idea of strategically placing these little blurbs around my writing space as a constant reminder of what my mission is.

    I totally agree with you about creating some me time! I am a “walker” who is filled with a high level of creative energy on each and every walk I go on.

    Thank you so much for these tips, I am sure they are going to fill a need with helping me to stay motivated with my new business!

    Regards,
    Gerry

    1. Hello, Gerry!

      Thank you for stopping by to read and comment today! I am pleased that you find some value in my top 6 tips to remaining motivated in your business. They have very much helped me in the building process! I, too, enjoy a nice walk, but our temperatures are very cold right now. Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait until spring! 🙁 I’m happy that you find walking conducive to your energy creation and motivation! I envy that!

      I appreciate you visiting! Please check back often, as David and I have plans to continue sharing advice and tips!! Stay motivated!

      ~Heidi

  9. Heidi, you wouldn’t believe it but this morning while I was walking in the countryside with my dog, I was thinking about setting a plan with my six-month goals. Synchronicity, right?:) I have a vision of my future in long-term but it has to be broken down to smaller targets. And I think in 6 months one can achieve a lot!

    As to the other things you advice, I have to learn to reward myself. When I accomplish something, I’m excited but then keep going on without properly celebrating it. That has to change!

    Thank you for this article packed with perfect advice!

    1. Lenka!
      I wish the weather would cooperate so I could go for a walk. These below-zero temperatures are prohibiting that, I’m afraid! I love to think while walking, so I envy your walk today! You seem to be someone who can visualize something and make it happen, no matter what!

      Small rewards are very helpful! You should set something up for yourself! It’s important to celebrate even the smallest advances! It helps to keep us motivated!!

      Wishing you nothing but success in your business!
      ~Heidi

  10. Awesome tips, Heidi! Thank you so much for sharing. Are you able to implement them all, all the time? Or do you mean to give yourself some time off, without guilt, just to regain enough energy to come back, stronger than ever? Talking about the ***** but also ****** is not easy. You are a fantastic example of positivity and I admire you. Do you have a secret to being that positive all the time, no matter what the circumstances?
    You are amazing,
    Keep it up!
    Janie

    1. Hello, Janie!

      Thank you for visiting! I try very much to use all these tips. The one I feel I struggle with the most is remaining positive – no matter what. Life happens and throws us to the wolves sometimes. When that happens, it’s tough to stay motivated in life and in business. But, we have a choice in how we decide to handle it!!

      I value your support and kindness! Best of luck to you in your business as you continue to practice these motivational tips!! You’ve got it!

      ~Heidi

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