19 September 2022

Hey Businesswoman, Happy Monday!

Yes, staying motivated is not always easy and one of the most frightening aspects of being a business owner is being responsible for your own revenue.

Motivation is essential when starting a new business, achieving a professional goal, or running your company’s day-to-day operations. Lack of motivation can limit your ability to succeed and undermine your confidence. Your motivation will increase your ability to take on challenging objectives and achieve higher levels of achievement in your organization.

Here are a few quick tips for staying motivated as a small business owner. These suggestions can help you become more motivated, break out of a rut, and position yourself to achieve all of your objectives.

BEGIN WITH A ROUTINE
The key to becoming motivated is to get started. You should develop a perfect morning routine that will help your body and mind wake up, concentrate, and be ready to form new habits.

MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

It is critical to schedule personal time for oneself during the day because business owners are frequently consumed by their operations.

At this time, give yourself permission to wander, reflect and meditate, or even engage in physical activity. Use this time to eat healthily and drink water, two important routines that will help you stay focused.

FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE
This is not to suggest that you sit and meditate on windy beaches, but rather that you identify the physical location where you appear to work the hardest and go there when you are struggling to get motivated.

You are doing this at your desk, in front of your computer, in your car, on a laptop, or at Starbucks where you cannot be interrupted or questioned.

When you need a little extra motivation, go to a place where you can be more productive, even if it is unusual.

SAY NO TO DISTURBANCES

When you’re lacking motivation, there always seems to be something more important than the task at hand. Suddenly, your non-infrared mouse must be dusted, your monitor must be thoroughly cleaned, and your office may require painting.

Recognize and remove the detour that is impeding your progress. If you can’t resist the urge, relocate to a less distracting environment.

BALANCING OF PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE
One of the most important aspects of being a mentally sound small business owner is striking a balance between your personal and professional lives. Because this is a full-time, passion-driven job rather than a 9-to-5 job, the hours are never-ending. There is no limit to the amount of work that can be completed on a regular basis.

Still, one must be disciplined about work hours, social engagements, time spent with friends and family, breaks, and avoiding overworking.

KEEP A POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE
Negativity is the primary killer of motivation. It is impossible to stay motivated and develop personally if you are surrounded by unmotivated people. This applies to both your home and workplace, though it is most relevant in the latter.

Get rid of any employees who aren’t committed to their current position right away. Because it increases your motivation, you will work harder if your surroundings are encouraging. It would be beneficial if you made an effort to do so within your organization.

TAKE A BREAK FROM WORK
Staying motivated can be difficult when you work long hours. It is critical to take breaks throughout the day to stretch, move around, and drink water. With so much to do, I know it can be difficult to strike a work-life balance as a business owner, but try not to make it difficult for yourself to stay motivated.

Allowing yourself a break to watch a movie, check social media, or go for a walk can allow you to return to work feeling refreshed and ready to complete a few more tasks.

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To Your Success,

Jeanetta Cardine

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