17 October 2022

Happy Monday Luv,

The path to successful entrepreneurship is paved with excitement and adventure, but the truth is that becoming your own boss is no easy feat. Starting a business is one thing, but a smooth business operation is entirely different.

A successful business relies heavily on how well you handle stress and meet the inevitable challenges as each business experiences its own unique ups and downs.

Indeed, the bumpy path of entrepreneurship can make you feel alone and helpless at times; thus, motivation can play a critical role at this juncture. Sometimes things can get out of hand, you may struggle to balance your personal and professional lives, or you may even run out of money. However, keeping motivated and inspired in the face of adversity can mean the difference between success and failure.

Here are some essential pointers to keep you motivated to become a successful entrepreneur:

1. Consider “failure” to be a prerequisite for success
Trial and error is the only endeavor that consistently leads to success, which may seem counterintuitive. However, it is so deeply ingrained in our evolutionary behavior that even mentioning failure causes us to become hyper-aware of our efforts.

Thinking back to the first time you fell from a great height and hurt yourself, you’ll realize those were the first unsure steps. In practice, an underlying principle always allows you to explore and learn from failure.

Simply put, learning from failure entails using your intelligence to redevelop theories for future success.

2. Be enthusiastic about your work
The power of passion is integral when maintaining your hunger for success. Passion is the driving force of motivation, determination and creativity. The success and profitability of your business are measured through your passion and work ethic. Staying enthusiastic about your work is essential, whether you are just starting out or have years of success under your belt.

Triumphant entrepreneurs genuinely enjoy their work and are always willing to go the extra mile to reach their goals. It is commonly stated in today’s start-up jargon that the demonstration of passion and motivation will determine the success of any entrepreneurial venture.

3. Spend time with your family and friends
Spending quality time with your loved ones is the best stress reliever of all; moreover, it is one of the best ways to inspire and motivate you toward new heights. You may have noticed that, in a rush to make it big in the business world, many “would-be entrepreneurs” have prioritized their professional lives over their personal lives, finding it difficult to strike a balance between the two leading to burnout and demotivation.

We, as Business women, work to live, not live to work…… Remember to spend time with your family and friends and make new memories with them.

4. Have steadfast self-assurance
Self-assurance raises motivation to incredible heights; therefore, a budding entrepreneur must have a high level of self-confidence in his skills and abilities. When you have faith in yourself, you choose to be self-motivated, which is a sure-fire recipe for achieving your goals. Furthermore, when you are motivated, your personality is assertive and strong, which drives you to give your best effort while keeping the pros and cons in mind at all times.

5. Practice meditation and exercise

Meditation is essential for mental peace because your thoughts wander all the time, which causes anxiety. A few minutes of daily meditation is the soul food for your mind, keeping you focused all day. Furthermore, physical activity or exercise is essential for staying energized. A daily dose of exercise refreshes you, increases your creativity, and prompts creativity. In other words, investing in your health will pay dividends in the long run.

**Because there is no one-size-fits-all formula for entrepreneurship, any type of business is always fraught with risk. As a result, many factors play a critical role in determining where a particular business is headed. This is where motivation and willingness to face challenges come into play, and they can turn the tide in your favor.

The tips above will certainly help you become motivated to succeed in your business venture.**

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Yours in Business,

Jeanetta Cardine

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