We have all had those days when we just want to throw in the towel, but as a business owner, that simply isn’t an option. Instead, you must stay motivated and headstrong for the benefit of not only your business, but also your employees and stakeholders. Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, but even on our off days, it is important to find ways to keep ourselves motivated. Here are methods you can use to recharge:
Take a Break
As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to become consumed by life at the office. Whether it be carving out time in the middle of the day to step out of the building daily or hopping on a plane with your phone off and laptop at home to a peaceful vacation destination, make sure you take breaks to recollect your thoughts, be with your loved ones, and focus on your mental health.
Inspiration can be found almost anywhere. Take a few minutes out of your day to read an inspirational book, watch an empowering video, or find a picture that makes you smile. We highly recommend this Kid President video.
Set Firm Goals
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Make a list of goals you want to accomplish that includes both your short-term and your long-term objectives. What do you hope to accomplish by the end of the day? In a week? In a month? Be honest with yourself and others about what these are, and let others in to hold you accountable to them.
Create Positive Habits
As a business owner, it’s easy to get stuck going through the motions. However, if you can take the time to get creative by mixing up the daily routine with healthy habits for you and your employees, you will begin to blossom again and so will your business. Cater a nice lunch once a week, schedule a call with another business owner monthly to ensure you’re practicing what you preach and learning from someone outside of your “bubble,” or initiate a health incentive program. Lastly, ensure that you are prioritizing people, work and home properly – go home each day knowing that you have achieved, and shut it off so that you can start fresh and energized the next day (and encourage your employees to do the same).
How do you stay motivated?