What are the three keys to motivation in business?
Inspiration is critical to staying motivated and improving oneself. If you are not interested in your business, your motivation level will never be high, and you will not sustain interest for very long.
One key ingredient for your inspiration to soar is you have to believe in your inner power.
Take an honest look at your inspiration level. Are you excited about going to work, or is it an obligation? You would be surprised at the number of people who choose a business that looks good on paper, but in reality, does not interest them in the least.
These individuals will grow weary and uninterested pretty quickly because they have no inspiration or passion for sustaining themselves during the difficult times they will encounter as small business owners.
If you do not like your work, then think about how you can re-focus your small business to better match your needs. Or consider making a change entirely. Without inspiration, there will not be motivated even to try self-improvement.
2. SETTING GOALS.
Short and long-term goal setting is vital for any business owner. If you do not set goals, you would have no definite purpose on which self-improvement path to take.
How could you possibly be motivated if you were unsure about the direction of your business?
Take the time to put your goals in writing. A business plan may sound daunting, but it is nothing more than dreams, strategies, implementation, and a budget. Please write your business plan and update it at least annually.
Include “mini-goals” that can be accomplished in a matter of hours, days, or weeks and the more ambitious “grand-goals” that may take years to complete. Refer to this plan throughout the year.
But can a business plan help motivate you? Yes. Written goals will make you feel more professional and certainly more connected to your business. It will also free you from having to reinvent your business goals every single day.
Another critical factor in getting and staying motivated is networking with other small business owners. No one person knows all the knowledge.
However, when several people begin working together, the challenges will be there, waiting to be conquered.
The isolation of working alone is one of the most challenging parts of being an entrepreneur. You can never be on your way to self-improvement without the help of others. Mutual support is motivating.
Make it easier on yourself by connecting with others either in your community or online. Even when businesses are not related, you will often find common ground and ways to work together.
Many successful entrepreneurs report that finding the right networking group was a turning point in the business’s growth. Working together, a networking group can help its members generate more qualified sales leads and solve problems faster and more efficiently.
Sharing ideas, expertise and experience is also an invaluable aspect of motivation and self-improvement.
Your team of business owners will help re-energize you when the burdens of running your own business seem too much.
With your networking team to rely on, you can accomplish more in less time and probably have more fun in the process. You will feel motivated to achieve self-improvement when you know you are not alone.
This quick recipe should help you in your self-development, increase your motivation to achieve your highest potential in your business one day at a time.
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Your Coach Lionel Sanabria