Three Easy Ways to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur
Being an entrepreneur is never as an easy job as it may sound, sooner or later once we start, the fire and passion fade away and all we are left with is second thoughts and hurdles at every step of our journey, and this when we really need that spark i.e motivation to move forward in a strong way. This article is dedicated to all those entrepreneurs who have just started their journey and searching for sustainable ways to stay motivated to achieve something great.
We have said above motivation is sustainable since some motivation tends to evaporate in a matter of time and will only give us a boost for a short amount of time. And as an entrepreneur is being a full-time job we need lasting motivation which may burn out from within and keep us going in our long journey in a sustainable manner.
One of the best ways to become successful as an entrepreneur is to achieve a balance between a professional and personal life as well as in our business pursuits and our personal growth. For that, we need to have a burning desire and ambition which will support us and help us sustain throughout the long exhausting Journey. Over and above all we should have strong willpower and determination to succeed and keep going on regardless of the impediments and the obstacles we should never give up and always keep moving ahead.
Robert Harold Schuller, an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker once said, “Tough times never last, but tough people do”.
So, here are three easy yet effective ways to be motivated and stay motivated as an entrepreneur.
Make Time for Yourself:
Nowadays as an entrepreneur, the biggest challenge we face is to take off some time and make time for ourselves. As an entrepreneur we work hard all the time and invest all our time in meetings, corresponding via email and text, as well as we have to make sure that the operation side of things remains intact. Unlike our employees, we do not get an opportunity to forget about work and go home and come back with a fresh mind. As it is very easy for us to continue responding to texts and keep corresponding to all the queries put up for us. Without even realizing that we are working nonstop and that too without sufficient rest, which may end up in a disastrous way. Hence we should take some time out for ourselves and indulge in recreational activities to attain peace of mind and take a break from the daily incessant hassles
Find Inspirational Sources:
Unless you’re Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur, author, speaker, and Internet personality lot of inevitable moments of feeling drained and unmotivated are bound to take place. Hence we should find a source of inspiration to fuel us and keep us going. It could mean anything from reading books to subscribing to a YouTube channel that creates inspirational content
Your Mission Should Be Bigger Than Just a Business:
There’s one thing that holds together and helps our business to scale tremendous heights, that’s a clear vision and mission. When we have a vision in mind and when we live by it, it makes things much easier and seem possible. And that vision should be great and noble which is something more than just making money. Which will inspire and motivate us in face of the worst of times. We should never forget our “why” behind starting our business.
We can make use of these techniques to stay motivated in our endeavor to expand and grow our business. For instance, we can look at George Scorsis who is a Toronto-based entrepreneur and the Executive Chairman of WeedMD. Who as President of Red Bull Canada, George was instrumental in restructuring the organization from a geographical and operational perspective, growing the business to $150 MM in revenue. Where George Scorsis Florida and Canada business trips were very crucial at the time of starting the business.