How To Stay Motivated When You’re an Entrepreneur
When you’re an entrepreneur, it can be feast or famine not just in terms of money, but also your motivation levels. When things are going well, it’s easy to feel like you’re on top of the world and that can be when you’re at your most productive. How about when things aren’t going as well though?
What should you do if you lack motivation? When you’re an entrepreneur, you don’t have time for lost productivity, because you’re ultimately driving the ship. You can’t afford those lapses that you might be able to get away with in a 9 to 5 job.
The following are some ways to boost your motivation when you’re an entrepreneur, and you’re just not feeling it.
Keep Ahead of Trends
Timothy Sykes, a penny stock trader who’s created successful businesses based on his knowledge of this unique market, recommends that entrepreneurs always know what’s trending. He says successful entrepreneurs are always in front of trends and constantly scrolling their social media feeds, blogs, and other resources to know what’s going on and where.
This can give you fresh perspectives, and ideas that will keep you feeling motivated.
Learn Something New
Sometimes a loss of motivation can actually equate to a loss of confidence. If you’re feeling like that, try to learn something new.
Take a course or become an expert in something. This will boost your confidence and give you new skills you can put to work in your business.
Think About What You Left Behind
Most entrepreneurs left behind the daily grind of a 9 to 5 job and they realized it wasn’t the right way for them to live their life. Sometimes when you lose your motivation, getting it back can be as simple as remembering that time in your life and why it was so important for you to branch out and become a business owner.
You always need to keep a clear picture in your mind of what it was like to work for someone else, versus what it’s like to have autonomy and control over your own life.
Be Around People Who Inspire You
Entrepreneurs are people who aren’t afraid of risks, and they thrive in unique situations. Find yourself a group of other entrepreneurs that you can spend time with. You’re likely going to discover your lost motivation by being around people who are also working toward something bigger like yourself.
There’s also the old saying that success breeds success.
Be curious. Get to know other people’s businesses and what they’re doing and the new projects they have on the horizon.
Finally, you might want to find an accountability partner who will keep you motivated even when you’re not feeling it. Research has shown that if you share your goals with another person you’re significantly more likely to achieve them. When you have someone who’s there with you and wants you to succeed and is regularly checking in on your progress, it can help you bust through those annoying plateaus and periods where you’re feeling like you’re trudging through mud.