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4 Ways You Can Regain Your Motivation

4 Ways You Can Regain Your Motivation


Finding ways to regain your motivation as an entrepreneur can seem challenging after hitting your success plateau. It becomes more difficult to even sustain a positive mindset that fuels high productivity levels. The initial euphoria of reaching your goal is no more evident and you can become very complacent with your company’s status quo.

Unlike the beginning, where embarking on a new business venture can be one of the most energizing and exciting feelings in the world, you no longer get fired up at the notion of being your own boss, or share your vision with everyone you meet. For even the most seasoned entrepreneurs, stagnation can set in after a while. When this happens, you may start thinking about throwing in the towel and giving up on your dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Before you call it quits, here are four ways you can regain your motivation and put yourself back on the exciting path of success.

Change Your View

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If you find that your motivation has started to wane, the best way to regain it is to change your view. Consider heading to the park, museum, or library to get some work done. The environment where you work matters when it comes to motivation. You’re bound to think differently when you change your view and get out from behind your desk.

 

Take some time to envision your goals and what it will feel like to finally accomplish it. Working backward, determine what it is going to take to reach your goals. Setting small, incremental milestones for each step of the process will help you to remain focused and keep your mind alert. Before you know it, you will begin to see your beliefs start to manifest, helping you regain your motivation to accomplish your goals.

Change Your Priorities

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Take a long look at your calendar and determine if the activities you have scheduled are things that are important to you. If your schedule doesn’t list events that are important to you, then you are living in a fantasy. Your calendar doesn’t lie about where you focus your time. To help you regain your motivation, block out time on your calendar for the activities that are important to you and adjust the rest of your day accordingly.

Change Your Friends

You are heavily influenced by the people that surround you. If you’re lacking motivation and feeling down on everything, you may want to take a closer look at who you are hanging around. Negativity breeds negativity. You want to surround yourself with people who bring out your best qualities. When you hang out with successful people, you elevate your own game.

Making these changes won’t be easy. The all require you to change habits, which can seem challenging. However, getting back your motivation is critical for you to find the success you seek as an entrepreneur.

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3 Powerful Ways to Develop Your Grit

3 Powerful Ways to Develop Your Grit

According to psychologists, grit is the ability to commit to long-term goals and see them through despite the adversity we may face along the road to accomplishing our goals. It is tenacity, perseverance, and a meld of other qualities like optimism, self-motivation, and self-discipline. When it comes to becoming successful, grit is more important than intelligence or talent. Everyone can get grit. It just takes hard work and practice. Here are three ways you can develop your grit and become successful in life.

Pursue Your Passion


The things that we are passionate about are generally those things that we have yet to master, but that inspire us and drive us to improve. They are usually things that involve adversity and challenges. When you pursue your goals, it is essential to make sure that you choose activities and experiences that excite you. Your passion will help you persevere. It is also important to note that there are bound to be aspects of your goals that you don’t find very interesting, so you have to challenge yourself to see the interesting in the mundane.

Build in Practice Time

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If you are going to accomplish anything in your life, you have to practice. Work to get better by refining and revising yourself along the way. Those who have grit know that it takes hard work if they want to be successful. You need to continue to learn, and train, and practice. Sometimes you are going to feel happy doing the practice, finding enjoyment in the process. Other times the practice is going to be a complete drag, but you have to continue to move forward because it will be worthwhile when you achieve your goals.

Push On

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The only way to ensure you find success is to continue to push forward, even when things are at their worst. You have to persist, persevere, and stick to it, no matter what. There are going to be days and months that you don’t think you can continue. There will be setbacks that make you want to quit. However, by acting gritty, by continuing to push forward even when you feel like quitting, you will get stronger. On the days that you feel like giving up, take some time and re-evaluate your goal. If you genuinely believe it’s important, recommit and move forward.

You have it in you to be successful in your business venture. By practicing these grit building behaviors, you will be able to reach your goals and start living your dreams.

Making the Most of Your Time: 5 Productivity Tips To Live By

Making the Most of Your Time: 5 Productivity Tips To Live By

achievementagreementbusiness886465It’s not enough to dream of success. It’s not even enough to set goals.
The only way to truly achieve your dreams and build the business you’re meant to build is to sit down and just do it.
And that’s where many of us…well, fail is a strong word. But it’s the doing that trips us up more times than not.
We overbook our calendars until today’s to-dos become next week’s past dues. We procrastinate on the things that are important while attending to things that are merely “nice to do.” And sometimes we simply take on too much-even when we know better.

The answer? Embrace these five productivity hacks that successful entrepreneurs use to get more done in less time.

 

Related: Ways to Cultivate An Entrepreneurial Mindset

 

adultblurbusiness6308391. Rituals and Habits: Simply put, a ritual or habit is a consistent way of doing something. You have a morning ritual (wake up, brush your teeth, work out, shower, and head to your office), evening ritual (check homework, tuck the kids in, watch the evening news, and hit the sack), weekend ritual (sleep late, mow the lawn, catch a movie, visit your mom), and many others.

The trouble is, if you’re not careful with your rituals, they can turn into productivity killers. Is checking Facebook or email a part of your morning ritual? Is turning on Skype a part of your at work ritual? Distractions such as these can turn even your best intentions into hours of wasted time.

Take a good look at your rituals. What are you doing that you should not be-or that should be moved to another part of your day? Make your rituals more efficient and you’ll automatically get more done.

 

Related: 4 Tips For Facing Your Fears To Achieve Entrepreneurial Success

  

alarmclockcalendarcloseup9082982. Calendar Management: Want to know how much time you really have available for that new project? Try blocking off time in your calendar for all your existing projects. Fill in all your client calls, your business administrative tasks, time for meals and breaks, outside appointments, and everything else you’re committed to. What’s left might just shock you.

Make it a habit to block time in your calendar for every commitment, and you’ll never again over-promise or over-commit.

barefootbeachblur2968793. Learn to Let Go: Here’s a news flash. You do not have to do everything in your business. You can (and should) hand off those low-level tasks to someone else. Hire a VA to create your documents and manage your calendar. Let your tech support person manage your blog and email. Turn over your bookkeeping to an accountant. The time you free up will allow you to work on what’s truly important-and that only you can do.

 

Related: 4 Time Management Techniques For Entrepreneurial Success

 

4. Work Hard, Play Harder: You are not a machine. You cannot work all day every day and hope to be at your best all the time.

Take a day off. Get some rest, or relax on a long, slow hike. Take a friend out to lunch. Go shopping with your kids. See a movie or a play. Do something-anything-other than work.

Not only will you return to the office feeling much more refreshed, but you’ll find yourself more creative and productive than before as well.adultbeautifulblur935756

5. Focus: Multi-tasking is impossible. You cannot efficiently create a new product or coaching program while you’re simultaneously surfing Facebook, keeping an eye on the kids, and answering the phone every time it rings.

Instead, use your calendar to block time off for important tasks, then turn everything else off so you can focus. No phone, no Facebook, no kids or spouse or neighbors or pets demanding “just a minute” of your time. Tune everything out, and you’ll find your work getting done much faster.
Managing your time and turning up your productivity is not something that comes naturally to most people but when you learn to master this skill, you’ll find your business grows right along with you.