Great entrepreneurs inspire themselves because they don’t have any other choice. When your business idea was new, you were probably brimming over with ideas and promise of an a lucrative future. As the dream aged, maybe you started to feel less excited and more overwhelmed by the responsibility that comes with being your own boss. Add in some employees and you can suddenly feel like you are just about as on fire for Monday as you would an appointment for a root canal.
So what happened? Like most small business owners, the day-to-day of entrepreneurship can start to feel like a grind. That tiger you had in your tank might be napping lately, but it can be awoken anew. You are not alone, everyone sees their motivation wane from time to time. The trick is to pull yourself out before it becomes a full-on rut that keeps you there for months. Maybe even to the demise of your business.
Easy Ways To Get Yourself Back In The Game
How do you get rid of the doldrums and ignite with passion again? It is easier than you think. Many great entrepreneurs choose to head off a negative mindset at the pass by committing to things they know will keep them inspired and looking forward to growing their businesses. You can also work towards incorporating some of these strategies yourself too keep your mind fresh and the ideas flowing.
Great entrepreneurs Inspire Themselves With Exercise– If you take a look at some of the most iconic entrepreneurs of our time you will find one thing in common; they are committed to some kind of exercise regimen. Robert Herjavec of Shark Tank is an avid runner. Many successful people attribute exercise to their ability to focus and praise it as a great means to gain self discipline.
There are many different kinds of exercise. You can do something as simple as walking if you’ve never exercised before or as trendy as crossfit. The best way is to start somewhere and keep it challenging. You should feel challenged and clear minded when you finish. A regular habit of raising your heart rate 3-4x per week will help you organize your thoughts and keep the ideas flowing, not to mention lowering your stress level substantially. 58% of entrepreneurs say they exercise regularly. So should you.
They Pay Attention To The Space They Work In- Feeling uninspired? It could simply be your physical work environment. Successful people care about being in places that make them feel inspired. A cluttered, dark office and messy desk are definitely not key ingredients for creativity. An unorganized workspace adds to your stress level as well. It’s not a theory, it’s proven. When your environment is not inviting, it is difficult for your brain to focus on the tasks at hand, never mind inspired by new thoughts and ideas.
If you need an organizational overhaul, start small. Commit to keeping your desk organized today and add that bookshelf in the corner tomorrow. Keep the trash from overflowing and put those files away. You will feel refreshed and more in control of things which makes it infinitely easier to come up with new ways to approach your business.
Not everyone should work from home. If home is your HQ and you are not feeling as rearing to go as you thought you would or are far too easily distracted by home things, consider a coworking space. This new concept has matured over the years to be a booming industry. With so many to choose from, coworking spaces are now in most major markets and can offer any entrepreneur something they need to succeed with classes, networking and collaboration opportunities. Consider this affordable option to get your mind on business and be with other like-minded great entrepreneurs who also want to take their success to the next level.
Keep Inspired By Learning How To Delegate- If there is anything that hinders success it is failure to honestly admit what you can do well and what you need to give to someone else to handle. There are only so many hours in the day. How much of that time are you spending on finding new business opportunities and fine-tuning your product offering? If you are too busy in the minutiae of the day, you will never find time for the things that really matter; growing your business.
What do you need to do and what do you really need to give over for you to succeed? Many small business owners can be very reluctant to hire outsourcing services for fear of not being able to control everything about their business. While trusting others with facets of the business can feel scary, not properly managing things out of ignorance or lack of time can prove very costly. If you are overwhelmed by things you should be paying to have done for you, it is time to consider what you can take off your plate to refocus on what is critical to succeed.
Outsourcing for the small business owner maybe for payroll or it can be an entire HR/Payroll outsourcing solution, such as a PEO. If payroll and HR are bringing you down or you are feeling ill equipped to be able to meet these demands the way you need to, consider a PEO.
When was the last time you had time to just think about where you wanted to take your business from here? If you can’t remember, that is a bad sign that you have too much on your mind to take the time to use your mind for creative things.
Great Entrepreneurs Take The Bull By The Horns
I hope this honest appraisal proved beneficial for you. The main thing is realizing for yourself that great entrepreneurs inspire themselves to greatness. It does not happen on accident. Take stock in what you have to succeed and what you need to change in order to be inspired and ready to take on the world today.