You could be the most motivated person in the world when you are out in public, but when it comes to running a home based business you will have days where you just don’t want to get up in the morning. Growing a successful business is going to be difficult to start off with and there will be those times that are not good even after you are successful. That’s when you will need to find a bit of motivation to keep you working. Now, for some women in business, motivation is pretty easy when you have children and a family to take care of, but what if you don’t have any of that?
If you are young, single and you aren’t ready for the married life and kids, then finding a bit of motivation to keep your mood high can be difficult. What is your why? One thing that you can do is set an outstanding goal that you would like to meet someday. Maybe you have always wanted a certain house to live in. You know that one down the street with the large pool and all the windows. Maybe you can take a picture of that house and put it on the wall above your computer so that you can see it when you start to feel depressed and worn out.
Hanging up pictures of all the things you would like to have someday is a great way to stay motivated. I strongly suggest hanging up only a couple of pictures at a time. It will make you want to work harder to get those things if you are constantly looking at them while you are working. Once you gain one of those goals, you can take the picture down and replace it with another that you would like to have. If you already have a good home, then maybe you could put up brochures of a dream vacation that you would like to take someday.
Motivating yourself to get in that home office and work on your small business all day while you are still at home isn’t very easy, either. This is especially true if you are constantly doing the same things day in and day out. You need to change some things up now and then in order to keep your spirits high and not feel like you are a slave in your own home. You can try and take on some side work that has nothing to do with what your business is all about. Just be sure you can handle the extra work, though.
Anything that you can do to make changes in your day every once-in-a-while will help you out immensely and give you that renewed energy that you need to get through yet one more day of working on growing your small business alone. If you can turn your work day into something on the fun side, then being motivated is no longer an issue because you are going to want to have fun anyway. That is why a lot of new technology companies have open offices with games and social areas to be utilized. Music is also a great way to keep your motivation high!
Women in business who stay motivated and are passionate about their products and services are more likely to achieve and maintain a positive mindset even when they have achieved the success they are aspiring for in their business Women entrepreneurs can also join organizations like MACsWomen and take mini breaks to connect with like-minded women during the work day! When all else fails... Get dressed up!
Hi! I'm Michelle Christie your online marketing coach, helping busy and overwhelmed business women maximize and monetize their business through proper planning and brand positioning to create profits.
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