How to Get Your Daily Dose of Business Inspiration
As women entrepreneurs, we always have to be at our best disposition every day. We have to stay positive and inspired so that we inspire and positively affect the people working for us, too. If everyone in the team goes to work with a happy and positive disposition, great things can be accomplished.
But staying inspired on a daily basis can be a challenge, especially when we’re faced with stressful deadlines, demanding clients and other energy-zapping business activities. These things can not only make us cranky, they can also affect our productivity, make us lose focus and burn us out.
At times like these, I turn to my list of ‘daily inspiration boosters’, choose my pick, and then get my inspiration fix. And below, I share my top 4 favorites:
1. Read a good book. Open a business book that you’ve dog-eared, bookmarked or postponed reading for some time now. Take some quiet time then start reading. Some quiet time, a good book and a hot cup of coffee. Nothing beats that.
There are some great business books that you can start reading. Here’s a list of the top business books I recommend you start reading. If you want more selections, here’s another list.
2. Watch the Ads. Every year, the advertising and magazine world highlights the “best of the year” in TV, radio and online advertising. Not only will you get inspired by how creative and effective they convey their marketing messages, you can also pick some pointers on how to make your own marketing story stand out.
3. Lunch out. Who doesn't love a lunch out? Every once in a while, invite a colleague you admire and who inspires you for lunch. Enjoy the conversation and stop thinking about closing a deal. You’re not there to do business. Just enjoy her company.
4. Listen and learn. Check out the podcasts of industry leaders on iTunes and subscribe to their podcasts. You’ll always learn something from every episode you listen to. Get inspired with their ideas and find out how you can apply them in your business.
How about you? What and who inspires you to do what you do? Where do you get your dose of inspiration? Share it with us by commenting below.