It’s time for your second lesson in the Motivation Tips for Home Business Owners Crash Course. I hope you found lesson one informative. In this lesson we are going to talk more about how to stay motivated when you run your own home business.
It happens gradually, and almost goes unnoticed. You’re not getting much done as you did before and you don’t feel like working as hard as you used to, to grow your business. That is your motivation slipping away.
It’s not necessarily because you’re lazy, or don’t possess the skills necessary to get things done. Nonetheless you are still beginning feeling guilty which only fuels the fires of self-doubt. It’s a vicious cycle.
As a home based business most of us consider ourselves lucky to be working from home. We know being our own boss has its benefits and perks like flexible hours, no commuting and not having to answer to anyone other than yourself. Along with these benefits also comes the responsibility of running and growing your business and even though we know this, the fact is that business motivation can diminish significantly over time for even the most dedicated owner. In fact, one of the biggest obstacles and challenges we come across is how to stay motivated when faced with obstacles.
Think back to when you first began your business, you were overflowing with passion, energy, enthusiasm and there was no way to stop you, but lately, you find yourself wondering where your passion went. Does that sound familiar? The good news is that there are many things you can do to re-ignite the motivational fire you once had even if you are in a rut or facing an unsurmountable obstacle.
– Take a break
One of the first things you should do is take time to re-energize. As I mentioned above no matter how determined and focused you are, there are times when your motivation will dwindle and you’ll need to recover. One good way to achieve this is by taking a break from whatever you are doing.
This might simply mean playing a game with friends or family, taking a walk or watching a funny movie so that you can have a good laugh. The purpose of taking a break from your routine duties is to clear your head so that you can regain your focus.
– Set boundaries
It’s a good idea to create boundaries for yourself. Think about it, in regular jobs, there are specific boundaries that we have come to accept and anticipate. We have specific lunch breaks, work hours, days off and vacation time. When working on your own business, it is very important to set similar boundaries in order to stay focused and on track.
That’s it for today’s lesson. In your next lesson we will be talking about talk about how to stay motivated even when you’re in a slump.