It can be difficult to stay motivated when things happen in life that make you want to stop working on building your online business. Distractions like children who want you to play with them, a wife or husband who needs your attention, your favorite sports team playing on television or several other things can make us lose focus. How can we overcome these? Well, there are several things that we can do so let’s get started!
Tips To Help You Stay Motivated
1) Stay Motivated By Setting A Goal.
When you set a goal to accomplish something, many benefits such as providing you with a purpose and helps increase a positive attitude which will keep you motivated can help you focus from the what to do to how to achieve something when you are working on your online business. When you remind yourself of it daily and start to take action, you motivation will start to increase, making you want to complete your goal as soon as possible. Since you are focused on a goal, it’s impossible to procrastinate which helps you stay motivated so set a goal from the very beginning of starting your online business and continue to set goals throughout your journey.
2) Set A Personal Mission Statement.
Every business has or should have a mission or vision statement, something that describes the organization’s broader goals, culture and underlying core values. It is primarily used to set the direction of the organization and motivate stakeholders. For the these same reasons, every entrepreneur should set his or her own personal mission statement.
The important thing here is to write down your mission statement, carry it with you, read it aloud, memorize it and tattoo it on your forearm (the latter for the extreme entrepreneurs only). It should serve as a constant reminder about your purpose for becoming an entrepreneur.
3) Start With A Strategy And Be Prepared.
Having a strategy from the beginning of building your online presence and business will help you concentrate on your goal and keep you motivated by doing things in a certain way. Making a strategy will keep you motivated to continue but being prepared to change your strategy if necessary is even better.
Sometimes things don’t work out and people fail. Have not only a strategy but also a backup plan to help keep you on track when starting and working on your online business.
4) Engage Friends.
Sometimes the best motivation comes from peer pressure. Engage your friends and colleagues to help motivate you both toward individual and shared goals. Consider mobile apps that make the engagement fun, such as Make Me, ChallengedApp, KlashApp or simply text your challenge to your partner.
5) Get Help When You Need It.
If you tried and feel like you are in a slump or think of giving up, asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness but actually a sign of a strong person willing to fight for what they believe in. If you need to, seek out someone in your niche for help.
That could be an influencer that in your niche with a lot of experience, information that is obtained from a book or even a friend who may just be getting started. The encouragement to keep going can be a big boost to your motivation.
6) Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself.
Just because you are in a slump doesn’t mean that everything is lost. Remind yourself that people are and have been in the same situation as you now and in the past. Everyone has slumps or has failed at something at one point in their life. This is especially true when it comes to entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship and business.
Look at people like Warren Buffet and Steve Jobs to help keep you motivated. They failed but then had HUGE success. No one is perfect. The key is to getting back up and to keep going. Think about an entrepreneur in your niche and the struggles that they have gone through to help you keep motivated an on track in your own online business.
7) Start with a routine.
Getting yourself motivated is about getting started. For this reason, you should start every day with a great morning routine, which will help your mind and body to be alert, focused and prepared to create new habits.
As part of your routine every morning, you should spend time reviewing and refining your plan, or what is refers to as your 8 for the Day routine.
8) Check In.
Track your progress on what you have been doing, look at how far you have come and keep in mind that you are getting closer and closer to your objective. Remember your goal and why you are doing what you are doing.
9) Watch and Read Motivational Stuff To Stay Motivated.
Doing a search on Google or YouTube for motivational speeches will return a ton of results. Watch some of them. They are usually really good and can help you to stay motivated by listening to their experiences. You may even get some tips from them which can help you in building your own online business. Besides watching videos for motivational you can also do a quick search on different social media platforms like Instagram or Pinterest for motivational quotes to read.
Here are a few of my favorite motivational quotes:
“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” –
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
Charles R. Swindoll
Try to remember the quotes in your everyday life, especially when you are working your online business.
10) Focus On The Big Picture.
Realize that if you get distracted or start to procrastinating in your work for your online business, that what you are currently doing is only a small part of the bigger picture. Keep reminding yourself of the goal that you want to reach and how committing to it will help you generally with whatever you have planned for in your life.
Finally, never underestimate the value of a good night sleep for personal motivation. After years of experience and self experimenting, I have found that, with few exceptions, no unfinished task or missed goal is worth the misery that comes with losing sleep over it.
More important, with a fresh night of rest, these tasks and goals become infinitely easier to finish the following day.
The Best Way To Stay Motivated
In my opinion, the absolute best way for staying motivated and staying focused when building your online business is to remind yourself WHY you want to succeed and WHY you will not give up. This could be any number of things that are personal to you.
If you haven’t thought about what your why is, now is a good time to do so if you haven’t figured it out on your own yet. Keeping motivation is a small part of being successful in an online business. It takes a lot of work and dedication but there are different tips that you can use to help you along your journey.
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