When business is flourishing life is good. Even then, the pressure can build and you get that sneaky feeling you are headed for burnout. How do you stop it from happening?
Flagging motivation or getting caught up in the business of every day life can dampen the thrill of going after what you want. This is when you want to tap into that SPARK that inspired you to get started in the first place.
Was it someone you met that first ignited your interest in what you do for a living? Did you open up to possibilities at a seminar or through learning something new?
Reconnect with your original idea
The desire to be your own boss inspires more than half the small business owners to strike out on their own.
The reality can be a bit daunting, though. This week more than one small business owner admitted that “It is hard!” It is relentless, and often stressful and challenging.
When the initial enthusiasm gives way to the daily reality, what do you do to keep yourself energized and motivated?
What falls by the wayside?
As you focus on your passion, the time and energy it takes usually means something else doesn’t get done – for a while at least. Then things start to pile up…and you get worn down.
There is a special something inside you that you can draw on at times like these. Draw on it to re-ignite your enthusiasm and excitement and life becomes interesting again!
Hundreds of tips are out there –
take breaks – distract yourself with other tasks – set attainable goals – reward yourself for achievements – get out of the office – listen to music – exercise – get more sleep
Do these work for you? What works best?
Find your Genie, that often secret motivational well-spring in you. Get to know what captivates your attention and makes you enthusiastic and productive again.
Draw on the Genie inside you that is waiting to fulfill your desires.