Each and every small business owner need to understand that solid motivation will help determine the victory or defeat of every single small business endeavor. In fact, motivation links our aspirations to our current situation.
Unfortunately, there are moments when our burning desire is dampened by setbacks and pressure. Here are some very helpful tips to help you get back on track to success:
Think about your demise every once in a while. It seems morbid at first but if you think deeply death makes us realize the importance of time. Some entrepreneurs tend to procrastinate and keep things from happening believing they have another day to do things right. Unlike money which you can gain or earn in the near future, lost time is something you cannot regain. Time hold things in the right perspective. No need to waste another hour reading another quick-rich e-book, watching TV, or chilling out 8 hours a day.
Visualize your dreams. One of the simplest ways to visualize your dreams is to create a collage of everything you want to accomplish for your business as well as your life. We have different dreams and aspirations so this is an opportunity to express whatever you want. For me, having a very profitable online business means my wife and I can travel to the best resorts around the world, work anywhere I want to, buy a condo in downtown Toronto, and a sports car. I can either create a wallpaper of all these dreams for my laptop or prepare a PowerPoint presentation that I can review every single day containing all these images.
Hate yourself. Countless self-help guides order us to love ourselves however to some degree it really is really disadvantageous. If you look back at your personal or business successes and failures, one thing you’ll realize is most of them were entirely your fault! If you’re not satisfied where you are now then start hating yourself. Declare a battle against your own weak points including procrastination, cockiness, idleness, and pessimistic frame of mind. Make an effort to better yourself and it will eventually have a halo effect on your own business venture. For example, I despise myself for not publishing a lot of articles or blog posts last month knowing that it’s going to help boost my web reputation significantly and generate many more prospects for my target markets. The best revenge is to come back strong and perform better this month onwards.
Elevate your fears. Whether you like or not, fear has the power to move you to act or crush your morale totally. Even though most people keep saying that we must conquer our fears, I firmly believe this is easier said than done. What I suggest is to use that fear to push your limits and relentlessly improve the competitiveness as well as the profitability of your business. Every entrepreneur fears of going bankrupt and never to recover again. Think about how hard life will be and how you can no longer afford to buy a decent meal. For others, one of the biggest fears is to go back to the corporate world and work full-time. All these extreme conditions oddly elevate our own degree of determination to take action and accomplish better things in life.
I hope you find these very unusual motivation tips very useful. The most important thing is to try even just one of these tips and make it part of your daily routine. I guarantee that this will psych you up to be the best you can be.