HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
Nov 09, 2017
What do you do when you’re an entrepreneur and your business success doesn't happen as quickly as you'd like?
Or things just don't seem to be going the way you planned…...like at all?
Do you just throw in the towel and say “It's not for me...I’m just not cut out for this ….It’s only certain people that seem to make this work!”
Well, that definitely is the option a lot of people take which is why only 50% of new businesses succeed!
Let’s make sure you’re one of the 50% who does succeed!
Hey, I get it though, that could have been me years ago when I first started this thing called entrepreneurship and at many times it was me (sneak peak>>>I’ll share some of my past failures below)....but I always came back to the possibility of it working and kept learning and trying new things.
Now, it might not mean you keep pushing and pouring money into your business when you see your business is falling apart and not making any money but it means persevering and sticking with your goal.
You keep your eye on the end result.
- Things might need to be tweaked.
- You might need to change your product or the way you’re marketing,
but it's the commitment that you have to the overall goal of a successful business and way of life.
At times it might even mean letting go of your business idea to follow another business path.
Out of the 10 or so different websites & businesses I’ve had I usually only talk about the 3 that were considered successful.
Although, it was in the failures and the lessons learned from all the businesses that finally took me to where I am now.
You may have heard me talk about my baby sling business, my designer purse and soy candles businesses the most. I suppose that’s because those are the ones that were the success stories.
Even with those being the successful ones, I still learned many lessons from them --- like shipping a huge soy candle order and never getting paid for it due to a credit card processing error!!!
I’ve failed to tell you about the not so popular Cell Phone Jewelry business, the Sexy Halloween costume website, the local newspaper endeavor (yes, I printed my own local newspaper and tried to get a buzz about it in the city...but it just didn’t stick), the website that matched families with nannies to watch their children when they were sick and couldn’t go to school (yea, not many nannies were up for that one), and there’s even a couple more I’ll save for another day.
I wanted to share just how many detours and stops I’ve taken, yet remained in touch with my vision of creating successful online businesses that I could call my own and be able to enjoy the time and location freedom that us entrepreneurs crave.
There are so many times as a business owner when you can feel on shaky ground and like giving up.
When you have,
an underlying dream
something that has called you for more
a desire to share your products and services with the world in exchange for a profit that is in alignment with your goals and desires
You commit to your desires, you effectively plan, you change course when needed and you definitely have a daily motivational routine in your life to keep you going.
Here are the exact books I’m reading and re-reading right now as part of my daily motivational practice.
I have all of these books on audio and listen to one of them for at least 15 minutes daily.
- How to Get and Stay Motivated by Grant Cardone
- The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles by Marianne Williamson
- Leveraging the Universe and Engaging the Magic by Mike Dooley
- Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
- Think and Grow Rich for Women by Sharon Lechter
There are so many amazing books out there and I'm always looking for more but at the moment these are the ones I currently cycle through, throughout the month and listen to at least one of them daily.
I also keep a small journal of motivation where I write all of the really powerful quotes I hear in the above books and elsewhere. (yes, that's the actual one below :)
When I feel stuck in my business and need that extra boost of motivation I just flip open my motivation journal and am reminded of the truth.
The truth of what is possible
Girl don't give up - it's all within your reach and is totally possible!
Hey there. Welcome! As a productivity & Business Strategist I help entrepreneurs like you, find the time to grow your business without the overwhelm, so there is more time for what matters most . xoxo