As business owners, it can be easy to get stuck in the everyday ins and outs of running a business. This often makes each day feel much like the last, leading to burnout. So, today we wanted to take a look at what gets executives and entrepreneurs out of bed and into the office.
Daily Motivation for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
If you have built a business, your every day should never be ordinary. Instead, it’s important to take time each morning to focus on something extraordinary that you will accomplish – and then take steps to push toward achieving that goal. Here are a few of our favorite techniques for staying inspired and fulfilling your aims.
Revisit your overall purpose.
As a business owner, executive, or entrepreneur, it’s important to focus on the big picture, rather than each and every piece of the puzzle. You may need to get into the nitty-gritty details to accomplish your objective, but before you begin your daily planning, take a few moments to reaffirm your overarching goals for the quarter and the year.
Share your motivations with others.
If you are feeling in the doldrums, imagine how your employees must be feeling! The everyday grind is hard for everyone working in a company, and your staff are looking to you for inspiration. Take some time to share what motivates you in your weekly staff meeting or a company-wide email. Providing incentive to your employees by giving them a goal to work toward makes them feel part of a greater whole and can increase their desire to do a great job.
Additionally, sharing your goals with the group will help you find the impetus to make them happen.
Write a “to do” list and get busy accomplishing each task.
A sluggish feeling can often be overcome by simply completing meaningful work. If you are feeling unmotivated, write a list of tasks that can be accomplished in one day and get busy knocking them out. Confronting a difficult task and getting a satisfactory result at the outset can make the rest of the week easier and more enjoyable.
Talk to a business coach or consultant.
If you are having trouble achieving your goals and feeling disappointed in business, it’s time to get some outside help. Share your difficulties with a business coach or consultant who can take the long view and help you discover what you may be missing.
Read what other business leaders have said.
If you’re still feeling unmotivated, it’s time to take these quotes to heart:
- “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison
- “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs
- “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne Johnson
- “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” Chris Hadfield
It’s essential to get and stay motivated as a leader in your industry. If you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or executive and you are having difficulty seeing the forest for the trees, contact Business Success Consulting Group today. We are here to reinvigorate your ambitions and help you take your business to the next level.