One of the most difficult challenges an entrepreneur faces is staying motivated. This is especially true during the summer months. After all, those around you are playing in the great outdoors, having a good time, so why shouldn’t you? Being a solopreneur means staying motivated even in those times that are distracting and slower.
Motivation is like food. You need to feed yourself every day or you won’t survive. Each person needs to figure out what makes him motivated. I have a few ideas that may help you stay charged up this summer.
Remember why you started your Young Living Business
Think about your beginnings. Say to yourself, “I started my business to ____
- feel better
- share my excitement
- discover alternatives to products
There are many, many answers to this simple question. The key is to remember why you started with Young Living.
Get inspiration from your team
Everyone has a person they know that is excited about Young Living products. Talk to that person. Enthusiasm is infectious. You will find yourself becoming excited just by being around people that are motivated.
Check your goals for the summer
Are they realistic or exceptionally challenging? My challenge to you is to make realistic goals. Plan to execute and execute your plan! Set measurable checkpoints.
This may seem counterintuitive, however, one of the best ways to get yourself excited and back on track is to help others get motivated. When you motivate others, you will motivate yourself. Why? It’s fun to see others, especially those on your team, get excited.
Take time for you
It’s summer! Have some fun! Take the time to take a walk, vacation and play with your kids. Make sure that you plan that “me” time. Not only will you have a good time, you will feel livelier and more energetic.
When your emotional fuel runs dry, try these ideas to re-charge and find that motivation that you need for surviving the summer.
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”