Motivation is an important part of a small business owner’s life. Too often I hear comments such as “I just can’t get myself going.” When I visit with those that have that “lack of motivation” I often find that there are many reasons for it, as well as many possible solutions.
Today I want to focus on one possible solution which seems to work the best for both me and my clients. Many small business owners are solopreneurs and most often they work out of a home office. It’s human nature to lose momentum when you are alone, even if you are passionate about your business and your vision for the future.
Not every hour of every day is filled with appointments. That may be of your own doing but doing nothing is a “motivation buster.”
My recommendation to help solve this issue is to make sure that you schedule an appointment every morning, away from your home office. The rest of the assignment is to schedule your meeting with a friend or another person that is supportive of your business efforts. This person does not have to be a professional mentor, just a friend or business acquaintance.
Two good things will happen:
· First, it gets you dressed and out of your home office:
· Second, it allows you to share more about your business, what you are trying to accomplish in the short term. In addition you can also ask how you can help them achieve a goal.
The entire meeting may take half an hour but I promise you that a consistent morning meeting will work wonders with your overall production. The meeting may be with the same person or person every day to help you get your day started, or you may like variety and schedule a different person(s) for every day of the week.
Yes, this is asking you to form another habit but success in a small business is made up of a lot of good habits. Growing a business is hard, perhaps many times harder than you ever though, but the time you put in now will allow you relaxation and financial rewards in the future.
Tips & Advice by Nick Petra, CFP – Founder of Strategic Duck and BizQuack
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