We live in difficult times. Amongst news of ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, worries about job losses and an economic downturn it can be hard to maintain a positive mindset.
Struggling to stay motivated when so much else is going on in the world is common amongst entrepreneurs – after all, it’s down to you to drive your business forward. You know that you need to put the time and effort in in order to reap the rewards – so what can you do when your drive and motivation takes a dip?
Before we look at some tips, it’s important to recognise that this is likely to happen to all business owners at one point or another. And knowing that it is one moment in time that you will come out of, is a great starting point.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of things that can help you get your mojo back.
Remember why you started
Try and think back to WHY you set up your business in the first place. Was it because you fell in love with the products? Was it because you saw a genuine way to help your customers save money? Or maybe you love the flexibility it offers you? Reminding yourself of the reasons that attracted you to the opportunity in the first place can help you re-connect with that initial enthusiasm and re-ignite that spark.
Talk to someone
Your upline should be your first point of contact. They tend to be further along in their Network Marketing journey and have most likely been in a similar situation as you. In the past, the in-person events often featured inspirational leaders from within your organisation to motivate and inspire you. Whilst these can’t take place in person at the moment, perhaps there is a virtual alternative, or you could look at some historic videos?
If you have a network of peers, why not reach out to them and see if they have some words of wisdom to share with you? Often, just talking to someone about how you’re feeling and realising you’re not on your own can help.
Reflect on achievements
Look back at how far you’ve come since you started. Reflect on the skills you’ve learnt, the customers you have helped, and the feedback you’ve received. Has your income enabled you to buy something for your family that you wouldn’t have been able to otherwise? Reminding yourself of your achievements and the pride that comes with these achievements can be a great way to lift your spirits.
Set some achievable targets
Write down what targets you would like to achieve over the next month, week or even day, and break down how you’re going to go about achieving them. These can be small targets such as ‘Get in touch with 5 customers I haven’t heard from’ or ‘Sign up to an online networking event’. Knowing how these small targets tie into your bigger objectives such as ‘Find 5 new customers’ or ‘Increase revenue by x’ will make them feel less daunting, and the satisfaction you get from achieving them will help you feel more motivated.
We wish you good luck – this too shall pass!
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