In this post, we're gonna talk about how to stay motivated to achieve your business goals.
Starting your online business can be very depressing and very frustrating. There's a lot of bumps on the road and it's not as easy as everyone makes it seem. It takes a lot of hard work and a lot of patience to find success. And early on, it can be really difficult to stay self-motivated to achieve your business goals.
So I wanna talk about 3 things that I do personally to stay motivated and to work hard everyday to achieve my business goals.
#1 Have a strong reason why
The first thing that I think you need to have in order to have a strong motivation to achieve your goals is a very strong reason why. Why are you doing what you're doing? Why are you building an online business? Why are you doing this specific business and not another business?
Just having a motivation to make money is not going to be strong enough for you to succeed in online business because you are going to have a lot of rough patches early on. It's not gonna be smooth sailing from the beginning and you're not gonna have a 6 or 7 figure business in a couple of months.
It can take potentially years for you to get going with your online business. So having a strong reason why outside of money is gonna really help you stay motivated to keep pushing through early on even when you're not making any money. Because for a lot of us who are bootstrapping their online business, we don't have a lot of funding, we don't have a lot of cash flows. We're just hustling, working hard on our spare time to build a strong foundation for the future.
And so, you're not gonna be making a lot of money upfront. So building toward something with a stronger reason why is going to help you stay motivated to reach those goals.
#2 Look where you came from
The second thing that helps me stay motivated to achieve my business goals is to look back at where I've come from. I like to frequently go back and look at my first videos I put up on my Youtube channel. I like to go back and look at analytics from when I've started my channel or my website. I like to see what the design looked like when I first started, how I've improved my content and how I've improved my marketing, how I've improved my videos in general, how I've improved my studio.
All the small adjustments you've made along the way looking back at where you've come from, it really helps you stay motivated because you've seen the progress you've made. You've seen the improvements that you've made and it gives you the motivation to keep pushing forward because you know that you'll continue to make improvements.
#3 Find outside motivation
My third tip to staying motivated to reach your business goals is to find outside motivation. Let's face it, I know it would be great if we could all be perfectly self-motivated but that's extremely difficult.
Even for people who are self-motivated. Sometimes you just wake up and you just don't feel like doing anything. You don't feel like working on your business. You don't feel like doing the tasks that you have to do everyday to build your online business. So looking for outside motivation has really helped me especially on those tough days where I just don't really feel like doing the hard tasks.
One of my favorite Youtube channels is by Ben Lionel Scott. He puts together motivational videos that are short like 3 to 5 minutes. And I listen to those every single morning when I'm getting ready for the day. So while I'm in the shower or brushing my teeth, I have a blasting on a speaker, as loud as I can put it pretty much, and that motivates me everyday to get up, get to work and work to achieve my goals.
So I'd encourage you to find a motivational channel, maybe a podcast, music or whatever it is that you can listen to or watch, to help motivate you daily. Because motivation only lasts a day. If you watch motivational content or video or even attend a motivational event with a motivational speaker live, you'll leave that event pumped up and ready to go. But I promise you the next morning, when your alarm goes off, all that motivation will be gone. You have to start over from scratch.
So small doses of daily motivation have really helped me and I really believe that it will help you get that kickstart, ready to jumpstart your day and achieve your business goals.
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