Managing a business is full of ups and downs. When your business is up, the same is true with your motivation. You cannot help but get excited about what the future holds for your company. However, there will be times when business will be slow. This is the time when you need to stay motivated and committed. Here are some tips for keeping your spirits and enthusiasm up during down times.
Set realistic and measurable goals
One common mistake of entrepreneurs is that they set goals that are either hard to measure or unrealistic. When setting goals, you need to make sure that it is sensible and measurable. Saying “I will supercharge my sales this month” is difficult to measure. However, making it specific like “I will meet one new potential distributor for my product each week” is more achievable. By setting smaller achievable goals, you will become more motivated to reach more difficult tasks.
Find or rediscover your passion.
Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that frustration can easily set in if things do not go according to plan. You should take time to think about why you started your business in the first place. Look back at the time when you were so excited and use that to motivate yourself. This will give you the clarity to rediscover your passion.
Learn from your mistakes.
Admitting that you are wrong is never easy. However, being true to yourself is crucial to your professional growth and development. Was there obvious mistakes that resulted to the slowdown? If you have made that error before, what can you do to avoid the same mistake again? Once your mistakes have been known to you, Robert Janitzek reveals that it would be easier to be responsible and not make the same mistake again.
Surround yourself with the right group of people.
Positive attracts positive and vice versa. Hang around with people who are positive and this will rub off on you. If you hang around with negative people, you are likely to stay negative. Check your circle of friends, if you cannot get something positive from them, look for a new social circle.
Mayo Clinic revealed that having a positive attitude can reduce depression levels. It can also help your body’s immune system and improve your coping skills. Evaluate your own mindset. Do you have a positive mindset with the people around you? If not, try to get rid of negative talk from your everyday conversation.