3 Ways to Keep Your Business Spark Alive

Business Spark

Running a business is rewarding and, it can also be exhausting.

Whether you’re trying to keep up with the latest technology to motivating team members, it’s a mammoth task, and somebody’s gotta do it!

So how do you keep that entrepreneurial spirit alive?

Think of your business relationship as a life-long commitment through the high’s, low’s, droughts, floods, feast and famine.

Here are three tips on ways to keep that business spark of yours alive and thriving…

1. Be an Inspiration

Make a difference, get involved with your community.  It makes you a valuable member and someone people look up to.  Remember, you’re a human being first and a business person second.  Becoming a person that others look to for inspiration helps keep you on the track to living an authentic life as well.

Become a “brand” that people simply can not forget.  The easiest way to do that is through positivity and inspiration.  Knowing that your business is making a difference (to a charity, person, business or local community) will keep you motivated to do what you do best, because doing good makes you feel good.

Also, look to mentors or other business owners you admire to see what they’re doing.  Ask yourself, “why do they inspire me?”  The answer can instill new ideas for your own business.

2. Create a Plan of Action

Date night is important to keeping your relationship healthy in marriage right?  Same goes for regularly scheduled “dates” with your business.  Create a plan of action, one that will fuel your business to keep growing.

Growth in itself will keep your spirit and spark alive because, think about it… who DOESN’T want to see steady growth and profits?!

A plan of action should include your SMART goals (both long and short term) and specific times when you assess those goals.  By keeping track of your successes and actions, you’ll be better equipped to make appropriate business decisions.

3. Respect Your Business

Honor and respect your business just as you would your partner.  Expect there to be ups and downs over the course of your relationship.  Your ability to weather those storms will only make your business stronger in the end.

How do you keep on going when feeling overwhelmed with your business?

Or are you still struggling with dealing with these feelings?  I can most certainly help get you out of that rut and into a steady flow of increased success.  Schedule a complimentary Strategy Call with me today!

To Your Continued and Ever Growing Success, Dana

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10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Trying Times

Staying Motivated

Purposefully infuse your life with a positive perspective and

motivation will never be in short supply.

When times are tough however, becoming discouraged is very easy to do.

I truly believe the old adage, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”  I know how hard it can be to keep your head up at times, so I’ve compiled ten ways to stay motivated when things just don’t seem to be going your way.

1.  Take control over what you can and…

…stop worrying about and let go of what you can’t!  It’s so very easy to get caught up in those things that are out of your hands.  Learn to recognize the difference and get over the things you have no say over.  There’s no sense in dwelling on what you can’t change!  Devote your intentions and attention to more purposeful actions that will truly make a difference.

2.  Surround yourself with positivity

Negative people will only serve to bring you down.  Seek out the positive-thinkers who focus on the good and allow their positivity to influence you.  This will ensure a “can-do” attitude through trying times when you’re more apt to be pulled into thinking negatively.

3.  Speak positive affirmations

The most important asset I have is myself.  In an earlier blog post I asked you to repeat that affirmation.  Words can move mountains, so make sure you’re using the right ones.  Many experts, and I agree with them, say the act of talking out loud is helpful in reminding ourselves of the vision we have for our life and all the goals included in that vision.  Write down a positive affirmation and tape it up next to your bathroom mirror.  When you’re getting ready in the morning, repeat it out loud and start your day off on a positive note.

4.  Learn from your mistakes, don’t dwell on them

Mistakes are bound to be made.  If you see the error in your ways, GREAT!  That means you are learning and know what not to do the next time.  More importantly, don’t dwell on the negative, keep moving forward.

5.  Have a plan

Being proactive can save you precious time and even heartache when trying times find their way into your life.  When you take the time to plan, you’ve already done the hard part for yourself by organizing a process from beginning to end.  So if something turns up expectedly, you can problem solve more quickly.

6.  Celebrate milestones big and small

Did you…. land a large client?  Graduate with your Masters?  Drink eight glasses of water today?  No matter how large or small some accomplishments may seem, they are accomplishments nonetheless.  Take the time to pat yourself on the back for all of them!  This self-appreciation helps keep your motivation level sky high.

I go so far as to have my clients write down at the end of each day at least 3 things they can celebrate that they accomplished and/or created that day.  So often we are more focused on what we didn’t get accomplished, that we forget how important it is to celebrate and focus on what we did accomplish.  Action goes when energy flow – if you focus on the what didn’t happen, you’ll create more of what “didn’t happen”, focus on what you did accomplish and create, and you’ll soon be creating even more to celebrate!

7.  Build a support team

We get by with a little help from our friends (family and coworkers) right?  So use them to lean on when unexpected storm clouds roll in.  Not only will their advice propel you toward resolution, the companionship will be a great reminder that you’re not alone.

8.  Recount past victories

You’ve come along way baby, so remind yourself of that.  Back in the day you dreamed about being where you’re at this very moment.  Go back and look at any trophies, certificates or congratulatory items.  By recalling those victories you’ll spark a new sense of motivation you may have thought was temporarily lost.

9.  Expect greatness

This ties in with affirmations AND takes things to the next level.  Wake up and expect to have a great day.  Say it out loud,”Today something wonderful is going to happen to me!”  You will get what you expect.

10.  Fill your mind with inspiring information

Read or listen to anything you find makes you happy.  A boost in energy will give you the motivation to continue on your path even when times are tough.

What tips do you have for others when motivation seems to be fading?  Shout it out in the comments below!

To Your Continued and Ever-Growing Success,

Dana

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Thought Provoking Tuesday: Daily Motivation Exercise

 

TPT Morning Motivation

Wouldn’t it just be wonderful if we all woke up every single morning on the right side of the bed, ready to take the day head on?  Well that is 100% possible.  In today’s Thought Provoking Tuesday, TPT, I’m sharing some motivational wisdom.

Motivation needs to be cared for and nurtured… it takes hard work and dedication!  There are easy ways to help keep a steady flow of motivation running through your veins and it starts before your head hits the pillow each night.

Before you go to sleep each night, as my client’s can attest, I highly recommend thinking about and celebrating at least 3 things that you created or accomplished that day – big or small. (Yes for some of us it can be as small as walking around the neighborhood for 20 minutes)!

To really enforce this concept, journaling these celebrations on a daily basis is recommended. Not only does it benefit you today, it gives you something to look back on for days/week/months/years to come.

Next, in the morning, before hopping out of bed spend a few minutes thinking about at least 3 things that you are grateful for in your life (business and otherwise).

Positivity breeds more positivity… if you let it!

Then think about what you want to accomplish today!  What specifically do you want to be celebrating tonight, that you created or accomplished today?  This is a way to really empower you to create the day you want to create.  During this quick, self-motivational session make sure to speak positively to yourself.  This is a perfect way to set the right tone for your day and gives you the positive energy to achieve those daily goals and intentions you set in motion.

You know what’s coming now, right? … your homework.  Starting tonight I want you to put these easy tips to good use.  Allow yourself to feed upon the evening and morning motivation and go after the rest of the day with clarity, confidence and tenacity!

Try it and let me know how it goes.  Or if you have a tried and true method for getting motivated each day share that with me below!

To Your Continued and Ever-Growing Success,

Dana

P.S.  I can help you harness even more motivation with a COMPLIMENTARY Strategy Call. Apply today and together we’ll make it happen!