While working in your own business can be extremely rewarding, there can be times when you will become bored and unmotivated. This is especially the case for those who work for themselves or have a very small business. The first thing to remember is that there is nothing wrong with you. We all can become stale or stagnant at different times in our lives and this can be a common occurrence when we work for ourselves. This is because we don’t have anyone to answer to and so there are no immediate ramifications if we don’t do things on time. This is why so many people don’t like working for themselves or for small businesses because they find it hard to stay on track. So, what can you do when you find yourself dallying or procrastinating? Thankfully, there are thousands of books out there written about this topic and it is still widely researched today. Many people are keen to understand more about the human mind as well as to learn about different types of tricks and tips that can help us stay on track. So, without further ado, here are some ways to stay motivated in your business when you are bored.
Remember your why
Not every task is going to be exciting when you are running your own company, so in these moments it is important to remember your why. Your why is your motivation and is the reason that you decided to start your own business. It could be something like “I want to help as many people as I can with my products and help my family become financially free.” Some people also refer to this as their mission statement. A great little trick is to buy giant sticky notes and to write your why on to them and stick them around a home or office. Others will set reminders to pop up in their phone. Some will send a voice memo to themselves which will remind them of the reasons that they began. Using all of these different tips and tricks throughout the day to remind yourself of your why can be an extremely powerful motivational tool and will help you get through with ease when you are feeling bored or stagnant in your business. After all, you did begin for a good reason, right?