I find myself judging myself when my business plan or decisions do not go as planned. Whether I lose a client or a launch isn’t as successful as I thought, I find myself in need of some inspiration to move forward in my business and put the experience behind me. Over the years, I had tried several ways to reinvent myself to get back on track and motivated to continue.
Here are some tips on how to inspire yourself to move forward.
Read or listen to autobiographies of celebrities. I loved watching acclaimed biographies to get inspired to continue with my business journey. There is even a website to read about famous people’s stories. Here is the link to Biography.com website. I also enjoyed listening to audio books about C.E.O.’s experiences and how they overcame their obstacles. The book “Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul: Advice & Inspiration for Fulfilling Dreams (Chicken Soup for the Soul)” by Jack Canfield is a great example It’s one I am enjoying right now.
Reading quotes from influential people. I loved reading quotes that would relate to my situation because sometimes it was hard to find the right word to express the emotions that I was feeling. So, for me, quotes were a great help.
Here are four quotes I found recently and wanted to share them with you.
Please note: My daughter took these background pictures. I hope you enjoy them. Feel free to check out her Instagram page.So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. ~ Caterina Fake #quote Click To Tweet Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher #quote Click To Tweet People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it. ~ Michelle Zatlyn Click To Tweet Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt #quote #theodorerooseveltquote Click To Tweet
Reflect on your business and where you started out. I enjoy reflecting on my business and where I came from and what I have accomplished. It helps me realize that “this sad feeling will pass.” A successful business is NEVER a straight line. It always has its ups and downs.
Change routine and set new goals. Ever six months or so I revisit my goals and determine what I want to continue with and what needs to be modified. For me, revisiting goals in the summer helps me push through to the end of the year.
Get some training. Sharpening my skills always helps me keep on going. It gives me the confidence to put myself out there and complete my goals.
Well, that’s it for now. I hope this helps you get inspired to move past your emotions and continue with your small business.
Now it’s your turn. What do you do to motivate yourself to keep going? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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