Even the most passionate of entrepreneur’s has days where he/she just can’t get motivated.
I know I’ve certainly had days where everything just seems to hard, leaving me feeling uninspired and unmotivated to do anything.
So, in last week’s article How to Get Motivated after You’ve Hit a Slump – Part One I spoke about the first six steps (of twelve) that I’ve personally used.
Each of these steps has given me that gentle kick in the ‘you-know-where’ that has gotten me back on track and into action.
Here are the next six steps, using the last six letters of G E T M O T I V A T E D:
Does the space you are working in inspire you?
Perhaps your office is so cluttered, or is situated in a noisy area – that you just can’t get focused?
Last year (with the help of my husband) I completely gutted my office and created a far more inspiring atmosphere – turning it into a space I LOVE to work in.
Here are some before and after pictures.
This has made a HUGE difference to how I show up and maintain my energy throughout the day.
While you might not be in a position to renovate your office, there are certainly things you can do to create a space that inspires and motivates you.
- Clear away the clutter;
- Add ornaments (or elements) to your space that you enjoy looking at. [I have a beautiful salt lamp on my desk, which creates a soft calming glow. I just love looking at it]
- Create a feature wall (whether it be painted a different colour, or just adding some fresh, fun paintings to brighten up your day)
What can you do to create an inspiring office space?
Each of us can experience challenges and situations, so much so, that we feel like giving up.
That’s when it’s time to remind yourself ‘why’ you are working towards your goal – specifically by tapping into the emotion you will experience when you have completed your goal.
Visualise yourself having completed the goal and ask yourself:
- How are you feeling?
- What will achievement of this goal enable you to do?
- How will it impact other areas of your life/business?
Getting really clear and reminding yourself of these things is a great way to boost your levels of motivation to get you back into action.
I believe this is a must, and for me, a reason why I’ve been able to remain focused and working towards my goals – despite arising challenges.
As mentioned in last week’s article – Tell Someone; I have an accountability partner.
We share our intentions and how we are going with the completion of these intentions on a daily basis via email. We also connect via Skype very few months for a buddy coaching session.
Going it alone can be very hard especially when fear and doubt raise their ugly head.
As I mentioned in my article Don’t Let Doubt Take You Out – fear and doubt can take you out if you’re not careful.
However, having an accountability partner who has your best intentions at heart, can support you in those challenging times so you quickly and powerfully breakthrough them.
Get yourself an accountability partner, coach or mentor to help keep you stay focused and on track.
Think Success – NOT Struggles
Keep telling yourself it’s too hard? Does your inner critic tell you it’s impossible and you’ll never achieve your goal?
Henry Ford summed it up perfectly when he said: “Think you can? Think you can’t? You’re right!”
And, you’ll get there.
One. Step. At. A. Time.
Exercise and eating healthy food is so important.
It’s hard to remain motivated when you’re feeling – blah!
Your mind and body are connected, so if you’re feeling fit and healthy, this will impact your demeanour and enable you to remain focused on your goals than if you’re not feeling the best, physically.
I know this from personal experience.
When I maintain a healthy regime that involves exercise and eating healthy and nutritious food – I have far more energy and enthusiasm when it comes to working towards my goals.
When I don’t – I struggle.
Don’t Give Up
Feel like it’s too hard?
Work your way through this list again.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
How do you achieve your goals? One action at a time.
Now go and take action!!
Let me know what that action step is, in the comments section below.