It’s not easy being an entrepreneur. If it was, then everyone would do it. You’ll need to work at the beginning of the venture, but it’s not as if the work stops once everything is up and running. If you’re going to have long-term success, you’ll need to sustain that hard work. And to do that, you’ll need to feel inspired. Feeling inspired is much more effective than other motivations, such as, say, making money.
But of course, it’s not as if we just rely on inspiration to be there all the time. It has to be topped up from time to time. In this blog, we’re going to look at a few useful places to look when you need to feel a little bit more inspired!
Looking inside yourself is a useful tip for so many things; you’ll often find what you’re looking for once you take the time to slow down and look inside. If your working life has become a little too complex, it’s a good idea to slow down and rediscover what motivated you to start your business in the first place. You’ll typically find that you can bring back some of the joy, and that you return to your venture with a renewed sense of possibility and hope.
What The World Needs
If you’re thinking about starting a business, but you don’t know which type of venture you should start, then a good place to look is by thinking about what the world needs. Some people are drawn to the entrepreneurial life, but sometimes, finding inspiration regarding what type to start can prove elusive. If you can sit down and think about the world’s problems and what type of business you can start to alleviate those problems, then you’ll be on the right track. This could be something trivial (such as there’s no place in town to buy excellent coffee) or more substantial (people have trouble finding cheap healthcare).
Whatever it is, you’ll feel inspired to improve things, and you’ll also have an idea that’s already validated. Problems need fixing, after all!
Other Successful People
Sometimes, we can become a little frustrated or down because we don’t think that we’re making progress. It can be hard to know whether we should go on or cut our losses and try something else. In most cases, it’s worth carrying on — you’re probably closer to success than you think. A good way to gain motivation is by reading the stories of other successful people; you could read about Paula Permenter and her success, for instance, or about Entrepreneur of the Year Sheila Mikhail. You’ll find that you’re determined to carry on once you see what’s possible.
Friends and Family
Finally, if your bottle of inspiration is beginning to take a dive a little, look at spending some time with your friends and family. Running a business can be all-consuming, and we often struggle to remember why we’re making all the effort. Your family will show you what you’re doing it all for.