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Has Your Business Motivation Deserted You? 7 Tips to Galvanize You And Help Power Your Biz Forward

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Face it. We all have moments when, regardless how determined we are, motivation deserts us. This happens for variety of reasons. And in those unique moments it’s important to reference what keeps you motivated at all; in order to regroup and move forward.

However, before you can begin motivating yourself, or your biz, you must clarify, or re-clarify, what you actually want. This relates back to having clear, well-thought out goals. Unfortunately the problem of motivation often arises when you’re no longer sure what you want. Why you wanted it. Or what you expected to gain if you reached your intended destination. If so, there’s little reason to motivate yourself. Then it becomes difficult to maintain a high level of continued self motivation.

It’s considerably easier to motivate yourself when the goal is a wisely chosen one. One which serves to galvanize you; stimulate your business. And don’t forget, self motivation helps increase your ability to stick to a goal, or plan, long term. Regardless of problems or constraints arising.

Here’s 7 Great Tips for Motivating or Re-Motivating Yourself and Energizing Your Business:

1. Stop trying to accomplish too many tasks at one time. In short don’t multi-task. Instead have your projects laid out by priority. Working, at each, until accomplished.

Psychologists have proven people lose concentration when continuously switching from task to task. Causing them not only to lose momentum. But, more importantly, to lose concentration.

2. Get a better grip on who you are and how you function. For instance, don’t start larger projects in the afternoon if you’re a morning person. Start later if you like working afternoons or evenings. Are you a group or work-alone person? Someone who prefers to delegate or not?

Understanding who you are, what you’re capable of, allows you to accomplish more, stay motivated longer. Plus a great side affect is this helps keep your confidence level up.

3. Delete repetitive or unnecessary tasks. We all have unnecessary, time-wasting, sometimes stressful tasks. Which if deleted would barely cause a ripple. Root them out. Allowing yourself greater freedom to work on meaningful projects and tasks which develop progress, help keep up momentum.

4. Update or purchase needed, new equipment. Waiting for a machine past it’s prime to complete a cycle, a computer to boot up or agonizingly load a site can be so frustrating. I can’t tell you how much more motivated I became once I purchased a computer with applications I desperately needed. It’s hard to get motivated, to complete even small projects, knowing frustration awaits. Bite the bullet and get the equipment you need. It’ll be one of the best investments you ever make. Plus invigorate you and your business.

5. Develop simple systems and processes to make doing business easier for you and your employees. To thrive, and succeed, you must have the appropriate systems in place. The simpler the better. These systems will not only guide you, they’ll become second nature. Allowing you to save time and money – always great motivators.

6. Focus. Focus. Focus. Turn off distractions and focus. Read emails in the morning or evening; let the phone ring into voicemail; ignore tweets and Facebook messages. Deal with emergencies and high priority scenarios as necessary. However distractions, even small ones, can quickly frustrate and rob you of valuable energy; lose time or money, put you behind; even anger you.

Focusing, allows you complete projects faster; energizing you; urging you forward.

7. “Know When to Fold’em”. The truth is there are things none of us likes doing; aren’t qualified to. Don’t continue undermining your business, disappointing yourself struggling to accomplish them. Stop. And assign them to the willing and able; or hire them out. For example, if your social networking, writing, marketing or accounting skills are lacking, farm out those tasks. Saving yourself, generally, for projects which not only hold your attention, inspire or challenge you. But allow you to wisely direct valuable talents to projects which help your business succeed and profit.

To further motivate yourself, set up a vision board; adding to it regularly. Plus envision completion of your projects and goals often. This will further inspire, motivate and galvanize you to power your biz forward.