Expert insight: How to stay motivated

Starting a business is no easy task, but sustaining it is even harder. If you are losing drive towards your venture, try the following tips to remind yourself of why you became your own boss:
Expert insight: How to stay motivated
By Lubna Hamdan
Sun 25 Feb 2018 03:07 PM

1. Remember why you started: It is easy to lose passion for your business when things are not going as planned. If you feel demotivated and discouraged, take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Remember why you set out to launch the business, and remind yourself of how far you have come from its initial launch.

2. Motivate your team: One of the most important qualities of a leader is the ability to motivate your team. Sometimes, all your employees need is some reassurance. There is a famous quote from Good Will Hunting that says, “Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.” So lead by example.

3. Talk to your customers: This is one of the best ways to get inspired. Not only does customer feedback help you find more ways to improve your business, it will also help you generate new ideas to reinvigorate it. By opening channels of communication with current customers, you’ll be able to provide for a better customer experience.

4. Renew your goals: With the current rate at which industries change, it is important to re-evaluate your goals in order to remain relevant. Moreover, if you find your goals overwhelming, break them down into smaller steps to make them easier.

5. Take inspiration from other entrepreneurs: Who best to take advice from than others who have gone through the same challenges? Read their stories of how they overcame demotivation and hurdles, and kept going strong.

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Last Updated: Tue 27 Feb 2018 03:27 PM GST

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