Are you feeling uninspired with your business? Or dread getting out of bed in the morning? The feeling of work-burnt out happens to the best of us. But sometimes all you need is a new outlook or a simple morning run. So if you need help getting your passion and energy back into your business, try out these tips:
The best thing you can do to combat the lackluster feeling of working is to take a deep breath and slow down. Many entrepreneurs can get stuck in a rut and not know what to do or where to go next. That is the perfect time to stop and focus on yourself.
Your mind and body are very important to keep healthy. Whether you aren’t getting enough sleep or haven’t exercised in months, it’s a necessity you should start being better at. Getting away from the computer and taking a short walk around the block is an easy way to clear your mind. In fact, studies show that those who took 17 minutes breaks every 52 minutes perform better and have more focus at work. So if you want to become a better entrepreneur and get your spark back, try having a healthy way of living.
Maybe you haven’t been interested in your business because you know everything about it. An alternative that may save your passion is to get out and learn something new. Read a book or listen to a podcast to continuing learning. Some of the best rated podcasts for entrepreneurs are “The Tim Ferriss Show” and “Smart Passive Income.”
Just because you aren’t feeling inspired by your business right now doesn’t mean you won’t later or others aren’t right now. An important business tip to remember is that cultivating the relationships of your customers or business partners is key. Plus, the relationships of others can help lift your spirits and bring back the spark you once had.
Why you started
Lastly, take a moment and recall why you started your own business in the first place. Remember why you quit the traditional 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. work day and started making the rules up for yourself. Here are a few things that can help you remember why you started your business:
- Revisit your childhood. What did you love to do?
- Make a "creativity/inspiration board."
- Make a list of people who are where you want to be.
- Take a break from business thinking.
- Ask yourself what you do often and enjoy?
- Travel somewhere you’ve always wanted to go
If all else fails, think about choosing a new passion to follow. If you aren’t excited about the work you are doing it may be time to either put it aside for a while, put a new spin on it or ultimately change it all together. Take Steve Jobs’ work history for example, he spent months searching for enlightenment in India before he created the visionary company Apple. Now his passion for electronics and technology has made him one of the most well-known entrepreneurs today. So the next time you are feeling uninspired about your business, think about these tips and take the time to remember why you started before you give up your dream.