When you are about to start a business, you need a little more than just talent and technical skill to stick through the challenges and become a success at the very end. What you need more than anything else is a rock hard motivation that will be constantly fueled by your inspiration and passion.
Once you see your dream, you might be all gung-ho about it and set off to inspire your employees to start following you. But it is easier to lose motivation than to keep it forever, and some days you will be completely in the dumps and feel like being depressed. This is really a kill joy since you need motivation to be charged up and stay faithful to your dream and work.
You need motivation because it is the only thing that will keep you at your work through failures at all, and unless you are a self-motivator, more than often you would become lazy and thus lose your vision.
So what can you do to stay motivated? There are some answers below:
1. You have to have business buddies: you should surround yourself with people who are all about the “can do” attitude. You must find other business partners who share similar interests like you but are not your competitors. You must be able to learn how to build new perspectives from them all, and then utilize them to come up with different and better solutions. They must be able to remind you why you are in this business, and thus build your motivation.
2. Share your expertise for the maximum effect: you need to be respected and admired in order to feel wanted. For that you must share your knowledge and wisdom with your business friends. You must try to help out community groups or your neighbors. They will take notice of you and be interested in your affairs. They will recognize you immediately and you will feel like you are in the limelight. This is how you will be able to garner more and more clients for your business, and they will learn to trust you. The more accessible you are, the more clients you will get.
3. When you start out, assure them that you mean only business and you are an ace at your job. Always check and recheck to see that you give them only the best products and keep them satisfied.
4. When you start out, you should not spend money on the latest gadgets thinking that you will be able to make more money with them. Work with your old stuff and keep on making money. Only when they break down completely should you make new investments. This way, you will not run into any unnecessary debts.
Sometimes, the hardest thing is to take the first step. You will always be full of doubts. But once you take the plunge, there is no looking back. As long as you are motivated to see through your failures and keep on trying, good things are just bound to happen.
Simon Johnnson is the director of content for http://www.executivegiftshoppe.com. They specialize in desk organizers and business card cases