A friend recently told me she was going through a long, unproductive spell with her business. She asked if I had any ideas that might help her. As this is something that impacts a lot of business owners, I thought I’d share my advice with you.
As we hadn’t spoken in a while, I asked her to give me a catch-up. It soon became apparent what the core issue was.
It seems that at some point over the past year, she became comfortable with things. Now, there’s nothing wrong with being comfortable. Her problem stemmed from becoming comfortable, yet unfulfilled.
Like many business owners, she decided to settle for things the way they are, rather than continue to develop her business and grow as a business owner. This means the motivation and energy that came from taking bold steps and achieving breakthroughs, just isn’t there any more.
Inspired, passionate productivity
Here’s why this is massively important for you and your business.
- When we’re inspired by the work we do, passionate about the people we work with and motivated by our goals, we’re at our most motivated and our most productive.
- When we settle for less, work with people who lower our aspirations or zap our energy, we no longer have that drive. We become demotivated and unproductive. And work becomes a lot less rewarding on every level.
If you’re feeling unproductive for too many days in a row, it could be a sign you’re settling for too little. Get around the right people. And limit your association with anxious, fear focused people. Then set yourself some inspirational goals.
With the right people around you and exciting goals ahead of you, you’ll quickly reignite the inspired, passionate productivity you had when you started your business. You’ll also find that today, just like before, there’s very little you can’t achieve when you put your mind to it.