TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #696 – When You are Stuck, Stop and Look Around.

Quote: One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.― Henry Miller

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Have you ever had that feeling you are running in place and just not getting anywhere?  OMG that has been my last week!

I’ve accomplished a lot of THINGS… but the problem is, right now…it feels like tasks to check off on a list.

Ever felt like that?

I guess today’s quote leads can lead us to a different perspective… we can have all the checklists in the world, but we also need to learn to see things as a journey.

Its not that we’re trying to get somewhere but we are on a path and growing each day.

So when you feel stuck, running in place, and not getting anywhere, pause and soak it all in because you still need to enjoy all that life offers.  And maybe, just maybe, the reason you feel stuck is because you’re SUPPOSE to recognize the life around you, otherwise you would be moving…

Right?!?!

 

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Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

Episode #169 – I Love Goals, It’s the Execution I Hate.

I have lost hundreds of pounds… on paper.  HAHA!  The funny thing is I’ve never gained weight on paper, that seems to happen the natural way.  Exercising, such as running or yoga class, is much easier on paper than it is in the real world.  Same goes for not eating cookies and instead eating two salads a day.  Execution is the hard part.

So how many of you have created the perfect plan on paper only to find the “implementation thing” is a little harder?

Yes… we all have.

It’s not that you don’t want to be thinner, healthier, wealthier, it’s just that implementing is real work, often more than you anticipate. That’s when it’s time to adjust and motivate. Don’t give up on the big dream but break it down into chunks.

1-Achieving the smaller goals will motivate you.  Use measurable sources.  Let’s say you are increasing your presence on social media.  One way to measure this is to use number of likes.  You have a starting point and a daily progression.  The better way is to measure engagement of your posts.  If you have likes to the post and comments you have a better tool for measurement.  Remember the engagement is the key, not simply fan following.

2-Another good motivator is to relive past successes.  This is especially important when you feel overwhelmed.  Look to a big success and remember it fondly.  Another part of remembering the feeling you had is to remember what brought about the success.  There was a formula, look to see if you’re “forgetting” something that worked in the past.

3-Inspire yourself.  Take a break to watch a motivational video or listen to an audio book.  Take a walk. Do something that breaks your pattern.  You’re a small business owner, you don’t have the advantage of a large human resources department that will encourage seminars or health/wellness breaks.  You need to do this yourself.  You also may not have the time for a “trip” but you certainly have 30 minutes… right???

I’ve got more ideas in the article on my website to help motivate you and for goal setting.  Just simple easy things to keep you going.  For me, audio books have been a huge motivator.  I listen in my car.  It’s a great way to escape the “crazy”!

Question of the Post:
What is your favorite “escape time” motivator thing to do when you feel overwhelmed?

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Action Steps
1- Identify your big plan’s big result.
2- Chunk it down into smaller mini-win’s
3- Carve out 30 minutes every day… EVERY DAY to have a motivation time.  I mean EVERY DAY.
4- Install my free app! (SmallBusinessClubApp.com)

Podcast:
Listen to Episode #169 of the Two Minute Commute audio blog Podcast

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Episode #68 – Work Hard AND Rejuvenate to Motivate Yourself

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”  Estee Lauder

Gosh… that’s easy to say, however, you may not feel motivated – every day can feel like the same grind. Especially when you are trying to increase sales or increase traffic to your website. It feels like no one is out there! Probably because you’re doing this on your own, that’ s the lonely part of being a small business owner.  So the best thing to do is break your pattern!

Go for a walk. Listen to music. Find a TED Talk. Read a magazine.  Do something not related to your business at all.  Play with your dog.  Give your mind a break.  There are more ideas in my article “Ways to Stay Motivated as a Small Business Owner” on BigFishIdeas.com

You have to “Rejuvenate to Motivate” yourself!

Work hard! That’s where success comes from… but at the same time remember take a break.  It is hard to accept this because then you feel like you’ll get behind even more, however, if you can take a 15 minute or 30 minute break, it will help you stay fresh!

If you do feel “alone” I’m glad you found this post, now make sure to “Join us” and Install our free App!  We’re building a community so it’s going to be a great way to help keep you and other small business owners motivated.  I just launched it yesterday… woo hoo!

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Action Step
1- take a break.  Set the timer on your phone for 15 minutes and do something fun.  Walk, play with your dog, read a magazine. Get a way from your desk and break your pattern!
2- Join us by installing our app (and telling your other small business friends to install it) SmallBusinessClubApp.com

Subscribe to my blog at BigFishIdeas.com

Listen to Episode #68 of the “Two Minute Commute” audio Podcast in iTunes!