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!

PS: if you love my post… tell me by giving it a “like”!

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!

Episode #67 – Patience, Waiting and a Good Attitude… but My Free App is Ready – install at SmallBusinessClubApp.com

We have all had to wait in line for the person ahead of us with the “world’s dumbest question” to finish, haven’t we?!?!  Well, maintaining a good attitude is the best course of action, it gives you something to focus on.

OK, here’s the strangest metaphor I can come up with… my dog, Mr. Pancake, loves to bark at everything.  I mean everything.  His trainer taught him to “stay” and he stops barking.  Why?  Well, he has to focus on something else.  All of his energy is focused on “stay” and he cannot bark.  And really it’s teaching him patience.

If you focus on having a good attitude while being patient, it will help you, too.  Watch this some time while you wait in line… if you see the cranky person, they spiral out of control with a bad attitude, while the happy person maintains a good attitude.  And really, who do you want to be more like?

Business is all about patience, you wait for proofs, deliveries, employees… the better your attitude while you wait, the happier you’ll be.

That brings me to my new app!  YEA!!!!  It’s Here! It’s Here! It’s Here!

In a true test of my patience, where I did my best to maintain the most positive attitude, after 5 months of waiting for Apple to approve it, it’s finally in the App store.   I have no idea why it was rejected 4 times… other than it just got caught in some strange cyber loop OR I was being forced to practice patience (haha).  But it’s here!!!

Go install it… smallbusinessclubapp.com

Tell your friends that own business to install it too… the more people joining, the better this thing is going to rock!

The reason I created the “Big Fish Ideas Small Business Club App” is to easily get all the information in one location.  You’ll find this blog and the “Two Minute Commute” podcast along with a way to submit your “real world” marketing successes.  I love finding “real world examples” when I’m out shopping, but really, when you get to brag about your store, it’s more fun!

Install the app and let’s get this party started.

… and always remember “True patience is keeping a good attitude while waiting!”

PS: if you love my post… give it a “like”!
Join us and Install our free App!
Action Step
1- Install my free app “Big Fish Ideas Small Business Club” – click or visit SmallBusinessClubApp.com
2-Practice a good attitude today while you are waiting… could be at your business, waiting on hold, or in line buying groceries.  Keep a good attitude!

Subscribe to my blog at BigFishIdeas.com

Listen to Episode #67 of the Two Minute Commute