You know that energy when you first start your business? You feel like you have enough motivation to conquer the world!
It’s not uncommon for this energy to subside a little for some people. The busy nature of life and the fact that you’re playing about a thousand different roles in your business can be draining! In turn, sometimes it’s hard to find the same inspiration, the same “get up and go” that you once had.
If you’re feeling uninspired, unmotivated or flat out bored, we’ve got a few suggestions to help you get your groove back!
Move some furniture. Sounds easy and unrelated to your business goals, but you would be surprised what a change of scenery can do for you. Walking into the same area every day can feel tedious and boring-try moving your desk to a new position, or moving your production space around. It can be invigorating just to see your space rearranged and from a new perspective! Speaking of your production space…
Clean up your act! Working in clutter is not great for morale, even if it is organized chaos. Take a little time and clean out old supplies, empty your garbage and straighten up your space. Look up creative storage solutions if you’re working with a small space, and get to work creating a functional, organized environment to make in. You’d be surprised how much better you’ll feel!
Make a new product, or research one. There are plenty of add-on products that are simple to make! Tutorials abound online (we have some great resources in our How To Library). Lip scrubs, lip balms, bath bombs, room sprays…these products take few ingredients and a little time to master. Spend the time learning to make something new, and voila! Your line has expanded and your customers are excited again. There’s nothing like the excitement of making a new, awesome product!
Straighten up your finances. Receipts piling up? Sit down and get cozy with your ledger. Getting a grip on your finances will give you the confidence to make a bold move, or the reserve to stay the course. If you’re not sure exactly how to get a hold on your finances, consider using a program like QuickBooks, or taking your finances to an accountant to be reviewed.
Make a to-do list. Rounding out our list is the simplest thing of all-make a list! Feeling overwhelmed is a top cause for business stagnation. All of the things you need to do will seem much more daunting in your mind-instead, write everything down. Now you can set priorities for each item and really get a grip on what you’ve got to do! Plus, there’s the bonus of checking all those items off once you’ve finished them…talk about a feeling of accomplishment!
It’s not easy to stay motivated 100% of the time, but it is necessary to keep your energy up and running. Making a few simple changes can help keep you sharp and creative without breaking the bank!
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