When you’re in business, it can be very easy to become bogged down and worn out from the never-ending stream of tasks necessary for you to keep everything running smoothly. The key to becoming inspired about your work again is to find out what you enjoy about it and concentrate your efforts based on that inspiration.
1. Remind yourself why you started in this business.
We all lose sight of the forest for the trees; that’s why you have to remember what it was that interested you about your line of work, in the first place. This is first step because if you can’t get back to your original motivation, then you’ll just keep spinning your wheels every day.
You can bet that the heavy workload will be much easier to shoulder when you are enthusiastic about your work. Once you remember why you started your business, you can refocus once again.
2. Let your work reflect your original motivation.
Did you remember what it was that propelled you to go into business for yourself? Good, now you can concentrate on that motivation as you’re doing every task during the day.
You can remind yourself that you’re not talking to customers just because they demand your attention, but because you want them to appreciate your company as much as you do.
You can work late hours not just because you have to, but because you want to keep your business as healthy as possible.
3. Connect with others in the industry.
Part of the reason that we stop enjoying our work is when we feel like we’re slaving away on our own.
Surrounding yourself with others in your field, who love what they do, is a great way to rejuvenate your own inspiration with others who have a fresh perspective about your line of work. Sometimes it just takes some new ideas to arouse your interest again.
Of course it’s a given that your chosen business may not be one that was founded on some grand vision; you may have started it simply because there was a good market for it. All the same, there has to be something about it that made you think you could go into business and do this every day. If you can figure it out and shift your perspective, the work feels a lot less like work.
Stephanie is the Marketing Director at Talkroute and has been featured in Forbes, Inc, and Entrepreneur as a leading authority on business and telecommunications.
Stephanie is also the chief editor and contributing author for the Talkroute blog helping more than 100k entrepreneurs to start, run, and grow their businesses.