When you own your own business, it can be hard to stay on track with what you’re passionate about. I do this too because we get lost in our desire to build our business stronger that we tend to forget why we started in the first place. I was researching ways to reconnect with my passion and keep my goals on track, and I found a few great tips that will really help when you if you find yourself losing sight of your passion as well.
REMEMBER YOUR “WHY”
Do you remember why you started your business in the first place? Many people saw a need and created their business to fill that need. Others want to help people with the services and products they offer. Still others have a wonderful skill that when shared, leave people better off.
To help you remember your “why” on a regular basis, consider posting visual clues around your office. It could be pictures of you and your partner, you and your family, you and a product you’ve created, or you and a customer. Posting these pictures will leave you feeling great and remembering why you sometimes work so hard!
START A LONG DESIRED PROJECT
It might be time to give your business a gift and get around to that project you’ve wanted to complete. The project might be a website update, a new storefront, or that new employee you are ready for. Take the leap and make the change that will breathe fresh air into your passion.
Gratitude always feels great – when we give it and when we receive it. Ask your customers for testimonials of how your product or service has impacted them. Then just receive and enjoy.
It always feels great when you know you are appreciated and are recognized for doing a good job. And since we don’t have bosses, who else will tell us how we’re doing except our customers?
TAKE A BREAK
Stepping away from work brings perspective and fresh ideas. Take a day off, or go on vacation. Unplugging allows our brain to rest and relax, and when it does, you’ll have a whole new set of creative and passionate ideas to consider when you get back.