8 Simple Ways To Charge Your Motivation Every Day

8 ways to charge your motivation

Do you know these simple tricks to stay motivated every day? These 8 simple ways are a good start to help you to stay focused and keep your motivation high so you can build a successfull business fast.

If you try to do something great, you’ll inevitably encounter obstacles. The more obstacles you encounter, the more difficult it is to keep your motivation at a high level. In these moments, you need techniques to fuel your motivation engine. Here are 8 simple ways you can supercharge your motivation.

1. Focus On The Things You Can Control.

When you focus more on things out of your control, the less motivated you will feel. When you focus completely on things you can control, you’ll realize that you can quickly and easily change your situation. For the reason, focus on the things right in front of you. Every day. Don’t waste your time or energy on things out of your control. 

2. Constantly Remember Your Purpose.

What is your big “Why”?? Why are you pursuing a goal or dream in the first place? What is the big, audacious purpose that motivated you to embark on the journey? More time with your family? More money? Getting the dream job? To keep your motivation high, constantly keep your purpose in front of you. Write it down, so you can re-read it every day.

3. Celebrate The Small Wins.

It’s also important to keep the big picture in front of you, but it’s also crucial to celebrate the small wins. Remember, you climb a ladder one rung at a time. You’re reaching your goal one step at a time. Celebrating the small wins will allow you to see the progress you’re making and increase your motivation levels.

4. Act First, Feel Later.

One of the best ways to get your motivational juices flowing is to simply take action. If your goal is to read fifty books in one year, sit down and read a book for five minutes. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds, go for a 10 minute walk. It’s common for motivation to follow action. Once you take the first step, you’ll feel motivated to keep going.

5. Do Visualization Exercises.

By visualizing your goal, you bring the future into the present. As you visualize your dream job and all the benefits it will bring, you’ll feel your present motivation skyrocketing. As you think about what it will be like to double your income, the obstacles you’re facing will melt into the background.

6. Break Your Big Goal Into Small Goals.

Depending on your ability to focus, you may rather have a couple of small goals than one huge goal. So it might be necessary to break up the goal into segments that last anywhere from one week to 12 weeks. This way your brain can experience success and logically see a positive long-term outcome. You’ll procrastinate if the path looks too challenging and to long.

7. Repeat Affirmations Daily.

Affirmations help you believe that you’re going to achieve your goal. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or low on motivation, saying things like, “I AM on my way to a healthy body”. This can help you to keep going.

8. Finally Surround Yourself With People Who Motivate You.

This last one is about one of the most effective ways to boost your motivation. Just surround yourself with other people who can motivate you. If you’re building a business, spend time with other passionate entrepreneurs. If you’re working toward a goal weight, join weight loss support groups. You need encouragement and support as you pursue your goals.

These ideas may be simple, but they’re profound. Put these to work in your own life, try them out one by one and watch the success appear before you.

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The Do’s and Don’t When Following Your Dream as an Entrepreneur – Before you begin.

Become an extraordinary entrepreneur

Starting your own business is scary and a lot of people are afraid to take the first steps.

You are afraid you have to give up everything, that you won’t have a social life anymore and you will miss out on family time. Or you are afraid that you will loose all your financial security and that you would probably fail. Maybe family or friends will agree that everything will be a waste of time and money.

All this doubt and fear start to creep in and after the initial idea to start that business, your dream is crushed.

But the question you have to ask yourself is, is that the truth?

Stop making excuses for yourself. If you never make that step, you will never know if you will be successful. You know it will take a lot of guts to make that first move and to create that life you always wanted.

You can do it and I can help you!!

There are a couple of things you should do. And of course a couple of things you never should do. I created a serie of blog posts to help you on the way. This is the first one.

The first 3 things you have to look into before you even begin with your business

These are:

  • Do You Understand Your Future Customers.
  • Do You Understand The Economy.
  • Are You ready to start your business.

Understanding Your Future Customers:

Before you tell your boss he can continue on without you, you have to ask yourself if you understand how people think. What would make them want to buy your product. Who will be your future customers. Where are they living. What do they do. What are their interests. You have to decide who your ideal client is going to be. Who your target audience is. And believe me, “the entire world” won’t work.

Understanding The Economy:

Next you need to ask yourself if you understand the economy. What are the trends at this moment. Is your product sell-able? Who is your competition? Are you going to do it all alone or are you dive into it with a partner? Which suppliers are you going to use?

For both the most important thing is, do your research. You love your product, you want to share it with your future clients, but are your future clients waiting for you?

Are You ready:

I absolutely would never want to discourage you to start your own business! But…. before you begin you have to be real honest with yourself. This won’t be an easy path. You will have your ups and downs. It will be scary sometimes, but you also will have a lot of fun on your road to success. It will be hard work. You will fail sometimes, but you will also learn a lot.

Fulfilling your dream is something not a lot of people can say they did, but it will be worth it.

Are you up to the challenge??

If you are ready, I will be ready for you. I can help you take these first steps and help you start. Teach you important and valuable information (without costing an arm and a leg).

You don’t need an MBA to start your dream, you just need some basic knowledge.

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Baudina Slikker - SuccessWithoutBS.com Marketing Strategist and Coach for Small Business owners
Baudina Slikker – SuccessWithoutBS.com Marketing Strategist and Coach for Small Business owners

Lost

As a business coach I know a lot lot about the feeling of being lost. Especially business owners tend to do too much at the same time and at a certain moment they loose their insight, their goals for that moment, they don’t know what to do anymore and a feeling of loosing it starts to kick in.

And I must confess, I have it too. Talking about it with my coach helps me to get me back on track again. Unfortunately not everybody with a business is able to afford an coach. Although I think a coach should be able to create a way to make it affordable, but that’s a different story.

There are a few ways you can prevent that feeling.

First of all if you are doing too much at the same time your brain will stop working. If you are trying to focus on one thing, trying to forget about other (small, but also important) things, but also get constantly interrupted, your brain will end up in a crash. And nothing else will come out of it anymore.

That dreadful feeling will kick in, overwhelm will start and nothing happens anymore. And you give up. After a while you start again, and it is so hard to get back in the game again that you wonder why you are doing it and you are thinking to giving up. Again. A negative spiral will start getting into your head.

Before you reach that point you have to find ways to refuel.

Almost everybody who has a business will say “Sorry, but I simply don’t have time for that”. My answer would be: “If you are working yourself into a burnout, what will be left of your business then?” Think about it. Is 10 minutes of your day worth the time to prevent a burnout? Is 10 minutes spend now on refueling a better investment in your business then to give up completely on your business in 2 or 3 years? Because you have to give it up, because of a burnout, because you cant handle it anymore?

So what are these ways you can prevent this?

One of them is establishing a quitting time and sticking to it. This way of giving yourself time to refuel, is something I figured out not that long ago. Now I do it every morning and it became a habit to do it. Just decide what time you will stop that day working. Spend some ease and quietness with family or friends in the time after. And even if it is just for a couple of hours, you already created something positive.

Another one, which is scientifically proven it prevents a lot of physical and mental problems and gives you a lot of advantages is meditation. Nice thing about meditation is that it doesn’t need to take you hours. Only 10 minutes just before you dive behind your computer and start your busy day working on your business, or 5 to 10 minutes during your lunch hour, will help you a lot. Especially in reducing stress.

If you like to learn more, I have a free webinar where I discus 5 ways to decrease stress and create healthy habit. Just follow the link.

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Are You on the Verge of Business Burnout?

A burnout is a very real problem, especially for solopreneurs. Even though partnerships can have their ups and downs, at least you have someone to handle some of the stress and responsibility. Solopreneurs are by themselves and feel the entire weight of their success on their lone shoulders. This large responsibility often leads these business owners to work 14+ hour days and lose track of what’s happening at home with their families. But is focusing so much attention on your business a wise decision?

No, not if you want to achieve a work/life balance that makes you and your family happy. Even if you’re single, making time for self-care and relaxation will improve your overall health and mental wellbeing. Let’s talk about the signs to look for that indicate you might be headed toward a burnout.

1. Insomnia. If your brain can’t shut down because you’re consumed with work, your sleep pattern will get disrupted, leaving you overtired, lacking energy, and possibly lacking the mental energy to make wise business decisions.

2. Procrastination. Do you cringe at the length of your daily to-do list? Did these tasks once excite you but now they make you want to crawl under a rock? Procrastination leads to missed deadlines and opportunities to promote your business.

3. Fatigue. The human body is only capable of handling so much stress on limited sleep. Certainly you’ve heard the phrase “burning the candle at both ends”? That’s what happens when you work yourself to the bone and don’t give your body and brain enough time to recover before starting another high-stress day. At some point your body will want to give up, causing severe fatigue and possibly other illnesses that will keep you out of the office.

4. Changes in appetite. For some people, stress causes them to overeat; for others, stress reduces their appetites. Neither extreme is good for your body. For optimal health and mental clarity, take lunch breaks away from the desk and choose natural, healthy food choices instead of fast food items.

5. Anxiety. High stress causes anxiety, which can cause crippling fear or other physical symptoms. Keep in mind: there’s a big difference between the anxiety you feel when stepping out of your comfort zone versus stress-induced anxiety that doesn’t seem to go away.

Think about this: as a solopreneur, if you are not physically able to run your business, what happens to it? Chances are, you’d have to close your doors and any streams of income you currently have will disappear. Let’s avoid this happening! Take care of your whole body, mind, and spirit. Take quiet time to relax. Get outdoors and breathe in some fresh air. Unplug for a whole weekend and live in the moment with your family. Reconnect with old friends. Start a hobby. The choices are limitless.

Follow these 5 Tips for Easy Self-care

In just a few days I’m hosting a webinar dedicated to this self-care topic. I discovered changes in my own business and my mindset once I started taking care of myself and living life outside of the office. My webinar is titled, “5 Ways to Practice Regular Self-Care, Even if You Think You Don’t Have Time” and I promise you don’t need to dedicate hours a day or make any pricey purchases. Implement these tips in the privacy of your home. Grab your seat today!

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Are You On The Right Path?

Do one thing every day that scares you.

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when prepping yourself and your company to approach the largest clients you’ll ever work with. Are You On The Right Path?

Today we’re going to start with a brief look at the three paths every business faces and show you which one is the path to success. Then we’ll talk about the mindset it takes to attract the big fish.

There are three major paths a business can take:
• Snail Speed
• Shooting Star
• Catch the Big Fish

Snail Speed
Most business owners ended up working themselves into the ground without much reward or success. This is what happens when you fool yourself into thinking you will find quick success. You may also find yourself following this path when you are afraid of change.

Shooting Star
This describes a business that shoots to the top so fast you are overwhelmed and don’t have the right resources in place to adapt. This can also happen from being overwhelmed by small clients and not taking the time to find large clients, which will sustain your business after the small client sales slow.

Catch the Big Fish
This is the path that allows you to build at a steady pace that you can manage by not allowing your customers to outpace you.

You can do this by putting these tips to work:
– Attract, keep and lock in big clients.
– Integrate “big business” culture into your company and employees.
– Acquire the expertise you need to grow.Have the courage to make changes as you grow.

Now we are going to transition a bit and talk about the “big fish” mindset. It may sound easy to just find and catch that big fish, but if you are stuck in the small business mindset, you may find it harder than you think.

Think of all the benefits of aiming at bigger clients:
• Inexpensive
• Highly Profitable
• Longevity
• Security

In order to catch the big fish, you need to believe your company can make a difference with theirs. It’s easy to get into the thought that a large company doesn’t need anything from a small business like yours, but this is entirely wrong!

Once you take a look at how big companies operate, it’s important to know which ones are the best fit with your company. One of the best ways to get in the door is by knowing someone on the inside who can put in a good word for you.

If you’re not sure where to start and feel a little intimidated about catching big fish, try our FREE test drive to get help.

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Naturally Thin by Bethenny Frankel

The first thought you had is probably why the title of this book? A book about loosing weight. What does this have to do with running your business?

I will explain.

Running a business is difficult. And hard. And the funny thing is, the more you are happy with yourself, mentally and physically, the better you can run your business.

So food is an important part of your life. Food has an incredible impact on how you feel. For that reason I started reading this book. Why? I will tell you.

Two years ago I bought new shoes. My old running shoes were wearing out and it was time for new ones. For more then 30 years I used the same brand. This time I decided to change that. Big, big mistake.

First I started to have some pain in my heel and because of that, I clearly started running differently because my back started to hurt too. Over the period of months the pain in my heel got worse and worse. It took me 6 months to make the connection with my new shoes. 6 Months of taking some rest, starting again with running, taking some more rest, taking no rest, etc. You get the picture. End result was completely rest and no running anymore to repair the damage.

In my life food is important. I never have learned how to control my eating habits. I just eat. And with the running I kept overweight under control. Worked for me.

Until running stopped and frustrations started. Frustrations I got rid of, yes you guessed it right, with food. The result is that I accumulated an giant amount of too much weight, combined with a deteriorated health.

I needed to change. So the first thing I did is grabbing all these diet books and start to follow one diet after another. Some work, some don’t. They all only work for a short time. Only more frustrations were created.

So I started reading this book. Don’t know if this one is better, but the approach is completely different. Don’t diet, but add how you look at food into your life. Tiny steps at the time.

Next month (February 1) I will let you know how it worked out for me.

For now: Look at yourself. Are you happy? Happy about who you are? How you feel? Are there things you can or want to change? Then do it!! Small steps at the time.


Make big changes in small steps.

Small steps can lead to big changes.



PR Equals Free Publicity

There are 3 key areas of Public Relations you can use to boost your advertising results ten-fold over your paid advertising.

The key to public relations lie in:

  • Public relation or publicity
  • Merchandising
  • Promotions

With a solid plan in place that cover all these areas, you’ll have a great approach to use public relations in the best way possible.

Public relations include all that is the media. Don’t limit yourself. The attention of newspapers, television, radio, magazines, bloggers, etc. and more are all equally powerful. Online marketing is just as, if not more, important as conventional media.

Here are the steps to get noticed by the media:

  1. Put together a press release for your company. The press release should be relevant to your target market and address consumer interest, not just announce your business.
  2. Compact your press release to include one hook and one angle. Choose the most attention-getting to make sure the media person you are sending it to is interested in reading it.
  3. Put your press release in professional formatting. With press releases you need a dateline, the most important information at the top, facts, figures and wrap it up with contact details including who and how. Print the press release on your letterhead.
  4. Send your press release to all television and radio stations, local and metro newspapers, national newspapers, industry magazines, and any other form of media that reaches your target market. Don’t forgot to include relevant blogs, ezines, press release submission sites and to industry professionals.

More importantly than a perfect press release is to make sure you have addressed the needs of your target market in the products/services you offer and made that clear in the press release. If you are provided people a solution to a problem, a way to avoid a problem and an opportunity to enhance their life the media and public will be interested.

If you have a connection (or the ability to get a connection) with a celebrity, this can practically guarantee you’ll get attention. Make sure you are offered newsworthy information, and then follow up with media outlets to make sure they are publicizing that information.

“One of the most powerful techniques every business should use is free publicity. As the name implies, there is no cost, just the time and effort required to attract attention to your business.” Jay Abraham

Our FREE test drive can show you how to put together press releases that work! Check out how the pro’s do it and craft the perfect press releases for your business.

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WITHOUT spending a dime on marketing or advertising.
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Learn From The Big Companies!

Let’s have  a look at how the kings of industry wine, dine and otherwise  butter up prospects.

Most of successful professionals use a series of information based ads that build emotion and a call-to-action. These are much more effective than a standard company branding advertisements. The same principles that go into putting together a high impact (and, often, high priced) ad campaign can be adapted to fit your needs with similar results.

Here are some ways to put together and execute a professional, effective ad campaign:

  1. Put together a short report that’ll you’ll automatically send to prospects when they contact you. This should include a short description of your business and what you specialize in. Don’t forget to include case studies, samples or other proof of your success.
  2. Develop value-oriented yellow page ads.
  3. Consider newsletters as a way of educating and informing customers about your industry and services offered.
  4. Offer a free seminar, webinar or other lecture to build awareness of your business, but make sure you make the information pertinent to your target market and find speakers who are respected and known in the industry.
  5. Buy an existing business, introduce better marketing and grow this new business faster than a “from scratch” business.
  6. Always test different versions of your ads to find the most effective ones.
  7. Use direct mail marketing to grow your business.
  8. Put together a database of previous customers and send them new information.
  9. Offer incentives such as frequent purchasing benefits, loyalty programs, referral programs or others.
  10. Approach large firms who may need your services and negotiate a deal to be their exclusive expert in your field.
  11. Offer a 24-hour information line with a regularly updated recorded message. Make this available to all past and future customers/clients.
  12. Donate time or materials to local charities to show support in your area.
  13. Offer public clinics for the general public to come along and discuss what they need that’s free and approachable.
  14. Organize seminars your customers/clients can pay to attend by putting together a high-perception value package.
  15. Approach local newspaper by offering to write a weekly column  about your area of expertise. Don’t ask for money, just a byline and bio.
  16. Develop a weekend or other destination seminar for customers/clients, not only does this give you an action-packed weekend with the most important people, it gives them a tax-deductible business adventure.
  17. Take a good seminar and turn it into written form as a home study, member site program, audio or video program.
  18. Approach large companies and offer to give seminars to their employees, investors or management.
  19. Be proactive with your marketing plan.
  20. Barter for your marketing. Offer products or services in lieu of payment.
  21. Be willing to bring in new clients, even if at an initial loss because it will likely pay off later.
  22. Regulate your marketing budget to maximize the potential income from them to hit the next year and try to push back advertising costs for the next year to offset your expenses.
  23. Make offers to target markets or target market businesses to pay them for referrals or shared databases.
  24. Offer loaner products to replace equipment that’s be repaired or refurbished.
  25. Give away something free to everyone who brings in a print version of your advertisement. This is a great way to see which ads are giving you the most bang for your buck.
  26. Continually consider what new products/services you can offer to current customers/clients.
  27. Develop a mail order division of your company.
  28. Offer a proposition to your competitors to trade customers/clients you were both unsuccessful in selling to.
  29. Use different marketing tactics as an excuse to attract new customers/clients with new offers and goodies.
  30. Offer a “you-choose-the-price” program. This is especially good for product you just can’t seem to sell.

So, there are 30 great ways to market to other professional and businesses. Some other great ways to get your name out there for little or no cost are:

  • Get involved you in your community-volunteer, donate to local events, etc.
  • Join your local Chamber of Commerce and attend the networking and other activities throughout the year.
  • Join a local, state or regional professional associates for further networking opportunities.
  • Become a board member of a local organization.

Advertising should never be your only method of marketing, there are a myriad of ways to get your name out there in a way that feels personal to potential customers/clients.

“Effective advertising…must be used to get your name out to the public. If your name is not familiar to people, they will not come to you.” Jay Abraham

If you’re not sure where you start with your marketing plan or how to reach out to your local community, competitors, customers/clients and others who could influence your business in a highly positive way, try our FREE test drive to experience the tools and resources we have to boost your business to the next level and beyond.

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WITHOUT spending a dime on marketing or advertising.
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How is Your Relationship With Your Vendors?

It’s extremely important to build good relationships with your vendors and those around. They bring in new customers/clients and increase awareness of your company branding.

The people you work directly with on your products or services are really the ones with the most to gain when you are successful. By taking the time to get to know them, you’ll find a lot of new opportunities you didn’t realize were even there.

To grow your business, you have to find ways to reward your vendors for helping grow your business and everyone wins. One of ways you can do this, is by offering performance-based incentives that are much larger than their normal charges.

Here’s the step-by-step process to putting together a partnership with a vendor:

  • Approach all the vendors you work with and offer an incentive based on performance.
  • Put a generous incentive plan together from their perspective, even take suggestions.
  • Develop a clear, concise and easy to track incentive plan. This will increase competition between vendors and therefore higher performance levels.
  • Encourage subsequent sales instead of focusing only on the initial sale. By doing this you can give away more of the profit from the initial sale to your vendors and make higher profits off the back end products. Encourage:
    • Future sales
    • Upsell better and more profitable products/services
    • Cross-sell to additional products
  • Create an incentive plan that’s irresistible to your vendors by offering generous, exclusive compensation.

Think of all the vendors you work with and the creative ways you can put together a plan that tempts them to be part of your business. Use their talents, capabilities and connections and you’ll both be winners.

Putting together an incentive plan doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Use our FREE test drive to come up with some great ideas and put your incentive plan together for maximum results.

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Turn Prospects into Customers Overnight!

Today I’d like to talk about how to turn prospects or leads into customers and keep them on your list for future marketing too.

While, your marketing is doing its job, and your list is growing, you need to be working on turning those leads into customers. There are a few ways to this. To have them buy your product or service and create a sale.

To be able to do this you need to be:

  • Inviting
  • Informative
  • Enjoyable

The biggest fear of most new customers is “buyer’s remorse“. You want to avoid this at all costs and this should be lessen or decreased when you provide a quality product/service that delivers on the marketing claims you’ve made.

However, this “buyer’s remorse” isn’t always taken away by what you offer. There are two ways to deal with this and give your buyers a good feeling:

  • Offer to refund money-no questions asked
  • Offer a bonus they can keep, even if they return the product

These offers alone create a feeling that the customer can trust you more, just for offering these things.

There are number of other ways to turn a prospect/lead into a customer:

  • Offer a special price as an opportunity for you to test the market.
  • Offer a lower price with the reason of pushing inventory to pay a bill, for your kid’s’ braces, or another tangible reason. Customers love that this makes you feel so much more human.
  • Offer a referral incentive.
  • Offer a smaller, more inexpensive product first to build trust.
  • Offer package deals.
  • Offer to charge less for their first purchase if they become a repeat customer.
  • Offer extra incentives-longer warranties, free bonuses if ordered by a set date.
  • Offer financing options, if possible.
  • Offer a bonus or discount if they pay in full.
  • Offer special packaging or delivery.
  • Offer “name your own price” incentives.
  • Offer comparative data or other comparison tools.
  • Offer a trade-up or upgrade to something they already have.
  • Offer additional, educational information to help them make the decision.

The options really are as limitless as you make it. You can use these or other ideas to find what works the best for your business, products/service and target market. Remember this…

“By making it inviting, easy, informative, non-threatening, educational, inspiring and fun to do business with you, you’ll loft your company above the competition.” Jay Abraham

Need help with figuring out the best strategy for converting prospects into customers? Our FREE test drive gives you exclusive access to the mountain of resources and tools, along with information from some of the greatest marketing minds on Earth.

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