5 Motivation Techniques for Small Business Owners

As a business owner, you likely experience a great deal of pressure while leading your company in a profitable and sustainable direction. Many business owners get overwhelmed by jam-packed schedules and bogged down from the continually growing number of tasks they must complete. For this reason, many business owners struggle with maintaining their motivation. However, there are five simple tips for maintaining your motivation, even when times get tough.

Ground Yourself In Goals

Goals not only provide direction for your work, but they also keep you motivated. Properly developed goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based (SMART). This allows you to track your progress and ensure you are completing tasks on time.

Embrace Past Successes

Regardless of your industry or stellar track record for success, there will be tough times in business. It’s in these periods that many business owners find it most challenging to keep motivated. Review your most successful projects and touch base with your happiest clients. This simple exercise will help you remember what you are able to accomplish.

Get Inspired By Others

Inspiration is all around. Look to those who have made great accomplishments in business or in your field, and ask yourself what you can do to achieve similar success. Find CEO or business owner networking groups and surround yourself with those who have an acute understanding of the challenges you face as a business owner. Being a CEO or business owner can be lonely, but there are others who understand your position.

Shake Up Old Approaches

While systems and processes are essential for business success, tired routines can drain motivation. If you’re continually finding yourself dreading a standard part of your work, it may be time to consider a new approach. From altering the way you do things to shifting your mindset, there are many ways to shake things up a bit and get past complacency.

Get Held Accountable

Most business owners have no one holding them accountable; after all, they run the show. Finding a trusted accountability partner is essential for continued motivation. This should be a person who has no stake in your business, but is solely focused on helping you stay on track with your goals.

As a certified business coach, I work closely with my clients to help them set goals, stay motivated, and remain accountable to continued progress. Are you looking for help with your motivation? Let’s talk.

About the Author

Craig Korotko is a creative, results oriented C-Suite executive with extensive experience and achievement in creating technology solutions that deliver products and services to the financial industry. As a business coach, Craig Korotko combines his passion for leading small companies and growing them in competitive markets with his ability to lead large cross-functional teams.

In his over 30 years of corporate experience, Craig has worked with startups to Fortune 500 companies with a demonstrated track record of success. He wants to make sure you are not too busy working in your company instead of working on your company. Start the conversation with a simple, complimentary 30-minute advisory discussion. Contact Craig today


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