The entrepreneur life is an exhilarating adventure full of twist and turns. The uncertainty that comes with being an entrepreneur is often challenging for those that value stability and comfort. I often kid that as an entrepreneur you have to be willing to throw that out of the door.
The reality is things in business will happen. You will face curve balls. Things won’t always go as you plan or expect them to. The key is just knowing how to press through these turbulent times.
Here are 4 ways that I encourage myself and keep myself focused on my entrepreneur journey:
- Listen to inspirational music. I often have music playing all day when I really need to focus and get things done.
- Have a good laugh. For me this may include watching a funny TV program, scanning funny YouTube videos, or just calling a friend. My mom always provides a good laugh with her straight shooter personality.
- Reading entrepreneurial stories. One of the greatest motivators for me have been the entrepreneurial stories of those who have the level of platform I desire to have. Reading how they pressed through the tough times helps me to pull myself up by the “boot straps” and keep pushing forward.
- This is huge for me. I realize that what I do is a gift. It’s not something everyone can do easily, or even wants to. I don’t take that for granted. So I approach every task with prayer, asking God for the strength and wisdom to provide my clients with the greatest value to solve their problems.
What are some things you do to encourage yourself and stay focused?
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