Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Motivation and the Holiday Weekend

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TGIF! Not only is it a Friday but it is the Friday of a holiday weekend.  For some, they are off today or maybe even Monday so that they can enjoy the extra time with friends and family.  Let’s be honest, whether it is the weekend or getting ready for a trip, staying motivated in your business can be tough when you are looking to wrap things up and close up shop for a few days.

When you work for yourself, you can work at your own pace controlling your schedule.  You have the freedom to go after your dreams. If you decide to take an afternoon off and say, no one will know, right?  But will your work suffer? Probably!

So, as I head into the holiday weekend and plan for those summer trips, these are some of the things that I am going to do to keep my direct sales business on track:

Share goals and plans with friends and family.

I don’t know about you but I need to be accountable.  You can easily slack off once in awhile but remember that you are responsible for your own success.  So having friends or family members keeping you in check  will help. You are much more likely to stay on track if you have someone holding you accountable. They aren’t there to track your progress or punish you but just having someone who is aware of your goals helps.  When you share the work you have done and progress you are making, you’ll be motivated to continue pushing yourself!

Think big picture. 

Working my direct sales business full-time and  blogging on the side, I often have way too many things on my to-do list.  Having a game plan for day-to-day tasks is important to getting things done, and sometimes I forget the big picture. For me, the time spend sharing my strengths, hopes and experiences translates to more readers which leads to building more relationships which means I get to continue this crazy adventure!  Focusing on the big picture is much more enticing than seeing each task as an individual chore.  Whatever the big picture is, post it over your workspace so you can remind yourself what you’re really working toward.

Celebrate little milestones

Focusing on the big picture is great, but you need to remember to celebrate successes along the way. Easy, right?  If it is so easy, why is it the one thing that we tend to forget to do? I have to constantly remind myself to CELEBRATE!  Thankfully, I met the Fierce Cheerleader, Eryka Peskin, who reminds me daily to CELEBRATE – the good, the bad and the ugly.  All of it deserves celebration.  Don’t forget to pat yourself on the back when you’ve hit those little milestones.  Share your success with your followers, your customers and your team. I love the idea of a fresh bouquet of flowers for your work desk.  Make sure that you plan ahead which milestones you’re going to celebrate and how you’re going to treat yourself. That way the celebration of the journey will be as much fun as the celebration when you reach your goal/

How do you find motivation when you work for yourself?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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