4 Strategies I Use to Keep Myself Motivated

 

Having trouble staying motivated?

I know you want to scale and grow your business, but the momentum is up and down. 

Here are four tricks I use to keep me motivated: 

1. JOURNALING

A really effective method of journaling I’ve found is more along the lines of self coaching.

I write down everything that’s currently on my mind and the things I’m struggling with.

When I look at the list, I realize this is just the story that I’m telling myself. Then I ask myself, “Is this the story I choose to be living?”

Next step is to look at each thing and figure out what is ONE question I can ask myself to flip my perspective and change my story.

This is where my notes app becomes super handy -- it’s a great place to write down my 10 or so questions and then each morning I pull this note up and journal on them each morning.

This practice helps me stay focused on my bigger vision,  set the tone for the day and to stay motivated. 

2. DATA IS SEXY

Seriously… business is data.  It’s time to fall in love with your numbers.

Checking in with your data is vital if you want to scale your business. You need to see what’s working and what’s not working.

How do you know how well you are doing or what is and is not working if you don’t analyse your metrics?

I find this keeps me motivated to do better and improve because I have tangible facts to work from.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about intuition, however, facts tell me what’s really going on! 

They are either proof it’s working or proof that it needs some sort of tweaking. But either way I'm getting some sort of feedback. 

Otherwise, you are just throwing ‘spaghetti at the wall and hoping it sticks’. You don’t know what your audience is most responding to and liking. 

Schedule time once a week to check in and see what’s going on with your content - Instagram, Facebook, email newsletters, blog posts etc.

This also helps to know what specific dialogue your audience responds to most, so keeping in align with that is important when creating new content.

Checking in with my metrics keeps me curious and allows me to push myself to ask the right questions.  

3. STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR WHY

Why are you doing what you are doing?

What is that driving force that gets you up in the morning? And keeps you moving through the challenging times?

Use an anchor such as sticky notes or your desktop background to always have it visible as a reminder.

Checking in with your why is a big motivator, as you know, completing the tasks will move you forward in achieving your goals and dreams.

4. ACCOUNTABILITY

I thrive so much better when I have a community or someone to keep me accountable. 

Whether it’s an accountability partner, mastermind or coach, the support helps keep me focused and on track.

When you tell other people your goals, it also motivates you much more to achieve them.  And you said them out loud so they become more real. Am I right?

You don’t want to let people down. You want to be seen as successful in achieving them.

These are my four strategies to help keep you motivated: journaling, checking your metrics, your why and support. Which method will you implement first in your daily routine?

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