5 Ways to Rejuvenate, Refresh, and Revive Your Entrepreneurial Passion
Most entrepreneurs would agree that owning a business is an incredible privilege, and they would likely never want to go back to working for someone else. However, we all have our days! And sometimes those rough days can turn into rough weeks.
If you’ve temporarily lost your entrepreneurial passion, how can you get it back? Here are some tips.
Reading customer reviews for your business can help you see things from your customers’ eyes. If the reviews are positive, they can help you see the impact your business has made on customers, which can boost your motivation. If the reviews are glowing, this task alone can rejuvenate you. After all, there are even more people you can work with and make a difference!
If you don’t have reviews, ask for them. It’s always an insightful experience.
Make sure to allocate enough time for self-care. No one can work 24/7 and survive without burning out. Try soothing activities like yoga or meditation, or schedule a spa day if you just need some tranquility.
Make it a regular habit, and you’ll be better balanced when you go to work.
If you’ve been skirting by on incremental or unchallenging goals, it might be time to give yourself a BHAG—big hairy audacious goal—as mentioned in the book Built to Last. This is an ambitious, long-term goal that can help to propel your entire company to reach it.
If you feel your employees could also use some rejuvenation, schedule a goal-setting retreat for the entire company. Everyone will come back with renewed energy and a new purpose.
The thing about being an entrepreneur is you never stop learning. New skills are required every time you reach a new level in your business. Changes in technology, science, and government compliance trickle down to small businesses, requiring you to make changes to your business processes on a constant basis.
Take a new class or read a book to learn something that will improve your business. You’ll be full of ideas you can implement to make your business better.
We all have tasks in our businesses we love to do—and tasks we don’t love. If you’re doing too many of the ‘don’t love’ tasks and not enough of the tasks you love, it can take a toll on your attitude. If you have staff, delegate the things you don’t love, and find staff that really love to do these tasks. Then you can focus more on the work that fuels you.
Is there a project you’d love to work on, but it’s been on the back burner forever? Making it a priority may be the reset you need. Sometimes things that are urgent get done while important-but-not-urgent tasks have to wait. Change the priority of those important projects and you will feel lighter.
Last but not least, maybe you just need to get away for a while and come back with a new perspective. A good old-fashioned vacation, complete with air travel and a relaxing stay in a hotel, is the ticket.
If you’ve been working hard lately and it’s been wearing you down, try one of these tips to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate your passion for your business.
P.S. Asking for help simplifying your processes and organizing your business financials can be a huge weight off your shoulders—reach out today and let’s talk!