It can be really hard to stay motivated when business is slow or you’re not progressing as quickly as you want with a goal. In today’s post, I’m sharing 3 tips to help you stay motivated and stay on track.
Plus I’ll be sharing a super quick and easy EFT script with you.
First, if you haven’t already, go ahead and download the FREE Ideal Business Workbook – I designed this to help you with CLARITY and FOCUS in your business. This on its own will help with motivation.
Let’s jump into the 3 motivation tips to stay motivated. I’ve also added 1 thing you must never do and 3 bonus exercises.
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1.Focus on the big picture
When we lose motivation in business, we tend to get stuck in what’s going on right now. Whilst I’m a huge fan of living in the present. In this case, it can keep you feeling stuck.
Look at the whole journey of success. What have you achieved so far? And be realistic. Sometimes when I’ve asked coaching clients this question, they’ve said things like “Nothing” or “Not very much” With a little pushing and a little thought, they were always able to come up with a list of achievements. And I’m sure you will be able to come up with plenty too.
And also look at where you’re heading.
A great little exercise is to draw a success journey path and mark where you are on the path right now. Again this will show you how much you’ve already achieved. Then add in ideas that will help you to move forward on the path.
Keep a record of this and you’ll be able to see your progress over the months and years. Any sort of tracking like this is a big motivator. For example, when I stopped coaching sessions to focus on my blog (blogs) and creating downloads, one of the things I started to do was a monthly Blog Income Record. I love seeing blog posts that other people share with their blog income results, so this was something I knew would keep me motivated. Whilst I choose not to share these publicly, they are incredibly powerful for me.
I include all of the following…
- All Income – I break this down into categories such as affiliate income, sponsored posts, download sales, AD income, Course sales…
- All expenses – Again I break my expenses down so that I know where my money is going, such as advertising, Tailwind Scheduling, Equipment, software…
- Total profit
- Facebook Stats
- Pinterest Stats
- Blog Stats
- What I’ve achieved
- What my goals are for the following month
- What I struggled with and what I am going to do to overcome this
- Other notes about how the month went in general
2. Do A PRIORITY Goal Task First
If you focus on a priority goal task first then every day you will have achieved something important that will move you closer to your ideal business.
Take your big – Ideal Business Goals and break them down to get your yearly goals, monthly goals, weekly goals and daily goals.
So let’s say you have a big goal to write a business book with an expected word count of 50,000. The book is made up of 10 different sections.
Your yearly goal could be to complete and publish the book.
You’d have varying stage such as planning, plot outline…
Let’s say you’ve already done those things and you’re at the writing stage 7 months in with and you’ve completed 8 of the 10 sections.
Your monthly goal could be to complete the 9th section, you’re weekly goal could be to write 1000 words writing 5 days a week. So your daily goal is to write 200 words or more.
When you break your goals down in this way, you will always have a clear daily goal to jump into as early in the day as possible.
Now, if this ends up being the only thing you do today, you’ll have still done something important that has moved you closer to achieving your BIG PICTURE GOAL.
For more on Goal Setting, check out my 7 Steps To Successful Goal Setting Post
Being able to end every single business day knowing you’ve achieved something rather than just being busy is super motivating.
If you’ve got that thing going on where you’re constantly busy but not really achieving very much, I definitely recommend that you Download the Simplicity Goal Setting Pack
3. Keep A Success Journal
Make it a daily habit to write in your success journal. Every day write down some key successes however big or small. By doing this exercise every day, you train your mind to be successful. Your subconscious mind will support you in having successes to write about every day and the law of attraction will draw successes to you.
People often underestimate simple exercises like this but this is one of the most powerful mindset habits you can create for yourself.
Give it a go and stick with it for at least 3 months.
As you build up your successes in your journal, this will really help to keep you motivated. You’ll be able to look back and see all of the things you’ve achieved. I really wish I’d kept my early success journal to show you. Some days it had things like I have 5 people on my email list now or someone contacted me about coaching today. I’d write that in even if they didn’t actually book coaching. It was a success because I was attracting interest in my coaching business. Nowadays I tend to focus more on milestone successes such as creating new downloads or breaking through a page view target I’ve been working on, a milestone on my mailing list or a financial milestone. But in the early days, ALL successes went in that journal. It’s powerful.
1 BIG Thing NOT To Do EVER In Business
Never, ever compare yourself to other people in business. Aspire to achieve the success of others, definitely but don’t compare yourself or your business to others. Compare yourself and your business with your own yesterdays. In other words, aim to be bettering yourself and your business constantly.
For example, one of the things I really like to do is compare my business figures (stats and income) to this time last year. That really helps to motivate me and even if I’m not exactly where I want to be with something, I can easily see the progress I’m making year on year.
Bonus 1 – EFT Motivation Booster
The best way to do this EFT Motivation Booster is to get up and move around while tapping on the meridian points.
At every point simply say MORE MOTIVATION
Your Tapping points are…
- Top of the head
- Start of the eyebrow (Thickest point)
- Side of the eye
- Under the eye
- Under the nose
- Collar bone
- Under the arm
Watch the video – The EFT Motivation Booster starts at around 6 minutes 30 seconds.
This is a fantastic way to start your day. Try making it a part of your morning routine for the next 30-days and see what happens.
I love these MORE… EFT sessions. They’re super powerful. You don’t need to remember complicated phrases. Just think about what you want more of. In this case, that’s MORE MOTIVATION. But you can say…
- More Clarity
- More Financial Abundance
- More Success
- More Romance
- More Confidence…
The possibilities go on and on.
People often tell me they feel great after doing this kind of EFT but that they don’t have time to do it regularly. What I’d like you all to know is that EFT time is ALWAYS time very well spent. I get it, I really do. I don’t do EFT every day. What I do know is this. When I do take the time to do some EFT, my day goes better. I feel better. If you were to start every day with 5-10 minutes of EFT just to help you feel fantastic imagine the possibilities. Imagine the energy you’ll put into your business day and the energy others will feel from you.
It’s powerful stuff and I encourage you to make it a part of your daily routine.
More resources to help you stay motivated
I’ve already mentioned the FREE IDEAL BUSINESS WORKBOOK and the Simplicity Goal Setting Pack which is absolutely perfect if you currently feel like you’re busy but not really achieving very much. Simplifying my own life and business has made a huge difference to me. I actually work far less hours now but get much more done because I’m focusing on the things that really matter.
You can also download my free SImplicity Week Planner sheet. I love this so much. It’s a one-page printable to get you really focused on what’s most important to you in life and business. My saying is “In a busy and overwhelming world, let’s do simplicity.” Way too many people value BUSY but busy definitely doesn’t always equal success. Work out what success really means to you and then focus on key tasks that move you closer and closer to that success.
My final recommendation is the Law of Attraction Business Planning pack – This is business planning like you’ve never seen before. You’ll plan your days to help you deliberately use the law of attraction to create your ideal business.
Bonus 2 – Affirmations to keep you motivated when business is slow
Affirmations have been a huge part of my life and business for many years. I use them to help keep my thoughts positive and focused on what I want.
Here are 3 blog posts that will help you make the most of affirmations to stay motivated.
- My business is a huge success. I created a post with and EFT script to get the very most out of this affirmation. Read the full blog post >>> My Business Is a Huge Success – I personally use this affirmation on a day to day basis. Business wise it’s my all time favourite and it’s incredibly powerful, especially when combined with the EFT.
- 21 Empowering Affirmations For Business Success – This post includes some of my favourite business affirmations that have helped me create a powerful success mindset and constantly help me to create a business I absolutely love.
- I AM… Affirmations For Success Whenever you start any statement with I AM… You have the power to build yourself up or crush yourself down. Keep them super positive. You have the power!
Give them a try and stick with them. It does take time.
Here’s a little Law of attraction insight – The law of attraction can ONLY give you that which you are a vibrational match for. One of the best and quickest ways to raise your vibrations is to practice affirmations.
Check out this post – 3 ways to quickly raise your vibrations.
Bonus 3 – Visualize your ideal business
Visualizing your ideal business is incredibly powerful. Try imagining your perfect business day or making a perfect sale. Get nice and relaxed and enjoy this time. If you’re new to visualizing, it may feel a little strange or that you’re not doing it right but stick with it.
You can also try Hypnosis downloads which I personally love to listen to at the end of the day as I’m falling off to sleep. This really helps me fill my subconscious mind with what I want.
You can also type in Guided Meditation for Success into YouTube. There are loads to choose from.
Let’s Do A Recap
- Download the free Ideal Business Workbook
- Focus on the big picture – Mark out where you are on your success path so that you can see how far you’ve already come
- Track your progress ongoing
- Make your goals a priority
- Download the Simplicity Goal Setting Pack
- Keep a success journal and make it a habit to write in it every day
- Do the EFT Motivation Booster
- Download the law of attraction business planning pack
- Practice affirmations
- Visualize or try hypnosis downloads
I hope you’ve found these motivation tips and exercises really useful. And please know that we all need a motivation boost from time to time. And you can always pop on the MBC Facebook Group for extra support from myself and other like-minded people. I’m post little motivation tips on a regular basis on the group.