Starting a business online takes guts. Showing your work on the internet demands courage.
Especially if it’s your first time doing it. No doubt it’s hard to stay motivated during the whole process, no matter what the magnet on your refrigerator tells you.
It’s scary. So here are a few tips to keep you (or get you) on your tracks.
Don’t keep it to yourself
It’s difficult to argue with your inner voice. If you’re facing problems or self-doubt, don’t try to go through this alone.
Everyone struggles with motivation every once in a while, so try talking to a friend or a loved one. I promise your heart will feel lighter and you might even see things from a different perspective (which is always recommended).
Don’t compare your beginning with someone else’s middle
At a digital time like this, being different and standing out in any field is a difficult task.
Try not to get lost scrolling through Google and comparing your business to the massive industries out there. Remember – even a mega-company as Apple started in a basement.
Set small goals
When you’re starting a business (on or offline) you think about the end goal, what you want your business to turn into.
Sometimes we focus on it so much, that we want to take a huge leap and just jump on the end platform ignoring the steps that lead right to it.
There is a chance you might make it. But it can take a very long time (forever). Or you can take little steps towards the goal and reach it consistently. I recommend the latter.
You did something that got you closer to your goal? Great!
Studies have shown that encouragement leads to better results and motivates you to do better, reach higher, and try harder.
Doesn’t matter if the reward is just a cup of coffee or a piece of chocolate, sometimes it takes little things that put a smile on your face.
Make time for yourself
All work and no play… is a bad idea. If all you do is work, it’s only a matter of time until you burn out.
To prevent this from happening you MUST make time for yourself. Go to a museum, take a walk at the park, take an educational course.
Self-education is important for you (and therefore – your business) to grow, and taking small breaks helps you restart, reflect, and most importantly – relax.
Stay focused on your goals, try these tips, and take a look at how far you‘ve come.
Even if you‘ve just begun – it‘s already further than a week, a month, a year ago.
Motivation is key – we hope you never lose it.