As entrepreneurs, we all go through ups and downs, and there’s nothing more important than keeping your head up and staying confident no matter what’s going on. Your staff and your partners can sense it when things are not going well and if you don’t keep up the confidence, they will lose motivation to keep your business going as well.
1. Focus on Your Strengths and Outsource The Rest
Entrepreneurs have a million and one things on their to do list and it never ends. One of the issues is of course we try to do too many things and you tend to spend far longer time on tasks you are not good at. Since you will be able to do things you are good at way faster and be more productive, outsource the rest to partners, staff or freelancers to take care of. The money you spend will be well worth the time saved. Here are 5 more simple ways to make your time more productive.
2. Plan For Achievable Milestones
The last thing you want to do is to set goals after goals that are never achievable and unrealistic. It not only dampens the morale of your team and may be a hit to your confidence as well. Instead, plan for achievable baby steps in your milestones.
3. Celebrate Every Win, No Matter How Small
Every time you win something, be it a small sale or contract, celebrate. Celebrating associates the positive feeling of a reward at the end of a hard work, so the more you do it, the more you will be motivated to keep working because of the mental association. So celebrate every win.
4. Wake Up Early and Work Out
Working out in the morning gives you a positive boost to your energy for the rest of the day, not to mention stay fit and strong. Some of the most successful people wake up at 6am every morning to run or swim and are in work by 8am, ahead of everybody else. Mentally, you will also be sharper and prepared for the rest of the day.
5. Find a mentor.
Having a mentor can be a great way to bounce ideas, check your progress and most importantly get a pat on your back for doing well. Having an experienced mentor encourage you is amazing for your confidence as you know you are on the right track.
6. Be a Mentor
You should also consider being a mentor to newer businesses, it’s a great way to pay it forward. Sharing your experiences and how you overcame it does wonders for your confidence as they go “wow, you are awesome for getting through all that!” You may even be asked to speak at events and its another way to add both confidence to yourself and credibility to your business. Here are 6 ways to be a power mentor.