When you started your business, you had passion and drive to see something happen, to see something achieved. You recognised a need and aimed to set out to achieve the solution.
What were the passions that got you started? What were the dreams that you had when you first created your business startup?
And more importantly, are you still heading in the same direction that you first set out in and achieving the goals that you wanted to accomplish?
How often do we start something and don’t see it through to completion?
How often to we get excited about a subject that we love but something gets in the way and we don’t finish?
Now is the time to get your head in gear and to reaffirm those goals and targets and make a plan on how you’re going to achieve them. Get your business back on track and take ownership of where you wanted it to go, where you are now and where you want to be in the future.
What things could help you get back on track?
What were your initial dreams?
Go back to basics, go back to the beginning when you first decided to start your business. What were the things that motivated you? What were the things that inspired you and gave you passion to want to make a difference?
What were the needs that you saw? How did you think you could achieve to solve them?
Write these things down. Keep a note pad or a section on your mobile device where you can keep looking back at these first passions and reasons why you wanted to start a business. Don’t lose sight of your passion. Don’t let go of what got you started in the first place.
Where are you now?
How long have you been running your business? Has it been 2 months / two years? Put into perspective what you have achieved in this period. Have you made the most of what you have accomplished? Have you become lazy in your efforts and lost the desire to make a difference or to help others?
Write these things down. Make a list of all the things that you have accomplished, all the things that matter most to you and what you have done with everything that you’ve started.
Don’t lose heart. Even if your list isn’t very long and you haven’t accomplished everything that you thought you would by now. NOW is the time to get back on track. NOW is the time to recoup and move your path back to the direction you know it should be heading.
If you’ve accomplished everything you planned to – well done! Congratulations on being able to adhere to a plan and sticking to your strategy. How have you achieved these points? How have you got to where you are today? Write these down too – these things are just as important as you may need them later on in life. And if you have achieved everything you set out to, what’s next? What plans can you put in place to reach even higher limits and aspirations?
Who do you aspire to?
We all have people that we look up to or perhaps think “I’d love to achieve what they’ve done!”. Are there people that you listen to you regularly on podcasts or read their books to gain insight? Having a mentor is an amazing thing and a way that we can have someone to help us along the journey and motivate us going forward. Having inspiration and motivation and learning how to stay positive helps us in both our business and personal life. It keeps us going and gives us hope. It gives us something to work towards and allows us to be open to suggestion or guidance of people that have ‘been there and done that’.
If you don’t currently follow anyone in that way or you have a mentor or coach, take some time to search online for industry leaders, for thought leaders, for motivational speakers, for business coaches in your niche. All these people will push you in the right direction and will help you to stay on track and focus in your business.
Let’s get back to basics. Let’s go back to where your business began and really delve deep into what it was that started you off. This is not a quick process and not something that you can do on a whim. Any business owner that wants to be successful has to take time to work out what their dreams and passions are and to plan and make a strategy of who to achieve those dreams. Don’t start something and give up; if you have a passion, use that to get results.
If you’re looking for someone to coach you back into loving your business and giving you a way to realise your full potential again, we’d love to chat with you. Don’t go it alone. Don’t think that if you’ve tried once, you’ll never succeed again. Love yourself, love your business and watch process unfold as you come back to basics and see business growth.
There are certain times throughout the year when we are looking for a little motivation or inspiration to get our acts together and be able to move forward. Whether that be with our business or personal life – a little nudge can be a great encouragement.
So why are inspirational or motivational quotes so important? They lift your spirit, they give you food for thought and they encourage you to keep going, keep trying and to help you push forward towards your goals.
Everyone needs them at some point and often we don’t even realise! So with that in mind, we thought we’d put together some motivational quotes to help you if you’re going through one of those moments at present.
“Think about how you want other people to perceive you before you move forward in action” – Karen Petrauskas
“Start the week with a positive attitude and let the rest of the week flow with positivity” – Karen Petrauskas
“Often your first thoughts are the right ones – believe in yourself” – Karen Petrauskas
“Dream big and set your goals high – if you want it bad enough, you have it in you to succeed” – Karen Petrauskas
“You are who you are – you were fearfully and wonderfully made. So let your creativity flow” – Karen Petrauskas
“Be true to what you believe and don’t change your views to fit in with others – stand out from the crowd and be YOU” – Karen Petrauskas
“Do what comes naturally and follow the inner voice. First thoughts are often the best” – Karen Petrauskas
“Delegate the things you’re not best at and push forward in the things you love to do. Good business sense” – Karen Petrauskas
“Learn the art of delegation – so that you can experience more of life and thrive on what you enjoy to do” – Karen Petrauskas
“Stop and take time to notice the world around you. Learn to love life and appreciate all it has to offer” – Karen Petrauskas
We hope these will inspire you for the year ahead. If you’re looking for a helping hand in moving your business forward with online marketing this year – get in touch, we’d love to help!
Why not plan out your social media motivation quotes throughout the year with our FREE to download social media planner. Here you’ll find lots of awareness days and monthly hashtags to keep you inspired from January to December!
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This evening I stared my screen for so long it started to go into a blur. I knew I had to write something but nothing was ‘coming to mind’.
So how do you write when you really don’t know what to write about?
Is there really something out there called ‘writers block’ or is that just part of our imagination that allows us to hesitate in our writing?
And it always happens when you know you’ve got to be on schedule and you’ve allotted that time just to write, right? Come on, I’m not the only person am I that feels that way?
So how can we overcome this mental block and enable ourselves to just write what’s on our minds, and what’s needed to keep our readers interested and engaged?
1) Make sure you use your allotted time…
don’t say to yourself that you’ll come back later and try again then.
Procrastination (or putting off!) will always come back to bite you and you’ll end up in regret as finding the time again is often hard and your next available time slot has been allotted to something else.
Even if you’re not sure on what to write, you can use the time wisely doing something else. But ensure that it’s business related. I mean, don’t just switch your computer on and then start watching videos on YouTube!
Do some research or schedule your social media for the week – catch up on other tasks that have been left or you’ve not had time for. To me personally it’s important that when you’ve got time allocated for ‘work’ that you use it. It might not be what you planned on doing but something is better than nothing.
Often when we sit down and start on one thing, inspiration comes to us and we end up writing about what we were originally going to write about anyway – and if we start on another writing task you’ll be surprised at how effective this is as often you’ll end up writing the piece you were going to write in the first place, and other times the piece you do end up writing is just what you need for another time – so getting ahead of yourself without meaning to!
Get your creative side working and into the mood. Use things around you to give you inspiration or look up a few bits on the internet to just give you the edge of what you need and you can then take it on from there.
We can come up with so many excuses not to sit down and write, but the more we push ourselves to actually do it, the more productive we become.
2) Keep a positive attitude.
I mention about being positive in many of my posts but that’s because I totally believe that the power of positivity really increases productivity. Once you’re in a positive mood your mind starts to gather ideas (and I personally start to brainstorm) and think of things you can do and things you need to do etc. My mind goes on overload when I’m thinking positively and I’ll be focused and determined to get the task at hand completed. When you’re negative, it does more harm that good. Your whole aura becomes hazy and you start not think or see things in a good light.
This can’t be good for your readers or your followers and they will end up getting bored or finding someone else to give them inspiration.
Your job as a writer is to give energy and lift peoples’ spirit, to give positive advice and be informative. Negativity will show in your writings if this is how you’re feeling at the time… Time to stop, count to 10 (have a cuppa) and start again.
I love this quote – it picks me up when I start to feel myself getting down…
“The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous.
David Icke ”
3) Use experiences as a base for writing.
I’m guilty of this… I’m stuck for something to write – I have an idea of what I want to write about, but I don’t know how to put it down in writing.
I search the internet for ideas and then it dawns on me that I have first hand knowledge of the subject at hand as I’ve got my own experience.
The internet is such a minefield and there is information on absolutely anything you could ever dream of, and we often get caught up in that and forget that we ourselves have experience to share and inspirations to give.
We so often try to find something bigger and better and for most of the part, our own knowledge is just as good and it gives a personal edge to the subject at hand.
Never try and give advice on something you know nothing about. If you’re trying to engage your readers then they’ll soon know if you’ve copied bits and pieces from elsewhere because if they’re interested in this subject then they’ve more than likely read more than one article on the subject. Your experience is unique and it’s personal to you. When you share your knowledge and your expertise then this gives a different perspective to your readers and they will be begin to know your angle and the way you write and what makes you tick! Your followers / readers want real information, not second hand muddled up words. Yes, it might look good but has it really come from you?
Give your readers YOUR experience – YOUR knowledge and let them know how you can help them achieve their goals by your own aspirations.
So to sum up the above; you do have it in you to write.
Yes we all come up against a brick wall and writers block hits us however we can overcome these barriers and we can work around them to use our time effectively and efficiently and to write exactly what is on our hearts and minds to share with others.
I hope this has helped some of you that are suffering from writers block. Just writing this article has definitely made me think to use my time wisely and to always be proactive.
Thanks for reading, as always I would love to hear your comments below – have you suffered from writers block – do you have any tips or advice you could give others? Please let me know below.
If you’d like more information on KJP Creative and how we can help you in your business, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you 🙂