June 22, 2018

You Are NOT Alone!

One of the common disadvantages of working from home is that you are physically alone throughout the majority of the day, or have no other adults around who can help you to become motivated whenever you feel a bit flat. When you work in an office situation, there is always someone else around whom you can bounce ideas off and chat with to become enthusiastic about your work again, but when you work from home; you can feel quite alone when you are feeling uninspired about your work.

This is why you need to stay connected with other people when you work from home. Here are five ways you can stay connected and increase your own motivation.

The Advantages of having a Coach

A life or business coach can really help you when you need additional drive to get your business going. A coach can help you to set realistic goals and can provide the inspiration or encouragement you need to reach those goals. Everyone has days when everything seems a bit flat and you don’t feel as creative as you want to be. Talking with your business coach could be just the medicine you need to get back on track to meet your business goals.

Participate in Online Forums

When you are sitting in front of your computer at home staring at a blank screen in desperation, remember there are thousands of people around the world who have experienced similar sensations. Connecting with an online community in a forum can give you the help and support you need to keep going with your small business. You can get helpful advice and even just knowing that you are not alone can help you to feel better.

Tweet Your Way to Success

Twitter is a great way to stay connected in this online world. Tweets are short to write, so you do not have to spend much time to stay connected with other small business entrepreneurs, but the connection can give you a lift just when you need it most. Sending or receiving an uplifting message of inspiration will help you to stay motivated.

Meet with Your Mentor

Sometimes, it can be inspiring to meet or chat with your mentor or a close friend. If you have a business mentor or someone who is mentoring you in your personal life, it can be inspiring to meet with your mentor for support and encouragement. Connect with the people who you know can inspire you to achieve greater things and who will help you to get over your current slump.

Read Your Way to Inspiration

Finally, you can motivate yourself by reading inspirational words from other successful entrepreneurs. There are thousands of motivational self-help resources available including websites, books, CDs and DVDs. Find a book or website that you always find stimulating and bookmark the pages that will provide motivation to succeed. Whenever you feel down, go back to your inspirational source and read your way to renewed enthusiasm.

Whenever you work from home, as many small business entrepreneurs do, it can be difficult to stay motivated by yourself all the time. Making efforts to stay connected with your various support people in your network, both online and offline can make the difference between business success and business failure.