Running a business is no easy task, especially in recent years. The difficulties of that journey might’ve overshadowed your wins and successes. But that doesn’t mean you haven’t been kicking butt and accomplishing great things!
As we move into the new year, you’ll want to take some time to reflect on all the wins you had throughout 2021, and you’ll also want to find a few ways to stay motivated for 2022. Let the business coaches of ActionCOACH RGV provide you with a few effective ways to stay motivated throughout the upcoming year.
Staying Motivated as a Small Business Owner
As entrepreneurs, there’s always uncertainty and fear that you aren’t headed in the right direction. Thankfully, there are strategies and approaches you can take to help strengthen your resolve and fuel you all year long.
1. Always Looks for New Challenges
Being stagnant and failing to step out of your comfort zone can lead to a decrease in your motivation, which can negatively impact your business. By finding new challenges that inspire you to learn new skills and approach your business from a new perspective can do wonders for your motivation and business.
2. Expand Your Network
No business is an island in itself. Business owners that prosper are constantly connecting with new customers, vendors, and other employers, not only to grow their business but to also find motivation. You never know what sort of amazing ideas you might receive simply by talking with others.
Of course, networking isn’t a one-way street. Be sure to share your thoughts, ideas, and other connections. Networking can really lead to inspiration.
3. Reflect on Why You Do What You Do
With all the hecticness of running a business, dealing with customers, and making sure your team is functioning properly, it can be easy to forget why you started in the first place. At the beginning of the new year (or any time you need a boost), take some time to reflect on how far you’ve come. Looking back at all your accomplishments - big and small - can give you just the boost you need to keep going.
4. Focus on Clients that Keep You Engaged and Invested
Did you know that roughly 80% of your revenue comes from 20% of your client base? While you undoubtedly want to serve every single client with top-notch service, there are undoubtedly a few clients who really keep you pushing and trying new things. Focus on this segment of customers and be willing to step out of your comfort zone when they need it.
A happy customer is certainly great motivation!
5. Celebrate the Small Stuff
It can be easy to overlook all the small winnings you might have throughout the weeks, months, and year — but that doesn’t mean you should. There’s always plenty to celebrate, whether it’s a large sale or simply having all your team back in the office, there are enough reasons to take a little time to bond socially with your team. This little bit of relaxation and fun can help to keep you and your employees motivated, and coming back to work with a renewed sense of enthusiasm.
Make 2022 a Year to Remember
If you’re looking for a big boost of motivation, then ActionCOACH RGV is just the place for you. We offer the tools and resources to keep you engaged with your business and hungry for success.
We even offer a complimentary business plan session! That’s right, we can help you to develop a strategic business plan that will get you excited to do even more for your business in 2022. And if you’re just in the process of trying to obtain a business loan, our business plan sessions can help to ensure that your request gets approved.
What are you waiting for? Make 2022 an exceptional year with ActionCOACH RGV by your side.