Fri, 10 July 2020
Hey guys! Welcome to this week's edition of our Friday jam session, I'm so glad you're here. As always, this is one of the highlights of my week. I get to hang out with some amazing people and answer some awesome questions. To join us head over to takeactioncrew.com. It's totally free, and you can join us every single Friday at 10 am. We'd love to have you.
Today I'm going to kick off our jam session with the question of how do you stay motivated in running your business. I get this question all the time and thought it would be a great place to start.
How Do I Stay Motivated
Let me remind you that if you ever start a business, you can't expect to make any money for a couple of years. Many people think that it's easy to make money quickly in the online space, but it still takes quite a bit of time. You can definitely have small motivators to help get you through to make it easier.
You need to have something you can measure so you can start to see results and celebrate those even when they aren't monetary. The key is to look at your results differently and always celebrate the smallest wins.
How to Install Small Habits Into Your Day
Figure out what you don't like doing and schedule a time to do it every day. I don't always love to work out, but I schedule it into my day and have made it a regular habit. It's become part of my everyday routine now.
Surround Yourself With The Right People
Everyone at our coffee jam sessions is inspired by other people here who are action takers and getting things done. It's really helpful to be around other people who are taking action and help lift you up and inspire you to take action yourself.
Are you being demotivated by the people you're surrounding yourself? Or do you feel uplifted and motivated after you've spent time with someone? These can be hard questions, but it's important to focus on being around positive people who are ready to lift you up and inspire you to keep moving forward to achieve your goals.
To me, being rich means spending time with my family and choosing my own hours and when and what I do for work. "Being successful" will be different for everyone.
I used to follow many people, but now I just draw inspiration from people and put blinders on so I don't get discouraged or lose momentum. Whatever is coming into the mix like texts, social media, emails, you need to turn them off and avoid getting discouraged or comparing yourself to others.
To start, just don't share anything with the negative people in your life. Sometimes it's hard for people to imagine because some of the things you're working for may seem far fetched.
What Are The Results You Are Trying to Achieve
Make sure you're being realistic with those goals and be specific. You won't gain any traction if you don't know what your goals are to start.
Create a Schedule To Feel Like Your Gaining Tracking
As you go along, you'll see progress and be able to check things off as you go along. If you put something out there, you have a chance to reach out.
I always have one main task that I focus on every single day. It's ok to have other small ones but only have one big thing to make sure you get your priorities straight.
Commit to Your Schedule
If you've only been going for a few months, you haven't committed fully. Give it at least a year, and make sure that you stay consistent in the process.
Try writing down three things that you will accomplish each week. Don't let anything get in the way of you doing those three things.
Today is a new day, and you can't kick yourself for what happened yesterday. Today is a fresh start for you to take action.
Put the Blinders On
Don't get distracted when you see other people doing other things. You need to stay laser-focused because staying distracted will make sure you never do anything consistently. Don't let anything get in your way.
There is so much opportunity out there. My advice is to focus on one brand for at least six months. You need to give all your attention to that one thing. So you can figure out the process for that brand. Limit yourself, so you're not spreading yourself too thin.
Simple will win...simple will get you results in the long run. It's less work for you and is very effective.
Embrace the Building Process
When you're excited about the opportunity, you're fired up. The building process can be boring and difficult to stay focused. Find new things to add to your business to help keep it exciting, but just don't lose focus. Stay committed and keep going because the results will come!
Use other people's doubts to help your stay motivated and move forward. Eventually, you'll be able to prove them wrong and show them the results of your hard work.
How to Support Your Side Hussle
I want you to clean out your garage or some part of your house this weekend. Anything that you aren't going to use or are ready to get rid of. Go ahead and post it on eBay or another platform and use that money to support your business. It's actually quite simple to just go out and start finding ways to flip products. People always want to buy second-hand stuff.
Thanks For Being Here!
If you want to join one of our live Friday jam sessions, head over to takeactioncrew.com. We'd love to have you!
Thanks so much for listening. Remember, I'm here for you, I believe in you and am rooting for you.
It's time for you to take action and go rock your brand!
Take-Aways From Today's Episode