How To Become Motivated In The Business World

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Motivation is the key factor in business. It is what leads to success in the business world. However, motivation can be difficult to find. I thought it would be interesting to share some of my biggest motivators in business and my personal life. I hope that it helps other people who are lacking motivation during this strange time. This post will give you five tips on how you can gain the motivation, and drive to start your own business venture! 

Find Your Passion

Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for businesses not reaching their true potential is due to a lack of passion and drive. I am personally more motivated by success than money, and I find motivation to be much easier when you are passionate about what you are doing. Although it is important in business to find unique selling points and clear gaps in the market, choose a sector you love and enjoy. Following your passion makes life and earning money so much more enjoyable, and naturally much easier. Being in a role you love will motivate you to work harder and do more. If you enjoy your job, it will no longer seem like work. 

Set Goals and Objectives

Setting goals can feel like a task sometimes, but they can be an amazing motivator in business. Writing down your goals and objectives gives you a visual representation of how far you have come. Bloggers set goals every month to maintain motivation, and I personally work harder to ensure I achieve what I have set out to do every month. Make sure your goals are realistic, however, as you should never be left disappointed in your efforts. Setting goals can motivate you because you are wanting to complete the tasks. Nobody likes an unticked checklist! Goals are also a great way to keep track of your progress. You can compare them month by month and see how much they have changed. This may motivate you to do better than last month!

Surround Yourself With The Right People

Motivation does not always come from within. Motivation can come from other people who share your goals and desire to do well. One of my main motivators is my family, as I always strive to make them proud. Surround yourself with positive people that want the best for you, and motivate you to be your best self. Too often people chose to start a new business, and friends can become jealous rather than supportive. This is toxic, and will massively hinder your motivation. Always ensure you are surrounding yourself with likeminded people who will support you all the way. People tend to motivate and inspire you. If you surround yourself with positive people, not only will they be able to help you, and maybe even promote your work, but they will inspire you to come up with new ideas. This is motivating as now you have all these new ideas you'll want to try out 

Have Some ‘You’ Time

Becoming a motivated person is great in a business environment, but you must be so careful not to burn yourself out. This can have a very different effect on your motivation. Sometimes motivation can prove to be a problem. You can become so absorbed in a project, that you forget to do other things like seeing your friends or maintaining a self-care routine. Although motivation is great, always remember to take a step back at least once a week and remember ‘you’ are the priority over anything. Having a good self-care routine will also motivate you because you will remain in a healthy mindset. Giving yourself time to relax will get you ready for your next day in the business world. It may also make you more productive!

Get Inspired

Inspiration is a massive element of any business. It is what starts a business journey, and it is a huge motivator. You can be inspired in so many ways. For example, if I am lacking motivation for blog posts, I turn to Twitter or Pinterest to gain some new ideas! You can become inspired by other people too. If you listen to other people’s successful entrepreneur stories and strive to achieve the same, it can become an amazing inspiration for you! Inspiration comes from all sorts of places. It can be as simple as a shower or as unique as on the top of a mountain! Make sure you have a notebook handy for all of your ideas, sometimes they will come flooding out. If you are inspired to do something, you're more motivated to go out and achieve that thing. It drives you! Inspiration is an amazing thought that sparks a whole business!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and it has motivated you to start more projects or enter the world of business. Staying motivated is so difficult but with hard work and inspiration, you can achieve so much! There are so many other ways to become motivated. It is all about what works for you. Motivation can be hard to come across, but not impossible. Massive thank you to Em for letting me feature on her wonderful blog, and thank you for reading!

Rach Talks Business x

About the Guest Writer!

My name is Rachel. I am 22 years of age, and I run a business blog called Rach Talks Business. I am a recent graduate who studied Business Management with Marketing. Since graduating I have been looking for ways I can put my marketing knowledge to good use! I set my blog up around two months ago as a platform to support small, independent businesses through the pandemic. I love finding new businesses through my blog, and I have found so many amazing people from becoming a business blogger. 

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  1. Love this post! I think its so important to surround yourself with people who support you and want what is best for you, it allows you to be yourself happily!

  2. This is brilliant advice. It certainly not easy but the benefits of running your own business make it so worth while x

  3. Yes! I love this post! I definitely agree with the importance of you time and setting goals! While I’ve found motivation hard in lockdown, goal setting has definitely helped!

  4. Amazing post! This is really helpful to me so thank you for the tips!

  5. Yes to all of these! You can't do anything with passion behind it, I believe. And surrounding yourself with the right people is so important! You need those likeminded people to lift you up and support you!


  6. It's so true that I only started caring when I found something I was actually passionate about! Great post.

  7. Good points. I always feel fresh and ready to tackle work after a yoga class. I don't want to take the time, but it pays me back. 'you time!'

  8. Thanks for this inspiring post! I agree that it's very important to be passionate about what you're doing. You'll be more motivated that way! And also, it helps to have a group of like-minded people checking up on you and encouraging you along the way. :)

  9. These are great tips!

  10. This came at just the right time. I've had zero motivation this week! Hopefully, this will help!

  11. These are such good tips! It's so important to surround yourself with people who support you.

    Tash -

  12. Absolutely, I agree with every point! But especially now that we're living such weird times I think it's also important to allow yourself to just be. We don't need to be productive all the time and we also can't. If we push and push we'll only hurt our productivity in the long run, so it's better to just take it easy for as long as the 'low phase' lasts. Mine lasted for over 2 weeks, but I'm happy I just chilled because after it I bounced back with double the energy and inspiration :)

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

  13. I love this! I completely agree with all your points.I think setting goals is one of the most important things in begin successful!

    Amber - The Unpredicted Page

  14. I want to make stickers real bad. I have so many ideas, but when I go to start it I just feel overwhelmed.

  15. Having me time has been critical for me. I felt terrible last night so I asked my husband to put the kids to sleep, and I feel much better today.

  16. Emily, you are right that passion keeps you going even the things get harder to do sometimes. It affects your well-being when your business is on your mind all the time, and yes, better and positive people are the key to your mental health and as well as good for your business. Thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts about how to stay motivated with us. Stay healthy and stay safe!����

  17. Thanks for motivation tips, I usually watch motivation movies.