When it comes to my own business motivation and pushing onwards despite the challenges that inevitably arise, I can honestly say that without the hardships (and my kids driving me all the way) I wouldn’t be where I am today!
After all, we learn the most about ourselves when we’re placed in uncomfortable positions — this is where the most growth happens.
Building a successful network marketing business — or any business for that matter — requires a definite amount of dedication and gumption, a lot of hard work and pure, unadulterated motivation to keep on keeping on no matter what.
In this article, I’m going to explain why motivation is important in business and share 7 business motivation tips from my personal experience for those of you who are struggling to see the light.
Keep reading to learn what you need to stay the course and build the network marketing business of your wildest dreams!
Why is Motivation Important in Business?
When first starting a network marketing business, motivation is especially high, but the trickiest thing for one to master is how to stay motivated consistently.
Consistency is what produces results!
Let’s face facts, you are going to have your off days (yes, plural).
If everything in life were easy we’d never be able to fully appreciate coming full circle and the journey of our mental metal being tempered in the furnace of life.
Growing your own business means that you are directly responsible for its success and how you pick yourself up when you fall — motivation plays a massive part in moving through both sides of the spectrum.
Without the necessary motivation to keep the wheels turning most businesses would probably fail.
Motivation is what helps you get up in the morning when you’d rather hit the snooze button again.
Motivation is what helps you become a better leader for your team and keep them going when their inner fires begin waning.
Motivation is what helps you overcome setbacks (hello 2020, I’m talking to you) so that you can take back control of your financial destiny.
It is easy to be motivated when you’re just getting going, but staying highly motivated takes practice.
Luckily, if you’re reading this, then you’ve already taken the very first step towards learning to fill your own cup up.
The following business motivation tips should help keep your motivation fire burning strong whenever you find yourself slipping!
Use These 7 Business Motivation Tips To Grow Your Network Marketing Business
1. Get A Business Mentor
There is a special reason why this is at the top of the list for me, as I would never been able to grow my business to where it is today without my own mentor, Dave O Connor.
Learning from someone that has walked in your shoes, endured challenges and emerged victorious is an incredibly powerful way to stay motivated.
A mentor serves as a guiding compass to help you consistently adjust and strengthen your mindset, but also to hold you accountable when you begin to doubt yourself and your decisions.
Having someone to support you, encourage you and ultimately challenge you to be the best that you can be is worth its weight in gold.
Find someone who you can have candid conversations with about your business and what it takes to be successful.
Find someone who knows more than you — “if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re probably in the wrong room.”
Find someone who inspires you to be better every single day and tells you exactly what you need to hear, not simply what you want to hear!
2. Set Goals & Accomplish Them
So I’ve already written about goal setting before, but if one’s mentor is there as the guiding compass to help them grow professionally, then setting and achieving goals are like the locations on the map where the treasures are buried — and that need to be sought out.
Goals have a way of keeping you motivated to continue working towards ‘your something’ and I’ve found that the trick is to think or dream big, but to start small.
When you break up bigger goals into smaller, more easily achievable wins, it’s a lot less likely that you’ll end up feeling like you’re getting nowhere with your network marketing business.
That being said, goals are only as achievable as the plan you have to get you to where you need to be.
On the business motivation/planning side of things, it is also advisable to invest in some sort of a network marketing planner to write down your weekly goals, to visualize them and to take the necessary steps to plan and action everything that you want to accomplish.
Focus on measuring where you are each day/week and what needs to happen in order to be taking steps in the right direction so you can get closer to the treasure waiting to be unearthed on your map.
3. Tap Into Sources of Inspiration
We all need a little pick me up now and again when things get tough, and personally I like to remind myself to stay strong by going over some inspirational network marketing quotes from the greats in the business.
In fact, I save these quotes to my phone to go over at any moment, to save a particularly pertinent one as my wallpaper for the week and even have some framed at home.
When it comes to business motivation, being ever present in sight is more conducive to being ever present in mind.
Words are such a powerful motivating force (see #4 below) and they are the seed that is planted before persistent action waters them to blossom.
Of course, there are many mediums available today that you can consume such as network marketing podcasts, YouTube videos and my personal favourite, a good thought-provoking book!
4. Learn To Read, Read To Learn
It is no surprise that some of the world’s greatest leaders such as Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Tony Robbins attribute having a voracious reading appetite to their success.
It is simply not possible to know anything without acquiring knowledge and the perspective that it brings — at least while we wait for the day that we’re able to download everything to our brains within seconds (The Matrix, anyone?).
The benefits of reading are widely documented and perhaps the best part of it is the purpose that it serves for motivating you to level up as a human being.
Self-help and development books are among the biggest sellers of any book category for a reason.
There is no better feeling (other than some cheeky glasses of wine after a long day/week) than that ‘aha’ moment you get when something just clicks in your head from what you’ve read.
Or resonating completely with someone’s journey and challenges and what they did to overcome them and the fire that it lights under you to act.
Or implementing strategies learned from stellar network marketing books that work wonders in growing your business.
Learning to enjoy reading as part of your personal growth process is also a huge motivating factor when it comes to expanding your business — much like the next tip below!
5. Make More Meaningful Connections
With Motivated People
This business motivation tip is especially poignant as we are social creatures that crave the everyday interactions that make our lives and careers more meaningful.
Honestly, it is the best thing to be able to do what I do with the people I do it with — birds of a feather flock together and all that goodness!
It’s so much easier for you to stay motivated when you surround yourself and share experiences with other people that are equally (if not more) motivated than you are.
Not only do you get to learn from each other about the innate qualities (see #6 below) embedded in our DNA that makes us such powerful beings, but you also get to make and cultivate some awesome friendships along the way to keep you focused when you’re down and out.
The social aspect of networking aside, putting yourself out there and actively seeking out like-minded individuals is an unbelievably important skill to have when it comes to network marketing recruiting.
I mean, it isn’t called ‘network’ marketing for nothing.
Having the ability to build teams that align with your mission and are leaders in their own right with the ability to inspire those around them consistently is what dream teams are made of!
6. Tap Into Your Own Innate Motivation
So far, a lot of the tips I’ve mentioned are only accessible through external sources, but when it comes to the truly magical stuff it is more about one’s ability to go within to push yourself over the line.
Naturally, this comes a lot easier to some than it does to others, but like with anything in life that we have some measure of control over, firing or psyching yourself up is a skill that can be sharpened and harnessed when you need that extra kick.
To this end, I usually turn to practicing an attitude of gratitude every morning when I wake up to set the tone for my day/every evening before I go to bed to help put things into perspective when I’ve had an off day.
Realizing that there is so much to be grateful for serves as a constant reminder that you’ve already come so far and that ultimately you are in control of your own happiness and success.
Every day is a new beginning and an opportunity to make a difference in your life.
Following a home fitness routine is another activity that gives me a motivational boost on a cellular level that I can conjure up on my own steam when I need it most — also very helpful to keep me honest when I’ve indulged a fair bit;)
7. Take Some Much Needed ‘You’ Time
As a full-time working mum myself, learning how to find a work life balance is absolutely essential when it comes to being (and staying) motivated to build a business.
Things can get overwhelming pretty quickly when you’re juggling many different things at once, so it’s important to schedule some time to yourself every single week.
With network marketing, luckily, the flexibility and nature of the business affords us the luxury of better time management in spades — the frequent paid holiday trips around the world don’t hurt either (can’t wait for things to open up again!)
The trick with this is being able to switch off when you need to as we can’t always be in business building mode.
If you are unable to do this you’ll end up resenting your work and forgetting why you started down this path in the first place.
The network marketing success that you’re working so hard for shouldn’t be forged from something that has overtaken your life, but by something that enriches it.
Taking a much-needed break or shorter, more regular timeouts will help you to recharge your batteries to come back stronger, more determined and motivated than ever.
Put These Business Motivation Tips To Use Today!
I really hope that what I’ve shared is going to galvanize you into taking action when it comes to filling up your own cup to keep building the business you desire despite the ups and downs.
I’d love to hear about your own motivational secrets and what you turn to in a time of need — drop me a comment below.
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