Why not use one of these 3 easy motivational ideas the next time you need more motivation to grow your current business venture? It sometimes becomes necessary to receive a little “push” to accomplish your goals, even when you have a deep desire to win with your business.
Make it a game. Just making your tasks or goals a game can motivate you to try a new business idea. Let’s say you feel over-whelmed about creating a new sales campaign or finishing a report that’s due.
Why not try the “time game”? Pick a certain portion of the project and tell yourself you’re going to get it done in 30 minutes. Once 30 minutes are up and you made the goal, you get to relax with a good book, your favorite show, or whatever else motivates you.
Or, split off your various projects into sections and keep track on a chart as you finish each one. Kind of like when you were a kid and your parents kept track of your grades on the refrigerator. Basically, stop looking at your projects as work and make them games. Make it fun.
Next, you can use the “Just 5 Minutes” idea. This technique is another off-shoot of the “Make it a Game” idea. Most of the time, you’ll discover that any procrastination issues you have are all in your mind. Your energy is drained more from thinking about what must be done than actually doing what must be done.
It’s weird, but once you’re doing anything, you get into it and, magically, it gets done. Haven’t you noticed this? Even if you hate cleaning the bathroom, once you just start, something in you gets going and you just naturally finish it up.
Let’s say, for example, you’re building a network marketing business and you just received a list of MLM leads. Now, you have to do the actual work of calling these people and talking to them about how you have the best MLM opportunity.
Tell yourself that you’ll just do it for 5 minutes and that’s all. If the mere thought of picking up the phone and dialing for two hours is making your stomach hurt, just mentally convince yourself that you can do it for five minutes. The amazing thing is that five minutes almost always turns into an hour or so as you realize real results in your business.
Finally, write it all down. Try writing down whatever it is you need to get done in the next week or month and then keep it where you can constantly see it. Even when you are feeling very lazy, you’ll discover that you’ll be motivated to get up and accomplish those goals that you see on paper in your own handwriting.