I have a confession to make. In the last few weeks, I haven’t felt excited about business. In fact, I’ve felt bored by my own work.
Granted, I think a part of this is because my birthday is next month. I always get introspective and start questioning everything right before my birthday. I’m also turning 30 and am starting to ask myself bigger questions about what I want out of life.
Knowing that this is part of what’s going on, I’m not too worried about not being excited about business. However, I also know I’m not the only one who goes through these kinds of periods. This begs the question – how do we become excited about business again? In this blog, I’m going to attempt to find the solution.
Re-connect to why you started a business in the first place.
Sometimes we lose our excitement for our businesses because we get caught up in the minutiae of running it. After some time, it’s easy to forget why you started on this crazy journey in the first place.
That’s why I believe that one of the best ways to get excited about business again is to reconnect to your why. For example, I started on this journey because I thought it was important to empower millennials about their finances. I also think the economy has changed and it requires us to think on our feet. And finally, I really was trying to get my own life together and inspire other people in the process.
Nearly eight years into my journey and I actually have to work to remember that. Quite frankly, it’s been a long time since I was personally in that place. That means I need to consciously give myself time to re-connect to what started it all.
Try something new.
Another way to get excited about business again is to try something new. Preferably, you’ll want to try something that not only helps your business but also has a bigger purpose.
For example, I recently secured a monthly radio segment that is getting broadcasted to over 600 radio stations across Latin America. The idea is to teach fellow Latins in both the U.S. and Latin America about personal finance.
At this moment, it’s something we direly need as a community so I’m stepping up to the plate. It also just to happens to have reignited my excitement for business.
Sometimes, we get bored when things get easier. That’s where gratitude comes into play.
Every time I feel bored I try to remind myself what it was like when things weren’t as easy. There was a time when I was struggling financially. Opportunities didn’t come my way like they do now. It also used to be much harder for me to make good money.
Just like I need to consciously need to reconnect to my why, I also need to consciously practice gratitude. This helps interrupt the pattern of boredom because I realize how far I’ve come.
Will there be times when you don’t feel excited about business? Yes. Will they last forever? No. By using these tips you can also decrease how long you find yourself in a funk.