Motivational Mindspeak By: Breaie www.breaie.com
If you have hit a wall because of your thought process or your thoughts are brought on by nothing is working currently in your business, read on.
Whenever you feel you’ve lost your motivation to continue to pursue your passion, think about this. According to a Gallup poll that came out recently dated May 2017 shows that 74% of the United States employed adults plan to continue to work well past retirement age. The possibility of ending up in later years of life at or below the poverty level is a real possibility. Often times employees are dependent on their companies and can be let go for any reason. There is no true job security or employee loyalty any more. The older you get, the more difficult landing employment becomes. Some of the skilled older workers have turned to freelancing because employers prefer to hire younger lower cost workers than to hire highly skilled older workers.
Here are some factors that contribute to having to work later in life. We know that there is a high cost of living, huge tax burdens, roller coaster economy, and job insecurity have all contributed to this financial enslavement of employees until death. There are some workers that will take part time positions for the money and to be able to get out of the house as a form of social interaction. Most will have no choice, but continue to go to work. What a shame to work all of those years and not be able to afford to see the world, relax a bit, and enjoy life.
There is nothing wrong with being an employee and having a job. Many have done this route to fund their business and jump off on their own. Many have not. This decision is a personal choice and what you are willing to sacrifice to make that goal a reality. Many don’t simply can’t or do not wish to make the shift and prefer to remain an employee.
As an entrepreneur you are aware of the facts and you have a vision for your future. You know you can’t rely on employment from others. You are different and create your world. You are shaping your destiny by not following the much touted by many of the traditional path of go to school and get a job. You are fully aware that a business can fund your later years. You are capable of and will create a plan for your future with a business and multiple streams of income. You are willing to make difficult choices now for rewards later.
I’ve gotten slightly askew on thought process. However, I do have you thinking about your success and blessings you have now currently.
Now that I have you thinking about your future, let’s go over some motivational reasons to stay focused and move forward with your goals and dreams.
1. For those entrepreneurs who have held jobs, recall if you will, the soul sucking corporate grind. Office politics, no job security, over bearing bosses with unrealistic expectations and deadlines. Traffic jams, long commutes, and scheduling your life around your job. The company can downsize, get sold, or go out of business quickly. Your job is not secure.
Remember the time spent searching for work, rejections, lack of responses on your submitted resume, stupid interview questions, tests on your skill sets, and in some cases potential employee evaluations the employers claim that there are no right or wrong answers to their questionnaires. They are trying to figure out how you think. Endless prying into your background and looking for reasons not to hire you. Some examples would be a low credit score, debt, health issues, gaps in your work history because you were seeking work or other reasons are some excuses employers use to reject you as the candidate in the hiring process should you be lucky enough to get an interview. Applying for positions that the employer feels you are over qualified and or over educated for gets your resume deleted immediately.
I hope this jaunt down memory lane has pulled you back to giving thanks that you have your own venture going. Do not give up.
2. Do not skip the daily affirmations and if you are spiritual prayer. Guard your mind carefully and censor what you listen to, who you listen to, and what you watch, and what you read. Be cautious of who you spend time with. Information and energy will affect you consciously and unconsciously.
Listen to motivational inspirational videos, podcasts, read books, and related articles. Keep tight control of your thoughts. Do not allow your emotions and thoughts to control you. Surround yourself with inspirational quotes and affirmations so you can read them as you need them through out the day or least daily to lift you up and to keep you moving forward on a positive direction. If you have your own affirmations use them.
Go weekly to look at what you want. If for example your goal is to have a nice home with a pool, look at pictures of those homes for sale online. Go drive those neighborhoods that you want to live in. If you can, go to the open houses and tour those homes. By doing this, you are feeding your mind of what is possible to achieve.
Surround yourself with people that are business owners, entrepreneurs, and achievers with varying degrees of success so you can learn from those who are doing and accomplishing what you want in your life. Don’t forget to give back to others as you achieve your dreams.
3. Exercise. Go for a work out at the gym, run, or walk outside. Walking in the sun no matter the temperature outside has many benefits for your health and mental state. I like to walk and say silently in my head affirmations/declarations and give thanks for my blessings. Look around and enjoy your scenery. Go totally in the moment with no distractions. This activity lifts me up to be able to go back and focus on the grind with ease. Try to keep exercise in your daily routine. You have to stay physically and mentally healthy so you can enjoy your journey to success and enjoy the fruits of your labor now and many years into the future.
4. If your entrepreneurial venture is making money, count your income. Break the income down to daily, weekly, and monthly. Don’t look at the net figures for now, just focus on the total gross income that you created. The income regardless of the amount will get you motivated to continue to pursue your dreams. Keep in mind that you created this money out of nothing. You will create more revenue as you build momentum.
If your entrepreneurial pursuit is not making any money yet, ask yourself why. How long have you been grinding at your idea? Depending on your financial situation, you may have to set a deadline or take on a part time job to keep your dream going. Sometimes, you may have to make adjustments, seek a mentor, or take your passion along with your newly acquired business skills to another entrepreneurial pursuit. Shifting to a new pursuit does not mean failure. You are still making attempts to find your path. Pat yourself on the back because most people can not accomplish what you have and be able to bounce and roll into a new endeavor. What ever happens, do not give up.
All entrepreneurs have a vision for their future as well as the future of their business for the long term. What you are doing today will build stability for your life. Keep the hustle going and stay focused.
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