Are You Motivated?

Staying Motivated

I remember when I first started on my Virtual Assistant journey, how hard it was to stay motivated when:

  1. things were not moving fast enough
  2. things were not going my way or
  3. I was stuck in “Analysis Paralysis”

I know this can take the wind out of your sails and even have you doubting yourself.

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But Remember… “The Beginning is Always the Hardest”.

The beginning of anything is always the hardest, whether it is starting a business or learning to ride a bike. The key is to keep trying and never give up.

Here Are 5 Simple Tips I Use To Stay Motivated

  1. Take baby steps – take action. Because every step forward, no matter how small, is one step closer to your dreams. I use the mantra “Action NOT Perfection”.  (I’m a recovering perfectionist and find myself not doing something because “it’s not perfect”.)
  2. Take a break. Sometimes it helps to remove yourself from the situation and do something you enjoy. Take a walk, play with your kids, read a book or anything else that takes your mind off your troubles.
  3. Take a look in your Success Jar. Remind yourself just how far you’ve come. We seem to always be fixated on where we have to go and forget how far we’ve already come. Remember…it is a journey.
  4. Talk to others. Reach out to other Virtual Assistants – it helps just to share your thoughts and feeling with others. Find a local group of Virtual Assistants or join a VA group on social media. We’ve been there and are glad to help.
  5. Remember your “Why”. We all have a reason “why” we are pursuing a VA business. What is yours? Your reason is one of the most powerful tools you can use to help you stay focused and motivated no matter what challenges you face on your journey. I created a Vision Board so I can look at my “Why” when things get tough – it really helps me stay focused and motivated.

These are a few of the things that I do when life is not going my way. Give one or all of them a try!

What do you think?

I’d love to hear your comments. Please take a moment to leave me a comment and share your thoughts.

Please share if you know someone who might benefit from this information.

Thanks for reading!

Enjoy your day – Susan

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Written by Susan Mershon

Susan Mershon started The Techie Mentor™ in 2013 to teach her no-fluff approach to the strategies and skills that Virtual Assistants need to create, build and grow a profitable and sustainable business.

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  1. MJ Escobar

    I love my vision board and look to mine for motivation often. I also enjoy diffusing an essential oil called Inspiration, orange, or peppermint with lemon or grapefruit.

    • SE Mershon

      I am just starting to get into essential oils MJ, so looking forward to it. Thanks for posting – hope you are well.

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