So it can be really hard when you work for yourself. You sit at the desk all the time, you’re online and yes you are talking to other people but it can get a little bit isolating. You want to be able to keep inspired so how do you do that?
Tip #1 – Move Away From The Screen
The first tip I’m going to give you is to get out from behind the computer. There is nothing better than face to face conversation. We talk to people all day online, of course, but it’s not the same as face to face.
It might be that you look up a local networking group or jump on meetup.com and find what groups are available in your area but get out and meet new people, especially like-minded people, particularly other business owners (like I did with the women’s social group at The Hood Milkbar…did I mention pulled pork burger?).
Tip #2 – Get Back To Nature
Tip number two is nothing beats nature. So last weekend after working really hard during the week I needed a break. What I did was I first of all went to a local food and wine festival. It was fantastic. They had the most beautiful set up which was inspiring in itself and of course I got to try lots of new cuisine and listen to some awesome music. Just to refresh and re-energise, that was fantastic.
When I got home, there’s a great big gum tree outside, I got the old picnic rug and had a sit and read. It was wonderful. A total change up from what I’d been doing and I came in with so many more ideas ready to get stuck into my business again. Definitely, getting out in nature and enjoying that experience, feeling the grass under your feet, is a fantastic way to get inspired.
Tip #3 – Get Outside Your Online Comfort Zone
If you can’t get out and enjoy some time in nature or you can’t go along to a networking event, I used to live in a rural area and it was really hard to get along, if you can’t do that, a really simple tip is change up what you are looking at online.
If you’re focused on the business coaching industry or perhaps you’re in health, look at something totally different. Look at blogs totally outside your niche. Look, if you’ve got some interests or hobbies, look at something in those areas and think about how what you’re learning might apply to your business. Anyone for some bike riding blog action?
How could you make something from a totally different industry apply to the work you’re doing? It’s a really great way to cross pollenise your ideas and introduce something new that hasn’t been done before to help your business and your blog stand out from the competition. Definitely get outside your normal sphere of reading, your normal content that you consume and find something totally different, then consider how you to what you’re doing.
I hope you’ve found those tips really helpful. I know they certainly help me out if I’m feeling a little bogged down and ready to reenergise, revitalise. I’d love you to share in the comments below if you have a tip to be inspired and reenergised. Thanks for listening. Bye.
I’ve shared my three tips to staying inspired as a business owner but would you like some more? How about 101?
Recently I was a contributor to a great ebook called 101 Secrets Of Untamed Entrepreneurs Revealed where twenty entrepreneurs including myself share our path to success, the hurdles we’ve been through, the ups and downs, not just the pretty picture overnight success stuff.
It’s a great way to help you realise there’s no one straight path to success but if you keep going you will get there.