“Keep it going. Don’t let your momentum slow down or you’re doomed,” I tell myself daily.
Every single day when I get to the warehouse I make a to do list and look at previous sales so I can make sure things never slow down. It’s vitality important that you play off your recent momentum and continue to go hard. When numbers are up you will feel more satisfied, more motivated and need to retain that motivation by keeping things rolling in the right direction. The one thing that can stop you from maintaining that momentum: focus. Focus is one of the most important aspects of motivation and without it you’ll be just another lost in the shuffle. Here are a few ways we stay motivated and focused:
- Music: Music is what makes the world go round, is it not? Well figuratively speaking. Currently I have been blasting “Broadside – Lose Your Way” in the office because the lyrics are very motivational. Let the sun shine in the back of your mind. Where it rains all day and keeps you up at night. You’ve gotta believe in what you want. You gotta put faith in who you are. Do you believe in your self worth? You’ve gotta make this work!” Always great to let some great music pick you up and push you to get on your feet and keep moving!
- Motivational Speakers: This is huge for us as we constantly listen to Gary Vaynerchuck, Arnold Schwarzenegger, andmany others for motivation. Motivational speakers via youtube, podcasts, conventions or other additional avenues are huge because you are able to not only hear stories of success but more importantly learn. There is nothing more important that constantly learning to grow your business. Check out Gary Vaynerchuck’s “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” to learn “How to tell your story in a noise social world.”
- Excercise: Going to the gym constantly has helped me create a stable sense of motivation and discipline to buckle down and dive in to work.
- Friends and Family (sometimes): Consult your friends or family when you’re losing motivation or focus and let them be the reminder that you can do what you set your mind to. This is not always the case but I’m rather lucky that my wife and son push me to constantly keep moving no matter how discouraged I may feel. So, as I may be lucky, some of you may have the opportunity.
At the end of the day, each persons ability to stay motivatied and focused are different, as are there ways of staying focused and motivated. Despite the differences you must seek out the ability to find the practicies that will help you be better than you were yesterday.