Being your own boss comes with a lot of new opportunities and benefits but also just as much drawback and obligations. This is why some people find it hard to start their own business. There is the ever-present fear of failure, combined with the possibility of losing your investments. Seems gloomy so far, doesn’t it, but there is a is a much brighter side to the whole situation. You get to do what you love, create a product or service that you believe in and form a company that can, over time, become a family legacy.
So buckle up, we are going to help you get motivated to take the plunge and dive into the world of SMB owners.
Put your passion to work
“Whatever you do or dream you can do—begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This is essential for starting your own business. When you discover what you are truly passionate about you can build a whole company around it, and it won’t seem like such an issue because you will be doing what you truly love. This is probably the best motivator for venturing into entrepreneurial waters.
Next, you need to define a mission statement for your company based on the things you are passionate about. This mission statement should include all of the company goals, beliefs and core values. This will help you steer the whole process in the right direction, and it will give your future customers a clear picture what your business is all about.
Create an Itinerary
Putting the whole process on paper with clear completion dates is essential to keep you motivated and on track. You will be able to see, there in black and white, exactly what needs to be done, and how much time you have to complete it.
This, in return, will make the whole process more tangible and easier to follow. Of course, the first major step is getting the company registration on the way, and you can do it quite easily online, this will save you both time and funds and it will make it harder for you to delay the start of the entire process of getting your SMB off the ground.
Now once your company is registered, you will have a lot more motivation to finish the other item on the itinerary more quickly so as to start raking in some funds as soon as possible.
Make sure you take it Seriously
This might seem a bit redundant, but actually, it is probably the best piece of advice you can get. Just because it is still only you in the company, and not too much will be lost if you give up, it doesn’t mean you have wiggle room to slack off.
The first few years are the toughest and you need to work the hardest. So taking your obligations towards your SMB seriously is an absolute must. Create a daily work plan, that way you won’t have any time to procrastinate. Put on it all the things that simply must be done on that day without the possibility of leaving them for the following one.
That way you have a tight schedule that you have to stick to in order to help your business start growing. And with a clear set of daily goals, you won’t lack the motivation to fulfill them.
Find the Inspiration You Need
Of course, there will be times when your motivation simply isn’t at the level you need it to be to get all the work done. You can opt for different sources of inspiration in order to jump-start the whole process. Some people turn to motivational quotes from great minds and use them as their daily mantra to get into the work mindset. While others prefer to have a friend or family member give them a push or a pep talk in order to help them start working.
It all depends on your personal preferences. Of course, an inspiring book can also do wonders for your motivation. And for some just the vision of what their company might become if they work hard enough is inspiration enough.
There are so many ways and means of getting inspired to start your own small business, but if you lack the passion for what you are doing they are all doomed to fail.
The whole idea of starting an SMB is to provide yourself with the opportunity to make something you are truly passionate about. Whether is a product or a service that motivates you. It is a way to do something the way you think is best and to show the world what you are capable of. That, in essence, should be the biggest motivator of all.