How to Stay Motivated in Your Business!

February 4, 2018 by  
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Whether you are a new or experienced business owner, it may seem difficult to remain committed and keep your nose to the grindstone at times. Nonetheless, one of the most determining factors to your success is simply sticking with it, so here are a few simple tips to staying motivated in running your own business to get you started!

1. Evaluate your competition. This may seem like it could be incredibly discouraging if many of your competitors are doing better than you, but on the flipside, they may also be having a slow quarter with low sales. If you can look across your niche market and put into perspective how your competition is performing, you will have a better idea of where you are at. If for some reason your results are subpar, be gentle with yourself, and take that as an opportunity to learn and grow to measure up to your competitors.
2. Remember what you are there for. There is no better way to get motivated than to think of why you started your business in the first place! If you used to work as a waitress before branching out on your own online venture, you can thank your lucky stars that you have the opportunity to be your own boss and no longer have to serve burgers to customers. Even if you were top in your field in a corporation, starting your own business gives you the opportunity to be financially independent, make your own hours, and pursue your passions. That in itself is pure motivation.
3. Look for a mentor or advisor. This is fantastic help if you feel that you are hitting a wall in your business. There are always people out there that are farther along on their journey than you are, so be open to advice, encouragement, and guidance. Of course, make sure that the person that you go to truly knows what they are doing in your industry. If you have an affiliate marketing business that you are hoping to grow, you want your mentor to be specifically experienced with that to give you insider advice and tips.

The bottom line is to simply not give up. Starting your own business is the opportunity to pursue your dreams and have even more freedom, but it does take determination and drive. You can do it!
BY Chuggin McCoffee
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Workplace Communication – Learning to Say No

October 29, 2009 by  
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This article is for employees and business owners who want to create a workplace that has runs smoothly. Workplace communication is the source of 85% of misunderstanding. Learning how to talk in a way that everyone in the office understands will make happy employees and in turn happy customers. Your customers will be treated well because the employees feel empowered to do so. It will become the culture of your company.

There nothing wrong with asking for help. However, some employees tend to shirk off their responsibilities by asking other employees to help them. What they really want is for the other person to do their work for them. In the guise of asking for help, they get the other person to complete the tasks they should be doing. Most people will help the first few times. Then resentment starts to come in. Everyone wants to complete their own work and not be held back by doing someone else’s responsibility. A recent survey polled says 76% of people know someone at work who does this constantly. It may feel uncomfortable to tell a supervisor about it. It seems like such a simple thing, it’s very irritating yet; no one wants to file a formal complaint about it. After all, they think to themselves, they may need help themselves one day.

In an effort to savor some goodwill for the future, they allow themselves to be taken advantage of. Learning to say no it the only way out of this situation. No one wants to create office chaos with lots of complaints. When people are asked to help with projects that they will not get credit for, this creates imbalance. When each worker can focus on his or her own goals and see that these tasks are not in alignment with them, they will make the right choice. People try to add guilt by saying you are not a team player if you do not help.