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3 Tips to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur - Brandy Ellen Writes

3 Tips to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur

Working from home has its challenges. Being an entrepreneur for me is a fabulous feeling. I love that I am in control of how much money I make daily and when I get the tasks completed. I can work all day long or all night long, the options are endless. When you are an entrepreneur something switches in you and it’s like you are happier than you’ve ever been. This is not to say that days can drag on or you have bad moments where motivation simply doesn’t arrive. Learning to be self-motivated is one of the biggest skills an entrepreneur must master in order to be successful. Since a lot of people ask me how I am able to achieve success while raising three kids and keeping a happy relationship with my other half, I thought I would share 3 tips to stay motivated as an entrepreneur so you can have this happy work and life balance too.

Have a Mission Statement

While my own mission statement is something along the lines of, “to provide excellent content, services and assistance to others as a means to help them thrive as a work from home entrepreneur”, yours can be a bit deeper. When you have a mission statement, something that you can turn to when motivation is low, it really helps motivate you. For example, having typed out that short little sentence of a mission statement just boosted me. The mission statement reminds you the why behind your work at home business. This statement should be created and often referred to each day. The act of having a mission statement serves two purposes:

  • To keep your business running in the right direction.
  • To keep your mindset properly aligned so that you can be productive.

3 Tips to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur

Have a Routine

I cannot stress this enough, an entrepreneur may work from home but a work routine is still necessary. Think about your life at home, when can you get a large amount of work accomplished without interruption? What times work well for your lifestyle? Set a routine for your work at home business that allows you to maximize productivity while still tending to the family life. Work around what times of day you are most productive, consider reading my tips on sticking to a work a home routine to further evaluate what you can do to make the most out of your day.

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Make use of Automation

There are some entrepreneurs who will hop right on the bandwagon for automation while others are still stuck in the old school mentality. Many automated services are out there that can help you with social media marketing with less time. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur then you must learn to work smarter not harder.  Using automation can easily motivate you because you are freeing up time to focus on other areas of business. Most of us came home to work so that we had more time, automation solves this problem. Not sure what types of automated platforms can help save you time? Here’s a few ideas:

  • Roundups.io – Helps you to create Amazon Affiliate roundups easily for yourself and/or clients. Price $5 a month or $50 a year.
  • Hootsuite.com– Helps to automate marketing updates to Twitter and Facebook. Price – free for a basic plan which is really useful if you don’t have a ton of social media accounts.
  • Rehashtag.com – Easily scheduled retweets via Twitter by inserting a hashtag, setting a trickle time and letting the system RT during the day. Price $13 a month, $16 a month or $140 a year.
  • Tacks.io & RetweetChores.com  – each of these systems help you to complete FB chore threads for Pinterest and Twitter. Price for Tacks is $13 a month or $130 a year. RetweetChores has many levels but current deal is $99 for the year.

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It’s Not Difficult, Keep it Simple

Learning to stay motivated as an entrepreneur really doesn’t take a whole lot. It’s just learning how you work best. Determine a mission statement that matters to you and will resonate with you during trying times. Set up and stick with a work at home routine. Consider investing some cash into hiring a Virtual Assistant or using some of the automated programs referenced above. The key to finding your motivation really is about following these 3 simple tips and running with it.

Wishing you much success in your life as an entrepreneur. Cheers!

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  • August 4, 2017 at 8:26 am
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    These are great tips. I work out of the home, as well as have my on-the-side business and it can be tough to stay motivated at home!

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  • August 4, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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    Staying motivated in an endeavor can be a headache. I just have to make myself sit down and work sometimes!

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  • August 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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    As a small business owner, I definitely struggle with utilizing automated services. I try and juggle too much myself, which can get overwhelming. I need to change that!

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  • August 4, 2017 at 2:52 pm
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    Juggling it all is what kills me. I use Hootsuite. I never used an automation service. Do you recommend any? Right now I use Constant Contact…

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    • August 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm
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      I used to also juggling everything I do and only use Hootsuite for scheduling. Right now I use SocialPilot.co to schedule social media updates, I really like it’s features and it’s lower cost than CoSchedule (which I was using for a period of time). I don’t know if you complete various chore threads (Retweets, FB Likes, etc) but if you do, we have developed a few automated platforms to help save a little time. Our newest one is LinkPops.com, you can take a peek and see if it helps you out 🙂 As far as Constant Contact, that’s great for newsletters and while I haven’t used that in a long time now, I recall it being great for newsletters 🙂

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  • August 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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    Finding a healthy balance in your life, social and work, is so important. Thanks for the helpful tips.

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  • August 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm
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    My end goal has always been to make some extra money. Yet, as I read this, I see that I do need a mission statement directed toward the benefit of my clients. I do enjoy helping them, so I just need to come up with a mission statement that reflects that.

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  • August 6, 2017 at 11:47 am
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    Routine is just so important for every aspect of life. I don’t know what I would do without schedules and routine.

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  • August 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm
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    Being able to automate definitely helps cut down on the workload. And that helps me not feel overwhelmed. I’m the kind of person who shuts down when I feel like there’s just too much to get done.

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  • August 22, 2017 at 6:18 pm
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    Oh, man, I needed these. Always a wealth of information my friend <3 Bookmarking this post.

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