A rut is an inevitable part of any entrepreneur’s work life. While it is of course something that should not be perpetual, it happens even to the best of them. But there are many ways to overcome it. This post will provide three pieces of inspirational business advice to give you a fresh start to your day and get you out of that work rut.
Just Do Something
Nike has it right. “Just do something” is so much more than a slogan for sportswear, it should be your mantra for life—personally and professionally. There will come days when you are so overwhelmed you don’t know where to start; or you will be so disappointed by one failure that you don’t feel you can start again. But the key is to stop dwelling and over-analyzing and just do something. Anything. Start with small steps and build from there. No one accomplished anything by thinking about it. They had to take the second important step of doing something, too.
Be Immune to Failure
To fail does not mean that the journey ends. It’s just a temporary roadblock. Find a way around it. Don’t give up because of setbacks; no matter how big or small. The most successful people in the world did not pay attention to failure. They just kept pushing forward.
Don’t Be a Part of a Business That Isn’t Fun
It may seem overly-idealistic and even juvenile to say this, but it is absolutely true. Business at times will be tedious and frustrating, but it must also be rewarding, fun, and invigorating. If you are not experiencing any of those things, you may have to re-evaluate some things so that your business is something you are passionate about.
Remember, running a business successfully does not need to be complicated. Keep it simple!
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Manny Skevofilax is a consultant and speaker that assists his clients with successfully navigating the challenges of growing their businesses profitably. Since 2003, Manny helps businesses to enhance their financial results by using his experience in strategic planning, financial statement analysis, operations, and team-building. His consulting firm, PORTAL CFO Consulting, Inc., has attracted clients from diverse industries in the United States and abroad.
Manny can be reached at 410-808-3441 or via email at email@example.com.