Starting a business is exciting! The thought of establishing new systems, achieving your short term goals, and seeing the baby steps that your business is taking towards growth is such a priceless experience!
But what happens when your business is all set-up? What happens when your business is already established to the point where you’re starting to feel that there’s not much left for you to do?
That’s right. You get BORED!
The thing is, getting bored (although it’s normal) isn’t something that you should allow to happen. The moment you get bored, you lose the enthusiasm and the urge to improve. Everything pretty much starts snowballing at that point.
So what do we do to stop that from happening? Read these 5 tips.
Hire a business coach.
If you haven’t hired one, then it’s high time that you do!
You’ll be amazed at how much positive push you’ll get from business coaches. That’s of course, if your business coach is worth his salt. If not, then you’d have spent your money on dead weight.
With the right business coach, you’ll have that feeling of being on the edge and feel that constant positive stress that you’ll need to be enthusiastic in running your business.
Constantly network with business owners.
Whether you do this online or in the web, it doesn’t matter. You have to keep networking to get more contacts and relationships.
You can even network with the businessmen in your area and share with them a thing or two about how you do your business online.
While there are a lot of business owners who have a website, you’ll be amazed at how many of them that don’t. And since you have an online business, you’re in the perfect position to teach them the value of having a website.
Besides, it doesn’t take long for them to have one. They can use several website builders online, get free stock photos posted on the site, add a few texts, and viola! Their professional looking website is up and running.
If you give them quality advice such as that, then they’ll love you for it and you’d have earned another business buddy who’ll make running your business a bit more fun!
Stay committed to learning new methods / tools to improve your business.
The reason why you’ll eventually get bored is because you feel that there’s not much you can do to improve and that things are looking very routinary.
What better way to prevent that from happening than to stay committed in learning new concepts and techniques.
The more new things you’ll learn, the more you’ll appreciate what a dynamic and diverse world running a business really is.
This really is an awesome way to break the cycle!
Do a weekly roundup.
More than just learning from other like-minded and getting new prospects for your business, you get to have fun!
Weekly roundups can be quite a fun and exciting experience if you know how to FULLY utilize it.
You can grab a couple of beers with your new friends, talk about the thing that you all love the most (which is the spirit of running a business I hope), and just be a source of inspiration from each other.
It’s just like reliving your college days PLUS the perks of growing your business even more.
Delegate the tasks that you find boring.
Let’s face it; there are fun tasks and the REALLY BORING ones!
The boring ones will get you bored (not even sure why I had to mention that), and the exciting ones will get you excited (AGAIN?!). 🙂
So why don’t you skip the boring part and assign it to someone else who has more aptitude in that kind of task.
Your case could simply be the “right person, but the wrong position” scenario which we all know just doesn’t play out well.
While there are TONS of other means to rid and prevent the boredom of running a business, these 5 should be powerful enough to point you to the right direction.
IF you’ll act on what you’ve just read, then trust me, you’ll definitely see results one way or the other. However, if you just read and learn from it WITHOUT acting on it, then you’d have just wasted your time.
Any ideas to share?
If you’ve been running a business for quite some time now, you’ve probably experienced the boredom as well. Whatever tips, suggestions or ideas that you’d like to share to stop or prevent the boredom will be HIGHLY appreciated. You can share it in the comments section below. Cheers!
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