How To Get Motivated When You Just Don’t Feel Like It
It’s true… it’s hard to be motivated all the time.
No matter what you’re working on, or how much you want to grow your business, there are bound to be days when you just don’t feel like showing up.
Sometimes we all have “off days” when our energy and emotions are in the gutter.
I know that people have accused me of never being unmotivated, but trust me… I’m just like everybody else.
There are times when I just don’t feel like writing blog posts, or doing follow-ups, or getting out there and talking to people and building my business.
But I simply do because the vision of who I want to become is greater than my ability to allow my lack of motivation on any particular day to slow me down.
Let’s talk about some ways to help you perform well even when you’re not feeling motivated.
Know Your Why
Why did you decide to become an Avon Representative?
Why do you spend too many hours prospecting for new customers and recruits every week?
Why do you stay up too late and get up too early, just so you can work on growing your business?
The “why” is what ultimately drives us to success.
Create a vision board, or some way to have your why in front of you whenever you need to look at it.
Understand The Alternative
My dream is to get to Platinum Executive Leader. I was so close to this level when I walked away from Avon six years ago. Now I’m sickened by how much I let my business fall off during the time I was gone, and the knowledge of where I would be if I had stayed the course.
Of course that’s probably not your dream. But take a good look at your why. Get really clear on that, and then know that if you don’t find a way to motivate yourself today, you will not get any closer to having your dreams come true.
You don’t necessarily want to focus on the negative, but this might be just enough to get you going for today.
Do Something Productive
Sometimes you just have to take that first step. If you can convince yourself to just take that first and tiniest step, at least you will be moving in the right direction.
Just get started. Start doing those follow-ups. Start writing that blog post. Start passing out brochures… Just getting started can help you overcome the lethargy.
Congratulate yourself for starting. Sometimes just taking that first step will make it easier to overcome that hurdle and make the succeeding steps much easier.
Take Care Of Yourself.
You’ve come this far, and you’ve made every effort to make sure you are moving forward.
Remember, getting motivated is not always easy. You may fail to meet your goals, or hit a bump in the road that prevents you from achieving what you want in the timeframe you planned.
Keep in mind that building your Avon business takes continual progress and the results may not always be immediate.
Never dwell on your failures. Just acknowledge that you missed the mark this time, give yourself some love, and keep your eyes on your success.
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By Lynn Huber
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