Dealing With the Stress of Being an Entrepreneur

You know that it’s always my goal to be as frank with you as possible. That’s why I try to be as honest as I can about the life of entrepreneurship.

One of the biggest challenges I’ve face has to be dealing with the many factors that lead to stress.

I mean, you’re doing so many things when you take building a business into your own hands. You’re responsible for every success and failure you experience. You have to think of ways to succeed. You have to cultivate a loyal audience that will support you no matter what.

Dealing with Entrepreneurial Stress.I’m still trying to do all those things. I get stressed out between running multiple website and dealing with the many shenanigans that ensue.

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3 Internet Marketing Motivation Tips You Need to Follow to Succeed

In the many years I’ve taken on Internet marketing as a full-time profession, I’ve studied and gathered information from blogs, podcasts, joint venture partners, forums and more. In all these places, I’ve noticed one major, overarching problem that has kept people from succeeding as an Internet marketer: a lack of proper motivation.

Today, I’m going to go over some Internet marketing motivation tips that will help you drive yourself to success.

The one thing I do want to warn you about is that once you achieve success for the first time, you will likely want to achieve it again and again. So, be prepared for that.

Internet Marketing Motivation Tip #1 – Don’t Stress

It's easy to lose yourself while trying to think of success.

It’s easy to lose yourself while trying to think of success.

Over-stressing yourself causes you to reach a point of desperation, which is a place you don’t want to be. You can’t think rationally, and, despite your best efforts, you end up buying into e-books and Internet marketing courses that are a waste of your time.

Take a walk. Stand up. Do a bit of exercise. Your business will still be there when you get back, and you might find a solution to your problems by not thinking about them.

Internet Marketing Motivation Tip #2 – Do What You Love

Someone once told me that a job can be defined as something you do to make money, but a career is something that you love doing. Internet marketing has to be a career.

Focus on solving problems, helping people to know something new or just to provide a better solution to an already existing problem.

Internet Marketing Motivation Tip #3 – Get to Know Your Target Audience Before you Spend Money

One thing “gurus” won’t tell you is that Internet marketing, or business in general, is like taking a series of gambles. You never know what campaigns or actions will be successful.

The one thing you can do is to only take smart bets. One way to do this is through learning what your target audience wants, which is why it’s important to understand them before you spend a single cent in advertising or even investing in a brand new website.

Ask yourself the obvious question: Why would someone want this product? Who wants my product? How big is my market? Will my market be viable in three to six months? Is my product something people will want in their everyday life? Is it a novelty?

The good part about this step is that you can do most of your research for free. Social media, keyword research tools and more exist to make learning what your target audience wants even easier than before.

Entrepreneurial Success Through Following These Internet Marketing Motivation Tips

Achieving success is anything but easy. You’re building your own Internet marketing business from the ground up, which means that there’s plenty of room for failure.

But you also have an exceedingly large potential for success. Take hold of it by motivating yourself to work every day. Make smart decisions while maintaining a certain level of persistence to one day see Internet marketing success.

5 Ways You Can Motivate Yourself to Work Better as an Entrepreneur

It’s Monday. It’s the day of the week that everyone dreads, because you have to wake up, get out of bed, and go back to doing work.

That is, unless you’re an entrepreneur. If you are, then it’s just another day.

Regardless of what group you fall in to, a little extra motivation never hurt. From changing your outlook to making your day just a few shades brighter, finding the right reasons to aim for success can help your entire day go smoother.

How to Motivate Yourself

Succeeding at Business Involves Motivating Yourself to SuccedJust a few days ago, I wrote a post about what I consider to be the hardest part of your own business. The idea that you need to be able to motivate yourself came to mind, and that’s what I’m going to throw up for discussion in today’s post.

Let’s explore some of the ways that you can change your very outlook on what you do during the day. It doesn’t matter if you apply these to a 9-to-5 job or your own startup, these reasons for motivation should help you redouble your efforts in all the right ways.

1. Think About Why You’re Doing What You Do

You’ve got a laundry list of reasons as to why you work: You might have a mortgage. You certainly have utility bills. You might want to repay that student loan to improve your credit. You might even want to be in a position where you can start building your credit so that you can get utilities in your name or apply for a mortgage.

You might just want to provide food for yourself and your family.

Consider every reason that you work.

2. What Have Successful People Said?

Inspirational Quotes About Proving YourselfPeople blessed with success in their lives generally didn’t get that way by some miracle. They worked hard, kept the right attitude and achieved their goals.

That means they likely know the right things to say. Listen to them and take in some inspirational quotes.

If you want something more light-hearted, then you can look for humorous business quotes. Here’s one to get you started:

There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it? Kin Hubbard

3. Take Some Pride in Your Work

What you create has unique qualities that only you can give to it. That ‘it’ can be your business decisions, your products, your words and anything else that comes from you.

There’s no reason that you shouldn’t pride yourself in what you do. After all, you’re the only one capable of providing it in your unique way.

4. Dream Big(ger)

Dreaming About Business SuccessWhile it’s important not to get stuck in the clouds, it does help to dream big sometimes.

The one caveat is that you need to be careful what you dream about. When you’re busy working, don’t think about things like a new boat, bigger house or new swimming pool.

Think bigger.

Think about how what you do could one day change the world for the better.

5. Carve Your Goals into Small Steps

Motivation Requires Small StepsThe biggest mistake you can make as an entrepreneur or as a normal employee is to make goals that are too large for you to understand. This includes things like “I want to make $1 million.”

Instead, carve your goals into something more manageable. For example, start out by making $10 every week for a month. Once you’re at that goal, then you can begin to slowly move up to $20 a week, etc.

You can apply this to your job as an employee, just think about improving your department’s productivity, sales or another aspect that might get you noticed.

Motivating Yourself Starts With You

You don’t want to ever rely on other people to motivate you. While they can propel you forward, eventually you run the risk of those supportive voices turning into nagging wails.

That’s why it’s best to find your own reasons for motivating yourself. You’ll work harder once you find them, which in turn means that you’ll race towards success with that much more intensity.

The Hardest Part of Your Own Business: Motivating Yourself to Succeed

It is incredibly easy to find yourself in a place where you want to succeed, but you can’t find a way to do so. You try, try, try some more, then find yourself stuck. This is how entrepreneurship goes for a lot of people, and it’s why many quit after their first few tries. Only the tenacious and daring continue to try.

The one thing I want you to know is that the people who keep trying are by no means dumb, stupid or worthless. They’re actually quite smart because they have one attribute that propels them towards success when it comes to business, their dreams and all things in life:

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