Even the most passionate people find themselves bored and unmotivated with their business because of repetition. Doing something every day bores you and even worse, makes you hate doing it. The fire of your burning passion can be put off when you don’t take a break to appreciate and enjoy the fruits of your labor. But you never do so because you feel like your business can’t go on a day without you. So how do you solve this problem and regain your passion for your business?
- Remove yourself from the day-to-day tasks
If you’re like most new entrepreneurs, you’ve probably built your business in a way that’s dependent on you. You can’t afford to take a break because your business would collapse without you. Every decision goes through you and a lot of them are not worth your time.
This needs to stop. You need to remove yourself from the day-to-day work of your business, so you can focus on adding value to your business and take a break every once in a while. Keep your focus on the tasks that make you feel like a champion. If you are a mortgage broker or financial advisor, try to stay off administrative work and spend more time connecting with clients through in-person meetings instead of emails.
- Block a time on your calendar to recharge
To ensure you take the time to rest and recharge, you have to block a time on your calendar to do so. You can spend this time enjoying your hobbies, going to the gym, catching up with friends, or reading that book that you’ve always wanted to read. Doing this will help you get back to work refreshed, and inspired to take on new business challenges.
- Find a hobby outside your business
Distance makes the heart grow fonder. And this doesn’t just apply to love for your partner but also your business too. Take a step away from it every once in a while and find something you enjoy doing aside from work- like cooking, exercising, reading or writing fiction, etc.- even if it’s only temporarily; unplugging will help reenergize you again so that when there’s an opportunity for innovation out of nowhere because we’re less exhausted by our job then perhaps we can come up with new solutions more easily!
- Outsource your tasks
One of the most important things any business can do is to delegate repetitive tasks such as administration, data entry, and email management. By delegating instead of sticking around on those long grind days yourself you are taking care of both! This may mean hiring someone new and if your business is relatively new, the cost that comes with it might stagnant your growth.
This is where outsourcing comes into play.
Outsourcing offers you a cost-efficient option to build your team, and offload some tasks off your plate so you can live the fruits of your labor.