By Holly Reisem Hanna
I have written and rewritten this blog post at least ten times. The first draft was too whiny. The second too disconnected. The third too … well, you get the picture.
Suffice to say, I have a bad case of writer's block, but not just that, I’ve been feeling totally uninspired and unmotivated.
Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve blogged my heart out over the past couple of weeks.
I’ve written for three different online publications, I participated in a written interview, I updated my e-book and wrote for my own site – that's a lot of writing!
Or perhaps it’s the fact that my husband has been out of town and I’ve been juggling everything on my own, while dealing with a pinched nerve in my lower back.
Whatever the reason, I decided it was time to seek the advice of some other women entrepreneurs for a healthy dose of motivation and inspiration.
Here's what I found, 30 clever tips, from some really smart women, that can help ANYONE to get motivated and inspired.
- Here are five motivational tips from Diana Stirling, for those don’t feel like it days.
- From our health and fitness blogger, Laurianna Murray, four tips for getting motivated.
- Natalie Preston of Le Cheap C’est Cheap shares six tips for motivation and success.
- Guest blogger, Jo Barrett-Lenna shares her six tips for finding motivation.
This part was so much fun! For inspirational tidbits, I went back and looked over all of the women that have been interviewed on The Work at Home Woman, over the past three years. Wow, what a great group of insightful women; I'm feeling inspired already!
- “Success in this business is all about having the RIGHT attitude, having PERSISTENCE and PERSEVERANCE. Trials and rejection are part of any business but those who succeed are able to overcome their challenges and keep a positive attitude. You have to work it like a business. Many people come into direct sales expecting it to produce like a business, but they don’t treat it like a business.” Jeannie Price of Mía Mariu
- “Don’t listen to haters. It might not be your immediate circle who are your biggest champions, so tap into an entrepreneurial community. They are so supportive and have incredible ideas. Do listen to yourself, your business partner and your life partner. A pleasant surprise was how many people within my second and third tier of friends and acquaintances were interested and excited to help in any way possible. Also, don’t be afraid to modify your course.” Michelle Hoffmann of Juniors Fresh
- “Be clear about your goals, write them down or create a vision board, stay positive and focus on what you want for yourself, your personal life, and your business. I found that during this process, everyone has had an opinion. Some people have even been critical and challenging of certain decisions I have made. I have great clarity about what I want to create and I am being my true authentic self, so this criticism has not affected me in a negative way. In fact, I have used these challenges as an opportunity to look more deeply inside myself. This is your business, not anyone else's. If you are passionate about something and believe in what you are doing, that is truly what matters.” Dawn Gibson of Mindful Mothering
- “Surround yourself with positive mentors, peers, and resources. Part of the Beachbody Game Plan is personal development: read 10 pages and listen to 15 minutes of audio every day. You will inevitably run into negative people or situations that can sap your passion, momentum, and confidence. It’s crucial you saturate yourself with positivity so you can propel your way through the tough times.” Stephanie Hodges – Independent Beachbody Coach
- “Stick with your dreams. If you have a product or idea that you are very passionate about then don’t give up on it. You will have ups and downs in your business but if you love what you do then it will become a success all in good time!” Abbey Fatica – Co-Founder of TrackerSphere
- “Keep a good attitude and seek to be someone people love to work with, and you will always have customers.” Tracy Bech of Zeeberry.com
- “Take at least 1 step every day towards your business no matter how small or big. Start that step today.” Anna Brindley of Suitable Pajamas
- “Have fun – after all this isn’t brain surgery, and, Give it time. Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Traci Kuhn – Direct Sales Consultant Votre Vu
What tips do you have for staying motivated and inspired?