When I first jumped into entrepreneurship, I realized how difficult it was to stay productive. Or even to gain momentum. To be honest, it’s only been roughly half a year now that I’ve learned how to be productive. How to have a consistent flow of work.
When I first started I was easily distracted and I didn’t really know how to hustle. Whenever I did work, I worked for short periods of time and rewarded myself by slacking off.
Even though I still, to this day, vouch for taking breaks, there comes a time where you take “two hour long breaks” that you kind of lose the whole concept of a break.
I’m not going to sugar coat it. Back then…
I Was Very Unproductive
Despite the fact that I was trying to run a business. However through trial and error, life lessons, and so many other things, I’ve learned how to be taking action and also particular techniques to stay motivated even during times where you feel like taking those two hour breaks.
The first important thing is with taking action is…
To Find The Proper Work Flow
When you are working a day job, how you work is pretty much standard across the board. You have a few breaks in between a few hours of work. You’re then placed into that system where that’s what you have to do.
When I started to understand how I work when I started my business it was drastically different. I found that I prefer to work longer when I am working and like to take longer breaks as well.
I can imagine others having a similar situation, that they actually prefer working differently than how their day job is structured. Either way the point is to find a flow that works for you. Do you work until you’re half done a project and then take a break? Do you keep working until your task list is all done? Find out what works for you.
Secondly, To Invest In Self Motivation
Every single person is motivated for different reasons. I find the best kind of motivator is to find your why. In network marketing it’s highly encouraged, but I believe it should be used in life in general. For one you understand yourself more. But also you know who or what is your motivation.
You can watch all the motivational videos in the world, but as always, they will only give you motivation in that moment. On the long run, you’ll need to learn to stay motivated. And again the best method I think is find a why.
Why are you doing this?
Why do you want to be an entrepreneur?
Why do you want to be successful at what you are doing right now?
Answer them in great detail. Hell, write about them. And continue to remind yourself about them. Of course there are other techniques to self motivate and they fall into the same vein as this one. However there are some difference which I’ll talk about later this week.
Thirdly, You Need A Plan
Obviously with taking action as I’ve said before, you need a plan. There’s many moving parts to a plan and things to consider. I’ll talk about those as well later this week.
But above all, a plan needs to be brief, quick to prepare and easy to execute. In this day and age we have complex things that all started with a simple and small idea. And over time it built up into something grand.
The thing with planning is that it shouldn’t be time consuming. The time consuming part is you actually moving forward and following the plan as opposed to planning the plan.
I’ve Been Doing These Consistently
Setting goals as my action plan.
Staying motivated through finding my why and pursuing it.
Having a flow that works best for me. Through understanding myself.
Practice these in your life and you’ll significant growth and change in your life!
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon