Entrepreneurs have no higher-ups to deliver motivation, so daily motivation for entrepreneurs can be hard to come by.
Thankfully, there are some accessible sources of daily motivation for entrepreneurs – here’s how 6 successful business owners get motivated and inspired every day:
Question: What is your biggest daily motivation to keep working hard?
Our Impact on the Community
On a daily basis, I try to set realistic goals that remind me of why I started Aligned Signs, which allows me to continue to see the positive impact we are making in the community. Then, when reflecting on the day, it feels good to see we’ve made progress. I like to inspire myself by setting further bite-size goals for the next day.
I believe in the purpose of my work. We are helping people with one of the greatest gifts an American can acquire: a home. Further, our value proposition puts the consumer into a more equitable position in the home, saves them money on fees and offers better marketing. Knowing what we are doing and how it is impacting people’s lives makes me feel a quasi-moral obligation to grow and succeed.
Having people around me and feeling like we’re all moving in the same direction is game changing. I spent many years as a solopreneur, and the motivation then was harder to nail down. Now, seeing everyone striving toward the same goals is daily motivation (even when we’re remote — Slack works wonders).
My Desire for Excellence
The legacy of excellence that I want to leave for my daughter (and future children) keeps me going. I’m a big believer in the power of community and know that the impact I make in my corner of the globe helps to move my community and our world forward in a positive way. Being an entrepreneur can be daunting because you have lofty goals, but knowing I’m making even the smallest impact keeps me going.
It’s really about the opportunity: opportunity to make a real impact on the world on a global scale with a new way of doing commerce, shopping, buying and giving. The question isn’t, “What if we fail?” The question is, “What if we succeed?” The opportunity that we are sitting on is amazing.