How To Stay Motivated: My Top 5 Tips

Mar 2, 2017

Once you have found your motivation, you will need to stay motivated.  Here are my top 5 tips on how to keep up that motivation.


After mentoring over 100 students, one of the questions that I get a lot is this – how do you stay motivated. So, I’ve put together a list of my top 5 tips on how to stay motivated.


Stay motivated tip #1: Surround yourself with people with the same or similar goals


Success is a team sport. No one can do it alone. You need to surround yourself with people who are on the same journey as you, to help you to stay motivated.


You can do this by being a part of a community of like-minded individuals, and having an accountability partner. In order to stay motivated, and keep doing the things that are important and outside your comfort zone, you will need to form good habits. To help you form a habit, you need to keep doing that very thing, which is necessary, but still be outside your comfort zone.


How we help our students build their habits is by having 90 day challenges, within a community of people taking the same challenge. Many accountability partners and global lifetime friendships are formed in these communities.


Stay motivated tip #2: Invest in your education and learn from the correct people


If you’re starting a new business, one of the toughest things to do is to stay motivated when you don’t seem to be making progress. And the quickest way to start to progress quickly, is to learn from people who have done it before.


There’s no sense in re-inventing the wheel. As a former corporate lawyer who spent a fair number of years in venture capital, I can tell you that many companies fail, not because they had a poor product, but that they just wasted too much time re-inventing the wheel, learning things and systems that they could have just paid someone to teach them.


You will need to choose your mentors well. If you’re intending to start a home business, there’s not a lot of point in picking a mentor for CEOs of large corporations. You want someone who has done what you intend to do.


Take me for example. I am a former lawyer, transitioned into an internet entrepreneur who runs a home business. I am good a running a solo business. One year from the time I started, I am the top individual performer in the products I promote. There are teams of people who perform better than me, but if you want to run your business as an individual, you would go to a coach or mentor that has succeeded as an individual.  See picture of the Marketing Leaderboard below.


How To Stay Motivated: Leaderboard


Besides the fact that the advice given to an individual business owner is different, you is easier to stay motivated, because you can’t then give yourself the excuse that you’re not able to achieve what your mentors were because they are a team, and you’re not.


Stay motivated tip #3: Celebrate small wins


The road to ultimate success is infinitely long. There is no such thing as an ultimate destination in terms of business success. And that makes it important to celebrate the small wins to stay motivated.


Determine your milestones, and at each point, celebrate them. When you’re on your way up, you can have celebrations of success without costing too much by cooking yourself and your family a nice meal at home.


You’ll be surprised how much time you have, to do that, as a home business owner!


Stay motivated tip #4: Segregate your works space


There’s nothing more tiring than constantly being at work. You’ll get frustrated because if you’re constantly at work, you’re constantly looking for results and those will never come fast enough.


I went from nothing to $30K and replacing my lawyers’ salary within 6 months of starting my online business, but even those results weren’t fast enough because I failed to segregate my work space properly.


So segregate your work space from your home space, and that should really help you stay motivated.


Stay motivated tip #5: Know and remember your “why”


Knowing your deeper motivations for success will help you to stay motivated. Money itself will never keep you motivated. I’ve written much about this, but discovering a greater purpose, often achieving something for someone else you love – will help you to stay motivated.


We call this the Why Discovery or Pinpoint Your Purpose process.  Beyond knowing this, keeping it at the fore front of your mind, especially in the trying times, will help you to stay motivated.



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