Life as a business owner is extremely rewarding, but long hours working alone can be isolating.
It’s tricky to stay motivated when it’s just you, your laptop, and an unending to do list.
It’s easy to lose your business mojo, and once it’s gone it’s difficult to get back on track.
Business mojo and the bubble
Running your own business is a very different form of responsibility to working in the corporate world, particularly because you lack the accountability of having a boss.
Nobody’s checking up on you. It’s just you. And it’s easy to lose focus.
Don’t worry – you’re not alone.
This is a common mindset issue among business owners suffering from the bubble effect of being your own boss.
When you start a business you enter a bubble of isolation. The life and success of your business hinges on your ability to see beyond the bubble. To burst it and reclaim what you lost while you were in there.
I’m talking about your business mojo.
You know, that ineffable thing you once had… You were a whirlpool of creativity, a fountain of passion and energy. You were Go, Go, Go! and you flourished.
All your ambition, drive, determination and conviction that you could make a go of this business thing evaporate when that bubble forms. You’re left a little uncertain, a little lost. You lose momentum and your direction is unclear. And you struggle to identify which task you should do next.
Unable to make a decision you panic, procrastinate, re-write those to do lists, faff about on social media, anything other than focused action that will propel your business forwards.
You’re running on fumes and have zero energy. And motivation? It’s a mirage on the distant horizon.
What to do when you’ve lost your business mojo
Don’t panic! There are a few things you can do when that bubble is kicking your butt: (more…)