The daily grind can be difficult enough without harboring a desire to grow a business from the ground up. A bitter reality is most must work a nine-to-five while they’re starting their own business when they’re off the clock. Because of this full-time schedule, it’s easy for many hopeful business leaders to lose motivation and drive. The transition from employee to entrepreneur is not an easy conversion. In fact, it can be downright difficult and discouraging, it’s a period of time filled with tests, challenges, and trials. Nonetheless, you must stay committed to your dreams and habitually identify reasons you started this endeavor to help you to continue to strive forward.
1. Remember the Why
One way to make sure you always stay connected to your dream is to always remember the ‘why’. Remember why you first desired entrepreneurship and remember why you took your initial steps toward it. Whether you have dreams of being your own boss, being financially independent, having control over your own time or your want to be as creative as possible, identify why that is important and remind yourself of that every day.
2. Dream Realized
Make sure your dream isn’t a dream deferred by staying committed to the desires that drive you. You find that you’ll encounter obstacles to success, so look to trusting individuals to help you access to research and defeat barriers. Above all, make a promise to yourself that there isn’t an obstacle big enough to pull you away from the things in life that you want to do in life.
3. Vision Board for Success
If the road to success seems a bit foggy, plan ahead and anticipating any challenges or needs. Create a detailed vision board, documented what your life as an entrepreneur will look like. Depict your future customer base, your ideal work day, the activities you’ll engage in, potential social media practices and what your income will be. After you’ve identified all of these things, revisit these plans every day. Focus on what it would be like to have a flourishing business and describe how you plan to circumvent any foreseen or unforeseen challenges.
Remember, stay focused on your full-time job while working on your full-time goal. By handling both tasks well, you’ll demonstrate your stellar time management and prove that you’ll be able to handle future scheduling challenges.
Eddie Dovner is an entrepreneur, inventor, and CEO who is based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Learn more about Eddie Dovner by visiting his pages on LinkedIn, Twitter, and SlideShare. Also, please learn more by visiting EdwardDovner.org and EddieDovner.com.