Are you feeling stuck in your business? Don’t know what to do next or how to get started? We all have moments where we could use a little spark and inspiration to help us get our business off the ground or take it to the next level. It is a lot easier to know that you need inspiration than it is to get it. I have put together a list of sources of entrepreneurial inspiration and things to do to help you get motivated and get the spark that you need. As you make your way through this list you might find the catalyst to your next great moment in business.
Real life motivational stories
Spend some time reading the background and start-up stories of businesses or people you admire. You may find nuggets of inspiration in how those leaders overcame obstacles that may look exactly like the wall you keep hitting. Learning the stories of those who have been in your shoes and persevered may help give you just the inspiration boost that you need. Here are some business origin stories to get you started.
Go back to your roots
Write down why you got started and what you hoped to achieve. Thinking back to your original inspiration to become an entrepreneur may help you tap into the same inspiration that you need right now to take the next step.
Take a step back
This could mean taking a vacation or even a staycation where you take a day off to focus on other things, like your mental health or physical wellbeing. Your brain is constantly working, taking a step back and focusing on yourself doesn’t mean that you aren’t being productive. In fact, taking a break can improve your mental health and allow you to come back to the task refreshed and renewed.
If you don’t know where to start, looking at motivational quotes is an easy way to get the ball rolling. Read some motivational quotes that could help inspire you. Hearing others voices on the topic or on big-picture philosophy could help reframe your view enough to spark some new ideas.
Tune-in to inspiration
This list of business podcasts will give you some media to listen to that could help spark your next idea. This list includes interviews with business owners, startup tips, product marketing advice and more.