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Up Your Entrepreneurial Passion
Ten Easy Tips
By Victoria Munro
You may bound out of bed each morning
ecstatic at the prospect of working another day in your
business. But there may also be times when your entrepreneurial
zeal begins to wane and you just coast along, going
through the motions. The long hours, erratic cash flow
and wearing all those hats can wear you down.
Below are ten easy tips to
renew your business passion and keep you energized:
why you started the business. Revisit your
core values—the ‘non-negotiables’
most important to you, and then do what you can
to realign your activities with those values.
your vision and your goals clearly before you.
Visualize where you want to take the business. Use
all your senses. Ask yourself, what will it look
like when I get there? How will I feel? What will
I be doing each day?
in your education. Keep learning: attend
seminars, study business books and read biographies
of other successful entrepreneurs, such as Pour
Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company
One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz and Dori
a list of all the things you enjoy and are good
at. Is there a way you can spend more time on these?
something new you can create for the business.
time with positive people. Allow no negative
self-talk, and no whining, ever! Consider reading
Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude by Jeffrey
good care of the boss—you!
a coach or mentor.
fly solo! Surround yourself with like-minded
people. Join a Small
Business Advisory Board.
to the long haul and get busy doing what
you know you need to do next in the business.
Use these tips to stir up your passion for business.
You’ll begin to see problems as possibilities
and difficulties as opportunities to learn and grow.
Most importantly, you’ll enjoy the daily challenges
of growing your business.
© 2005-2007 Victoria Munro.
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About the Author: Victoria Munro is
co-founder (along with husband Dave Block) of Make-it-Fly®
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and tools. Victoria has started and run nine different
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