When you first start your business, you are really active and you feel that you can move the mountains. Every single challenge motivates you to go further on and you seem to have all the resources in the world. The business is your primary focus and you eat, sleep and shower just thinking about what to do and how to improve it.
But then comes a stage where you might feel BORED. Anything can be the reason, i.e. poor cash flow management, too much of immature leads, tough routine, overloaded with work, poor health conditions and so on….
The causes of entrepreneurial boredom vary person to person, but solution is almost same for all. Let’s see how!
Keep the Business Energized:
The problem is that as things seem to settle into a certain pattern and as the business thrives, you do not feel the excitement that you use to. So make sure to have a new milestone as soon as you’re half done with the previous one!
Out of Routine Workplace:
There seems to be a lot of routine each month. There are bills and salaries to pay, inventory to restock, clients to deal with. All the things that seemed exciting yesterday are suddenly not that appealing. This means that you start to get bored and to think that you have had it enough. Having some things out of routine are always great to overcome the entrepreneurial boredom, like Mid-week fun time at work place, an excursion, feedback day of the month and so on. The more people you involve in this, the more ideas you will get.
Change Your Personal Routine:
The best thing to do when you feel this is to try and twist things around. You need to find your energy and your strength in order to deal with such periods in a productive way. Change something in your daily routine and make sure that you get engaged in interesting activities. You can also start prospecting a new market or search for a different type of clients. Keep your challenges high, so that boredom does not kill your business for good.
Stay Tuned to the Industry News:
It will surely help you to stay focused on business and upgrade stuff as needed. The more innovations you bring the less chances of boredom you will encounter.
Attend Innovation Events:
Let is be a seminar, conference, workshop or just a fun event. Each event you attend will bring you back to focus on the business in innovative way and you will have more reasons to build a better business!
Well, the above is all what I have witnessed myself; i.e. how my clients found a way out of entrepreneurial boredom. Do not forget to share if you have some more ideas!