How to Revive Your Online Business Passion – Get Your Groove Back!
Have you been wondering how to revive your online business passion? You know that online business you couldn’t wait to start. The same business you worked day and night to build. But, suddenly something changed! Your Mojo is gone. One day you woke up and all that passion wasn’t there. The motivation to continue had disappeared. Where did that passion go? What happened?
“Passion is a feeling that tells you: this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy.”
― Wayne W. Dyer
It happened to me and it has happened to many others. This topic seems to be shared by many online business starters. I visit many blogger sites and forums. Reading the comments is one of my favorite things to do. Many people leaving comments, are looking for something to help them revive the feelings they had, when they first started their online business.
They are looking for a certain reassurance. I receive comments all the time on my blog and again most of the comments are about how hard it is to remain focused on their business. The comments are generous in praise for my work and how they wish to get back to work on theirs.
The Idea of Being my Own Boss Was Very Exciting!
When I started my online business, I was looking for some way to make additional income. It had occurred to me that maybe a part-time job, outside of the home, was a good idea. Until I considered the cost of gas, buying lunches and new clothing. I also didn’t like the idea of waking up early to help someone else make money.
No, I wanted to do something for me!
I jumped in and spent many hours searching google for ways to make money from home that would be low cost and easy to do.
When I stumbled on Wealthy Affiliate, I knew I had the solution to my situation. It was easy to dive in and start learning.
This would meet my needs of a flexible schedule and if I follow instructions and did the work, success would come. I knew going in that money would take months to achieve. But, it would happen with due diligence and constant work.
Then, towards the end of 2015, many things changed in my life. There was so much stress in my personal life and I lost all motivation. Suddenly, I just stopped working. My website was neglected I am ashamed to admit. It was as if my mind went numb. I could not get my groove back no matter how much I tried to talk myself out of my rut.
Each day I promised myself that tomorrow I would get busy again but that didn’t happen. This is unusual behavior for me.
Positive energy flows thru my veins. This isn’t me!
Yet, I would sit around day in and day out doing everything but work. I kept very busy but not working on my business. Before I knew it a year had passed by. I finally had to make a decision.
Do I let everything go for good and do I give it one more big effort. Well, here I am giving it one very big effort. How do I feel now? More motivated and focused than ever! Suddenly I am inspired to write my blogs and work on catching up.
So, in order to understand How to Revive Your Online Business Passion you need to know what caused your situation in the first place.
Why have you lost your passion?
What was going on in your life to suddenly deter you from moving forward with your online business?
I Had a Why When I Started My Online Business.
You know, that reason above all to make a difference in your life and in the lives of loved ones. It is that burning desire to be successful no matter what and at all costs…..
Well, for everyone the reasons vary. But, lets look at some of the common reasons why we lose that passion for our online businesses.
- Fear of Failure – That was one of my problems. I started to believe some of the lies I read about online about very few who start online businesses actually make any money.
- Outside distractions – Last year, I had so many personal issues going on at the same time. I started to wonder if the Universe wasn’t sending me hints that maybe I needed to give up. Many mornings with all the good intentions in mind, I didn’t have the energy to think, let alone work.
- Overwhelmed – We feel overwhelmed with the magnitude of what is needed to build an online business. There is tons of hard work but the rewards are many. If you just hang in and do the work for a few months, you will see rewards.
- Lack of Motivation – I remember feeling numb. I couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong. I thought I was depressed. Other times I thought I had a medical reason. My drive was gone and I didn’t want to do much but sit and watch TV. Not like me at all!
- Stress – Yeah I know about stress. I was actually carrying around enough to kill an elephant
Can you relate to any of the above? You probably have a few you can add to this list.
Below you will see some ways How to Revive Your online Business Passion.
The first thing I did was to reevaluate my motives to start an online business. If I wasn’t going to take it seriously then I needed to make a decision to make a go of it or just let it go and stop torturing myself.
So, remember your WHY…Are you going to give up so easily? And, why are you letting others affect your happiness and make you miserable? You need to make up your mind to turn off everyone or anything that you are allowing to disrupt your life. We give our power away so easily and blame others for our failures.
Don’t give away your POWER!
Find things in your life to be grateful for and celebrate your successes!
When you decide to make changes be sure to include alone time to be grateful. Count simple things in your life like being able to get out of bed, the food in your fridge, look around at your pets, you’re comfortable home..etc.
Make a short list of things you need to accomplish and after you do them, celebrate and reward yourself. Include in that list doing something for your business. I make lists of things I need to do but I keep them to about 3 items so as not to overwhelm myself.
Read positive affirmations daily. I love the work of Wayne Dyer and Napoleon Hill. I also love anything by Maya Angelou. Many famous authors have suffered adversity and experienced failures. What makes them different from the average person? These people don’t allow their failures to stop them from finding success.
Maya Angelou was raped as a child. She went on to publish 7 autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows over a period of 50 years. How’s that for accomplishments? One of my favorite works of hers is “And Still I Rise”. She was an amazing woman. She is also someone I use as a mentor when I need inspiration and motivation.
And finally, find time for yourself. Do something you love. One of the reasons we lose passion in our work is because we lose interest. What used to be fun now is a chore. Have you lost interest in other things that you used to do, like going to the beach or what about that Zumba class you once enjoyed? Don’t shy away from playing golf with your buddies.
Believe me you can work on how to revive your online business passion and you can also enjoy all the things you love. You made up your mind that there’s no use. You can change your mind back, it’s up to you! If you want it badly enough, you find a way!
What did you lose in all that time you decided to stop working on your online business?
I can tell you what I lost, if I had continued working I would have met many of my financial goals instead I’m back where I started. Many of my peers who started working online business are earning money and way ahead in their goals.
And all those distractions and stresses well, let’s just say I thought I could control certain situations in my life instead I allowed them to control me. That is no longer the case.
I can only control myself! I am happier now and realize that I can overcome anything and all I need to do is make up my mind.
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