I love this post by Jason: Stop Making Excuses and Just Do Something. It’s powerful. It’s motivating. I don’t know about you, but it made me want to ACT.
So I thought I’d add a few ideas of my own, with a community and human touch — something that I find is often lacking in business.
Here are a few quick, simple, and easy things you can do right now in your business that will help you build momentum, make you feel good about yourself, make someone else feel important, and motivate you to move forward in a positive way.
And, of course, I’d be missing a biggie if I didn’t recommend that you join the Small Business Bonfire community. It is, after all, about sharing, connecting, collaborating and helping each other. If you’re already a free member, upgrade your account now to lock in our very low member rates (first increase is happening on Monday)!
Now, leave your own feel-good business action idea below, and let’s expand this list.
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From my more gentle side…be a mentor for a less experienced entrepreneur.
Change or eliminate what’s no longer working for you.
Yes, Denise! Even making a small change can be an effective way to move forward.
Focus on the activities you loved when you entered your business. For me it is the creative side, writing blogs, creating marketing materials, establishing relationships with potential collaborators.
It’s always good to return to your passion, isn’t it, Amanda? That’s what keeps me going!
Get involved in your community!
Agreed, Tina! Local community involvement is a great way to do some good (not a bad way to network either!).
Great advise, I utilize a few of them myself, but I am always grateful to all who I work with that I will have to add a few of them to my newly stock arsenal of niceties.
Always be grateful and say thank you when someone takes the time to do something nice for you, however small. This should go without saying, but many times the little tokens of kindness are overlooked.
Great post, Alyssa!
I wholeheartedly agree, Patty. Just saying the words, “thank you,” is something I think all of us can do a better job at. And it’s so easy! :)
I 100% agree with you guys! We still send hand written thank you’s to anyone and everyone who helps us out and we got a lot of positive feedback about it!