Your LNC motivation will help you discover ways to help you love your work again. At some point in every business, the passion and the desire can fade. To have a successful business, you need to remind yourself why you chose your profession.
LNC Motivation Tips:
Recognize that Goals and Paths are Two Different Things
Have you been focusing on your goal but not really getting closer? Is your business much too busy, and you feel like you’re expending all your energy on clients? Or are you not busy enough and you spend your time trying to figure out how to get clients?
If this is happening to you, you’ve likely wandered off the path towards your goal. Re-evaluate your path. Is it moving you forward? Are you letting yourself get caught on tangents?
Lack of progress can diffuse motivation. Rethink your path and reevaluate it to move you forward.
Milestones or checkpoints are markers along the way that prove your progress. They can be tremendously heartening, so build them in. And reward yourself for arriving at each one in some small but significant way.
As you reach each milestone or checkpoint, be aware of your feelings. If you reach one and don’t feel satisfaction or positive emotions, stop and re-evaluate until you identify what is wrong. A lack of reaction or negative feelings often means you are veering away from your goal.
Don’t Let Other People Invade Your Head
Another reason you might find yourself feeling flat is when you reach a checkpoint or milestone. The mini-goal you’ve achieved is not really yours. It’s something you’ve been told to do, or expected to do, by someone else.
Listen to your own voice. Learn to be aware when yours isn’t the one setting the pace.
What’s right for ninety percent of your peers might not be right for you.
Work on Your Goals with Others
If you really want to feel motivated, surround yourself with positive and focused people who share a similar mindset and drive. Join an accountability group. Find a mentor. Hire a coach. Join my LNC success Connection, a membership group for LNCs dedicated to their businesses.
Sometimes the whole problem is just that you’re going it alone and you’re too close to see the forest for those pesky trees. Others round out our square corners. They point out blind spots and hazards and encourage us when the going gets tough.
Try Something You Routinely Reject
If you feel your business is stuck in a stalemate, try changing things up. But don’t just try obvious solutions. Take a new look at options and solutions you have previously rejected without thinking.
For example, if you think you’re tired of coaching, consider that perhaps it is just one-on-one coaching that is wearing you out. Try group coaching instead. Or write a book.
Change up Your Space
Sometimes our workspaces can add to depression, frustration, and weariness. Take a good look at yours. Is the area too dark? What about your chair – is it uncomfortable? Is the lighting too harsh from that particular lamp? Is there too much clutter?
Create a plan to make your workspace or home office an inspiring place that energizes and gets you excited again. Change the layout. Get rid of the clutter. Get in that shelving unit you so desperately need. Put up inspirational posters or artwork. Have your favorite mantra made into a graphic for your wall.
Put in a sound system and play motivational tapes or exciting music while you work. Move your desk to a different location. Buy a new chair. Paint your room a color that either calms or energizes you, depending on what you feel you need most.
Once you’ve planned out what you need to do, act. Transform your home office into the workspace of your dreams, the one that reflects your mission and your brand.
Set up a time to talk with me about how to grow your LNC business. Click on this link to request a call: http://LNC.tips/gethelp – we’ll see if coaching is the solution you need to move forward in 2021. If not now, when?
Pat Iyer is president of The Pat Iyer Group, which develops resources to assist LNCs obtain more clients, make more money and achieve their business goals and dreams.
Pat’s related websites include the LNC continuing education provided on LNCEU.com, the podcasts broadcast at podcast.legalnursebusiness.com, and writing tips supplied at patiyer.com.