Today’s Q is:
Where do you find inspiration when you feel like you’ve hit a plateau in your business?
Helena Bowers from Your Message Amplified says:
When I hit a plateau in my business the first thing I try to do is get out of my own way. I know that I have the tendency to make things harder than they have to be, so the first place I look for inspiration is outside in nature. I’ll often take my camera and head to the river for a long walk and some quiet time communing with the ducks. The stillness gives me the space I need to get out of my own head and let the ideas flow. More often than not I end up coming home with a pretty good idea of what my next step should be, as well as a fresh batch of pictures to work with!
Brenda Trott from Done4UMedia Marketing says:
Jessica Lee from Psychic Readings Guide says:
I love this question because I think it’s so important to feel inspired when working. When I feel like I’ve hit a plateau, I know it’s because I am over thinking things and not letting the business flow organically. That signals me to step back and take a few hours off doing something enjoyable that is unrelated to business, such as taking a ride or baking. Usually, once I get into a relaxed state, ideas will quickly start to flow again.
Another thing I do is keep inspiration boards on Pinterest. I pin blogs that I admire and articles that I have enjoyed reading. When I go back and reread these pieces, I remember what I loved about them, and this often gets my creative juices flowing.
I also have several book excerpts highlighted on various Kindle books. Sometimes, one great quote or a few paragraphs from a chapter is enough to inspire me. For me, it’s all about not fighting the current. Trying to force things when they’re not happening naturally is not fun. Relaxing, taking a step back, and having inspiration boards that I can refer to works really well for me.
Reba Collins from PLR One Stop says:
I find inspiration in almost everything, every person, and everywhere I go. I try to look for the good and ignore the bad, so I watch for the little things from which I can draw ideas. Family is big in my life and there’s always someone telling of how they found a great item or need something to make their lives easier. I try to apply those conversations to my business.
Since my business is an online business, I’m a member in a lot of Facebook groups and forums with others in my niche. I go to those places every day and never fail to learn something new. Everything new thing I learn I can apply to my business, so honestly, I’m never short on inspiration. In fact, I have so many ideas; I don’t have time to handle them all. It’s rare that I hit a plateau with such great people touching my life on a daily basis. [Read more...]