Most entrepreneurs would agree that owning a business is an incredible privilege, and they
would likely never want to go back to working for someone else. However, we all have our days!
And sometimes those rough days can turn into weeks. When we’ve temporarily lost a little bit of
our entrepreneurial passion, how can we get that back? Here are 7 ways to reignite your
entrepreneurial fire from your Favorite Orange County Bookkeeper!
1. Customer Reviews
Reading reviews left by customers about your business can help you see things from your
customers’ eyes. If the reviews are positive, they can help you see the impact your business has
made on them which can boost your motivation. Highlighting these reviews on your business’s
website or social media can validate the work you’re doing for current and future customers.
After all, you have a lot more people you can make a difference with! If you don’t have reviews,
ask for them. The first time you do this, it can be an amazing experience.
2. Personal Self-Care
Make sure to allocate enough time for personal care. No one can work 24/7 and survive without
burning out. Try soothing activities like yoga, meditation, or a walk in the park if you just need
some tranquility. Make it a regular habit and you’ll be better balanced when you go to work.
3. Goal Reset
If you’ve been skirting by the last few years on unchallenging goals, it might be time to give
yourself a BHAG – big hairy audacious goal – as mentioned in the book Built to Last. This is an
ambitious, long-term goal that can help to propel the entire company into a mission to reach it. If
you feel your employees could use some rejuvenation as well, schedule a goal-setting retreat for
the entire company. Everyone will come back with renewed energy and a new purpose. This can
also be an opportunity to provide incentives for employees to push towards this new goal.
4. Continued Education
As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning. New skills are required every time you reach a new
level in your business. Changes in technology, science, and government compliance trickle down
to small businesses, requiring changes to your business processes on a constant basis. Take a
new class or read a book to learn something that you can implement to make your business
We all have tasks in our businesses that we love to do and tasks that we do not love to do. When
you have a poor balance of disliked and liked tasks, this can take a toll on your attitude. If you
have staff, delegate the things you don’t love and find staff members that really love to do them.
That way, you can focus more on the tasks you enjoy.
6. New Project
Is there a project that you’d love to do, but has been on the back burner forever? Making it a
priority may just be the reset button you need. Sometimes things that are urgent get done while
things that are important, but not urgent, have to wait. Evaluate the urgency of takes and change
the priority of those projects that are important to you.
You may just need to get away for a while, then come back with a new perspective. Going on a
vacation could be the ticket to renew your excitement for your business. If possible, try to
delegate as many tasks as you can before you leave so you can relax and come back truly
If you’ve been working hard lately and it’s been grinding you down, try one of these tips from
Your Favorite Orange County Bookkeeper to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate your passion for your