Want to grow your business, head out for inspiration!

The last few years have been very busy for us and that can lead to leaving people tired and worn down. The problem with being an entrepreneur or small business is that you can never let your guard down. You always need to be forging ahead and moving forward. That constant push whether in your business, job, or personal life with goals can wear you down.

Most folks when they get to that state will say, “Let’s take a vacation!” That certainly is a good place to start and vacations and time off should always be scheduled on a regular basis, but, that doesn’t always do the trick. In fact often when you return from a vacation you can feel tired and lazy. You do need that rest to recharge your body and get you into a frame of mind where you can accept new ideas and clearly review past performance. What you need is to go out and find inspiration in what interests you!

Bruce Outridge
Bruce Outridge

We recently did this in our business. Since we are incorporated we have to hold an Annual Shareholder’s Meeting each year. This year we combined it with other items like goal setting, and inspiration fact finding and it was really surprising to find out how well it worked. The inspiration programs don’t have to be expensive. I found a lot of inspiration in visiting some used book stores for information on my favourite artists that I find inspiring. We had a lunch at a favourite spot for Authors for writing inspiration, and just discussed things that will help the business going forward.

So if you’re feeling like you need some revival in your business or position then maybe you need an inspiration day. It can help you decide where to go for the future or evaluate where you have already been. Try taking one regularly to keep you moving forward all year long. You will be glad you did!

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an entrepreneur and author of the books Driven to Drive, Running by the Mile, and How to Start an Artistic Business in 12 Easy Steps. To learn more about Bruce and his work please visit his website at http://www.outridgeenterprises.ca

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