What To Do When Working With Purpose Feels Hard?

working with purposeDo you find that it’s challenging at times to sustain your energy and focus for your business?  Are there times when you secretly wish that you didn’t own your business and that you weren’t the team leader?

It’s perfectly natural to go through this from time to time.  In fact, it would be surprising if you never did.  Congratulations, you’re amazingly human!

Have you noticed that you get tunnel vision when you’re focused on working with purpose and trying to keep your team all fired up to do the same?  And have you also noticed that this strategy doesn’t always work?

As your team’s fearless leader, it is definitely essential that you find ways to sustain the energy and the focus, and most important of all, the morale in your business.

As is probably obvious, what this involves is something different than what you’ve been doing up until now.  It is counterintuitive and very likely it is the opposite of what you have been doing.

What to do when working with purpose feels hard?

Firstly, do something that inspires you.  This might be at your place of business, or it might be outside.  Wherever it is, it’s important that you as a human being are doing something regularly that inspires and uplifts you.

It can be the simplest of things like being selective in the music that you listen to rather than just listening to what comes on the radio as you turn it on.  Choose your reading materials wisely and select materials to read that lift your spirits.  The little time that you have to read, make it count 

Pay attention who you surround yourself with.  This includes your team members at the office and especially your friends and family.  Be diligent about surrounding yourself with inspiring and uplifting people.  It makes a HUGE difference! 

If you happen to have people who are somewhat negative in your life, it is not necessary to completely excommunicate them.  However, pay attention to how much time you spend with them and how much you let them affect you.
 
For your business, a great idea is to create an Advisory Board and fill it with inspiring business leaders who you want to learn from and whose input and contribution you’re excited to have.  This can make an incredible difference in keeping you on fire about your business.
 
It’s important to take breaks.  Both short breaks during the day as well as longer ones, such as long weekends and vacations.  Can you remember the last time you took a REAL vacation?  If you can’t, it’s definitely time! 

Part of your job as business owner is to make sure that you replenish your energy, refresh your spirit and regenerate yourself throughout the day and throughout the week.  You owe it to yourself, your team and your business to be energizedPushing yourself to the point of exhaustion won’t serve you or anyone else.

Sometimes a simple change of routine can make all the difference in the world.  It’s so easy to get stuck in habits and patterns and “This is just how I do it” mode.  So from time to time just changing your routine can be like hitting the reset button, and with this, new ideas and perspectives will flow.

Feed your soul, whatever this means to you.  It will serve you brilliantly to make it through those times when working with purpose feels hard. 

Feeding your soul means doing something special for yourself that replenishes, inspires and energizes you, for example:

  • Taking a yoga class.
  • Meditating.
  • Having a special date with your partner.
  • Preparing a special meal for your family and all sitting down to eat it together.
  • Turning off the phones and the computer and playing with your children.

Or, if it feeds your soul to serve others out in the community, to make a difference in some small or big way, feeding your soul could look like:

  • Going to visit seniors.
  • Teaching children to read.
  • Helping out with feeding the homeless.

Whatever really touches your heart and feeds your soul, go do that.  

Finally, when working with purpose really feels hard, the simplest thing to do that is amazingly great is to do something fun with your team.  It could be as simple as having a picnic on Friday, for example.  Or it could be more lavish, perhaps taking your whole team on an outing.  The point is to all hang out together and have a great time together, getting to know each other while doing something fun.  Pick something that everyone will like and have a blast!

Remember to pay attention to yourself. Notice when you’re driving yourself hard, pushing through, being focused and intentional, keeping an eye on the vision and the goals and the metrics of your company.

When you’re working with purpose and it starts to feel hard, remember to balance it out with something rejuvenating.   To help you remember what’s most important, to invigorate your soul, and enjoy life, click HERE or go to http://igniteyourlifebook.com/21daychallenge to take the 21-Day “I AM a Gift to the World” Challenge TODAY!  You will absolutely love it!

To your magnificence!

Andrea Woolf

The Queen of Having It All
Author of Ignite Your Life! How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
Founder of IgniteYourLifeBOOK.com

Co-founder of WakeUpAbundant.com
Ambassador of Manifest Money, HowtoLiveonPurpose.com

P.S.  Andrea would love to hear from you!  Use the form below to send in your comment or question.

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Article author: Andrea Woolf

Original article source: What To Do When Working With Purpose Feels Hard?

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