The Secret Weapon of High-Achievers

High achievers – in both the online world and in the corporate world – generally have positive attitudes, know how to take action, and know how to ask for help. They are also not afraid to bring in coaches to help them improve their leadership and planning skills.

Who wants to be around pessimistic people? Having pessimistic coworkers is bad but having a business owner or department head who is constantly finding fault in other people’s work or who is always pessimistic about project outcomes is a sure way to send morale plummeting.

Luckily a mindset coach can help the pessimist turn their negative thoughts into positive thoughts.

Taking action is not necessarily an inborn trait but it’s certainly a skill that can be learned.

High achievers don’t reach their level of success by overthinking their business plans or by waiting for opportunities to present themselves.

Those are quick ways to stall your business.

Instead, high earners learn to develop the...

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Do you have a business or a hobby?

Online business owners can easily “open their doors for business” without a firm business plan in place.

Some may test the waters to see if they attract any clients and some start out doing this online work as a side gig while working their full-time job.

So, if this is how you are opened your business (or are planning to), do you have a business or a hobby?

A hobby traditionally is an activity that brings you pleasure that you do in your spare time. A business, on the other hand, provides a service or products to clients, has regular business hours, and strives to make a profit.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine if you are working a business or a hobby:

• Do you have firm business hours or are you working sporadic hours as your family or full-time job allows?
• Do you make the most of your business hours or work time, working as efficiently as possible, or do you get distracted with social media or other behind-the-scenes tasks?
• Do you...

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How To Win Back Your Motivation To Keep Doing the Work You Love

How do you help your clients to motivate themselves?

You ask questions, encourage them, call them out on avoidant or excuse-based behavior, praise them for steps forward. All of this you can apply to yourself – become your own client.

That’s one useful tip… and here are five more ideas to win back your motivation and fall in love with your work all over again.

1. Recognize that Goals and Paths are Two Different Things

You’ve been focusing on your goal but not really getting closer. Your business is much too busy, and you feel like you’re expending all your energy on 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 set it up to really move you forward.

2. Create Checkpoints

Milestones or checkpoints – these are markers along the way...

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