Inspiration is key to innovation. Inspiration is like lifeblood to entrepreneurs who want to get things done and go out there and disrupt. Most entrepreneurs start ventures highly inspired, but gradually lose their focus as everyday business tasks get in the way. There are, however, steps that committed entrepreneurs can take to stay inspired and not lose focus. Here are some of those suggestions:
Focus on Your Passions
Entrepreneur Bill Busbice has been doing business for decades. Throughout the years, new ideas have come and gone. One thing he has learned for certain though is that new ideas come more frequently when you are passionate about the topic. Mr. Busbice has done business in a couple of different sectors, but his most successful ventures have been in the sector he has always been passionate about: trucking.
Mr. Busbice has always had passion for the trucking industry. He previously co-owned a trucking company, Ace Transportation, and directed it towards award-winning status. Then, when he was branching out to other areas, it was his passion for trucks that once again inspired him, this time to develop an app called HWY Pro. Mr. Busbice advises younger entrepreneurs to not ignore their true passions. Down the line, it will be the things you love that will inspire you to innovate and achieve great things.
See How You Can Make a Difference in an Industry
While ideas can sometimes come easy, we must be driven to make them into reality. There’s nothing more inspirational than being able to fundamentally change an industry, or even the world. Entrepreneurs who have lost focus can find it again by aiming to disrupt. Learn about whatever industry you are involved in to see if there’s anything you can do to make a difference. Even a minor difference is better than nothing. When you feel like you can change something for the better, then your motivation and inspiration will naturally return.
Learn What Others Are Doing
Knowledge is power. The best way to find your inspiration is to learn about what others have been doing in the industry. This is not merely for competition purposes, but to generate new ideas. Also, learn about what type of new tech is affecting a particular industry. This tech will determine the future of that industry. That’s where you will find great ideas to start something new or branch out.
Read Books By or About People You Admire
Looking up to one’s heroes is always guaranteed to inspire people. If you feel like you are losing your motivation, then read a book about business leaders or others who have always inspired you. Reading books by the people you admire is a great way to find focus again.
Get Enough Sleep
No one generates ideas on a sleep-deprived brain. Mr. Busbice in his years as a trucking professional has seen how lack of sleep can grievously affect budding careers. Therefore, if you want to stay inspired and motivated, get enough sleep at night.
Keep on doing what you love best, even if at times you feel tired of it all. Relentlessness can also inspire people.