The journey of building a business has its sunny days along with its rainy just like any other journey. However, any entrepreneur will tell you that there are times that when it rains, it pours. When bad days are on a long streak for company owners or failure seems to hit harder, it is essential for an entrepreneur to learn how to manage productivity on even the darkest of days.
Ferrari Energy, a private family-owned oil and gas company, says that staying proactive even on the worst of days can help with emotional bounce backs and continuously moving forward in some direction, whether professionally or personally. Below, executives at Ferrari Energy detail five ways entrepreneurs can keep mentally in check, even during downtimes.
1. Develop a New Personal or Professional Goal
Entrepreneurs who feel weighed down by a failure or stuck in business limbo rather than business growth should look for ways to spark new motivation to avoid feeling stuck. A great way to boost inspiration is to consider new personal or professional goals to incorporate into a daily schedule. Health and well-being are great starting points to reflect on if exercise or eating right is not already a part of daily or weekly routines. Entrepreneurs can also choose to look at their company from different perspectives to find other professional goals to set and strive towards to feel like work is moving forward.
2. Make a Daily To-Do List
People who either make a to-do list for the next day before going to bed or first thing in the morning before starting their day set themselves up for a day of success. Regardless of what the bad days bring, make creating a daily to-do list a habit to ensure that something productive will be done no matter the day. It also does not hurt that the feeling of checking off a task from a list is rewarding enough to want to keep going.
3. Practice Meditating
Meditation is a great way to help clear negative thoughts out of entrepreneurs’ heads and open the mind to clearer thinking. Practicing meditation is a journey, similar to fitness, but it is an exercise for the mind. This mental training is excellent for entrepreneurs looking for a way to create space between emotions and stressful situations happening in their lives.
4. Learn from the Dark Days
No matter what is going on in life, there is always a lesson to be learned. Therefore, entrepreneurs experiencing dark days should try and replace negative emotions with a curious, positive perspective that embraces the idea that there is something to be learned from failure or slow times.
5. Focus on Building Team Morale
Often, a lack of productivity comes from the inability to find personal inspiration or self-motivation. A way to help find self-motivation or inspiration is by taking the spotlight from oneself and putting it on someone else. Helping others find their confidence and excitement for their work can boost mood while making proactive company moves. Entrepreneurs should know that a company’s success is significantly due to good employee morale.
About Ferrari Energy
Ferrari Energy took its name from its founder, Adam Ferrari. Adam is a native of Chicago and was formally educated in chemical and biomolecular engineering. He completed his degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and finished at the top of his class, graduating magna cum laude. As a young professional, Adam worked in the operations and business sides of the energy industry. After gaining ten years of direct industry experience, he took his passion for the energy industry and launched Ferrari Energy.