The school summer holidays have given many of us a welcome break away from work. But now the summer break is done, and the kids are heading back to school, it’s time to get motivated and back to business.

And if you’re struggling to do that, you’re not alone! It can be a bit of an uphill battle to kickstart that motivation and get focused back on business. But here are some top tips to help shake off those holiday blues and get your work motivation back up and running again!

If you want to get motivated, remember your Why

Start with revisiting your ‘Why’. Why are you doing what you’re doing? Why did you start your business, and what is it that’s driving you forward? One of the best ways to motivate yourself is to be crystal clear on why you’re doing what you do!

Revisit your vision and goals when you initially get back to business

Go back to the beginning of the year and see if you have any goals that got left behind. Do the same with the last business quarter. Write them down. You can then add them to your goals for this 90-day period, so you end the year on a high and finish what you initially set out to achieve this year.

Narrow down and get focused

Once you know the goals, you want to achieve and have added them to your goal list for the next 90-day period, ensure they’re manageable for you. Break them down and spread them throughout your next 12 weeks – don’t try and cram them into your next week or month! You can then focus on just a week at a time, safe in the knowledge that your goals are included in each week.

Decide to work smarter to get motivated and back to business

If you want to get motivated and back to business, you have to work smarter. Become stricter with where your time is going. Decide to give yourself more space to think and create. Stick to your schedule and focus on your priority goals. Work smarter by either outsourcing or automating tasks. Check out How to get started using automation in your business for more help with this.

Focus on what will move your business forward

Not all of the tasks you do will be focused on moving your business forward. But that is where your time needs to be spent. Focusing on your zone of genius is the main way you will move your business forward – because this is often the thing you are getting paid to do. 

You also need to allocate some time to be the CEO of your business. Planning, checking your goals, tracking and analysing etc. Everything else can be outsourced. If you need a little help learning how to outsource, check out How to work effectively with your Virtual Assistant for some tips and advice.

If you’re struggling to get motivated because you’re overwhelmed, it may be time for you to get some additional help. If you’d like to explore options for working with me as your Virtual Assistant, you’ll find all the details here. Have questions? You’ll find some answers there too – or if your question isn’t answered, you can reach out via our contact page.