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By Damilola Faustino

Making the decision to become an entrepreneur is a fearless step but one that comes with many challenges. One of the first challenges you are likely to face is that you no longer have line managers to set goals and deadlines for you. Therefore, the responsibility of inspiration and motivation becomes your personal task. And this can be really hard. Many have been known to outrightly quit. Before you do that, these tips will help you out at times like this:

Set goals and values

Entrepreneurs must have personal goals and core values. They must write them down, read them daily and even memorize them. These should serve as a regular reminder about their purpose for becoming entrepreneurs.

Have a plan

Running a business without a plan can easily make them lose focus. They should evolve both short-term and long-term plans. This will help them have a clear understanding of what they want to accomplish and how they want to achieve it.

Have a ‘me’ time

Entrepreneurs are very busy people. As such, it is possible that they will be consumed by work.  So, they should endeavour to set personal time during which they get out of the rut.

Think of yourself as a captain

Entrepreneurs are the captains of their ships and nobody will navigate that ship for them except they do. So, they should take solace in the fact that they own the business and they have to make painstaking efforts to run it.

Connect with other entrepreneurs

This is not to say that you need to copy what others are doing. Instead, share ideas and get to know what keeps them motivated. This will definitely make them feel like they are on the right track with the support of other like-minded entrepreneurs.

Reward yourself

Being a business owner does not mean they should not reward themselves. As such, they should be prepared to reward themselves for accomplishing their set goals.

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