10 Ways To Reward Yourself As A Business Owner. As an entrepreneur you you need all the motivation you can need. Business does not always do good, but when it does, please pamper yourself. This will help rejuvenate and motivate you. Check out ways to reward yourself below.
1. Set Rewards
We are naturally wired to react to incentives, so be prepared to reward yourself for accomplishing a goal or maintaining a habit. Just like in business, you should recognize and reward small victories along the way to long-term, broader goals.
2. Make Rewards Healthy
A drunken night out as a reward for beating your sales goal has lots of negative baggage attached to it, compared with spending time with an old friend or investing in an education course, a fitness class or in beautifying your home.
3. Take a Field Trip
Lots of fascinating places–museums, open-air markets, aquariums–are mobbed on weekends but fairly chill on weekdays. Skip out of business a little early as a reward for your hard work and become a tourist in your own town.
4. Go On Holiday
This is one of the best rewards ever. Holidays are a great way to unwind, clear your mind and learn new things. You don’t even have to go abroad, there are so many local holiday spots that one can explore. If the funds allow, you can take your loved ones.
5. Indulge In Inspirational Activities
Sometimes, you just need to look outside your circle for motivation. When this happens, re-match a movie that you found inspiring. During your lunch break, watch a TED talk. Or listen to an inspirational podcast during your commute, on your daily walk or while you are enjoying your personal time alone.
6. Involve Loved Ones
Invite your family, friends and colleagues to join you in your celebrations, even if it is a small gesture, such as asking your partner to join you on a hike to celebrate accomplishing an arduous to-do list.
7. Give Back
Spending money on other people is actually correlated with greater feelings of happiness than spending on yourself. So reward yourself by taking a friend out for coffee. Or donate some money to the needy. You can also volunteer your spare time to shelters and homes.
8. Count Your Blessings
As an entrepreneur, you should consider yourself one of the lucky ones. That’s a big achievement and you should never forget that it’s, by all means, an advantage. You’ve set yourself free form the corporate grind. The simple thought of this will improve your motivation.
9. Bake failure into your rewards system
Real achievement requires risk and failure, and learning from mistakes. Instead of focusing solely on what goes right, like landing a new deal, focus on goals reached, such as the number of proposals sent out or pitching a dream potential client you might have been too timid to approach.
Finally, never underestimate the value of a good night sleep for personal motivation. No unfinished task or missed goal is worth the misery that comes with losing sleep over it. More important, with a fresh night of rest, these tasks and goals become infinitely easier to finish the following day.