As a business owner, you’re living the dream, right? You’ve followed your passion and created your own business from the ground up. Now you get to be your own boss… But you have to be everyone else’s boss, too. And sometimes being the boss isn’t a lot of fun. Sometimes you get too focused on one aspect of your company, and sometimes you just feel really burned out, like you just want to walk away from it all. When that happens, take a moment to yourself and read one of these inspirational articles. They’re written by entrepreneurs, business owners, and others like you who’ve followed their dreams and who know what it’s like to hit a stumbling block, to feel burned out, and to need some outside inspiration.
“Become More Positive With These 5 Tips”
In this article, coach and professional speaker Michael Jacobs talks about five simple steps to be more positive each day. From expressing gratitude and being more giving, to controlling your breathing, meditating, and visualizing your success, you can turn any day around. Read this article when you need a pick-me-up to get you back on track with the right mindset to meet any day head-on.
“Tragedy to Triumph: Seven Entrepreneurs Who Beat the Odds”
Feeling like the odds are never in your favor? Looking at yet another obstacle on the way to making your business profitable? Read this article, and you might start to feel differently. These seven entrepreneurs have some really interesting stories, including one who was left hospitalized after a terrible car accident and had to abandon his real estate business. Chad Mureta took a potential catastrophe and turned it into an opportunity when he read an article about the rise of mobile apps. He started developing apps, and now he runs the blog App Empire.
None of that would have happened if he hadn’t been seriously injured and almost bankrupted by a nearly tragic car crash. And Chad is just one of the seven people this article will introduce you to. These stories are definitely good for giving any business owner some perspective.
“Five Inspiring Guys Who Prove Overnight Success is BS”
If you’re feeling impatient with your business, you might want to give this article a read. From Bill Gates to George R. R. Martin, you’ll recognize most of the names on this list, and all of them have two things in common. They’re all wildly successful, and not a single one of them did it overnight. Every one of them went through hardships and had to take the long road to massive success.
“Iron and the Soul”
Finally, when you think of Henry Rollins, you probably think of his acting roles or his music career. Did you know, though, that Rollins wasn’t always as large or as strong as he is today? In this compelling essay, Rollins tells about the road from being a scrawny kid who got picked on and shoved into lockers to becoming the man you see today. He talks about hard work, consistency, and ignoring your ego. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your business or your personal life, this is an essay that almost demands a read (or two).
These articles, bios, and essays are all great sources of inspiration for any business owner. If you’re not sure if you have what it takes, or if you’re just having a hard time getting out of a Monday funk, read one of these and see what you can learn from it to improve your day and how you handle your business.