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Maintaining Momentum

Momentum

Maintaining momentum in your business can get difficult through the lazy, hazy days of summer. It can be all to easy stray off the path, slow down, and get stuck. Clients and customers may take vacations, shift priorities, or seem hard to find, but that doesn’t mean that your business needs to go stagnate.

Here are 3 quick tips to help you maintain momentum during the summer months:

Keep Your Routine

The first hour after you wake up in the morning is often referred to as the “Golden Hour.” According to this article by the National Institutes of Health, our brains are hard at work de-cluttering and detoxifying as we sleep. What does that mean? Our brains are super clean first thing in the morning. Successful people have long known that this “Golden Hour” is the best time to establish a routine to prepare for a highly productive day.

If you don’t have a morning ritual, it’s time to get one. Movement, mediation, journaling are all great ways to prepare mentally, emotionally, and physical for the hours ahead. This daily routine will keep you on track even in the most distracting times of the year.

Set a Short-term goal

It can be easy to lose focus during the summer months, particularly if you have been holed up inside all winter long. The warmth and sunshine beckons you to cut loose and enjoy. But to maintain momentum, it’s important to stay focused. One way is to set a short-term goal.

Perhaps you want to find more collaboration partners for your business. Set a goal of making 5 meaningful connections each week. July is a great month to schedule those coffee meetings and lunches with people you have been meaning to sit down with.

Or set a non-business goal to keep you focused. I decided to train for a century bicycle ride later in the fall. Creating and sticking to a training schedule keeps my mind, as well as my time and energy, focused toward achieving the goal. That focus carries over into my business. I am more effective and productive.

Try something new.

Then there are times where you just need to shake things up a bit. Expand your perspective and try something new. Step outside your comfort zone. Is it time to finally hold your own event? Expand your marketing with video? Or challenge yourself and create a new habit? Whatever your choice, follow your curiosity and try something different. You may end up with a breakthrough in your business or life.

How will you maintain your momentum throughout the summer months in your business?  Share your tips and tricks in the comments.