Running any small business can be hard and challenging, especially in the year full of uncertainties. After sometime of running your dropshipping business you might feel like you’re not accomplishing enough, so you feel like quitting. Or maybe you have run into some difficulties that you cannot find a solution to. Even if your shop truly failed it doesn’t mean that you have to quit dropshipping overall. Before deciding to quit, read the following tips that might help you overcome whatever is making you quit now. Remember, every business owner thought of quitting at some point, even the most successful ones, but they didn’t and that is what makes them different than those that never succeeded.
For many people dropshipping is, especially until they make it big, a side hustle. You might work or study aside from running a dropshipping business. In addition there are other responsibilities to take care of in life and it all takes your time and energy. If you never take a break, eventually you will burn out. If you are a workaholic, put taking a break as part of your schedule. Make yourself take some time to relax because you are not a perpetuum mobile, you cannot work unconditionally. These breaks don’t have to be long but make them worth it
Learn new things
Sometimes when we start a business we get so caught up in learning everything about it that we ditch learning anything else. If there are some hobbies you neglected because of your business now is the right time to get back to them. If you don’t, you can always start learning something new, it can be an instrument you have always wanted to learn how to play or a new language you never really took up but you’ve always wanted. Yes, that one you have just thought about. This will not just make you more motivated but everything that you learn no matter how related or unrelated it is to your business, you can use that knowledge to make your business better.
This one is especially for my fellow procrastinators! Mostly the hardest part about doing the work is starting the said work. Putting yourself in motion is much harder than just staying in motion once you start doing something productive. Additionally, when you think about having to work for an hour or couple of hours it seems hard and long so you don’t really want to engage in that work. To avoid this, tell yourself yourself you’ll do it for just a few minutes. Than once you actually start you will probably end up doing much more work than those few minutes you first committed to. This applies to everything, not just work. As mentioned before other things you do in your life can really impact your business so apply this rule everywhere possible. Another tip to make us less unwilling to start working is to make work approachable. Don’t leave yourself with many steps of preparation, because you’ll probably quit before you even get to the real work. Keep your laptop near you, make information needed easily approached etc.
Stuck in the middle
When you first started your business you were so full of energy and passion, so motivated to turn your idea into a reality. But soon after that passion and drive just faded away. Many things did not turn the way they did in your head, you struck the reality, or maybe you still haven’t made any sale. You’re stuck in the middle. You’re not the total beginner with a completely open horizon, yet you still didn’t reach your full potential. Tell yourself that it is okay to be somewhere in between, because you will be in a much better place once you overcome this obstacle.
Cancel out the distractions
Put. Your. Phone. Away. Of course this is not the only distraction there is but probably the worst one. The same way you should make good habits approachable and easy to start, bad habits should be far away and hard to get. If you keep your phone close it is easy to just turn it on and start wasting time with it. Studies also show that even a quick look at your phone or notification sound can totally break your focus.
Celebrate the small achievements
This is the step that most of us forget. Journey between the beginning and achieving your goal is often very long so it can be hard to stay motivated and passionate for so long waiting to accomplish. We as humans need constant approval and to feel like we’re completing some milestones.
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