As a blogger, I like to keep my content fresh and current. There have been occasions including this week where I am at a loss with what to write. Perhaps my week has been loaded with activities and I have not given myself “that space” to think about what I would like to share. I only like to write when I have a passion and am enthusiastic about my subject. To me it is pointless writing for writings sake.
Yesterday afternoon, I thought about my blog content for the week. Usually I jot down a few titles in advance with notes; something to draw from when I am truly stuck. Clearly I had nothing to draw from this week!
I often read other blogs which gives me great ideas for my blog. It really does help to look at the writing style of others; identify how they “bring out” a topic and the way in which their personality flows out of each blog. Every blogger puts their own stamp on an article and this is what makes us gravitate towards them (or not!)
Business owners/leaders must face the challenge of not knowing how to move forward. Not knowing how to break out of their current way of working by embracing new ideas. I wonder where their inspiration derives from. The fresh ideas that ensure they are a leading competitor and are recognised by customers/clients. Certainly, they may work in conjuction with those who possess great marketing and promoting skills but the buck still lies with them. They are the face and name behind the product or service.
It was interesting to read Bill Gates takes himself off to a quiet place for two weeks of each year to reflect, reset and rethink his goals and aspirations. It must be refreshing to assign time out of your busy schedule to focus on your business, career plans or the direction in which you would like to go. I am sure many ideas would come to the surface if I were to adopt the same rule in my life.
How do you keep yourself motivated especially through challenging periods?