3 Secrets To Cure Lack Of Motivation

While there are countless ways to make money without a job, so many people never get around starting their own business. Most of them get lost in the transition from being an employee to entrepreneur. It’s definitely not a lack of information that holds people back. It’s actually the surplus of knowledge available and accessible that confuses people even more.

People that hate their job want to leave and start something different but the feeling of overwhelm paralyzes them. They can’t seem to figure out the next steps moving forward. Eventually, it kills their motivation. For anyone that has gotten over this hump, they know how important momentum is for building a successful business.

secrets to cure lack of motivation

How do you fix this?

The pain of going to your job that sucks your energy and the fear of not being able to take care of yourself financially drove you to start looking for other options. While working for yourself is definitely a better way to earn money because of all the benefit it provides, there’s a lot to learn and staying motivated could be a real challenge.

3 Secrets To Cure Lack Of Motivation

Start With Why

When you start your own business and you go down the path less taken, the road could be very foggy sometimes. It’s difficult to see what’s ahead. Becoming a Lifestyle Entrepreneur may be a concept that’s unfamiliar to you if you’ve always been an employee.

Why do you want to be a Lifestyle Entrepreneur? What’s that deep, core reason why you want to start a business? Take the time to recognize what that need your trying to fulfill is because that’s the root of everything that you’ll do moving forward. Knowing that you stand for is how you separate yourself from everybody else. Whenever you catch yourself losing motivation, go back to your “why” and remind yourself the reason behind what you’re doing.

Find A Support Group

Yes, being an entrepreneur could feel lonely sometimes. Among your circle of friends, you may not know anyone who’s doing it so you really don’t have anything tangible to act as a reference to anchor your belief. Because they don’t understand what it takes to build a successful business, be very careful to take advice from these people. Just because they don’t know how to do it doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

It’s important to find other like-minded people for encouragement, perspective and companionship. Despite how self-motivated you are, you’ll run out of fuel eventually so it’s comforting to know you have other people who you can fall back on. Not only that, a support group will offer you a sense of belongingness and an alternative perspective. They will help you see your situation in a way that may not be that obvious to you.

Progress Not Perfection

Small changes taken every day, over time become big changes. Becoming a savvy entrepreneurs will require you to pay your dues in terms of the sacrifice you have to make. As long as you’re working on your business every day, even for a small amount of time, you can count on success to come. Continue to learn and apply, you’ll get there sooner than you think.

About Myke Macapinlac

Myke Macapinlac is the Online Media Manager for the Lifestyle Entrepreneur Blog based from Canada.

He is passionate about inspiring purpose driven action to inspire others to live more fulfilling lives. As a lifestyle entrepreneur himself and a dating coach, he coaches men how to live a life worth inviting others into.

If you want to get to know Myke on a more personal level, say hello to him on his website, Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Thats exactly my situation… this article was a bit motivating as well.. Thanks.

    • What’s your biggest struggle with your situation right now? Be as detailed and specific as possible, I might be able to lead you to some specific resources.

      • Well, it won’t need much description. My ‘WHY’ would be because I hate working under a person who is less smarter than me… and since its only the start of my carrier, its almost always true. I belong to a business family and I wish to start up my own too. The only thing that in the way is the idea that I have been searching for a long time now… I don’t know if the ideas I come across are not biig enough to convince me to start or they might be big but they don’t seem to be big somehow. So that said I am in search of the next big thing and the problem is unless I can convince my self that the ”idea” is great, I would not be able to take it along.

        • I totally understand where you’re coming from Apoorv, what seems to be your biggest struggle generating ideas?

          • apoorv gupta says

            I guess picking where to start.. what problem (potential business area) to cater is the buggiest struggle. Plus I feel the solution should be in my area of expertise. Although I know I can team up with a person who has other expertise but I might not be as comfortable with it.

          • Man, you have to start with your ideal life first before any business ideas whatsoever. Have you read that article on Lifestyle Design?

  2. It is very important to have supporters. Supporters can definitely keep you motivated. Thank you for sharing this post.

  3. Hi Myke,

    Great post. Especially love “progress not perfection.” Thanks for sharing!




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