Are you bored with your work? If so, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you haven’t found your passion. For most of you reading this, entrepreneurialism is your passion.
So why are you bored? One big reason: You may not be challenging yourself. One important way to get through this is to keep on learning. I like to mess with new software, so I try new tools for bookkeeping, listing or inventory management. They often come with a free trial period.
Learning also means reading the news to see what’s trending; attending events with other sellers; finding new places to thrift or source products; and generally paying attention to changes in your industry. Part of your boredom could be because you are doing the same thing, with the same tools, for years. Mix it up a bit, and your boredom will ease.
If you feel yourself getting stale doing the same old tasks day after day, you are probably not shaking things up enough. I was a disc jockey for various radio stations. Tthe music changed, but the job didn’t. I did rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, country, easy listening, oldies and underground rock, but the job description was the same: “Sat in radio studio for 4 to 6 hours playing music by myself.” I knew after several years of this that I had to shake things up a bit, both to earn more and to alleviate the boredom. Your online business needs to be ever growing and changing. New marketing ideas, product lines, niches, etc., need to be sought out and implemented as a way of life. You should ALWAYS be looking for opportunities that allow you to up your game. Don’t wait until you cause your business to die of boredom.
If your work day gets a little boring from time to time, or if you have difficulty some days just starting your work, consider this. First, know that almost all entrepreneurs have these days from time to time. I have one important trick that works for me: Vary your workspace. If you have a laptop, move in front of the fireplace and work there for an hour or two. If the climate permits, move outside to a balcony, porch or patio. Make yourself an interesting beverage — some sort of fancy tea, for example, or a cup of hot chocolate. Set it next to you while you work. If none of these things apply, just move to a different room for a few hours, such as the living room instead of your office. Larger projects such as redecorating your workspace can work wonders as well.