Do you feel like you've lost your motivation? Are you scared every day? If so, it's time you did something about your lack of motivation.
Are you dissatisfied with your job and buying too many lottery tickets in the hope that you will win and enjoy a quick withdrawal?
For most event professionals, work can be very exciting.
Imagine a world, create it, see it through the eyes of your attendees, and enjoy the glory of seeing how much they enjoy it.
The process is exhausting but very satisfying .
But what about those times when stress increases and there is no release? How do you stay inspired?
Here are some tips to find your motivation again.
Know that this affects everyone
Even people who are super motivated on their goals have days when they have little work.
Famous trainer Jillian Michaels told People magazine, "There's never a time when it's hard and I say, 'Oh, I love this!'" Embrace the fact that there will be days when you will love what you do and days when you don't.
All of us have problems with motivation. You are not the only one in this regard.
What makes high achievers different is that they don't allow their emotions to determine their actions. They show up and they do it.
Find your source of motivation
Why stay at your job? There must be a motivation.
Do you like the things that you can buy with your salary? Then focus on your next purchase as a goal. Imagine whatever it is and decree that it will be yours.
Maybe you like the fact that event planning gives you more time with your kids because you control your own schedule.
So, enjoy the fact that you are sharing more with them. Whatever their reason, make that their focus.
What did Michael Jordan do to be the best in every basketball game?
Various things: a natural aptitude, the correct height, the weather, and a competitive nature. But many people have those things.
What made him one of the best? First , he learned to compete with himself, not with other players.
He was always trying to be better than in the last game. Second , put in time. He overcame the boredom of practicing every day.
As an event organizer, you too must overcome the boredom of your routine activities and compete with yourself in your daily tasks.
What can you do better this time? How can you be more efficient?
Use visual motivation
If you follow the tip above to keep your motivation in mind, you will be well informed to use a picture of that motivation.
Keep it within sight of your phone and / or computer.
Start each morning by looking at it and perhaps even dedicating the day or activity to it. When you know why, you can let the stressors involved in getting there fade a little easier.
If you have a difficult phone conversation, look at that visual reminder and focus on how this is just one step to get there.
After leaving the difficult conversation or completing the task, allow yourself to "feel" what it will be like when you achieve your reason.
For example , if you are saving for a big vacation, put down the phone and imagine you are there.
Those feelings of satisfaction and happiness will release dopamine in your body and while that is not a substitute for being on the beach in the south of France, this practice will trick your body into believing that when you complete something difficult, there is a nice reward waiting, even if it's only in his head
Hope something good comes together
Don't you love those serendipitous moments in life and career? If you wait and take care of them, you are more likely to see them. The other side is also true.
If you are always looking for the other shoe to drop, you will. Typically in his head.
Let it go
If you have elementary school age children, you are probably experiencing a flashback of long hours listening to the Frozen song over and over again, but listen well.
If your job frustrates you, let it go.
Although event managers work long hours, their career is only part of their life. The more you dwell on your discontent, the more it will multiply.
Do not plunge into stress. Instead, enjoy the parts you love. You may hate the customer's brusque demeanor. Ignore it.
Some people are just not happy people. Detach yourself from the negative feelings of others.
Instead, enjoy the smiles on the faces of the attendees.
If you can't let it go, find a solution to combat your negative feelings about the person or instance.
Surround yourself with what you want to be
Keep in mind that perhaps the reason you are not feeling motivated is because of who you are surrounding yourself with.
You can let others dictate your level of satisfaction.
For example , your team may be all the mid-event planners who can't see the end result and are all sick and tired of it.
Your complaint may be a large part of your dissatisfaction. Try to distance yourself and see if you like your position a little better.
You can't control your attitude, but you can control your exposure to it.
Make sure your dissatisfaction does not have an external cause. If so, then try to walk away from it.
It's hard to stay motivated in stressful situations while working long hours, but if you remember what you liked about this career in the first place, you will regain that motivation.
If these tips don't work, try to find the source of your discontent. Is it your employer, the team you work with, or is it a lack of growth?
Knowing the source can help you chart your next step . Maybe you need to go out on your own.
Maybe you need to make some adjustments to your equipment. It may not be the motivation you need, but the renewal of your current position.