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Running a business, especially during a pandemic, is an ongoing slog. It can be overwhelming to keep going, especially if you lack confidence as a business leader. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your business running successfully.

Stay Motivated

When you feel overwhelmed, it can seem insurmountable to keep moving forward. It helps to listen to those entrepreneurs who have been where you are, and see what things have helped them on their path. Although businesses might vary in type, all have struggles, and all need mentorship. Finding experts who can help you progress and those who know how to get over the specific hurdles you are facing can help you continue to feel like you are in motion towards your good goals.

Stay Healthy

Your business depends upon you, and you depend upon your body and mind to be able to keep going. It’s crucial to be as healthy as possible, especially during COVID times. Evaluate what things might help you improve your general health. Simple changes like swapping in more vegetables and going on a walk at lunchtime can make big improvements over time. You also need to make sure you implement good habits at home — especially with your sleep routine. Disconnecting from your phone can help you get to sleep faster and lead to better quality sleep. Having enough quality sleep is crucial if you want to have the energy you need to better successfully run your business.

Confidence Over Fear

Fear has crushed many dreams, and while you want to be logical and pragmatic about your approaches, giving in to fear will halt your success. This does not mean to cling to outdated ideas that do not work, or to keep trying the same practices which are failing for you! Instead, if you find you feel stalled, figure out which problem specifically is an issue, and pivot your practices to change the issue. You don’t need to be a steamroller to succeed. Changing practices that don’t work helps you progress much faster than plowing through to force a broken idea. Having confidence in your capabilities to make those pivots matter in business.

Sometimes success comes from dogged determination, and sometimes from changing practices to innovate. Only you can know what is best for your business. However, if you focus on staying healthy and staying motivated, you can continue to have the confidence needed to succeed. Pretty soon you’ll be making great strides in the marketplace!

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