What is an Entrepreneur’s mojo, and have you lost yours? Well, for starters, let’s consider the word mojo and why it’s popular. Mojo is a noun and means magic or a spell so it’s not tangible but used to insinuate special powers when used in the way we have in our title how to get your entrepreneur’s mojo back.
It’s a popular word too, used a lot in recent times, with mojo now a famous coffee brand and the name of the Australian advertising business and a club in Hamburg Germany, and arts and movies. However, in this article, we’re are only interested in how one’s mojo is personal and with it, entrepreneurial flair or spirit will guide you to success.
Your mojo is essentially your confidence, and with it, business challenges are easily overcome, tricky decisions are solved, and sales are made. Belief in yourself is the foundation for everything in life and business.
Trusting yourself to choose the right people for your business, spend enough to attract sales and invest in strategies that take the business forwards can happen on autopilot until you fall into the trap of doubting yourself.
When doubt creeps in, nothing you do is straightforward. What were the right goals for the business now seem ridiculously out of reach, and unless something changes and quickly, there won’t be a business, so how do you get your mojo back?
Please make sure you surround yourself with people who believe in you and what you’re doing in business. A couple of mentors can be the sounding board you need when you don’t trust your own judgement. A business mentor can help you keep the focus and provide inspiration and assurance that what you’re doing is the right thing to do to reach your goals.
A personal mentor will assure you, and you’re the right person for the job that you have, i.e. the conspirator and leader in a new enterprise that requires that certain ‘spark’ or ‘magic’ aka ‘je ne sais quoi. A person’s outward appearance can suggest that all is well with them; however, it can be a different story internally. They may be a bundle of nerves or not nearly as on top of the world as they are presenting.
We all suffer highs and lows, and a drop in confidence is expected. We need to know how to turn it around to get our mojo back as soon as possible. Mentors are carefully chosen for their ability to support, encourage and offer wisdom when it’s most needed.
Taking time away from your usual environment is key to rejuvenating the mind, and exercise plays an important role in providing energy as in oxygenating the blood. Go to the local gym, work out, and do a minimum of three twenty-minute aerobic exercises every week. As Nike says < em>, if you enjoy cycling or running, as Nike says , do it.
Did you know there is a correlation between exercise and self-esteem? With physical activity, endorphins are released, and they make us feel good. Endorphins are also our natural painkillers. Exercise more, and your mental outlook will be positive.
As the saying goes: healthy body, healthy mind, and getting your mojo back, you need that healthy mind to ward off negativity.
We are what we believe, and where there is negativity, there is also positivity.
Yin and Yang is the Chinese philosophy of duality. Contrary forces can be complementary and interconnected, so we accept the light, which is also dark. Where there is the presence of ‘good’, there will also be ‘bad’. Controlling the mind is fundamental to success in everything in life. We need to focus on what we want and believe and avoid negative thoughts and actions.
Accept not everything will go to plan all the time, and things out of your control will test your tenacity and willpower. Stay strong and true to your mission and goals and when there’s doubt, accept and then focus on what you want to achieve and why you’re doing it.
After all, it’s not easy being an entrepreneur. You’re made of steely stuff, and where would the world be with you.