10 Ideas How to Keep the Momentum in Your Business

Success is like a snowball. It takes momentum to build and the more you get in the right direction the bigger it gets.

When you started your business you were bursting with enthusiasm. Every small step felt like a milestone: the launch of your first product or service, your first marketing campaign, your first client and your very first invoice paid.

But then what? When things calmed down, did it feel like slowing down? Did you stop making progress?

When you have business momentum, tasks get done and goals get accomplished. But when you lose momentum, your business slows down and you lose focus on the big picture.

So how do you keep the pace going to achieve the exciting growth you’re looking for?

Here are 10 ideas how to keep (or bring back) the momentum in your business:

1. Remember Your “Why”

To maintain your business’s momentum, remind yourself why you started your company in the first place. Chances are, you had (and hopefully still have) a passion for your business and helping others with what you offer. What do you want? Why do you want it? Who does it benefit? Asking yourself these questions will help you stay on track and stay committed to your goals. 

2. Share Your Vision

You might know what your big vision and goals are, but if you don’t explicitly remind your team members, partners, clients and suppliers of this vision regularly, they will not understand or feel the same sense of urgency and purpose and will not be able to support you in pushing forward…

3. Play to Win

Even on the psychological level, running a business with the goal to avoid risk or losses is completely different from a business that uses a mindset of non-stop growth and experimentation. If you find your mind focuses on defense… It’s time to change. 

4. Focus 

When building momentum, it can be easy to fall into the trap of mindlessly working on smaller tasks. Make sure both you and your team remember what really matters and focus on the bigger picture!

5. Embrace Change

The most dangerous action that any business can take is being unwilling to change. Success isn’t a one-time event, and you need to constantly change in order to keep going. Make sure you, your team, and your business are prepared to adapt to any situation. 

6. Get a Different Perspective
One effective way to regain momentum is to surround yourself with a coach or a mentor or a colleague who is thinking big. By getting different perspectives on your business issue, you will find the motivation and creativity again to push through to another level.

7. Stay Positive
Life as a business owner can become draining if you let it. Fear, sadness and anger can take control when your business is not performing as you expect it. But when you’re emotionally charged, you can make rash or bad decisions, which can lead to more problems in the long run. Keeping a rational mindset will help you evaluate why your business is stalling and design plans to move forward.

8. Reach Out to Your Customers
To regain momentum, you first need to diagnose the problem, which you can do by reaching out to your clients. You can send them a survey or post on social media asking for their thoughts. Collect their feedback so you know why you’re experiencing a stall in momentum and how you can avoid it in the future.

9. Celebrate Small and Big Successes

What’s the point of setting goals if you don’t take the time to celebrate your achievements and hard work? Celebrations don’t have to be elaborate. Maybe you will send out a company newsletter spotlighting a few of the goals you and your team have achieved in the last few months. Or, maybe you want to take the celebration up a notch and treat your team to coffee or lunch or dinner.

10. Reward Yourself

Just because you’re working hard and staying focused doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a little reward! Don’t diminish all that you’ve done just because you aren’t where you want to be yet. Continue to recognize the little victories and reward yourself for them – it will go a long way. 

Now It’s YOUR Turn

For five minutes… come up with as many ideas as you can… what could YOU do to keep (or bring back) the momentum in your business?

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Please share your ideas (all of them or just one) in the comment box below… and let’s get WOWing.

Live fully, stay awesome,

Nisandeh Neta

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Please share your ideas (all of them or just one) in the comment box below… and let’s get WOWing.

Live fully, stay awesome,

Nisandeh Neta

  1. how to keep the momentum.
    be in the moment as something goods, beautiful comes by.
    focus on being grateful
    listen to inspirational talkes
    thinking about the people I let go of when I don't give what I can give

  2. Just keep on staying in contact with your clients and don't be afraid to say what you're up to and what you have to sell. My thing for this month!

  3. What helps me a lot is thinking of realistic terms of building a new business from scratch. I found examples of business owners for which it took more than 2 years or even 5 to have a breakthrough experience. And someone who had 8 years silence in media, and started it up again.

    I also look of course to business owners that were much faster in being successful, and try to analyze how they managed that.

    Joining groups like "Active women enterpreneurs in Eindhoven" and "SOS mathematics" give a possibility to show my expertise, and to feel the similarity with the other members.

  4. WOW , how time keeps flying, in business, in Challenges, in life...
    My last input (I missed a couple) is:
    Hire An intern to have a fresh look and come with insights on how to keep momentum.
    What new ideas can we experiment with?
    What have we become blind for?
    Which current strong points should we expand more?

  5. It's good timing to have this post. May was one of my best months ever and after I celebrated that, I realised that june was sort of empty.

    My take is.
    1. Systemise lead generation. I want it to be part of leading the business and not something that happens when I feel like it.
    2. Offer clients next steps. More than 50% of my clients take more than one product. I just have to tell them it is available
    3. Have more next steps. Now, most of my clients leave because I have no next step for them, not because they have outgrown me.
    4. Keep on cooperating with other coaches. I am really happy when I can offer work to others. And they help me to ride the wave as well.
    5. Another one on client next steps. Keep on asking what they want.

  6. In addition to all great things already written:
    1. Read again the positive reviews of your clients. They remind you of what you are doing it all for.
    2. Take a look at your 'competitors' and see what you can do better or different or both.
    3. GIve your self a new challenging and fun goal.

    1. Yes, don't forget the positive reviews of your clients. That's the reason I do what I do, but something negative and I can get out of balance. Thanks for reminding me.

  7. Well, the fact that I have reached this post means I kept the momentum, not something I'm usually good at without strict deadlines...
    So I guess time to CELEBRATE!!!

    I've learned A LOT throughout his challenge and am grateful for participating in it. Thank you for the lovely people who contributed, encouraged and shared their wisdom and knowledge, I'm grateful for you all for doing it I've learned even more from you.

    So I guess my contribution to today's post is:
    1. Make sure you have a support system around you
    2. Be grateful to everything that happens in life - make sure to see the learning even in the challenging times
    4. Celebrate small and big successes
    5. Find mentors and coaches to make sure you keep learning and developing
    6. Make sure you take EACH DAY one SMALL step towards your goals and dreams (if possible big ones)
    7. Acknowledge yourself for what you are doing

    and... THANK YOU again for this fantastic journey and challenge

  8. Ohh that happens to me.

    What helps:
    Make small steps to the goal no matter how busy I am with other things.
    Put the goal on my screen as the screensaver
    Put my goals in my phone as alarms
    Have a buddy to help me remember
    My biggest help: every morning I look what is the ONE thing that I need to accomplish today. Because usually it’s a focus deficiency that takes the momentum out.

  9. After reading these 10 points and the past 90 emails, on top of mind right now is being grateful for the big and small things in my life and the people surrounding me.

    Thank you all for your contributions.

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