Last night, the Toronto Raptors had the opportunity to send the entire nation of Canada into a frenzy. They came up just one point short of winning the NBA Championship for the first time in franchise history. The Raps spent the majority of Game 5 trailing the Golden State Warriors, but came back with a surge in the fourth quarter. Alas, it was not enough, as a missed shot by Kyle Lowry at the final buzzer left the Raptors down by a score of 106-105.
Of course, the series is not over. The Raptors take a 3-2 series lead into Oakland’s Oracle Arena on Thursday night. Fans all over Canada are still expecting their team to capture the title as NBA Champions. Last night’s game truly proved that it’s not over until it’s over. And there should never be a time when a team gives up.
Quite simply, the only way to guarantee failure is to give up. Take a page out of the Raptors’ playbook and remember that hard work and dedication can take you a long way. No one said running a business was easy. But there are many steps you can take to help you along the way. On Addicted2Success.com, Alicia Honeycutt advises people to surround themselves with positive individuals in order to stay motivated.
“If you spend your time with people who are masters of the not giving up attitude, you are most likely to learn the art from them,” she writes, “Look for mentors who have already succeeded in their fields. Get to know their stories. You might be surprised on how many times they have failed. Spending time with resilient people makes you adopt their habits.”
Another way to stay motivated is to ensure that work never burns you out. It’s not always an easy feat, is it? After all, as a business owner, you’re the one in charge. It’s up to you to make sure your business runs like a well-oiled machine. However, you can’t be expected to do everything by yourself. The whole point of having a team is to be able to place individuals in positions where they can succeed – and to take some weight off your shoulders.
In addition, it’s wise to maintain a good work-life balance. By taking time away from the job to rest, relax and rejuvenate, you’ll do your business a great favour. Consider finding ways to work outside of your place of business.
“Your personal life should be in order to ensure you excel in your career,” says Nadeen Walid on MotivationGrid.com, “An individual bogged down by a broken relationship will begin to show signs of stress at work. Pursue the perfect work-life balance by spending quality time with family and friends. Shower your attention and keep them happy to ensure they don’t feel left out while you pursue professional goals.”
At MeloTel, we believe one of the best ways to avoid burn out due to the job is to work from remote locations. Our awesome Single Number Reach feature allows you to do that by enabling you to forward your business number to up to five different devices of your choice. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-888-MELOTEL or use the Live Chat feature on our website!
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