finding motivation

10 Tips to Finding Motivation

Have you found yourself feeling less motivated than normal lately? It’s no surprise that life can play hardball and drain us from our energy. Well, let today be the day where you make a lifestyle change and reignite that spark that will have you kicking goals and winning at life.

Goal setting

A good way to get out of a rut is by visually listing out the goals you would like to achieve. Write them down, print out pictures and create a moodboard or type them up and plaster it on your bathroom mirror. Setting out your goals and regularly seeing them will remind you why and what you are working hard to achieve. Keep up the momentum and excitement! Femeconomy recommends the amazing female lead businesses below to put you on the right track to achieving your dreams.

Advancing Women in Business and Sport

Advancing Women in Business and Sport provide a strategic mentor aligned to your career goals and aspirations. Someone who will provide the push to define success and go after it. This will suit you if you are ready to take the next step in your career, or if you are transitioning to the next level of leadership and may be stuck defining the ‘how’.

Boscia Financial Group

Finance your goals and power surge your future by building wealth. Debt consolidation, business finance, home loans & solutions.

Life You Choose

For women who are not happy with their life or who simply want more for themselves. They provide coaching programs for life, work & money

Positive affirmations

What better way to start your day than by speaking positivity over your life? Put together a selection of positive mantras that means something to you. Read them daily, and on those mornings where the struggle is real, read them twice. Sometimes we need to encourage our own selves. Another way to is to invest in your own personal brand and image, Femeconomy recommends:

Nikki Casey Consulting

Nikki Casey is a Personal Stylist and Image Consultant based in Melbourne with over 20 years experience in making her clients look and feel outstanding.

Style Confidante

Melissa Lewis specialises working with business women to elevate their presence, brand and image from the inside out.

Motivational podcasts

Take advantage of those time-wasting moments and fill them with motivation. Whether you’re driving to work, sitting on the train, during lunch breaks or while you’re working out, plug in and listen to some wisdom. There’s an array of speakers out there who have daily or weekly podcasts. Dependent on what you’re interested in there’s sure to be something to grab your attention from tips about career advancement, lifestyle balance, self love or even dating. Fill those quiet moments with a small segment from the professionals that will encourage and inspire you to be all you can be. Femeconomy recommends:

The Business Experiment Podcast

This podcast is the creative genius of two savvy business women; Jemimah Ashleigh and Shevonne Joyce who decided it was time someone got REAL about what it’s like to be in business – the good, the bad, the ugly. They have listeners in 30+ countries with an audience that grows daily.

Inspiring Instagram accounts

Social media plays a big role in our daily lives, so ensure you’re getting your dose of inspo by following a handful of motivational Instagram accounts. This will ensure your feed is filled with positive quotes and thought provoking videos.

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Create structure

The most successful people have routine and structure. We all have the same amount of time in a day but what we do with it will set us apart from the masses. Try setting specific times to accomplish tasks and actually get stuff done. Then sit back and watch yourself get one step closer and closer to your goals.

Build a support network

Surround yourself with positive people who take a genuine interest in your goals and ventures. Find local networking groups that will allow you to associate with like-minded individuals who will help you stay motivated. Who you associate with will have an impact on how you manage your time, so choose wisely. Femeconomy recommends:

Business in Heels International

They help savvy entrepreneurial women become more successful through networking and trade, building women’s confidence and taking the loneliness out of decision making. Business in Heels International offer boutique marketing solutions to scale by engagement through our connected community in over 40 locations.

Business Women Australia

Their focus is on elevating and celebrating success by connecting women, sharing powerful stories, brand building and profiling members.

Women Who Get It Networking Group in Melbourne and Sydney

A fun, high energy, supportive ecosystem for women in business and sport.

Career Coach

It’s a powerful alliance to have a coach that you can look to for professional advice and guidance. Life’s challenges can be overwhelming and navigating through it can be tricky. By having that one person who you can confide in with confidence will be invaluable to your personal growth and will help keep your passions alive. Femeconomy recommends:

Maree McPherson Consulting

Maree helps people aspire beyond what they think they are capable of.

Shevonne Joyce

Shevonne coaches female entrepreneurs to grow their mindset and their business.

Replace negative thoughts

Doubt is a big motivational killer. When a negative thought pops into your mind, quickly switch it up and replace it with a positive one. Go back to those positive affirmations and remind yourself that you are capable. Don’t give up and remember you can do this. Rise to the occasion and soar!

Ask for help

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, uncertain or lacking direction – reach out. You’re not alone on this journey. Reach out to your mentor, support network, friend or family. Goals aren’t always easy to achieve which is why we often need advice to make sure we’re on track. We can’t be experts at everything but we can ask the right questions to get the right answers.

Acknowledge small wins

The best way to stay motivated is to reflect and acknowledge how far you’ve come. Celebrate life’s small wins to keep you on track. Enjoy the journey to reaching your goals. Life’s no fun if you take it too seriously. Reward yourself with a glass of wine, grab a pizza or call a friend who will congratulate you on reaching a milestone. No matter how big or how small, you did it and are one step closer to your goals than you were yesterday. Go you! To celebrate life’s wins, Femeconomy recommends Edible Blooms Sparkling Chocolate Bouquet, or perhaps a bottle of bubbly from one of the many Femeconomy approved liquor stores.

Edible Blooms Sparkling Chocolate Bouquet

Edible Blooms Sparkling Chocolate Bouquet

Stacey O’Keeffe is tStacey O'Keefe Fashion Weeklyhe Director at Fashion Weekly, a personal stylist and media influencer

Her goal is to inspire and empower women and men globally. When she’s not obsessing over the latest runway collections, scrolling through Instagram or styling photoshoots, you can find her dining out with friends and family or curled up at home sipping on red wine while watching Sex and the City reruns.




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Posted by Alanna Bastin-Byrne - Femeconomy Director

CEO of the house, community builder and a globetrotting nomad. Background in Marketing and Communications leadership in the UK and Australia.