Entrepreneurship is no easy feat (read: while y’all sleep, we grind and multiple streams of income gang) – it can get lonely and exhausting. It’s also very isolating in the beginning especially if you don’t have mentors and people around who understand the demands. Unlike working for an employer, being your own boss means that the work hours never stop. It’s the most challenging thing you’ll ever do and in the same breath the most rewarding feeling.
You won’t always feel motivated and ready to take on your responsibilities with a positive outlook. Sometimes you’ll need a bit of a push and a reminder to keep going. So, we’ve compiled a list of blogs that produce content to keep you motivated and on the right track.
Addicted to Success
In no particular order, we have https://addicted2success.com/
Blog founder Joel Brown started the blog after attending a talk by Jordan Belfort – famously knows as The Wolf of Wall Street. The motivational talk coupled with his frustration of working as a sales exec for a telecommunications company prompted him to start the blog.
His blog currently sits comfortably at 1.8 to 2.5 million visitors a month and earns Joel a steady 6 figure income. The blog features everything from travelling tips to business advice, books to read and quotes to get you focused and on the right track.
Another favourite blog to check out is https://www.xonecole.com/
This is the quintessential blog for women entrepreneurs. It has a holistic approach to entrepreneurship and covers wellness, mental health, travel, and finances. Contrary to the belief that women can’t have it all – career success, love, and self – XO Necole focuses on women achieving a good balance on all spheres of life.
The blog is founded by media mogul Necole Kane. She was one of the first wave of celebrity bloggers with her site Necole Bitchie raking in 20 million paid views a month. It was an amazing start for her but she chose to walk away and redirect when the blog was at its peak. She wanted to create a safe space for women entrepreneurs with wholesome and positive content and just like that XO Necole was born. Visit the blog for motivational stories by other entrepreneurs, financial, travel and wellness tips.
Simon Sinek’s blog Start with Why is an endless well of knowledge that will motivate you to keep going.
The best-selling author, motivational speaker, and businessman is a wealth of inspiration and his blog is a place that you can visit every morning to find new and useful content that you can apply to your business or work life. The blog’s website design leaves much to desired in terms of aesthetics – it’s a basic, to say the least – but don’t judge a blog by the template, the motivational content is elite.
From current events in politics and business to tools that you can use to better your business or leadership style as well as financial and investment advice, the blog covers all the things that you need to know before you start your day.
Author Seth Godin’s blog is a cool one to visit when you need some inspiration https://seths.blog/
Seth Godin is a best-selling author who has published 19 books in total that delve into various topics in the marketing field. The blog is his way of spreading tidbits of knowledge that he’s gained from his illustrious career.
The blog features easily digestible content that gives you something to think about and offers a much-needed boost. This is one of those blogs that you can visit first thing in the morning after your daily meditation or during challenging days when you need a pick-me-up. They feature motivational quotes that are easy to share on other social media platforms.
Apart from the motivational quotes that the blog offers, there’s also a Learn section that features marketing courses, access to workshops, seminars and podcasts that provide entrepreneurial tools for your business.
You have to love https://medium.com/ or at least stumbled upon it on Al Gore’s internet.
Medium is a great repository of articles on every single topic that you can imagine. If the only thing you do to prepare for your day is going on Medium, then you’re good. It features life hacks, financial advice, relationship advice, wellness, business news, tech and gadgets and so much more. The best part is that the content platform features a wide array of writers from different backgrounds and all over the world. This lessens the possibility of an echo chamber.
You can also get the Medium app on your smartphone. It delivers articles that are tailored to your interests to your device daily. You can get motivation and industry or interest-specific content every day on the go or your desktop.
Bookmark these blogs for easy-access so whenever you feel stuck and need a pick-me-up, they are right there with content that you need and from people who’ve all probably been in your entrepreneurial shoes.