We’ve all had one of “those” days. You know, what I’m talking about. The ones when nothing seems to go right, or the ones when you’re just not feeling as pumped or inspired as you should be.
I’ve had my fair share lousy days, and one thing I’ve learned is that it doesn’t help to sulk and just stare at the computer wondering when inspiration is going to kick in. Nope, during times like these you need to go looking for that enthusiasm to get you working again.
For me that enthusiasm usually arrives after I take a walk or grab a quick bite. However, for times when I don’t have the luxury of doing those things, I’ve found that staying put and just visiting a few good websites can also do the trick. The sites listed below are some of my favorites:
Startup Quote – This site provides inspirational quotes from some of the best entrepreneurs out there. If you ever need bite-sized insights about running a business, be sure to swing by Startup Quote. I guarantee that you’ll find something that’ll get you to nod your head and smile. And even though it hasn’t been updated in a few months, I still highly recommend paying this site a visit because there really is plenty of wisdom to sink into.
How I Did It (Inc.com) – This is an Inc.com series where entrepreneurs share their roller coaster business tales. From coming up with an idea, to raising funds, to overcoming financial and emotional challenges, HIDI is chock full of videos and articles that give you a glimpse of how various entrepreneurs successfully navigated the competitive (and sometimes cruel) world of business.
Startups, life, learning and happiness by Joel Gascoigne – In his blog, Buffer co-founder Joel Gascoigne documents the lessons that he learned (and continues to learn) in the startup world. Joel’s blog is honest, real, and offers up tons of valuable lessons in developing a product, running a business, and living life in general. Trust me, this blog is worth bookmarking.
So there you have it. My top 3 sources of empowerment on the web. Now it’s your turn. Comment below and tell me about the empowering websites that you visit whenever you’re in a slump. I’d love to check them out!
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