Friday Fashion Business Tip: Motivation is an Emotional State

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Motivation is an important part of your business’s success. How often have you said “I really don’t feel like working on my financials.” Or, “I’m not even a little motivated to make those sales calls.”

Motivation…. links the part of your brain that feels with the part of your brain that is responsible for action. – Personal MBA


Motivation is an emotional state. 

One key to building your fashion business is working even when you don’t feel motivated. To do that, you need to think about why you’re not motivated to do something. Is there an aspect of it that scares you? Are you anticipating failure? Whatever the reason, if you can remove this aspect that is driving you to move away from the task at hand, you will find that you’re actually more motivated than you realize.

One you start to feel excitement about the tasks, motivation becomes a natural result, and you’re no longer using phrase like “I don’t feel like…” but instead saying things like “I can’t wait to…”

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Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!

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  1. monika

    Thanks Nicole for a great inspirational quote. Very true, it is about a mindset change.

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