How do you get motivated or stay motivated when project takes too long to pickup some tranctions

Promise Emeka
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How do founders and co-founders stay motivated when their startup takes too long to pick up some good traction? or show signs of success.

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Founder @ Microvist
For me motivation has its peaks and troughs but if you genuinely believe in your project, either that it adds something or does something better than the rest the peaks should keep coming back eventually. An actual tip is try getting a user to do a user research session on the project. A good in depth perspective from another person can help you see your product in a new light.
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Founder of Fexspace Collaboration Tool
@tobiasgray thanks a lot.I like the tip...
Founder of Fexspace Collaboration Tool
@tobiasgray Hi Tobias, can you do a little research session on Fexspace? a good place to start will be https://app.fexspace.com/explore. Fexspace is where the world collaborate and share. Collaborate on Files, Projects, Events and Articles. You can help when you have a moment.
Founder @ Microvist
@promise_emeka yea sure why not I can spare a little time to help out. How do you want to go about it? I can create an account and have a play for a bit and send you some feedback, or you want to setup a call and have me go through a scenario and quiz me on my thoughts as I go through it? If it's the former let me know a contact email I can send my thoughts to and if its a call/session drop me an email to organise something (tobias@microvist.com).
Founder of Fexspace Collaboration Tool
@microvist @tobiasgray thanks @tobiasgray. I think you should create a free account here app.fexspace.com/explore play around it and then we can get on call. I will drop a mail as well. Many thanks.
Founder & CEO @ BotSpace
Break your goals into short term and long term goals. If good traction is bound to take time, keep that as your long term goal. Short term goals could be something that you have to complete today, this week or this month. But remember these short term goals should be leading you to your long term goal - directly or indirectly. Completing goals will always keep you motivated :)
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Founder of Fexspace Collaboration Tool
@bilal_chaglani Oh, thanks Bilal. I like the idea of breaking my goals into short term goals, finishing and celebrating progress in phases is a good approach to achieving the long term success goals.
Making An AI Survey Tool @ Yought
Definitely swings up and downs. I think the most valuable lesson is to remember to celebrate the smallest wins with your team especially on.
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Growth @Premast
I think try to empathize customers as much as they can
Creativity has no limits
Create simple step by steps goals and complete them out, Feeling a higher appreciation and confidence in your work.
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Founder of Fexspace Collaboration Tool
@shivam_ramphal Many thanks Shivam. Completing smaller goals and celebrating those progress is really a good approach that has helped me stay motivated.
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Creativity has no limits
@promise_emeka, exactly, everyone set high expectations on major goals, and if those goals failed or didn't happen the way they wanted to. That person will get even more depressed and unmotivated in their work from not working in the first place.
Totally agree with @bilal_chaglani here. Adding to this, keep thinking about the problem you're solving. That's your best source of motivation. Somebody once said to me: "Fall in love with the problem, not necessarily the solution you see now".
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Founder & CEO @ BotSpace
@pieterlimburg very well said!
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Founder of Fexspace Collaboration Tool
@bilal_chaglani @pieterlimburg I like this tip. "Fall in love with the problem" Date the problem if possible... You see when you hang out with the problem so often you start seeing all possible perspectives. haha...
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