We keep motivation high around the Bay City Connections office, which helps us continuously advance toward our goals. There are many effective strategies for staying energized and focused, some of which we’ve learned from individuals who have already reached monumental success.

For instance, Murray Newlands − the founder of Sighted − is a fan of affirmations. He says, “It’s so easy as an entrepreneur to get sucked into feeling exhausted or frustrated, and often the blame is yours alone. But a negative mind-set sucks up mental bandwidth and energy that you need to stay focused and successful. It is crucial to maintain an optimistic attitude in the face of setbacks. Whenever you see a quote or a picture that helps you stay positive, place front and center so you can remember what this journey is all about.”

We’ve also learned about the power of surrounding ourselves with successful people. That’s why networking is such a high Bay City Connections priority. As Mark Zuckerberg says, “No one does it alone. When you look at most big things that get done in the world, they’re not done by one person, so you’re going to need to build a team. You’re going to need people that have complementary skills. No matter how talented you are, there are just going to be things that you don’t bring to the table.”