Are you struggling to find good content to share on your social media business profiles? I believe that a mix of content should be included in a good social media strategy with a goal of educating, motivating, inspiring, informing, engaging, and/or entertaining your audience on a regular basis. That is why I wanted to start creating some free graphics for businesses to share. Share this first set of free motivational graphics to handle the motivate/inspire part of your content mix for the next few weeks. I would recommend sharing one per week (if you share on Mondays, use the hashtag #MotivationalMondays or #MondayMotivation) using a social media management tool and perhaps write a little blurb to help connect it to your business. I created these in an 800×800 square format so they will look good on most social channels.
Side note: I am not convinced that there is a difference between motivational quotes and inspirational quotes, so I tend to use these words interchangeably. For what it’s worth, Merriam-Webster defines motivation as: “The act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something.” and inspiration as: “Something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create.”
I am hoping that in addition to providing you with free motivational graphics to share, I am also helping to inspire or motivate you in some way.
Free Motivational Graphics for Business
Right-click to save these on your computer so you can share them later. Incidentally, I created these graphics for free in Canva in less than 10 minutes. Canva is very easy-to-use, and there is no reason that you can’t create more on your own or create your own template.
1. Focus on what’s going right.
We all have days where it seems like whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and days like these can make it really hard to stay motivated. As a business owner, you need to keep focused on the positive. Think about the last 5-10 things that you tried that worked out well and remember that you are good at what you do. Let go of the negativity in your head that is bringing you down and focus on what’s going right instead!
2. Believe in yourself.
Many business owners and entrepreneurs have what’s known as “imposter syndrome” from time to time. According to Wikipedia: “Imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern in which one doubts one’s accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud.'” This type of thinking is not good for you or your business. Make a list of all of your accomplishments, credentials, experience, etc. so that you can refer to it whenever you feel this way. Read and re-read your clients’ testimonials. Most of all, learn how to believe in yourself and in your business.
3. Inspire yourself and others.
In order to be successful, you need to constantly be inspired. And, to be a good leader, you need to learn how to inspire others. Inspiration can come from many places … seek it out, and you will find it.
4. Listen to learn what others want.
As the owner of a business, you need to understand what your clients want, what your potential clients want, what your employees want, etc. to be successful. The way to do this is to ask questions and to listen … and not just with your ears. Learn how to read body language. Learn how to read between the lines.
5. Connect to a vision.
If it doesn’t have one already, your company needs a vision that you can connect to. HubSpot explains that a mission statement is intended to clarify the what, who, and why of a company. In contrast, a vision statement describes where the company wants a community, or the world, to be as a result of the company’s services. Your vision statement can be the perfect opportunity for you to harness your inspiration, passion, and aspirations for the business you are building.
6. Envision what you can accomplish.
Have you ever heard that you have to see it to believe it? Picture what success looks like for you and your business. Dream big and then make it happen!
7. Share your value.
You need to learn to believe in yourself, your business, and what you have to offer, and then you need to be able to articulate it so that you can share your value with others. What makes your business the best choice? What makes your products or services stand out? What makes you good at what you do? These are important questions to answer so that you can clearly communicate your value proposition to others.
8. Visualize what you will say.
Imagine that you have finally landed a meeting with your ideal client. If you want to give yourself a better chance for success, take the time to visualize everything about your meeting … where it will be, what you will wear, what you will say, how they might respond, etc. This is a huge part of being prepared.
9. Attract what you want.
There is a lot to be said for the power of positive thinking and the laws of attraction. Keep positive and picture yourself enjoying the success and life that you want.
10. Decide to make it happen.
Deciding to make something happen is a massive step towards actually making something happen. Once you decide to make something happen, you will start putting the process in motion by taking action.
We hope you enjoyed this article and that you make use of these free motivational graphics on your social channels.