Are you struggling to maintain motivation when running a hotel, restaurant or bar? It is only natural to feel a drop in enthusiasm at times. The hospitality industry can be demanding, to say the least.
However, it is essential to continually deliver a friendly, warm and positive persona to guests, even when you are run off your feet. It can be easy to lose motivation when you work hard all day long, especially when all you want to do is enjoy the warmth and comfort of your own bed.
To ensure you do not lose a passion for the hospitality industry, we are offering some top tips to help maintain your motivation.
Ask for Feedback
Everyone wants to know they are doing a great job, even the hotel owner, so don’t be afraid to ask for feedback from the management team to identify where you are going right or wrong. For example, positive feedback will make you feel proud of the job you perform every working day, whilst negative feedback could help you to try much harder moving forward.
Seek a Mentor
A lack of motivation happens to everyone, even the most experienced hotel owner or manager. That’s why it is worth confiding in a mentor when you are struggling to maintain your passion, because they can offer helpful guidance on how to boost your company focus.
Speak to a friend with experience in the industry, because you can trust they will have felt the same feelings as you at some point. Sometimes it helps to just talk to someone who has been in a similar situation to make you feel more motivated, because you can learn from their experience.
Embark on a New Challenge
A lack of motivation might be caused by boredom, so why not shake things up a little to give yourself a new challenge whilst improving the guest experience? For example, you could follow in the footsteps of Sajan Hansji and embark with another hotel development project, or you could simply redesign the hotel, restaurant or bar’s interior design.
You could even take on tasks in different departments within the business to learn how effectively they are running, which could help you identify any necessary changes that need to be made to improve operations. There are tasks and changes out there that can boost your motivation – you just need to look for an opportunity that reignites your passion for the industry.
Enjoy a Personal Life
Have you heard the proverb ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’? Well, your work-life balance could be the reason why you have run out of motivation. While work is an essential part of daily life, it should not define each waking moment. You must have other interests outside of the business so you can miss work a little, too. So, make time for family, go out with friends, take up a new hobby or go on holiday. You will feel better for it.