Hey Allison, great question! Being a month into the New Year an’ all, this is exactly thew kind of questions I’ve been asking myself. A lot of motivation comes from a non-egotistical belief that what you’re doing is awesome, even if you’re not necessarily doing it at the moment. There’s a “I can’t wait to nail my next event” thought constantly going round my head. Slightly odd perhaps, but it really helps with motivation.
I started to find great joy in searching for new business too, which before I hated! Again, another mental approach of saying (non arrogantly) “I really think that this person/company/organisation will love what events we can throw for them, and be inspired by us.”
In term sof comparrison…meh. Instead of comparing and contrasting services and costs, I like to rely on personalities standing out. Trust that simply being an honest and creative YOU is enough!
P.s. if I wasn’t in the event industry, I’d be in the Army probably