I’ve learned the hard way. When I’m exhausted, stressed, overwhelmed and spent… I’m good to no one. I’m not a good mom. I’m not a good wife. I’m not a good businesswoman. I’m not a good friend, daughter, aunt, colleague… I’m not good at any of it. How to Be Successful By Taking Care of Yourself is something I didn’t realize until recently. It’s something you can’t ignore. The more successful people take care of themselves.
How to Be Successful By Taking Care of Yourself
But here’s the thing – as an entrepreneur – being exhausted, being stressed, being overwhelmed and being spent goes with the territory. it’s not all the time, but it’s not always unicorns and glitter and pixie dust. It’s hard work. It’s long hours. It’s lots of time working behind the scenes. It’s non-stop.
I love being inspired by other entrepreneurs, but here’s the thing. The videos and posts and podcasts I listen to are really based around work. How you can bring on more clients. How you can increase your presence online. How you get better at Facebook ads. How you can get more eyeballs on your YouTube videos. How you can use the best Instagram filters. How you can hustle your way every single day. The advice and tips are endless and it’s something I love listening to and absorbing, but there’s ONE thing that is usually missing from all of this advice.
It’s how important it is to take care of yourself during your hustle.
How to Be Successful By Taking Care of Yourself – HOW?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – everyone’s hustle is different and everyone’s motivation for hustling is different, too. But if you’re not taking care of yourself – body, mind and soul – you’re not going to be giving your hustle 100% of who you are. The best thing to combat stress and chaos is to eliminate it from your life. If you know you’re not going to be able to do that (hello – entrepreneur life and every single person who works!), then you need to bring somethings into your life that will give you peace, relaxation, comfort and health.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO ENSURE – How to Be Successful
Meet up with friends for lunch.
Call your mom and gab for an hour.
Do things that will enhance your health and I promise you, your hustle will benefit.
I did a Facebook LIVE this morning chatting on this topic and really hoping to inspire, motivate and encourage people to take advantage of the advice. I ran this morning and yesterday morning with my son Alex – I hurt from head to toe – but I feel GOOD. I sat down in front of my laptop this morning ready to rock and roll! I felt good! I have lots of work on my plate right now, so it feels good to start with a clear head.
Here’s my honest and real FB LIVE about the importance of taking care of yourself for How to Be Successful!
Hope this inspires you, too!
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