So, you want to start your own business. Good for you. Its what makes the world keep going round and round, people who run their own businesses. The successful ones are disciplined, full of confidence, open minded, competitive and self starters.
But, you wonder, how can I keep my family happy? Keep my sanity? Keep my health?
All excellent questions! If you seriously want to make the leap into being your own boss, make sure you realize that it requires long hours and will demand and suck the very life out of you – but only if you let it.
Being an entrepreneur is crazy and hectic. Sometimes, you fall into bed, exhausted and didn’t even see your children, eat any meals, relax or even exercise. It is important to keep balanced. Family life, fitness and work can be done but you need willpower to keep it balanced.
To help save you getting old, wrinkly, full of pain and suffering with no family life left, and on the other hand, all you have left is, a successful business, we are going to help you realize how you can successfully be an entrepreneur but still have a healthy lifestyle and family life.
Let us save you from being miserable. Here are some tips that others have learned the hard way. You can control your new business and keep everything in its place.
Following are some tips that our entrepreneurs want to share with you so you can stay healthy while making your business grow.
Keep your priorities in the right place
Be there for them. Keep business hours and stick to them. Treat your business like a job. Take your breaks. Eat your meals with your family. Work business hours and take your evenings and weekends off. Relax totally. TURN the phone off.
ABSOLUTELY make this your goal. Spend real time with them and love them. Actually, if you do this, the result is that your business will prosper and your family will love you.
Exercise every day and get enough sleep.
Keep fit as it helps your overall health as well as your mental health. It takes willpower. Follow a routine and even on holidays or days off. Exercise keeps you balanced physically and mentally and helps you to be more aware of eating properly.
Be very aware of what you eat. Don’t just gulp down fast food to fill the need to eat. Eating right is the key to staying fit. Eat a smart breakfast with protein which translates into energy. Avoid prepared foods and make your own lunch if possible. Choose healthy over junk and unhealthy. Watch your alcohol intake—very important point.
Adjust your attitude
Be positive and appreciative. As one experienced entrepreneur concluded: “STAY positive. Be grateful. Don’t waste time worrying or complaining.”
Be the Boss – Not the Slave
You must learn that you are in control of your life and your time. Block off the time to keep the important priorities first. It will benefit you in the long run. This is the key to keeping a fine balance.
Don’t drown in the demands of running your own business. Realize that you aren’t the only one who can do it, so learn to delegate.