When you start a business, you spend most of your time attending to its growth. As an entrepreneur you don’t get to turn your business off. It’s going 24/7. That can be very daunting and stressful. So don’t forget to pay attention to your biggest investment: YOURSELF!
Your business can’t succeed without you. You are the brains, the brawn and the passion that keeps your business going. If you aren’t up to the task, your business will suffer. So what can do you to protect your most important investment?
Keep healthy. Keeping your body healthy is important. You don’t have time for sick days, and you can’t afford expensive health care costs. So keep active and eat healthy. Set time aside each day for exercise. Schedule meal breaks so that you have the time to prepare a healthy meal and don’t succumb to fast food temptations.
Make your relationships a priority. Running your own business drastically changes your working hours. Rather than having a steady, predictable schedule, you have one that might be described as, well, insane. This can have a negative effect on your relationships. As you set aside time to exercise, go ahead and set aside time for the most important people in your life. Make it a priority to have unplugged times where you can focus on your relationships without worrying about work.
Groom your investor. You always want to keep your biggest investor happy. So your job is to keep yourself happy. Whatever it is that makes you smile, don’t let it fall by the wayside. Even if you have to cut back on favorite activities, still make it a point to do them. A little self love will go a long way toward protecting your business.
Remember that no one knows how much work and effort it takes to run your business like you do. So treat yourself like the most important investment in your company. When you do you’ll find that your business is ready to succeed!