Attention, entrepreneurs! I have an important message for you: put yourself first! That's right, I said it. Your self-care should come before everything else in your business. You might be thinking, "But what about my customers? My employees? My investors?" Well, guess what? They'll all benefit from a healthier, happier you. Here are three reasons why putting your self-care first is essential for your business:
1. More Productive
When you're burned out, stressed out, and running on fumes, you're not going to be very productive. You'll make mistakes, miss deadlines, and struggle to come up with new ideas. On the other hand, when you're taking care of yourself, you'll have more energy, focus, and creativity. You'll be able to get more done in less time, and you'll do it with a smile on your face.
2. Better Leadership
As an entrepreneur, you're a leader whether you like it or not. Your employees look up to you and take cues from your behavior. If you're constantly working yourself to the bone, neglecting your health, and burning the candle at both ends, they'll think that's what they're supposed to do too. On the other hand, if you're taking care of yourself, they'll see that as a priority and follow your lead. Plus, you'll be able to lead with more clarity, compassion, and confidence.
3. More Happiness
Finally, and most importantly, putting your self-care first will make you happier. You'll have more time to do the things you love, spend time with the people you care about, and pursue your passions. You'll have less stress and more joy in your life. And when you're happy, everyone around you will benefit. You'll be more pleasant to be around, more fun to work with, and more inspiring to others.
Entrepreneurs, go ahead and book that massage, take that yoga class, or go for a hike. Your business will thank you for it.
WHO AM I?
I’m Kandis Troutman, The Creative Architect. I'm a mother, teacher, and spiritual seeker focused on purpose-walking and serving others. I help women activate their God-given power so they can transform their purpose into a prosperous business.
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