Know Your WHY As An Entrepreneur

Healthy EntrepreneurBy Milissa Harding

Have you ever let your personal health and wellness slide while you focus more on getting things on your “to do” list checked off? Do you ever feel tired and exhausted from all that you have to do, and you wonder if you can keep up with this crazy pace? Many busy entrepreneurs can easily answer “yes” to both of these questions.

Why?

Because as an entrepreneur, you’re passionate and excited about the work that you do, and you want to be a huge success, right? I totally understand, because I see entrepreneurs just like yourself who struggle with the exact same issues as you: trying to balance all of the parts of building a business, but neglecting their health in the process.

As a business owner, you’ve probably taken some time at some point to reflect on WHY you started your business. Perhaps you want to become financially free, enjoy a flexible schedule, and have more time with your family. These are some common reasons why people just like you decide to become entrepreneurs.

Here’s a question for you: Have you ever asked yourself “Why is it important to me to become a healthy entrepreneur?”

This is a question that very few entrepreneurs ask themselves, but it’s such an important question to give some thought to.

I know that it is very easy to put our health and well-being on the back burner, and I think that this happens often with us busy entrepreneurs, because we’re very results-oriented. We like seeing the results from the work that we do, and it’s very rewarding when we make a sale, develop a new partnership, or enroll a new client. You don’t often “see” the results from the health and wellness choices you make right away, however. Sometimes it takes weeks or months for you to notice a difference in the way you look and feel (ex-having more energy, losing weight) and if you’re honest with yourself, it’s not always easy being patient for these kinds of results. On the other hand, you know exactly how it feels when you’re exhausted, stressed out and not eating as well as you should. It’s not a great feeling, and it definitely impacts your performance and energy as an entrepreneur.

I understand how important it is for your business to grow and succeed, but I also want you to understand that your health and well-being is THE foundation to your success as an entrepreneur; not your website, not your business cards, not even how big your “list” is. Without fueling your body from the inside out with what it needs, you simply can not be your best, and what a shame that would be. I want to challenge you to start prioritizing your health and see the difference it makes in how you show up in your business. You can have all the energy you need to focus on all that you need to do each day, without sacrificing your health. You’ll accomplish more, make smarter decisions and feel amazing while doing it too! So, how can you get started putting your health on the front burner, once and for all?

  • Begin by asking yourself the question, “Why is it important for me to become a healthy entrepreneur?” Make a list of things that would change if your health and well-being were on the top of your priority list.
  • Switch the question around and ask yourself, “What would happen if I was not a healthy entrepreneur?”. Consider how your business would be affected and how this would ultimately derail your long-term goals for your finances, as well as time freedom for yourself and your family.
  • What one thing can you begin doing TODAY to make your health and wellness a priority? What difference would this make in your business each day?

Answering these questions honestly will allow you to see what you do as a business owner in a new light. I want you to be a huge success. I want you to have the time and financial freedom that you deserve. Make your health an absolute priority, and I promise you that you’ll have exactly what it takes to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality!

Milissa Harding is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who teaches entrepreneurs how to maintain healthy energy levels needed to grow their business and create the lives they truly desire from the inside out. Visit http://www.healthystartcoaching.ca to receive your free copy of “6 Steps to Become a Healthy and Energized Entrepreneur”.

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