3 Tips on How to Be Happy and Successful Entrepreneur
Is this the year you take the leap into becoming an entrepreneur? Do you know what it takes to be a successful and happy entrepreneur? Here are some valuable tips on how to balance out life and business.
According to an article at entrepreneur.com, “How to Have Success and Happiness as a Entrepreneur”
“1. Better boundaries. If you don’t have good boundaries, you’re not going to make it far in entrepreneurship or in life. The most successful people in life are those who know the power of no.
The first important step of developing better boundaries is to first decide what your core values are as a person and in business. Once you set the standards for how you want to operate personally and how you want your business to operate, you have to follow up that decision with action and keep them enforced.
For example, if you commit to your partner that Friday night is date night, you have to enforce the boundaries of your business creeping into your Friday nights. If you set the boundary that every morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. you’re at the gym, you can’t let your staff infringe on that boundary with early morning meetings.
In the same regard, you have to ask your friends and family to respect the boundaries you set for your working life and day, especially if your work starts from a home office. Set the rules for yourself and then stick to them, using the power of no as you need it.
2. Take breaks. Work styles vary, but one thing is certain, getting up away from the desk is important. Moving around helps reset your energy level and stimulate new thoughts. It also gets the blood flowing, which is good for the mind and body.
Don’t just stop at getting up from the desk, though. Breaks from work altogether are important. Make sure at least one day of your busy entrepreneurial week is reserved for a personal day. It’s crucial to disconnect from work for periods of time to rejuvenate your mind and body.
Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint, so if you don’t make time for yourself you’ll burn out. Take breaks and use the time to wisely reconnect to your creativity and passion.
3. Say what you mean. Being an entrepreneur is hard work and there are times in the start-up phase where you’ll want to agree to certain things to get going. That’s why step one of knowing your boundaries is so important as an entrepreneur. Know what you want and where you’re headed so that you can align your actions with your words.
Many arguments and misunderstandings can trace their roots to bad communication. You may shy from being direct to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, whether it’s a staff member or a family member, but entrepreneurs need to have clear, direct communication.” To read the entire article click here.
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