The Healthy Entrepreneur: Healthy Habits of Balanced, Successful Entrepreneurs
You're here to discover some healthy habits of balanced, successful entrepreneurs. Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. You have to look at so many things including your business, health, family, team, and so on.
Statistics show that 41% of entrepreneurs keep track of their diet and weight. So you, my friend, being an entrepreneur, shouldn’t ignore your health.
Let’s have a look at some of the healthy habits of successful entrepreneurs that make them “the healthy entrepreneur”.
Saying NO to Multitasking
You’re Not a computer, and you can’t compete with one either, so don’t multitask.
Multitasking badly impacts your performance. Yes, it does, because attempting to focus on so many tasks all at a once will significantly lower the quality of your work. When it’s about quality and high performance, you should do one task at a time.
Did I tell you that multitasking is not good for your brain? Multitasking continuously for prolonged durations will weaken your brain.
This is the reason (why) all the successful and healthy entrepreneurs avoid multitasking; rather, they focus on one task at a time.
One of the best things about healthy entrepreneurs is that they maintain a decent balance between their work and family life.
Let me tell you, it’s not easy to maintain this balance, especially when you have a growing business to manage. Being a business owner, you want to spend as much time as possible getting work done, and that’s where things get out of control. Not spending time with your family will make your life robotic and monotonous.
It’s all about balance. There is no fixed amount of time that you have to spend in the office or in the home; a good mix is all that you need.
You will notice that the top entrepreneurs always love spending time with their family, friends and loved ones, thereby creating a life whereby they are earning from home.
Networks, business relationships and collaboration are the core characteristics of the knowledge era we are living in.
Almost all the successful and healthy entrepreneurs that I have seen and been around in my life had one thing in common – they built networks. They go to conferences. They join live events. They speak to their competitors. They reach out to others. And this is what keeps them at the top.
Building relationships and networks is something you cannot go without. These networks will help you at every stage of your business.
If you are interested in developing networks, you should start by following others in your industry.
The Healthy Entrepreneurs are Adaptive
Yes, they are adaptive (some by nature) and are extremely flexible. Do you have the flexibility to align yourself with any type of business atmosphere? If not, you will need to go a long way.
Successful entrepreneurs have this flexibility in their nature. They are not rigid. They don’t always follow self-created rules; rather, they quickly learn, change the rules that don’t work and make new rules. Same is true for plans, goals, objectives, strategies and most other things in their lives.
It is, however, not easy to become flexible and adaptable. You have to make practice of it for some time before you will find yourself in a position where you’ll be able to easily break and make anything.
There is much more that the healthy entrepreneurs do; the list is potentially very long. But as a starting point, you should stick to these rules. In the end, you can develop these healthy habits as well.
Become a healthy entrepreneur. Healthy entrepreneurs prefer businesses that create freedom: money, free time, and fun!