Do you feel like business always comes first? You put everything else aside because you’re so busy thinking about or doing things on/in your business every second of every day, that everything else gets ignored?
Here’s the thing… Your personal performance and habits play such an important role in your business. We often get so caught up in focusing all our energy on our business that we neglect the one key driver that our business needs… US!
When you’re personally thriving, your business will too. Here are four key things that have really helped me.
CREATE A MORNING ROUTINE
The most successful people in the world say that the way you start your day, sets you up to win the day. Everyone’s morning will look different, but you need to determine what gets you ready to go. Being mindful? Getting active and exercising?
Here’s what I do: Energising cold shower, meditation, music on for a high-vibe solo dance party, write in my gratitude journal, set my intention for the day over a cup of ceremonial cacao or chai.
DON’T IGNORE YOUR HEALTH
It’s so easy to work, work, work, then quickly grab something to eat that will just keep you going. What you eat plays an incredibly huge part of how your brain functions, and impacts your performance and productivity within your business. You can’t possibly sustain a growing business if you’re crashing all day after sugar hits and crashes from poor food choices. Feed your brain food that will give you energy and help you build your business and increase your performance.
Tip: Remind yourself that time spent preparing and eating nourishing food is time well spent! Feeding your brain what it needs and you will double your productivity!
GET TO KNOW YOURSELF
You started a business so you can make the rules, right? Get to know how, when and where you work best. Explore what makes you most creative? What are the times of day that you operate best? In what areas of your business do you need to balance your masculine and feminine energy? What motivates you to keep going when you’re feeling flat or in a rut? Are you more suited to work from home or a cafe/office space?
Tip: Do a personal audit on how you work best by changing up your environment or working times and documenting your energy and productivity levels to find your personal sweet spot.
DECIDE AND COMMIT TO WHAT’S NON-NEGOTIABLE
Looking after you is just as (and if not more) important than looking after your business, because you are the key driver that your business is relying on to keep it going. Decide what is non-negotiable for you that no matter what is going on in your life and business, you commit to doing because you know the positive impact it has on you personally.