Good health is good business in my book.
No matter what you choose to do in this world, without your health, you sure don’t have much! It may seem like common knowledge, the relationship between your health and the health of your business, but before we move on to all of our blogging and marketing tools, inspirational ideas, and social media aspects, I wanted to make sure we cover what generally lies ahead for someone starting a new online business endeavor.
One of the biggest things new entrepreneurs face is the high risk of failure. According to a Harvard Business School lecturer, Shikhar Ghosh, 3-out-of-4 venture-backed start-ups fail. Through his research he found that more than 95% of these start-ups fall short of their initial projections. Entrepreneurs often juggle many roles and face countless setbacks such as lost customers, disputes with partners (partnerships for the most part don’t work out), increased competition, market changes, employee theft and other problems… while you are just trying to make payroll. “There are traumatic events all the way along the line,” says psychiatrist and former entrepreneur Michael A. Freeman, who is researching mental health and entrepreneurship.
He also brings up the point that new entrepreneurs often make themselves less resilient by neglecting their health. They have eating disorders, eat too much or too little. They are so stressed out that they don’t get enough sleep or restorative sleep. They fail to exercise. “You can get into a startup mode, where you push yourself and abuse your body,” Freeman says. “That can trigger mood vulnerability.” So if you are currently an employee, who do you think has more stress and health issues, you or your employer? It doesn’t take much to see that entrepreneurs experience more anxiety than employees. In the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 34 percent of entrepreneurs (4 percentage points more than other workers), reported they were worried. A whole 45 percent of entrepreneurs said they were stressed, 3 percentage points more than other workers. Operating your own business is stressful, no matter how well prepared you think you are.
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A Very Moving Transformation Story From A Dear Friend
I remember when I began my transformation journey. Like most, I began the journey as a physical one (body) to become fit (healthy). I woke up one day and decided I wasn’t going to allow my illness to get the best of me. That journey began in 2007. Fast forward to 2015, my “journey” has taken me to a place in my life in which I have the honor to help others live their healthiest, happiest, rewarding life NOW. My approach is a spiritual, holistic, intuitive way. I believe when you follow your path, understanding that everything comes together at it’s diving timing…..you don’t have to worry about anything. Why? Because you trust in God to open the doors and to bring the right people into your life at the right timing. When you live a healthy lifestyle mind, body and spirit you draw to you positive, uplifting energy. I would have never thought that my little desire to help woman get healthy would have grown to a mission to empower the masses towards an enlightenment lifestyle. Where you live in bliss just because you know that you are guided, loved, and supported in all of your goals and dreams.
Nancy Santana is a survivor of domestic violence and Mother of 3 children. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Personal Training & Mind-Body Transformational Psychology. Holistic Nutritionist & Intuitive Spiritual Coach. If you are having trouble living a balanced healthy lifestyle, Nancy can assist you with your journey. You can reach Nancy at nancysantana.com.
Everything we do, both in our personal life and in our entrepreneurial journey begins with our mindset. I truly believe that whatever we think about, we bring about. If you want to enjoy your journey here, it takes a certain mindset and focus. The happiest and most successful people I know practice a balanced mind-body-spirit approach. If you have balance in all three, you will be able to use all of the tools and means available to you in order to succeed at anything you want to do in your life. You will bring joy and abundance into your home, your office, and into the lives of your customers.
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1) In my video above, I mention that technology is available to assist you in retraining your brain to recognize unhealthy tension and stress and gain improved well-being, vitality, and clarity of thought. Since I have been in business and an entrepreneur for more than 30 years, I have the experience and ability to control my fears. They have very little affect on my life I am happy to say! But, I have known friends that have purchased the Inner Balance App and Sensor. It allows a synchronization between the heart, breath, and brain. Research shows that when we are in coherence, our physical systems function more efficiently, we experience greater emotional stability. When we get stressed or upset, our brain gets confused and our thoughts become muddy. The app can help you recognize when this is happening and assist you to regain increased mental clarity and improved cognitive function. Inner Balance uses HeartMath’s patented technology to monitor the subtle beat-to-beat changes in your heart rhythms (HRV) and determines the level of coherence found in these rhythms.
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2) Also in the video I mention your “AQ” or your Adversity Quotient. (A gauge or measure of how you respond and deal with everything from everyday life annoyances to large adverse events; an established science, theory, and approach for becoming measurably resilient.) For more information on this science, watch this slideshow presentation.