It’s Hell Being An Entrepreneur – It’s Easy To Overwork

It’s Hell Being An Entrepreneur – It’s Easy To Overwork

As a life coach I talk about healthy boundaries quite a bit. But as a “struggling” entrepreneur it’s easy to lose this concept in the need and desire to create success and abundance in my professional world. I grew up with parents who had a strong work ethic. “Hard work will bring you success.” That was their belief, mantra and life motto for everything. Well, as an adult, I agree with that to an extent, but I also believe in balance. How do we find balance as a business owner?

We take our work home. We wake up in the middle of the night with a great fb ad. We answer our phones at dinner and after hours. The social media is on 24/7 just like our brains. When to turn it all of? How? Why?

I don’t know about you, but I need down time. I need “me” time. I need “we” time. I need exercise time. I need mental health time. And I need creative time. If I don’t block out times for these things, I will burn out, ruin relationships, and become a shell of the person I truly want to be. I tell all of my clients that “they” matter. They are not more important than anyone else – but just as important as everyone else. So, why is this concept so difficult to create in my business world?

As I write this, I haven’t blocked off time to exercise/ride horses for next week. So, off I go to my iPad to make sure I don’t book clients or networking functions on these days/times. I need to commit and remind myself that I am not being lazy or selfish by blocking time out of my calendar for me/we/creative/mental health time. I am in this for the long haul. Remembering that no matter how hard I work today, there will always be more work tomorrow. Knowing that I deserve balance in my life. Without balance there is no “happy” and I’m all about finding my HAPPY!

If you’re reading this and you’re an entrepreneur, make sure you create balance in your life. It’s easy to overwork…

Cindy Battino, owner of Transformational Healing, is a Transformational Life Coach and Energy Worker.