Self-care is directly correlated with a long-lasting, successful business. It is a direct reflection of a business owner who cares about themselves.
Wait what? I am supposed to put myself first and practice self-care in order to have a successful business?
This may seem like a total contradiction to you. As an entrepreneur, as a woman who owns her own business, isn’t your business your number 1 priority?
Shouldn’t it come before everything else? Don’t you need to be hustling, grinding it out, and putting all of your efforts and focus solely on your business in order to succeed?
Well, as a matter of fact, no.
What I’ve found through personal experience—through speaking with and interviewing super successful businesswomen, through listening to podcasts and reading personal development books—is that self-care, self-love, personal development, and putting yourself first are the key factors to a booming long-term business.
Why is that?
Because when you take care of yourself, when you are confident and feel good about your abilities, anything is possible.
A Happier Person is Going to Run a More Successful Business
When you put yourself first, before your business, before your work, before your business partners, you will be more productive, more creative, and overall happier.
A happier person is going to run a more successful business than someone who is burnt out, who is more focused on other people, who is running on fumes, who may have lost sight as to why they were building a business in the first place.
“But Nancy, isn’t putting myself first a distraction from my business and all of the things I need to do to be successful and productive?”
My answer, absolutely not. But of course, as always, it comes down to balance. You can’t expect to read personal development books, listen to podcasts and meditate all day long and produce massive success and results in your business, it just doesn’t work that way.
But if you start your day with those actions, with a set ritual that makes you feel rejuvenated, energized, and excited for the day, you best believe your business is going to skyrocket.
When you take time to write out all of the characteristics your ideal client has, you are going to begin attracting them into your space.
When you say affirmations about how amazing you are, how capable you are, how worthy you are, how beautiful you are, you are going to start believing them and acting that way. And your business results are going to go hand in hand with these practices.
Reading, listening to podcasts, meditating, journaling, visualizing, stating affirmations, are just a handful of ways to take care of yourself.
They are all super important and will transform your life. If you’re just starting out on this personal development journey, it can be overwhelming and seem like a lot of extra time and work, but I promise it’s not.
If you’re just starting out in your business, choose 1 or 2 actions to do every morning before you start your day. You may have to get up 10-15 minutes earlier but it is so worth it.
Choose things that resonate with you the most. Forcing yourself to spend time on self-care and practice a morning ritual is not going to work. Our goal is to get you excited and looking forward to putting yourself first.
Another thing I hear from almost all of the women I work with is, “I don’t have time to workout, to eat well and to sleep enough. I am so busy with my business, with my family, with my social life.”
I ask them, “How is that working out for you? How do you feel not working out, not taking care of yourself, not moving your body, not fueling it with the proper nutrition? How does it feel to be exhausted all of the time? Do you think that’s contributing to your success or taking away from it?”
When I ask the hard questions, when I reframe how not working out, not eating well, not sleeping enough, are all effecting them and their business, most women are ready to create time and space in their schedules to take care of themselves this way.
Good physical health is directly correlated with a long-lasting, successful business because it is a reflection of a business owner who cares about themselves, who wants to feel amazing and confident each and every day.
This confidence, this good feeling, is going to translate into business transactions, interactions with clients, social media posts, and so on.
It’s an incredible ripple effect.
Now it’s Your Turn
I am just scratching the surface of this topic with this post. If you would like to chat some more about how self-care will make your business skyrocket, please feel free to reach out via email or social media.
I would be more then happy to recommend books, podcasts, meditations, and answer any questions you may have.
I look forward to chatting some more and seeing how your business explodes after implementing some of these practices into your life.