I wonder if like me you’ve been conditioned to believe you need to work hard to do well in life or make your business work?
We all experience ups and downs in life and running a successful business can certainly feel like hard work at times. But it doesn’t always have to be that way!
A few weeks ago something happened to me that has rocked me to the core and unleashed a deep sense of peace in my heart – I saved a man’s life.
While I never want to be in a similar situation again, I am also very grateful for having experienced this intense 2-3 minutes of being ‘positively traumatised.’
Your body’s a wonderful feedback mechanism for letting you know what’s in your best interest or not – in terms of what you’re doing in the moment, eating or drinking, the people you’re exposing yourself to, the habits you embrace and even what you’re doing in your business.
But do you pay attention to the nudges your body gives you? Or ignore them because you think you know best?
Last week a friend and I had to laugh at each other as we spoke on our mobiles from our sick beds. Not because we were both ill, but because we both recognised the irony of teaching the importance of being kind to ourselves, and yet knowing working too hard had contributed to us being ill!
The desire to enjoy a better work/life balance was one of the main drivers for me going into business. As well as wanting to do something I loved that made a difference in the world.