Becoming an entrepreneur can be a long, strenuous task. Productivity for entrepreneurs to stay focused is also a constant challenge. Many people attempt to go down the road, but quickly find out it is one of the most difficult tasks they will ever face. Depending on the market you decide to enter, the work hours you put in could be very high because you are constantly trying to claim your spot. The number of entrepreneurs compared to the number of actual successful ones can be a bit frightening to newcomers. However, there are certain steps you can take that can not only help young entrepreneurs prepare for the grueling journey, but help already successful entrepreneurs revolutionize their ways.
1) Refocus Outlook on Specified Market
No matter what you are doing in life, a reset can never hurt. When assessing your targeted market, make sure you are modernizing the way you approach it. In other words, make sure you appeal in such ways that is not available in your competitors. Find motivation in different areas of life to help in the reset process, such as inspiration in another business, a new hobby, etc.
2) Strengthen Your Body/Mind
One of the easiest ways to relieve stress and increase productivity is mentally healing yourself. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and a healthy body certainly assists in having healthy mind. Studies have shown that at least 30 minutes of exercise per day is the key to clearer and more enthusiastic thinking. Meditation is also another great way to sharpen your mind, as it relieves it of all worries and allows your mind to think of new ideas and tasks. Meditation however needs to be done at appropriate times. For example, if you need to clear your mind before work and are feeling stressed, that is a great time to meditate. However, if you are stressed to the max and are in a board room meeting, and decide to close your eyes and meditate, that may not end up so well for you. Finally, stretching every morning when you wake up will loosen your muscles and reduce your stress throughout the day. It is important to note that stretching at night is crucial too, as during sleep otherwise you will find your body tensing up.
3) Stay Calm Under Stressful Environments/Breathing Exercises
Staying calm can easily be one of the hardest things to do under stress, however, it is also one of most crucial things to do. Simply walking away from the work and clearing your mind, even if it’s for a few minutes can be very beneficial. It can increase creativity and re-spark a desire for success, something many entrepreneurs often lose at some point. Breathing exercises can also help reduce stress and help you stay calm if you are in a situation in which you cannot leave. Simply counting as you breathe or even thinking about someone or somewhere that makes you happy can completely change your mood or outlook in a situation you once thought was stressful.
About: Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, known as the Wealthy Yogi, is a mindful wealth multiplier, business strategist, and author Budgeting is More Liberation than Limitation. She has developed a 5-step blueprint for mindful money management to show any entrepreneur how to create a stress free wealthy lifestyle. Through her books, programs and retreats, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs achieve intentional personal success.
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