The Importance of Rest

The life of an entrepreneur is all about the hustle. Work from sun up to sun down and don’t lose a minute in between. Every day presents new interactions, ideas, and initiatives, all of which can help to drive us along the path to success. There is an immense amount of pressure to grab every opportunity that comes your way. In doing so, you must consistently be at the top of your game.

In such an environment, it’s clear to see why so many of us are exhausted, overwhelmed, and in desperate need of rest and recharge. Sometimes we become so focused on our goals and objectives, that we lose sight of what is truly critical to our success—that which provides the foundation for our ability to remain at peak performance daily. This key component is rest.

When we talk about rest, it’s only natural to think of sleep. After all, we are constantly being bombarded by studies that show that we are not getting enough sleep. The desired number of nightly hours varies...

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Put Yourself at the Top of Your Priority List

We live in a non-stop society where everyone is constantly on the go.  If it’s not responsibilities at work, it’s managing the demands at home.  Once those are all satisfied, there is hardly any time left for yourself.  This is not an ideal way to function, yet it is the way that many of us live on a daily basis.  The truth is we don’t know how to manage our time properly.  We are stretched to our limits, but we continue to push on.  Why?  We tend to prioritize others instead of focusing on our own needs.  As human beings, we are inclined to focus on caring for those around us.  However, if we don’t take care of ourselves properly, we cannot adequately serve others in our world, both personally and professionally.  Personally, I always consider myself as my first and main client.  If I do not ensure my own safety, wellness, and health, I cannot help others at the highest level possible.

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4 Key Strategies To Help Navigate Life’s Ups and Downs

Just a couple of weeks ago, I was involved in a serious car accident. It was an incredibly frightening experience, but thankfully no one was seriously injured. However, in just a matter of moments, my circumstances were changed in a significant way. This is life, isn’t it? You can have an established plan in mind, you are ready to take action, and then…something unexpected. In my case, it was this car accident. That morning began like any other. My schedule was filled with client coaching sessions and other meetings, yet it all suddenly had to take a backseat to the current crisis.

Just a few days ago, I learned that the car insurance company had classified my brand new car as totaled from the accident. Not good. However, now I get to shop for another new car. Much better, wouldn’t you say?

First you’re down, then you’re up. Then you’re down again, and in just a short amount of time, you’re back on top. Life is known for its ups and downs....

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The Secret To Having a Focused and Successful Work Day

We all want to be successful at work. Though we try our best each day, we know that some days are more fruitful than others. Sometimes it’s a matter of unexpected tasks appearing on our to-do lists. Other times, personal demands may pull us away from the professional tasks at hand. As both business professionals and human beings, this is to be expected. Even when outside factors are not infringing upon our productivity, there is another element to be considered—us. Many times, we are the ones who are stimulating our own success or lack thereof, simply due to our amount of preparation for the day ahead.

While many know the importance that a smooth and purposeful morning plays in a day’s success, preparation completed the evening prior is equally as important. The key is to take meaningful steps during both times, which will set you on the path to a focused and successful work day.

 

MORNING RITUALS
The most successful people will tell you that the central...

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