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Step 10 of Building a Better Business: Building a Resilient Business; The Self-Care Advantage

Posted by: Ewen Fletcher on

Maintaining a full “well of happiness” is not just a luxury; it’s a crucial aspect of sustainable business success. Similar to the airline safety instruction to secure your oxygen mask before assisting others, you must prioritise your well-being continuously in business.

Consider the activities that replenish your well-being – those that revive your energy and resilience levels, enabling you to navigate business challenges with clarity. Whether it’s dancing, running, surfing, yoga, reading, or enjoying coffee with friends, these activities are often neglected due to perceived time constraints.

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Championing mental health is integral for both business owners and their teams. The pressures of running a business can take a toll, making it essential to acknowledge the importance of mental well-being. By incorporating self-care activities into your routine, you not only enhance personal resilience but also set a positive example for your team helping build a resilient business. Read more on the importance of self-care in business here.

Challenge the notion that you lack time. Remember, you have the same hours in a day as visionaries like Einstein or Helen Keller. Create a list of activities that genuinely bring you joy but have been sidelined. We share more on how not to be a slave to your business here.

Commit to dedicating at least one hour daily to these happiness-inducing pursuits. Share this commitment with a business mentor or an accountability partner who will ensure you prioritise this self-care. Schedule these activities in your diary until they become ingrained habits. Ensuring you are prioritising what you need will help you and your team make a resilient business.

As Mallory Hopkins wisely said, “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” By nurturing your well-being, you reduce stress, restore energy, and lay the foundation for both personal and business success. Make self-care a non-negotiable priority.

Contact us if you would like our help in creating a strategy to help you create a resilient and successful business.

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