By Victor Ochieng
A good number of people are attracted to entrepreneurship simply because of the possibility of making more money. It’s only along the way that they realize entrepreneurship is a totally new lifestyle that requires every bit of their system to succeed.
Train yourself to say no – This normally appears to be easy, but most people end up taking on more than they can chew. We weren’t made to multitask and that’s why when you’ve got too many tasks on your table, you end up being stressed thus exposing yourself to health risks. If you’d like to take on more tasks beyond your capacity, consider delegating. If you can’t expand your capacity, learn to say no. Try to always stick to your genius zone.
Eat healthy and exercise – Eating healthy is something we’re told every now and then. Surprisingly, there is still a good number of people who don’t eat well despite being able to afford it. Many entrepreneurs get so absorbed in their business that they don’t eat healthy meals. The food you eat influences your mood and focus and so it should be well thought out. Besides eating healthy, you also need to do physical exercise. This will optimize blood flow thus ensuring that your brain is provided with enough oxygen. Should you fail to eat properly and exercise, your brain will lack the needed nutrients rendering you sluggish and unfocused.
Reduce life stress – One of the biggest enemies of development is stress. Besides making your work difficult, it can kill you, literally. Should it be experienced for a long period of time, it can cause serious health problems. When experiencing stress, your brain releases an adrenaline hormone, which can result in serious problems throughout your body. At the same time, stress can lead to constant headaches and depression, as well as increase chances of a heart attack.
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you’ve got no choice but to live a healthy life. You’ve got to be healthy spiritually, mentally and physically.