Thursday, 5 February 2015

Wellbeing Of The 21st Century Entrepreneur

Robert Kiyosaki talks about the The Cash Flow Quadrant which describes four different types of people, namely Employees (E), Self Employed (S), those who are into Big Business (B) and Investors (I). As an entrepreneur, you fall into one or more of the last three categories. When you are an S, a B or an I, you are the brand, the product, the brains, the driving force, the ideas person etc. You are CEO of everything and although as a B or an I, you’ll typically have people working for you, you still remain the most valuable asset.

This got me thinking about the differences between what it meant to be an entrepreneur sixty years ago and what it means now. Some sixty years ago, being an entrepreneur meant being like those in the Self Employed quadrant. It meant everything had to be taken care of by you. It meant being a hero all the times, no matter what – even when you’d had no sleep or food for 48 hours. Ridiculous isn’t it?

It doesn’t have to be like that any more and it shouldn’t be. Entrepreneurship these days is about working smart and honouring your body and mind. It means:

  • Catching up on missed sleep
Catching up on your sleep by taking a nap during the day after a late night of awesome productivity doesn’t make you weak, it makes you human. It’s necessary otherwise you’ll soon be running on empty.

 “Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.  - Unknown

  • Making time to exercise
Choose something you enjoy doing then it won’t feel like such a chore.

“Fitness is not about being better than someone else ... It's about being better than you used to be.” - Unknown

  • Putting your electronic devices down so you can enjoy mealtimes and actually taste your food
Carve out time for eating and prepare delicious meals just for you, even if that’s in the middle of the day. During this time, put all your gadgets away and enjoy the flavours, tastes and textures of your food.

“Honour your body. It’s the only place you have to live” - Unknown

  • Working on your mindset on a daily basis
Your mindset is your number one requirement for success. Invest in improving this on a daily basis and the other things will become easier.

“Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.” - Muhammad Yunus

  • Working WITH the laws of the Universe
Don’t create your own laws or ignore the existing ones. Flow with and tap into the natural order of things.

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” - Wayne Dyer

I trust this will help you on your journey to becoming an even more successful entrepreneur by focusing on creating a better YOU.

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