Business Is Booming, But Is Your Life Improving?
The idea of success is enticing and the feel or taste of it is eventually thrilling if not captivating. For many entrepreneurs, being obsessed by success is a ready occurrence. The business and all the things centred on it are often placed paramount and exalted at the expense of personal life and relationships.
The pressure of work, meeting schedules and deadlines, maximising profits and all the business demands could tilt the balance in word’s life. However, all these aren’t affirmations for wealth.
Health is wealth and living a life like that won’t make that saying come true.
While the gains of business are great in true regard, when not balanced, the wholeness of the individual suffers. A booming business with more bias for work often results in a gloomy life.
When we focus more on work at the expense of other aspects of life, stress does set in. Moreover, stress would eventually lessen your passion. To have a thriving business and a thrilling life requires some balancing. To achieve this, you may need to take some time out of the already engulfing business and do some of these:
1. Develop strong social connections: The importance of developing and maintaining healthy and strong social connections must not be downplayed if you must have a happy life. Friends and family will always be there even when the business experiences misfortunes. The energy and inspiration needed to carry on with the business is times even sourced from the social connections we have built.
2. Leave work at work where possible: Make adequate time for your life and loved ones. A recent survey has found that over 60% of people in developed nations work up to 13.5 hours daily. This is an added 5.5 hours to the norm. This shows how much of supposed leisure and family time most people are devoting to work.
To improve your life as your business thrives, schedule downtime and do not always allow work to take up this time. Go on vacation when due, relax and see the beauty of life beyond that which success and money present. Learn to delegate work where necessary.
3. Focus on helping people with the proceeds from the business: Improving other people’s lives help to improve ours. This is both self and people rewarding and is enough positive motivation to grow your booming business.
4. Grow a business culture where work experience is more meaningful and valuable: Learn to relax your work environment and some norms in it. Encourage the idea of sharing tasks, working in groups, encouraging and rewarding good ethics and conducts.