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There’s More to Life Than Building a Business: 4 Areas of Life That Also Need Your Attention



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You don’t have to look very far to see a post, article, or video about what it takes to build a business. The advice ranges from “build with balance” to “hustle until you die or you’re not trying.”

With over 4.5 billion daily users on the Internet, it is an exciting time for entrepreneurs, and those wishing to generate income through non-traditional means. With millions of people having lost their jobs due to various circumstances, the non-traditional options — such as entrepreneurship — become even more appealing.

A business can be a fantastic avenue to create freedom, financial security, and a lasting impact on those the business serves. However, some other areas and experiences create success in a person’s life. In the desire to build a business that is discussed, too many business owners neglect all the other areas of their life that make them happy and complete. 

Here are four areas of a person’s life that make building a business even easier while helping them experience the fullness life offers. 

1. Savor every healthy relationship

The relationships in your life can be exciting and sometimes frustrating. The unhealthy relationships in your life distract your focus. They derail your progress as you’re always thinking about all that’s wrong. And, they mess with your energy as your feelings and emotions are all over the place. 

Healthy relationships do the opposite. They give you strength, courage, and the support that allows you to be you. They help you take action, dream bigger, and strive for more. Healthy relationships can be neglected in the pursuit of building a business. If you’d like a more fulfilled journey to success, step away from the hustle to savor the healthy relationships. 

Call those you can’t see enough. Hug and kiss those that are in your proximity. Don’t take for granted that there will be a tomorrow to show affection to those you love. Tomorrow is not promised, and life is precious. Be there for your healthy relationships because they will support the building of your business the most. 

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” – Tony Robbins

2. Be madly in love with your body

The one asset that helps a person get the most out of life is their body. The sad thing is that we don’t treat our bodies in a way that shows the respect it deserves. If you’re going to accomplish your goals in any day, you’ll need energy. Full days require your body to function at peak levels. Whether it’s doing business tasks, enjoying healthy relationships, being there for family, or even doing the dishes, your body affects all outcomes. 

Getting more out of life means treating your body as if it’s a fancy supercar. You give it the proper fuel — eat and drink healthy. You move it regularly — exercise and other forms of physical movement. You do regular maintenance — self-care routines and plenty of YOU time. 

Your body is an area of life that’s easy to neglect, but it’s one of the primary keys to living a long and fulfilled life. Want to grow a business? Have better relationships? Accomplish more? Treat your body with love and tender care. 

3. Say NO to everything that doesn’t serve you

Too often, we say yes when everything inside of us is screaming NO freaking way. That could be working on business all hours of the day. Letting people have time and energy for no good reason. It means agreeing to do things we don’t want to do. 

Life is meant to be lived. It should be filled with more moments of pure bliss and less obligation-laden experiences. Saying yes to things that don’t serve keeps you from spending your time, energy, and resources on what you should. 

It’s not just saying no to obvious things — it’s listening to your intuition and saying no to those experiences and opportunities that don’t feel aligned. That could mean business tasks, relationships, and past goals that are not right for where you’re going. 

“It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” – Steve Jobs

4. Treat yourself better than you treat those you love the most

There is a line in Demi Lovato’s song, ‘I Love Me,’ that says: “Why am I always looking for a ride or die? ‘Cause mine’s the only heart I’m gonna have for life.” The song is about why a person should love themselves more than they love everyone else. 

When it comes to building a business, people tend to give themselves grace when things don’t go as planned. When it comes to how we treat ourselves with personal goals, we tend to be impatient, harsh, and not understanding. Living a full and successful life happens when you learn to respect yourself for how you are and what you’re capable of. It’s not what you accomplish — it’s the effort you make and your desire to be the best version of yourself. 

Be kind to yourself. Implement more self-care into your life. Embrace what makes you who you are. Treat yourself as if you’re the most significant project you’ll ever work on because you are. 

It’s a great time to build a business — it’s an even better time to build yourself. Focus on becoming the best version of yourself and living a fulfilled life. There’s more to life than business — there’s life to be lived.

My name is Rohan Kale and I help businesses with growth. Developing and implementing marketing strategies for businesses is like solving puzzles and I love to help businesses with growth strategies. My goal is to help you create freedom of time and finances so that you can have a better life inside and outside your business. Join me at B2B Growth Agency and RKale Video Company.

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5 Indicators of Unresolved Attachment Trauma



Emotional Attachment Trauma

Trauma caused during specific stages of a child’s development, known as attachment trauma, can have lasting effects on a person’s sense of safety, security, predictability, and trust. This type of trauma is often the result of abuse, neglect, or inconsistent care from a primary caregiver.

Individuals who have not fully processed attachment trauma may display similar patterns of behavior and physical or psychological symptoms that negatively impact their adult lives, including the choices they make in relationships and business.

Unfortunately, many people may not even be aware that they are struggling with trauma. Research estimates that 6% of the population will experience PTSD in their lifetime, with a majority of males and females having experienced significant trauma.

Unresolved attachment trauma can significantly impair the overall quality of a person’s life, including their ability to form healthy relationships and make positive choices for themselves. One well-known effect of unhealed attachment trauma is the compulsion to repeat past wounds by unconsciously selecting romantic partners who trigger their developmental trauma.

However, there are other less recognized but equally detrimental signs of unprocessed developmental trauma.


Five possible indications of unresolved attachment trauma are:


1.  Unconscious Sabotage

Self-sabotage is a common pattern among individuals with unprocessed attachment trauma. This cycle often begins with hurting others, which is then followed by hurting oneself. It is also common for those with attachment trauma to have heightened emotional sensitivity, which can trigger this cycle.

This pattern can manifest in lashing out, shutting down, or impulsive behavior that leads to feelings of guilt, shame, and self-loathing.

Many people with attachment trauma are not aware of their wounds and operate on survival mode, unconsciously testing or challenging the emotional investment of those around them, and pushing them away out of self-preservation and fear of abandonment.

This can lead to a pattern of making poor choices for themselves based on impulsivity.


2. Persistent Pain

Chronic pain is a common symptom that can stem from early trauma. Studies have shown a connection between physical conditions such as fibromyalgia, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia, muscle aches, back pain, chest pain, and chronic fatigue with the aftermath of chronic developmental trauma, particularly physical abuse.
Research has found that individuals with insecure attachment styles, such as anxious, avoidant, or disorganized, have a higher incidence of somatic symptoms and a history of physical and emotional abuse in childhood compared to those with a secure attachment style.

3. Behaviors That Block Out Trauma

Trauma blocking practises are used to avoid the pain and memories connected with traumatic events.
Emotional numbing, avoidance, and escape via briefly pleasurable activities that distract from terrible memories or suffering are common examples. Unfortunately, this escape habit stops people from successfully processing and recovering from their trauma.
Furthermore, when the pain resurfaces, more and more diversions are necessary to continue ignoring it. This can be seen in compulsive behaviours such as drug or alcohol addiction, emotional eating, numbing oneself through relationships, workaholism, excessive or dangerous exercise routines, compulsive internet or technology use, or any other compulsive behaviour used to distract yoursef from intrusive thoughts and emotions.
These actions have the potential to prolong a cycle of avoidance and repression, preventing persons from healing and progressing.

4. A strong need for control

It’s understandable that some people may struggle with control issues in their adult lives, especially if they felt helpless or vulnerable during their childhood.
This can happen if someone had an overbearing caregiver who didn’t let them make their own choices, expected too much from them, or didn’t take care of them properly. As adults, they might try to control everything in their life to feel more in control and less anxious or scared. This might be because they didn’t feel like they had control over their life when they were a child.
It’s important to remember that everyone’s experiences are different and it’s okay to seek help if you’re struggling with control issues.

5. Psychological Symptoms That Are Not Explained

Individuals with a history of developmental trauma may experience a range of psychological symptoms, including obsessive-compulsive behavior, intense mood swings, irritability, anger, depression, emotional numbing, or severe anxiety.
These symptoms can vary in intensity and may occur intermittently throughout the day. People with this type of trauma may attempt to “distract” themselves from these symptoms by denying or rationalizing them, or may resort to substance abuse or behavioral addictions as coping mechanisms. This can be a maladaptive way of trying to numb their symptoms.

What to do next if you’re suffering from emotional attachment trauma?

Everyone’s experience of healing from trauma is unique. It’s important to be aware of whether you have experienced childhood developmental trauma and how it may be affecting your relationships as an adult. Sometimes, the effects of trauma can be overwhelming and we may try to push them away or avoid them.
If you notice that you’re engaging in these behaviors, it’s important to seek help from a trauma therapist who can support you on your healing journey. Remember, you’re not alone and it’s never too late to start healing.

There are several ways that people can work to overcome emotional attachment trauma:

  1. Therapy: One of the most effective ways to overcome emotional attachment trauma is through therapy. A therapist can help you process your experiences, understand the impact of your trauma on your life, and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms.
  2. Support groups: Joining a support group of people who have had similar experiences can be a great way to find validation, empathy, and a sense of community.
  3. Mindfulness practices: Mindfulness practices such as meditation, pilates, prayer time with God or journaling can help you become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, and develop a sense of spiritual connection and self-regulation.
  4. Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT): This is a type of therapy that is specifically designed to help individuals process and recover from traumatic events.
  5. Building a safety net: Building a support system of people you trust, who are there for you when you need them, can help you feel more secure and safe in your life.

It’s important to remember that healing from emotional attachment trauma is a process and it may take time. It’s also important to find a therapist who is experienced in treating trauma, who you feel comfortable talking with, and who can help you develop a personalized treatment plan.

If you desire to work with me on healing your wounds and unlocking the aspects of you that were never realized so you can achieve more success in your life then head over to and join my weekly LIVE online mentorship calls.
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