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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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How Your Psychological Blind Spots Keep You Stuck in Life

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Sometimes, life doesn’t seem to make any sense. Albert Einstein once said “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Here’s the funny thing. We will say that line about someone else, have a good chuckle, and then DO THE SAME THING OURSELVES! This time, it’s not that funny, is it? I know. I’ve done it myself. (more…)

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3 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself and Live an Optimized Life

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The secret to happiness lies in the way you live your life. People think of happiness as some destination they’ll reach when they’ve accomplished the hundred things on their life to-do list. Happiness is often associated with money, material possessions, or even great relationships. (more…)

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These 7 Daily Resolutions Can Change Your Life

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We all strive to be better every day. Most of us want a new day to bring something new, and we plan for it as well. Of course, the execution is debatable as procrastination is real and it becomes an overwhelming feeling at times. Also, not to forget the customary practice of making resolutions on new year’s eve!  All of us are fascinated by the thought of preparing long lists of resolves to mark the beginning of a new year. Not sure how many people are able to translate these resolutions into functional realities. (more…)

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4 Reasons Why Content Is Pivotal For Mental Health Healing

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One of the most important things for an entrepreneur’s mental health is expressing their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. This is where content creation and writing becomes pivotal. Whether you read something that resonates with you or you write a compelling blog post, the act of expressing yourself through content can help to put a smile on your face and make you feel better about things.

Most entrepreneurs don’t spend as much time taking care of their mental health as they should. Over the course of your career, you will experience a lot of ups and downs; these emotions have the potential to take a toll on your mind and body if you don’t learn to manage them properly.

Here are four reasons why expression through content is pivotal for healing, slowing yourself down, and giving yourself grace when the going gets tough.

1. Content can be a form of self-expression

When you are an entrepreneur, you frequently face feelings of insecurity, doubt, fear, apathy, and exhaustion, just to name a few. Some days it feels like no one is on your business’s side and everyone else has it all figured out. On those days some of us try to look at our website’s analytics to cheer up. 

But an even more freeing task is creating content. You create content to improve your business and reach more people’s lives. But, there is something special that happens when you write with the intention of expressing your thoughts and feelings — you open a door to yourself. 

Content is inherently personal, which means content creators open themselves up when they share their thoughts on a platform. Everything from the title of the post, the keywords they choose to include, and even the content itself helps you to understand who the author of that post truly is. And as an entrepreneur, this can be an important experience because it allows others to empathize with you.

2. Self-reflection will lift you up

As you think through what to write about and how to express yourself, the process of self reflection is a valuable step you need to go through. You’re able to reflect on the blessings you have, assess what you learned from the negative experiences, and create a plan on how to maintain the positive experiences you’ve had. 

There are a few ways that self reflection can help you with mental health healing. The act of reflecting on your experiences helps to create clarity in feelings, thoughts and emotions which will eventually lead into acceptance for what has happened or is happening currently without feeling overwhelmed by it all. This process also leads people towards finding new things they enjoy doing. Self reflection is therapeutic and can be implemented anytime you feel the need to overcome overwhelm.

“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow. Thus, you more deeply enjoy your journey each day.” – Hal Elrod

3. A sense of belonging and camaraderie

It is important to have a support network of people who will listen and understand what you are going through. When you post a blog or upload a video on YouTube, there are others who feel the same way and experience a sense of connection with you.

When you put time, attention and thoughtfulness into your writing, it is amazing when someone reads what you’ve written and comments on it thanking you or expressing how they resonate with what you’re going through. It’s hard to put into words how powerful it feels when someone who has gone through the same experience and reads your words then reaches out.  There is power in expression but miracles happen when people bond over a similar experience.

4. Library of content to share with more people

It can be very difficult to know what content to share with people as the symptoms of mental health disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.) vary from person to person. But as you accumulate more and more content, this will increase the number of articles or videos available for readers to choose from depending on their specific purpose. It also builds your personal library of resources you’re able to share to different people you encounter or engage directly with.

As chaotic and distracting social media can be, it can also be a beacon of hope with the right content. Many people share viral posts, or content that interest them. Since your content is valuable and personal, the more you share it, the more likely it is to be shared with the right audience.

You never know who is watching (reading)

Your content is speaking to someone and even though they may not be actively engaged, their experiences with your work are impacting them. Think about the last time you watched TV: did everyone in the room have something entertaining to say? 

You never know who’s watching because there’s always somebody reading your posts or viewing your videos-even if they just skim through it briefly. This is why creating content worth consuming is critical, not only to get you out of your funk, but also to serve your audience.  Be authentic and stay true to yourself; make every post count as an opportunity for connection with your best self and for potential readers to bond with you.

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