Recently, a colleague, another woman entrepreneur asked an important question in a facebook group I belong to. It's a question regarding something we've ALL gone through and many are mostly likely experiencing right now. I wanted to share her question and my answer with you. So, I created this blog post. I hope you find it useful!
Question: So what do you do when you have too much to do and whichever way you look at it there's no end in sight? How do you call it a day when you're running your own business? I'm struggling with practicing self-care in this start up phase of my social enterprise. The success of the Project has somehow superseded my own personal needs for rest, exercise and recreation. How do you bring balance to your every day?
I was there. Not that long ago. You look back and the unfinished tasks are nagging you. You look forward and upcoming tasks are overwhelming. And so you get sucked into this vicious cycle of constantly DOING and not seeing the results you hope for and more importantly when does it all end?
When I stopped everything, redefined success, made my list of what makes me happy and then designed authentic businesses around me...the real me...I tapped into abundance and joy. I have a 2.5 year old daughter, a husband, loving relationships with family and friends, run 2 businesses, launching a third and in talks to create 2 more. I meditate everyday, I workout 3-4 days a week, I have FUN! I get it all done and I don't live in a state of overwhelm any longer. Believe me there are days when I fail, but mostly I am happy, fulfilled and super productive!
So, I encourage you to re-look at success, re-define it in your own terms and then set up the systems to support that definition of success. NO fail plan in my book. XO.
Now, I want to hear from you! In what ways have you redefined success? What systems have you put into place so that you can get it all done? Leave your comments below!
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Rubina Cohen is a mom, wife, serial entrepreneur and self-proclaimed meditation junkie. She is on a mission to help Mompreneurs redefine success, help them #doitall and live one #crazyawesomelife. To learn more about Rubina, click here.
Rubina Cohen is a mom, wife, serial entrepreneur, a self-proclaimed meditation junkie and a "warrior". She is on a mission to help women generate big impact and a generous income by discovering and speaking from their GENIUS. She blogs about the #crazyawesomelife and how other women can live one too. To learn more about Rubina, click here.