In particular, I was proud of my fitness regimen. I would log several miles a week on my daily walks. But as things got busier, taking time away to walk felt “self-indulgent”. I tried to schedule walks on the weekends, but because I already had a backlog of “to-do” items, it rarely manifested.
At first, I was willing to forgo self-care because my business seemed “high priority”.
In fact, I actually saw my “sacrifices” as a badge of honor. I was a dedicated business owner, giving my all to see the business succeed. But, the sacrifices kept coming until my entire regime of self-care practices disappeared.
My business was like a screaming child, demanding all my attention...
My schedule climbed from an eight-hour workday to ten, twelve, even fourteen hours. If I wasn’t sleeping, I was working the business, talking about the business,...
Today, I’m taking a deep dive into Your Best Business Life and sharing the cornerstone of my Business Pillar.
Previously, I’ve shared how running my business left me overwhelmed and exhausted, which ultimately led to massive burn-out, and forced me to re-think my approach.
As a result of that experience, I became "obsessed" with learning how to run a business more sustainably. I wanted a profitable business that didn't require me working 24/7 and feeling like I was always on the “hustle-hamster-wheel”.
I read everything I could get my hands on that talked about productivity, efficiency, working smarter not harder, increasing profitability, sustainable habits, etc.
Turns out, answers were in front of me the whole time.
A methodology known as Lean Thinking.
If you are new to Lean, you are probably thinking…
”Umm...is she telling me to apply weight-loss principles to my...
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I'm so excited to continue sharing my journey to overcoming overwhelm & exhaustion.
So, grab a cup, and let's dive right in!
In my last blog post, I shared from the outside, it looked like I had it all together.
But on the inside—a whole different story.
I was in the mindset of “doing whatever it takes” which resulted in:
There were moments I would stop and think, “is it really supposed to be like this?”
I would wonder if all SBO's worked "all the time".
And, what was the signal that would like me know I could take a break.
Those important questions were subdued by comments like “great job" and "you're amazing" and "you are killing it!”.
In reality, overworking was killing me.
To make things worse, I wasn’t making the connection between the...
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I am excited to have a spot to share my thoughts...
and my overflowing amount of WORDS.
The hubs is SO happy I have another place to use those words ;-).
I am still a bit new to the blogging, writing, contenting thing.
So, a general disclaimer, please forgive the bad grammar, typos, and the like.
(I do my best, promise!)
And, don't worry, I am a good listener too.
I would actually LOVE it if you dropped me a line after reading these posts.
Your experiences are meaningful to me, and I love getting feedback about my shares.
Right now, I have a feeling your pretty curious about me.
That's cool. I don't mind sharing.
In fact, you'll get to know that I am pretty darn open.
My mom says, "WAY OPEN", like TMI all the time -- lol.
I can't help it. I'm just gonna lay it all out there...