A man or woman who has been running a small business for a year or two may be feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work required. It seems impossible to have any sort of balanced life. Yet successful small business owners, such as Kirk Chewning of Cane Bay Partners, make sure to include other important activities in life aside from work. Even though successful business owners may work 60 or more hours a week, they know the importance of making time for a healthy diet, regular exercise and ongoing learning.
Anyone living a hectic lifestyle may find it easier to rely on fast food and vending machine fare, and to get energized with coffee and caffeinated soft drinks. That’s not helpful for the long term. Instead, eating nutritious food provides essential vitamins and minerals, while drinking plenty of water keeps the body hydrated.
Although it may seem difficult, exercising soon after waking in the morning sets the tone for an energetic day. Physical activity fuels the brain with the production of neurotransmitters that support concentration, focus and alertness. Those brain chemicals also are known for improving mood.
Continuing to get some exercise throughout the day also is important. Parking the car a distance from any destination and walking the rest of the way is an easy method for accomplishing this. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is another. Some men and women have purchased a treadmill desk to help them stay fit and healthy.
A substantial amount of useful knowledge can be learned by reading and watching interviews with inspirational people like Mr. Chewning and his business partner, David Johnson. In addition, a large number of motivational videos and podcasts are available online that feature entrepreneurs who have achieved great success. It’s helpful to learn what their routines and habits are. Small business owners who are struggling with work-life balance may discover helpful tips they want to follow.
Also, it’s important to remember that a well-rounded person has interests in more than just business success. The successful entrepreneur’s book, video and audio list typically reflects this by including a broad range of topics.