How To Increase Chances Of Business Success Through Mental And Physical Health

2013-11-19 15:01

If you have read my articles before, you know that I like to give objective and actionable tips that you can then take and apply to your business to either grow it, or make money from it. But in this article, I want to focus on a slightly more subjective topic which is arguably the most important aspect of starting your business. And that topic is the mental and physical health of the entrepreneur.  It is incredibly important because if you are not mentally or physically at your best, it will reflect negatively on your business. It may not be immediately apparent, but your mental and physical conditions are always present, and effect 100% of the business decisions you will ever make.

Starting A Business Is Extremely Stressful

Almost all entrepreneurs experience high levels of stress when they are starting or building their business. Every day, sales need to be made, employees have to be happy, the product needs to be improving, and countless other things must go right. There is almost no day where everything goes as well as you need it to go. So it is really easy to give into the stress. But stress can be extremely unhealthy for your body and have negative effects on your health long-term. The first part of dealing with stress is not to deny it, but to acknowledge that is happening, and try to take steps to decrease it. Here is a video on general business psychology.

http://youtu.be/V7GYjuMouT4

If you enjoyed this video, feel welcome to subscribe to my YouTube channel where I have over 100 videos with free business advice.

And here some free relaxing audio therapies that you can listen to in the middle of your work day to make things a little bit more relaxing.

Tips To Stay Motivated

Another effect of constant stress and rejection that entrepreneurs have to deal with in business, is that we as human beings can get naturally discouraged. But that can't be allowed to happen because we have to move our business forward all the time. Here is a video I made to share some tips on how to keep yourself motivated.

http://youtu.be/OURdhu3AVNI

Another free resource I like to help me stay motivated and inspired is an iPhone app named Quotiful. It has many inspirational business quotes and motivational quotes, and allows me to share the quotes socially.  Here is my favorite quote to motivate myself and others: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” - Henry Ford. What is your favorite business or motivational quote? Please add it in the comments below this article!

Another new fascinating iPhone app is something called Sociidot.

That app takes your goals, and creates little dots which are small achievements you have to get to along the way.  Then the app helps you achieve your goals and stay on track by creating a simple plan for you. That is all free.  The app even connects you with experts and people who can help (that part is paid). Here is an interview I did with the creator of that app where she explains how the app works and also how she got her first clients, which provides good tips if you are also starting your business and looking for clients.

http://youtu.be/YU9h-uF6GN4

Additionally, if you have business partners or co-founders, they can help you mentally recover from setbacks, and be there for you when you need them. Having great business partners of co-founders can benefit your business in many ways. But make sure that your business partners are truly great. Bad business partners can be just as damaging as good business partners can be helpful. Here is a blog post on what to look for in a business partner.

Maintaining Physical Health

You also have to make sure to maintain your physical health because even though physical health is always important, it also affects your mental health. Plus, exercising makes you more alert, releases endorphins, and helps to decrease your stress levels. In fact, recent research has shown that exercise is often more beneficial to your mental state than your physical condition.

You also have to maintain a reasonable diet, and make sure to get enough quality sleep. Many people skip focusing on their exercise, diet and sleep because they are so busy with work, but again, your mind and body are the machines that do your work, so if they are not in great shape, it will reflect negatively on your health.

Further Business Help

Usually, after my articles are published, many people email me asking for business help. Believe me, I would truly like to help everyone, and I help many people. But I cannot meet the high volume of demand by myself. So I have to give priority to people who are using my apps. Your can learn more about my Amazon Kindle business apps or my Android business plan apps.

Or you can send me questions which I can answer for free via my YouTube channel. Answering questions on my YouTube channel allows many people to see the answer, and I even mention your business to give you a little promotion. Feel free to post questions with video suggestions in the comments section of this article. I will see them and reply. And please subscribe to my YouTube channel to get countless hours of free business advice on video.

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