3 Life-Changing Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur is hard work. You are mostly by yourself and you need to find a routine that includes both your workload and your well-being. To be honest, it’s never easy to find a balance whether you are an entrepreneur, working for yourself, or an employee working for somebody else. I believe, however, that when you are an entrepreneur you really must look after your habits and pay mindful attention to your health and well-being so that you can be on top of your game most time.

With this in mind, I did a quick search, because there is no need to reinvent the wheel, and I found a couple of habits that have been reported over and over by successful entrepreneurs. To keep it simple and short, I selected three of these habits that I believe to be essential if you are an entrepreneur and want to experience peak performance while maintaining your well-being in check.

Wake Up Earlier

Through all these years, I have never been able to wake up ‘that’ early (#5amclub). I do try it often but I always fail – the temptation to hit the snooze button is bigger than my expectations from the previous day. However, I have been able to wake up around 6AM, so I’m using that time reference to start with.

Workout Regularly

Every time I set my mind to work out every day it doesn’t work. In the beginning, the idea sounds great but sooner or later it becomes overwhelming. Since I’m at a beginners stage again, I’m going with a minimum goal of walking at least 5 times a week and then reviewing my workout goals later so I can start adding strength exercises to my routine. I also write my workout commitments on my calendar as if they were work-related commitments.

Meditate

Meditation is really important and I can confirm all the good benefits you can get from doing it. I do need to practice either meditation or any other contemplative practice in order to be calmer and less reactive, so my aim is to start meditating for 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening. You can listen to my guided meditations on Insight Timer.

Concluding Thoughts

Your journey as an entrepreneur is already packed with challenges and unique responsibilities. It’s important that you keep yourself healthy and that you take good care of your well-being. Successful entrepreneurs are aware of it and they engage in practices that allow them to develop habits that in the long term become key to their success. Waking up early, working out regularly, and meditating on a daily basis are three of the most recommended practices and habits by successful entrepreneurs. Why not give them a try and put their success tips to the test?

3 Life Lessons From Eat, Pray, Love

The other week I reviewed one of my non-fictional favorite movies. It might have been the third or fourth time I watched it, but it is amazing how we always find different nuggets of wisdom each time we watch or read something again. Elizabeth, the main character, has a story that always resonated with me. At first, I didn’t know why exactly but over the years I have gained clarity and insight into my own behavior and feelings around relationships.

Is Happiness a Realistic Goal?

realistic goal and a desirable one. It is rather impossible to be happy all the time, of course, and it is rather difficult to be in a pure state of bliss on a regular basis. However, we can aim to develop skills and strategies that enhance our level of consciousness.

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The Powerful Healing Effects of Color

I guess it all started when ‘color therapy’ started to come to my head almost every day. Then I also started to follow someone on YouTube whose work is partly related to the use of colors as a healing method. Next, I bumped into someone in my department who was wearing a beautiful and colorful headband. It was yellow, orange, pink, and a little bit of blue and green here, and there. It definitely caught my eye and, more importantly, it made me smile! While I was telling my colleague how beautiful her headband was, my mind also whirled around with thoughts.

Color can have a positive influence on our and other people’s moods. This knowledge has been used in Marketing to elicit a specific action from you.

Isn’t that interesting, the power of colors? I should explore that more. It’s such a beautiful way to positively influence other people’s moods. That’s when I started doing more serious research into it. There are many books and articles on the psychology of colors. This knowledge has been used in Marketing to elicit a specific action from you and each color has specific properties.

Here is some information I discovered about primary colors: yellow, red, and blue. Yellow helps with memory, encourages communication, boosts confidence, and stimulates the nervous system. It is associated with happiness, energy, and optimism. Red elevates blood pressure, stimulates libido, boosts metabolism, and increases your level of enthusiasm, energy, and confidence. Blue helps you relax and deal with stressful situations, boosts open-heart communication, and enhances your intelligence and intuition.

I then moved on to studying other colors and different tones and shades of color, until I decided to apply this knowledge to myself. Based on my research I realized I had been unconsciously picking clothes whose colors clearly mirrored and reinforced my low mood. For instance, some of the colors I was wearing every day included black, dark grey, and dark olive green, which are associated with less positive feelings and sensations such as depression and fogginess. Empowered by this information, I thought I should find a way to reverse it by changing the colors I was choosing to put on myself.

Buying new clothes at this point in time, however, was out of the question. Instead, I decided to recycle some t-shirts, transform them into fashionable scarfs, and color them based on what I had studied about colors and their therapeutic effect. I first created a scarf in blue tones, because I needed to relax and reduce my anxiety levels. Then I decided to create another scarf to induce some calmness allied with some playfulness as well. It’s fun to make experiences with color!

Concluding Thoughts

Using color as a healing method might not be the first option we think of but it’s a powerful one. Since I began this journey of learning more about color and its impact on psychology, I’ve been using and mixing different colors when selecting pieces of clothing and accessories. Today, even my eyeglasses frames are picked with the impact of color in mind. I may not see them but I know people always find my eyeglasses fun.

Become a Well-being Ambassador

The role of a Well-being Ambassador is to influence one’s own well-being and raise awareness of the importance of an overall culture of well-being that gives people permission to be and care for themselves.

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