5 Things Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Can Do to Get More “Balance” in Their Lives

Your business should serve you. Period.

Believe it or not, you can “make it rain” in your business without having to burn the candle at both ends. You don’t have to be tired, overweight, only about your business, or frustrated to have a fat bank account. I know because I’ve done it. And I strive to let my life and business be an example of what’s possible for you and yours.

The fact is, you’ll hate running a six, multiple-six or seven-figure business until you learn how to “balance” it all so that it works for you. And for business owners like Marcy, they are chomping at the bit to find that balance. Check out her question, which is featured in this week’s episode of Incredible Factor TV:

“Hi Darnyelle. It’s a new year and one of my promises to myself was to find a way to get more balance in my life. What are some of the things you’ve done to give you more balance?”

See my response to Marcy’s question in this week’s episode:

As I shared in the episode, there’s more to life than killing it in your business. And, if you take heed to my five tips you can find the balance that works for you without sacrificing your business growth or your health.

1. Define what you want. Until you take the time to set your vision, you’ll remain lost. Trust me, I know. I built a seven-figure business with what seemed like my eyes closed, but here’s the thing: Because I didn’t stop and clarify my vision for what I wanted my life and business to look like, I took what I got and that almost cost me my sanity. You’ll want to ask yourself questions like:

– What do I really want?
– How much time do I want to work?
– What kind of work do I want to do?
– What kind of people do I want to work with?
– How much time do I want to have for my outside interests?

And, as you come up with the answers be unapologetic about them. It’s your life and you get to decide what you want.

2. Put yourself first. Even the airlines know the importance of self care. When you get on an airplane and hear the safety instructions, what does the flight attendant say? She says “be sure to secure your mask before helping those who are traveling with you.” Why? Because she knows that if you don’t take care of yourself, you’re no good to anyone else. When it comes to seeking more “balance,” you’ll have to think about yourself first. It’s the only way you can truly add value to others. This might show up as exercise, getting your eight hours of sleep, getting a weekly massage, it’s your world, you decide how you’ll put yourself first.

3. Develop systems. The truth is, you can create a system for any and everything. And when you do, you’ll enjoy the benefits of systems:

– they make success predictable
– they give you time back
– they give you freedom
– they create duplication
– they introduce scale and leverage to your business model

The thing I really love about the systems I’ve created at home and at work is that it gives me balance. I’m able to focus on what’s most important for me without having anything important slip through the cracks.

4. Unplug at least one day each week. And two weeks each year. When you turn off the distractions that threaten to derail your focus, you’ll be amazed at what you can do. You see, the key to success isn’t working like a slave to your business. The key to success is to have time for everything you deem important while building your business. And when you take the time away from your business, your focus heightens. I started this “unplug” thing a few years ago and it changed everything for me! I gained such clarity and I realized that all of the distractions I deemed important weren’t really.

5. Don’t try to be a super man/woman. If you really want balance, you need to build a strong support network. This will include employees/team members, as well as friends and family who help you get done what must be done. Now, for this to work, you’ll have to communicate effectively, as a closed mouth does not get fed. If you want help, you’ll have to ask for it.

Now, I want to hear from you: What’s your two cents? What have you done to find more balance in your life and business? I can’t wait to hear what you have to share to help Marcy and others like her in our community.

©2017 by Darnyelle A. Jervey. All Rights Reserved. Darnyelle A. Jervey, MBA, The Incredible Factor Business Optimization Coach and Mentor, is the founder of Incredible One Enterprises®, Incredible Factor University® and the Leverage Your Incredible Factor System®, a proven step-by-step program so you experience financial and spiritual abundance in your life because of your business. For more information and a FREE audio CD “7 Critical Mistakes Even Smart Entrepreneurs Must Avoid for Clients, Connection and Cash Flow!” just fill out the form below.

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