During my Entrepreneurial Journey, I realized 1 thing about creating the success. The key that many people forget, but it’s an important key of success. To be honest, at some point I forgot about this key and that brought me a lot of troubles.
If you are an entrepreneur you probably know that 90% of your focus goes to a business growth. I used even more than 90% from time to time, but it didn’t bring much of the business growth. If you are struggling with growing your business, maybe you should use 60% of your time for growing your business instead of 110%. I know how it sounds, but well I used to not sleep for 3-4 days because I was “busy”. So by saying 110% of your time it means you are focused on business growth all the time, without eating and sleeping.
Some people teach that you should be focused 100% on your business, on 1 income stream and when you wake up the first thing you think about should be a business strategy. Well, I don’t agree with it.
I screwed many opportunities by “being focused” on the “money” and “business growth”. I knew that it’s important to focus on the vision, but I just understood it as “constantly thinking about vision”. Well, it helps you to move forward, but to be honest, it’s tiring to think about that big dream. A better way of focusing on the vision is to have a couple of reminders close to you. A photo of the favorite house on your desk. A wallpaper on your smartphone with the car you want etc. This way you can stay focused on your vision without actually thinking about it all the time.
Anyway, most of the entrepreneurs who are fired up focus on the success too much. The number one thing they want is the breakthrough and succeeding. That put many people in the hospital, including me.
I am curious why you want to succeed. Maybe you want to prove something to someone or you just want to have a better lifestyle? I wanted to succeed because I was tired of the life in a rush and financial stress. I wanted to provide more for my kids and wife so they could live a happy life. Of I wanted to be happier and stress-free, so it was necessary to succeed and to create that time and financial freedom.
At some point, I just totally forgot about 1 very important thing. A thing which is more important than success and more than a million dollars. The forgotten key of success is health. It might be obvious to some people that you need to take care of the health as much as the business but sadly, many hungry entrepreneurs forget about it and I am one of them.
People are hungry for success. They are imagining themselves on the beautiful beach, swimming with dolphins, hiking with their friends and family, traveling the world etc. All of those goals are great and I believe, with great effort everybody can achieve those goals. BUT, does these goal matters if you won’t be able to walk, swim or if you get a disease that won’t let you take an airplane? Even if you earn $20M, but you get really fat and you start to have heart problems and you die after 2 years? I will prefer to earn $7M and enjoy next 30 years.
I realized that I forgot this important key of success when my body started to fail. A couple of months before I got really fat, I started to have a problem with liver and I had to stay in the hospital couple of times. I was focused a little bit too much on the business. From the morning to night I was in front of the computer. The only time I was moving was when I was taking kids to school and when I was picking them up. Eating, drinking and even sleeping in front of the laptop.
If you can see the photo, I looked like that few months ago. Today (21.21.2016) I lost 18kg, but I still need to lose 15kg more to have a really healthy body with abs etc. ☺ When I reach that I will post a before and after photo. ☺
Anyway, because I forgot to take care of my health I was tired all the time, had pains and I was irritated all the time. At that time, I believed that I am focusing on growing my business, but with a terrible health condition, I couldn’t focus, to be honest. That turned into a depression and low self-esteem for a while. That was a few months ago and since then a lot of things changed. But I will never forget that lesson.
I bet you heard that “mind controls body”, but couple months ago I realized that Body Can Control The Mind. The body creates energy which mind uses to move the body. So body without a mind useless, which means that a mind without a body can’t even exist.
Personal Developing is great! I know it because I constantly work on my mindset and I help people with personal developing. But, many people make a mistake believing that only strong mindset can take them to the goal. No matter how good your mindset is, if your body won’t let you achieve your goals you just can’t make it happen.
I couldn’t admit it and I know that some people reading this post won’t be able to admit it, but the truth is that if you can’t take care of your body you can’t take care of the business, employees and your family. I know, you may not agree with it and I do expect some negative comments under this post but well, I don’t really care. This is the truth.
Just a small disclaimer here. I am not talking here about any diseases. Because if you have some disease that can’t be fixed, then this message is not to you. I am talking here about people who are fat because of the laziness and because they prefer to enjoy their oily food than focusing on what’s important. So if you are a person that is fat only because you are lazy and you have a bunch of excuses than I am sorry. You won’t succeed until at least you start to work on your health.
By the way, if you get offended it just means that deeply inside you know it’s true.
I want you guys to remember that it takes a lof of energy to build and grow any kind of business. No matter if it’s a physical work or more of the thinking work. It takes massive every to succeed and without a healthy body it will be very hard to make that rocket take off!
This key of success in business is very important. Those who forget about it usually fail in business and happiness as well. So if you want to make that business grow, if you want to change your life you need to focus on your health as well. Without it, all the success and all the money does not matter at all.
I hope this post got you to think a little bit about the importance of health at your journey to success.
Keep in mind that becoming healthy is 1 of the successes in life ☺
Wish you the best!
Be unstoppable! You can reach your dream!
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Did you also forget about it at some point of your journey?
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