27 July 2022

As business owners, we frequently hear about the “grind.” We are often reminded that in order to succeed in business, we must work extremely hard and long hours!

It seems as though working long hours is expected and that you have little chance of success otherwise. This may be the case in some instances, but it doesn’t necessarily follow that disregarding your health is a long-term solution.

Business over health is a disaster waiting to happen.
Health is wealth, as is frequently remarked, but sadly not enough people believe this. Millionaires and billionaires alike would happily exchange their whole wealth for the ability to regain their health. Working long hours and putting your health on the back burner won’t get you very far. Building an empire only to give it all back to medical professionals when your health deteriorates is the last thing you want to do. One in four deaths in the United States are directly attributable to heart disease, which is the country’s top killer.

Most entrepreneurs are very familiar with stress due to the pressure and obligations we impose on ourselves as business owners. You can prevent heart disease by combining this with a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating practices. It is critical that you prioritize your health more.

Priorities that Cannot Be Modified in Business and Health
Every day, all business owners have responsibilities they need to complete. Some business owners may even develop a mild case of task obsessiveness. The solution most business owners require is shifting their thinking toward wellness.

Making healthy choices can not only improve your overall well-being but also enable you to function at a higher level, expand your business, and achieve long-term success. The possibilities are endless if we start making our health practices non-negotiable priorities, much like our work obligations or our hygiene. Most people wouldn’t skip a day of brushing their teeth, taking a shower, or executing these essential business duties. The secret is to make stress management, sleep, diet, and physical fitness non-negotiable priorities, just like these important business objectives.

Entrepreneurs should have big goals. The majority of business owners desire to leave a legacy and build an empire brick by brick. You can’t, however, put your health at risk in order to get there for very long. Because you choose to ignore your health for too long, you will eventually pay the price, which can mean losing everything you have worked for.

Instead of continuing down the dark, downward spiral, you may grow and scale alongside your business by taking immediate action and focusing on being the healthiest version of yourself. We only have one body, so you should use it to your advantage to increase your riches rather than neglecting it and sacrificing all of your fortune!

Take care and I’ll talk to you soon,

Jeanetta Cardine

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