How To Thrive As An Entrepreneur
Question for you Entrepreneurs out there… how committed are you to creating meaningful impact in the world through a thriving values driven business?
My guess is that if you are anything like the inspiring individuals that I get to coach your answer would be that you are committed, two feet in, ready to do what it takes.
So now, what if I told you that the only way to make that happen is by you being as committed to thriving yourself as an individual…
After years of working with 100’s of Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders my friend and colleague, Urszula Lipstazjn and I have identified some key patterns amongst those entrepreneurs and leaders who are thriving vs those who are just surviving.
We have simplified these insights into 5 key areas that you can begin to work with and focus on right away.
Pillar #1: Current Way
Awareness is key when it comes to thriving. Understanding your current patterns around your thinking, your behaviour, your ways of being is the only way to expose the system and take a careful look at what is working and what is no longer serving you.
What you are likely to find is that old ways of being that were once helpful are now getting in your way to move forward into the next evolution of you. Those people who have the awareness around their current way can continuously evolve into new ways of being that better serve them and their goals.
Pillar #2: Time
Across the board, those who are thriving have learned how to create a relationship with time where they are in the driver’s seat. When you are clear on what matters to you most and have clarity around where you are going and why it becomes so much easier to focus in on the things that matter and expand each present moment.
The more and more information there is coming at you (hello, talking to you business owner) the more skilled you need to get at prioritizing your time and be in choice around where and how you spend it. Thriving is impossible when you are spread thin or focused on things that are not important.
Pillar #3: Foundations
Food, Sleep, Movement, Water.
Sounds simple enough, right? However, those individuals that are thriving and who are in it for the long haul, know that these foundational elements are a priority and cannot be sacrificed.
As an Entrepreneur you are the lifeblood of your business. This is a direct cause and effect relationship. If you aren’t thriving in your body, mind, and spirit you will not show up in your fullest capacity in your work over the long haul. It’s that simple.
Pillar #4: Spiritual DNA
This one is really fun. Those individuals that are thriving as Entrepreneurs know that when they show up as their whole selves they attract and inspire others because of who they are. They are real, authentic, and refreshing. Understanding who you are, owning this and loving all of this is the only way to truly show up as you in the world. When you show up like this you are fully expressed. You aren’t compartmentalizing or checking parts of yourself at the door, you are operating from your full power and thriving.
Pillar #5: Activate
Activation is all about understanding what all of this is in service of. Why is it so crucial for you to be thriving? What kind of legacy do you want to leave? What is the impact you are out to create in the world?
If you remember back to Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs this is top of the pyramid kind of stuff. And according to Maslow in order to fully thrive as a human we need to live a life of meaning and purpose.
We’ve seen it over and over again. When these five pillars are optimized you will thrive, your business will thrive and you will be able to serve the world with all that you’ve got. This is the kind of leader that the world needs now.
Because Urszula and I believe in this framework so strongly we have joined forces to create Take Off, a 5-week online immersion for Entrepreneurs and Leaders who want to have big impact in the world and thrive at the same time.
I would be honoured to work with you in this course and support you in truly taking off so that you can do the work in the world that you are here to do.
Learn more about Take Off and sign up for early bird access here: https://www.winning.academy/takeoff/
Kristin Constable, Whole Life Leadership + Business Coach