The Rested Entrepreneur.
Is it a mystical creature or does it actually exist in real life?!
Haha, yup they really do exist!
I know I’ve been talking about rest a lot lately and for a good reason – when you’ve been in business for as long as I have (30+ years!) I’ve learned a thing or two about why rest is important! You can read more about my REST STORY here.
So, why should you want to become a rested entrepreneur?
5 Reasons Why Small Biz Owners Need Rest
#1. Helps You Stay Positive- running your business is hard enough, you DON’T need any negativity piled on! There are enough challenging situations (customer complaints, staffing problems, delivery delays, and such) that are way more manageable when you have a good positive outlook
#2. Prevents Mistakes- sure mistakes can happen, even when we’re well rested. BUT when you’re exhausted from lack of sleep, those mistakes can become costly ones. Things such as not charging the right amount for a customer’s purchase or shipping the wrong – and more expensive – items to someone. Make too many of those and ouch!
#3. Creates Innovation- Rest is like magic – it replenishes your creativity! Honestly, it’s pretty hard to feel creative when you’re exhausted and can’t even think straight. Creativity is that spark that helps you find innovative ways to make your biz unique and prosperous
#4. Keeps You Healthier- Trying to be healthy and eating well is a challenge at the best of times! But when you’re tired and don’t have the energy, you’re more likely to reach for the quickest available thing, which usually isn’t the best for you. Good food is fuel and you’re going to need it to grow your empire!
#5. Prevents Burnout- entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint! You definitely don’t want to peak and then run out of steam. You’re going to need rest so you have the energy to stay strong for the long run.
Now, take a minute to look at yourself.
Did any of those resonate with you?
Which one of the above do YOU notice slipping when you don’t get enough rest?
Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. Looking for some help with REST? Here’s a simple challenge I’m doing that you might find helpful as well!