Dear Entrepreneur, Your Well-being Matters- Here is How to Make it a Top Priority

Aug 4, 2020

Well-being for entrepreneursDear Entrepreneur,

You have launched a successful startup like our portfolio companies. You have joined the list of passionate individuals who are committed to creating change with innovative ideas. We are not sure how far you are with your business, but we are confident that you are on your way to success – if you are not there yet. Why? Because we know you will keep moving forward, and you won’t stop until you see with your eyes what you feel in your spirit. You have an unquenchable thirst to inspire your employees and introduce ground-breaking solutions to problems in society.

Dear Entrepreneur,

You have launched a successful startup like our portfolio companies. You have joined the list of passionate individuals who are committed to creating change with innovative ideas and advancement. We are not sure how far you are with your business, but we are confident that you are on your way to success – if you are not there yet. Why? Because we know you keep moving forward, and you won’t stop until you see with your eyes what you feel in your spirit. You have an unquenchable thirst to inspire your employees and introduce ground-breaking solutions to problems in society.

Dear Entrepreneur,

The spirit of entrepreneurship comes with a drive and passion that propels you to push beyond your limits. At first light, you are pumped to jump out of bed for that crucial appointment. It’s 1 pm, but you don’t even realize that you haven’t had breakfast for the past few weeks. You mostly have lunch at 4 pm in a rush because your team needs you to get back and lead the journey. While at “lunch”, you are also researching helpful resources to help you grow as a founder. You leave your workspace late at night, toss yourself into bed with little to no dinner. It may seem you’re doing it all right, but this continuing cycle can have a significant impact both on your emotional and mental health.

Dear Entrepreneur,

We understand the passion and burning desire to achieve the impossible with your remarkable strength and fortitude. We also need to draw your attention to the fact that your well-being matters. At Jumpstart, the well-being of our founders is of paramount interest to us.

Let us take you on a journey to remind you why your well-being matters, and we’ll show you 4 ways to help you make it a top priority:

4 Ways to Make Your Well-being a Top Priority

1. Build a Team 

Entrepreneurs are mostly immersed in all aspects of the business. From meeting investors to partaking in on-ground activities to keep the business running. While that may yield positive results in the short term, it will be beneficial to your overall well-being and health to build a team to delegate certain aspects of operations. 

Building a team and delegating projects to your team members will help you focus on other big things that will drive your business. Does this sound impossible to do? Think for a moment. Have you ever seen a football or soccer coach running all over the field with the ball? You are a coach. Develop the strategy, and cheer your team to victory!

2. Don’t Lose Sleep

Most adults need at least 8 hours of sleep per night to function properly. While you may be tempted to take a cup of coffee or energy drink to keep you up late in the night to knock off that task on your to-do list, be assured that it is no good replacement for your good quality sleep. 

Having enough sleep will help your mind be ready for the next day’s activities. What do you do when your computer is overheated? Give it a break. It’s the same with your body – during the day, your body gets tired of the ups and downs. A good rest at night will get you back in shape for the next big thing the following day. Do not gamble sleep, catch a wink – tomorrow is another day.

3. Do Not Bite More Than You Can Chew

Scientists will explain that every object has a point at which it will break. This is the point where the stress is more than the strain. Yes, you are impeccable, strong, and energetic, but you are not superhuman. At the launch of your startup, it is tempting to take on more projects than you can handle, because you need to build your credibility, maintain relationships, and grow your business. However, it’s crucial to know your limits and do what you can. 

4. Create Balance

Founders and entrepreneurs have a unique spirit and drive to keep moving in a fast-paced environment with thousands of projects and to-do lists. They do not only invest their money but also, their time, energy, and entire being; leaving everything else on the back burner. It’s imperative that entrepreneurs make time for other aspects of their social life. Turn off your email notifications, take a digital detox, go on vacation some times, and catch up with friends on weekends. You will come back refreshed with a sound mind to handle the next big thing for your business!

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