Do you know what is the most valuable tool in your business right now? Let me tell you, it’s YOU!
We have the tendency to take on more than we can chew, especially as bloggers and entrepreneurs.
We are always busy people when it comes to our businesses, and we’re responsible for a lot of things that goes on in it.
In fact, let me share with you a few things YOU are responsible for in your online business right now.
- Website creation, maintenance, and management.
- Content creation and management.
- Marketing and promotion.
- Building a customer base.
- Communicating with clients and providing a service.
- Engaging and networking with your audience.
- Building trust and credibility.
- Taking care of business administration duties.
- Reading and responding to emails, text messages, Skype messages etc.
- Managing your social media activities.
- And the list goes on, and on…
And yes, whilst you can invest in more tools, more apps, technologies, and use various resources to help you manage your online business the best you can, the ‘one’ most critical tool you can’t do without, is YOU.
The most valuable business tool you have is YOU.
Yes, YOU! Reading this very post right now.
Your business, website, or blog cannot move forward, or at least in the direction you want it to move into, without YOU and your input.
So now let me ask you something.
What are you doing to ensure that the most valuable tool in your business (You), is functioning at its absolute best?
What are you doing to take care of number one, YOU?
If you’re scratching your head thinking hard about how to answer this question, then please stop.
Here’s some free advice for ensuring that YOU stay in tip-top shape, focused, motivated, and driven to continue being the best tool you can be, in your business now and in the future.
Let’s do this.
5 Ways to take care of yourself so your business doesn’t suffer!
#1. Stay fit and healthy
Without a doubt, your health and fitness is the utmost important thing ever, not just in your business but in your life too.
You can only boost your productivity and maximize your output when you’re feeling energized, focused, and alert.
So the advice from me is simple.
Get regular exercise and eat healthily. I know this sounds like such a cliche, or generic advice. But it’s generic advice that most of us ignore.
I once brushed aside any potential risks of not looking after myself, and I was eating junky snack foods whilst I worked for long hours at my computer.
It soon caught up on me and I burned out.
Not only did I burn out, but my general health, fitness, and wellbeing were in complete disarray.
My vision also became affected from staring at the computer screen for long hours and I started to wear glasses a few years ago.
I started to have back problems. I was getting stressed out at the things I wasn’t able to do in my business, mainly because I was always feeling tired and demotivated.
Of course, I had to take action to change my lifestyle, and so I began reading a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.
I can’t even begin to tell you how my life has been transformed (For the better) by following the advice in Hal’s book.
The Miracle Morning teaches you a discipline of waking up each day and practicing a technique called life S.A.V.E.R.S.
If you ever get the chance to read The Miracle Morning, I can guarantee it will change YOU, your mindset, your body, your habits, YOUR LIFE!
#2. Take frequent breaks
If you’re sat at a computer staring at the screen all day without taking enough breaks, then stop it.
It’s so easy to get engrossed in a project or a task. I know that feeling, and sometimes, yes, you feel like you don’t need to take a break. But you do.
When I’m working at my computer I tend to work for 50 minutes solid, then I’ll take a 10-minute break.
I do this for every 50 minutes of work that I get done so that my hours of work aren’t messed around.
You decide how long you should work for before taking a break, but ensure you’re taking them regularly.
#3. Drink more water
Too much caffeine is bad for you. I know, I know, more generic advice.
If you can, cut down on the tea and coffee when working at your computer, unless you want to raise your blood pressure, damage your liver and become more irritable than ever before. (Read this).
Instead, keep your body well hydrated throughout the day with good old H20!
Water doesn’t just rehydrate your body, but also your brain. That’s so important if you want to stay alert.
#4. Read for knowledge and inspiration
So what book are you reading right now?
Reading books is a wonderful way to not only expand your knowledge as a blogger or entrepreneur, but it’s also inspiring and invigorating for your mind.
Many times I’ve finished reading a good book and I’ve felt so fired up to take positive action in my business, and in my life too.
By the way, reading The Miracle Morning will do that to you, be warned.
The advice? Read more books, it’s simple as that. If you don’t have time, make the time.
The Miracle Morning will show you how you can find time to read, even if you’re beyond the busiest person on the planet.
#5. Sleep properly
You don’t need to sleep more to feel alert the next day. You don’t need to sleep less because you think you might miss out on something happening. You just need to sleep properly.
The quality of your sleep is more important than the quantity. At least that’s what I’ve found for myself.
Also, I’ve been obsessed with this amazing App I found called Pillow, you can find it here.
I have it on my Apple Watch and iPhone and it’s been so beneficial in helping me get a better night’s sleep.
Once again, the most valuable business tool you have is YOU, you, you.
Because without you, those tasks you have to do to grow your business I mentioned earlier won’t take care of themselves.
Look after number one, that being YOU, and your business will benefit greatly, and so will your life!