Taking care of our mental and physical health can be a challenge, but if we don’t, we may have business success but be unable to enjoy it. If you don’t make time for yourself, you will sacrifice something that is impossible to purchase, your health. One thing I truly enjoy is playing hockey, it is 1 hour of turning my brain off to focus on the game! It’s a release for me - I can’t focus on making a pass or taking a shot if I’m worried about paying the bills. Another thing I enjoy is yoga as it helps me stay physically fit and flexible and I can focus on my physical presence through breathing and meditation. It may sound strange to some people to hear a 51 year old man practices yoga to care for his physical and mental health, but it is one of my solutions as an entrepreneur and I love it. Another activity I enjoy is hiking with my family and our two dogs (Nova & Reno). We take time on the weekend seeking out waterfalls in our beautiful province of Nova Scotia and the hike is always worth it! It brings us together in nature and helps to ground me for the week ahead. Planning is a constant for an entrepreneur, and I plan my week carefully to maximize my time within my business. When you run a business, there is a small distinction between spreading yourself too thin and the right amount of time with your employees, clients, suppliers, and building relationships to ensure everyone impacting your business can perform at their best. I am very fortunate as we have built a company with amazing professionals who always have my back and look out for the best interest of our clients. This has taken a lot of time and energy to develop and maintain however, is definitely worth the effort!
I wanted to share my thoughts with you, so you know there is no secret sauce to work-life balance. It is up to each individu- al to find what works for them to ensure that the success gained through business results in the life- style they desire. I certain- ly do not have it all figured out, I struggle, fail, and try again. This is the mindset of an entrepreneur, never give up, just keep improv- ing and moving forward. Do what works for you to remain balanced!
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APRIL 2021 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • APRIL 2021
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