By: Ana Margarita Olar | Executivechronicles.com
Being an entrepreneur is a challenging and life turning venture. You will experience being out of your comfort zone. But at the same time, you also get to monetize your gift.
It may be a talent, a skill, or a product that can give you cash flow. In these entire endeavors, you are always faced with obstacles and stress. So aside from business plan, you also need to have an inner peace plan.
Here are the reasons why this is important:
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR SUSTAINABILITY
If you are going to be paid 1 billion pesos to work nonstop 24 hours a day for a year. Would you take it? Well, given the amount anyone would willingly try at first. But do you think it will last for even a week?
No, it’s not sustainable. Whether you want it or not, you have to take a break from your work. This is why you have to take measures to keep your inner peace: for your business to become sustainable.
The success of your business is measured not only by what you have done. It is also measured by what you have become in doing your business.
IT IS AN IMPORTANT COPING MECHANISM
Running a business is stressful. It will expose you to different intensity of stress. Some of these challenges are beyond your threshold. It is important that you have an inner peace plan.
This way, you’ll know how to cope up when you are overwhelmed with stress. You don’t get lost to vices, stress eating, and stress spending. You’ll develop healthy and positive ways to cope up with stress.
IT KEEP YOU FOCUSED ON YOUR STRENGTHS
Every person has their own weaknesses and strengths. When you have an inner peace plan, you are not hindered by your weaknesses. You have your goals and you remain focused.
You don’t waste your time trying to fix your weaknesses. Instead, you are confident with your strength and strive hard to reach your goal.
IT HELPS TO KEEP YOU CALM AND COLLECTED DESPITE THE STRESS
It is hard to get rid of stress in any aspect of life including running a business. But when you have an inner peace plan, nothing can make you lose your cool. You remain composed and focused no matter what happens. You can turn a bad day into an inspiring one. You can turn mistakes into a lesson learned.
Keep track on how you cope up with stress. There are no mistakes, only lessons to be learned. At the end of the day, look and reflect on how you developed as an individual and as an entrepreneur as well.