This week has been emotionally and professionally challenging. Starting a business is not as easy as it may look; the challenges you face and the sacrifices you make along the way are far greater than you would anticipate.
Sometimes you lose ‘friends’ and other times you are struggling to survive, with pressure from clients, partners and investors.
But at the end of it, the reward is far greater than all the sacrifices you made along the way. Even when people do not believe in you, you just need to believe in yourself. Set a goal and work towards it, make it your priority, your mission; and once you achieve it move on to the next goal.
You can also get emotionally drained, by trying it hard to please everyone, but if you focus your energy on yourself; you can make a difference and work even harder on your dream.
Surround yourself with people who want to see you successful and be around like-minded people.
With all the pressure and unwanted negative energy, I find peace and comfort in doing Bikram yoga and meditation. I feel relaxed and more focused towards my goals, and when I need to release the pressure built up in my system; I find kickboxing the only solution.
Kickboxing helps me deal with the pressure, and also helps with keeping me physically fit; whereas Bikram yoga and meditating keeps me sane.
As an entrepreneur, you need to set a balance in your life, where you not only work towards your goals but also give time to your family and friends. I have found that balance, what will you do to bring that balance into your life? And how will you keep going despite all the negative energy around you?