The beauty of entrepreneurialism is that there is no structured career path and certainly no guarantees. The entrepreneurs journey involves a myriad of twists and turns complete with unexpected diverges, challenges and obstacles. That is why it is important for an entrepreneur to have a mindset that enables them to navigate the inevitable highs and lows.
For the vast majority of people they follow the safe road, the road of knowing and security, of living in their comfort zone.
They adhere to societal demands of working 9-5, wanting security, looking forward to weekends, holidays and public holidays to free themselves from the bane of their existence – routine. Sitting at the desks with little inspiration or creativity watching the clock with the years disappearing at a rapid pace, working to keep busy and fill the hours rather than focusing on tasks that have substantial meaning by way of profits, creating more value for clients or developing innovative practices. The days are blurred by paying bills, being stressed and commuting to and from work with little time for hobbies or exercise and wondering is this all there is to life. Searching for the elusive work/life balance and trying to figure out how they missed their children growing up and if their bad habits and their beliefs came from school or the many years their children spent in day care being bought up by complete strangers.
How you wake up in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day.
If a typical day for you starts by waking up 30 minutes late after you hit the snooze button one too many times, rushing around the house, sipping your coffee, ironing your clothes before racing out the door with your burnt toast in hand or do you wake up, meditate, go for a run, and eat a healthy breakfast before heading out the door right on time. If we begin the day feeling frustrated and tired chances are the day will continue in the same way.