While working to build this site and my company, I also continue to rack up 12, sometimes 16-hour days. I’m not complaining about that at all. I love it. I’m finally doing work I believe in, that I enjoy, and which isn’t ruining lives, society or the environment. But since I’m the boss, there’s no one telling me to slow down or stop to take care of myself. I have to remind myself that it’s okay to take a day off, to work 6 or 8 hours instead of 12 or 16, to spend time with my family, or to simply do nothing at all, maybe even sleep for 10 hours. If I don’t take good care of myself, the quality of my ideas drops, or I just don’t get inspired at all. That, in turn, affects you, my audience, whom I rely upon to fuel this whole circus.
So, fellow business owners (or anyone, really) if I’m in any way qualified to offer advice, here it is for the day: Remember to take good care of yourself. Rest. Exercise. Drink water. Eat good, wholesome food. Lower your screen’s brightness. Read to your kids. Give your significant other a good rogering. Do whatever it takes to feel serene, satisfied and whole, because the quality of your own health and existence is a crucial deciding factor in the value you deliver to others. And, when you provide people with excellent value, you are truly serving and enriching humanity.
Take care of yourself.