Apply to be a leader
Startups and Small Businesses

How to Build a Business without Sacrificing Health

1683
sylviahuangchannel
sylviahuangchannelHost

Drop file here to send
Expired
By host - sylviahuangchannel
Finding a balance between business and health can be a tough act to juggle, particularly for new business owners. After all, we're often the CEO, CFO, COO, CMO and janitor of our company. To what extent, would we need to put on our physical, mental and emotional well-being on the back burner in order to accelerate growth and build sustainability?
This discussion is set to be archived. That means the discussions lasts just a few days, while people can comment. After that no one can comment but the discussion can still be viewed
sylviahuangchannel
sylviahuangchannel followed this discussion
wegather.online
wegather.online followed this discussion
10 more people followed this discussion
paul-garcia, anna-baker, arjun rathor.arjun rathor and 7 other people started following this discussion
abbigail.smith, danny.erazo.1, henry.rossi and 7 other people started following this discussion
10 more people followed this discussion
More than 50 people have joined this discussion.
More than 50 people have joined this discussion.
More than 100 people have joined this discussion.
Host
What are your challenges in achieving the"right" business and life balance in order to stay inspired and energised to do the heavy lifting for your business day in day out? Would love to hear about your experiences, tips and stories. :)
4 mths
Host
Hi, I 'm a first-timer on We Gather. This topic caught my eye. How do I join the discussion? I can't see the thread...
Edited
4 mths
Host
Hi, I 'm a first-timer on We Gather. This topic caught my eye. How do I join the discussion? I can't see the thread...
Hi Helen, welcome to the discussion. Did you click on 'Follow Discussion'? The discussion just went live a few minutes ago, so the comments will be coming in over time. :) Are you a business owner yourself? Lovely to connect here. What are your biggest challenges in finding business-life balance?
4 mths
Host
I think it's important to have trust-worthy people helping you out. One person definitely can't do it alone. Health is sacrifice when one person tries to do everything.
4 mths
Host
I think it's important to have trust-worthy people helping you out. One person definitely can't do it alone. Health is sacrifice when one person tries to do everything.
Indeed, Erica. No man/business is an island. Teamwork makes dreams work! It takes more than a superhuman to build an enterprise over time.
4 mths
Host
Hi, Sylvia, I see I was probably just one of the first to arrive! I am a business owner. I run an events business, which by its nature a) has it's peak periods, and b) requires a keen eye on overall direction & strategy, as well as the finer details - the doing lots of 'stuff.' I'm inspired by my work, but find it tricky not to over-deliver. ..
Edited
4 mths
Host
Hi Erica, I caught Sylvia's 'no man is an island' comment - I work on a freelance basis, in the main from a home office. I find it useful to have a couple of mentors outside of my clientbase. They are great for holding me to account. If nothing else, they can ask me challenging questions. It's fun, too, reciprocating. I find my talents lie in giving great advice - I just need to learn to listen to myself ;)
4 mths
Host
Hi, Sylvia, I see I was probably just one of the first to arrive! I am a business owner. I run an events business, which by its nature a) has it's peak periods, and b) requires a keen eye on overall direction & strategy, as well as the finer details - the doing lots of 'stuff.' I'm inspired by my work, but find it tricky not to over-deliver. ..
Looks like a lot to juggle! You're right. It's tricky to ensure you're not stretched too thin during peak periods and you get time to work on the business, not in the business. It's also not easy to know where to draw the line in terms of providing too much value at your own expense (time, energy, resources). I think after a while, you'll get a sense what the"minimum" deliverables are and beyond that point, your client's satisfaction plateaus..and from there determine whether getting those minimum deliverables make business sense for you.
Edited
4 mths
Host
Thanks for reminding me that 'beyond that point client satisfaction plateaus.' I'll take that away with me. The juggling is another Old Chestnut, and I think the trick is to use my non-peak times more wisely. Any thoughts/ insight?
4 mths