It’s a no-brainer that when it comes to building your business, you’re going to deal with a nice amount of stress. If you come into business already stressed out, be prepared to have an overload. As a personal development coach for female entrepreneurs, I have found that a lot of women go in to business not knowing what to be prepared for and not having the proper tools to manage stress.
Entrepreneurship is one of the top jobs that cause stress in a person’s life, so if you went into entrepreneurship looking to get away from stress, you’ve came to the wrong industry! Luckily for you, I have tips that can help you better prepare for and cope with the stress of being a female entrepreneur!
Practice Gratitude Whenever You Can
When you first start working on your business, you can find yourself comparing your successes to someone else’s. That often leads to burnout, fatigue, high-level stress, anxiety, unhappiness, and more.
When you’re able to count each small success and be grateful for each little progression (not only in your business, but in your life and personal growth), you will find the journey of entrepreneurship a lot more pleasing and less stressful. It’s when you put certain parameters and expectations on yourself by comparing yourself to what someone else has done or is doing that stress rises.
Entrepreneurship is all about doing what works for you and wanting to be your own boss. Bring your own style of uniqueness into your business and have fun with it!
Be a Positive Polly, Not a Negative Nancy
It seems easier said than done, I know. But what’s important as an entrepreneur is that you are training and developing your mind to see GROWTH and OPPORTUNITY in every situation that you face.
I love this saying: when the mind is weak, you see things as a problem, when the mind is balanced, you see situations as challenges, when the mind is strong, you see situations as opportunities. By strengthening your mind (through meditation, stress management, self-care, personal development, guidance, positive affirmations) you are able to control your thoughts, instead of wallowing in the could’ves and should’ves. You can look at every opportunity as a lesson. Even what we would call “failures” can be opportunities for growth.
By being positive, you’re not only helping your success, you’re also helping yourself to manage stress. The next time you see a situation as negative, tell yourself, “I can learn from this.”
THIS IS HUGE. Often times entrepreneurs get so caught up in trying to pursue the success of their brand and business that they forget the most important asset – themselves! In order to succeed (and to continue being successful!) you MUST prioritize yourself and healthy habits, such as sleep, healthy eating habits, limited amounts of caffeine and alcohol, exercise, periodic breaks from technology, etc. A truly successful person will strive to find an extreme balance between their life and business to help with stress moderation (for more information on how to practice self-care, contact me for a free, 25-minute personal development consultation).
Stress is a part of life, but it’s also a big part of being your own biz boss. Understand that, if you’re able to manage your stress, success comes to you much easier and you ENJOY your success!
If this blog post is helpful for you, PLEASE leave a comment and let me know!
Xerces (Air-sis) Simpson
Personal development coach who helps unique women entrepreneurs balance and decrease their mental and emotional stress so they can overcome emotional blocks that are keeping them from reaching optimal success in your business.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern Private Practitioner who helps women and teens girls who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues.