Stop The Hustle And Press Pause

Jessica Dennehy is the CEO Pivot & Slay.

It takes tremendous inner drive and determination to become successful in business. You need to be laser-focused on your goals, put your head down and do the work. Some will tell you not to let anything get in your way.

As the challenges begin to stack up, many entrepreneurs brush it off just as part of doing business and take it as a sign to work harder. They believe that if they just keep pushing forward, they’ll figure it all out and all the pieces will fall into place. But the more they keep pushing, the more procrastination starts to creep in. Negative self-talk whispers, “stop being lazy.” So they press on, working longer hours and saying yes to everything.

Some entrepreneurs wear it like a badge of honor, but the pace of “all grind, all the time” can take a negative toll on you as a person. If you’re too immersed in the hustle with your head down, you may lose sight of your need to look up to the stars and dream big.

Taking time to dream and nurture big goals can help you stay motivated.

Every entrepreneur needs to nurture the part of them that has their head in the clouds, dreaming of the next big thing they can try to accomplish. Those dreams are what can take your business and vision to the next level. Those dreams help you stay excited and enthusiastic about the hard work that comes in the hustle phase. But you can only dream big if you press pause for a minute, get off the ground floor and take a moment to really enjoy and experience life. When hustle burnout is looming, take a step back and reset.

I used to be the kind of person who just pushed through everything. I had a plan, and I was going to get the work done despite the circumstances. If I woke up and didn’t feel like working on my plan, my self-talk would ramp up and guilt me ​​into doing more. I would force myself to get things done, ignoring my inner voice which was telling me it was time to regroup. I learned the hard way that pushing through wasn’t always the answer.

Pay attention to your energy levels.

Some people will tell you it’s just an excuse when that inner voice tells you to slow down, but I know those feelings are real. It’s not always the wisest choice to push them aside. In my life, not every decision is logical. Sometimes the best decision is to surrender to what my heart is telling me to do so I can get into flow.

In order to accomplish big things and have it all—a booming business, a happy family and some adventure in your life—it’s crucial to be in tune with yourself and understand how you work best. There are times you aren’t in the mode for the task at hand and pushing through won’t get you positive results. This doesn’t make you lazy—you have to be in the right headspace to get into flow for the best outcome.

Organize your day by energy.

I have the most success when I organize my day by energy. When I’m in the writing zone, I spend the day writing. When I’m in the zone to coach clients, I spend the day on calls. I don’t have to push through when I’m in the flow.

Where do you get the energy to tune into yourself and keep working towards your goals? Step outside of your usual pace of go, go, go and do something that you enjoy. Shaking up your usual routine and giving yourself space to think invites in a new perspective; This can be helpful for unlocking resolutions or gaining the clarity you were struggling to discover.

Do something you love every day.

A reset doesn’t have to be a long break. It’s not about spending weeks away on vacation, though that can be one of your big dreams. I’m a big advocate of doing something you love daily. Taking the afternoon off to recharge in nature or putting work away early to get an extra hour with your kids are simple ways to step away from the daily grind. These breaks give you the fortitude you need to weather the challenges you’re sure to face in business and life.

When you’re whipped up in the frenzy of the day-to-day, you can’t always hear your inner thoughts. By tuning into yourself, you’re better able to discern whether it’s time to step on the gas and keep pushing forward or reset so you can get back on track.

You’ve built up momentum by putting in the hard work. To continue pouring into your business, regularly incorporate breaks into your routine to maintain your flow of refreshed energy. This can propel you toward an even more successful future.

Building your empire requires more from you than just keeping your head down and doing the work. Nurture the dynamic individual you are by taking the time to reset.


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