Energy, it's a wonderful thing. If flows through us and everything around us. We can look at it universally or bring it in real tight and examine it within ourselves.
It's truly a fascinating thing to think about.
But thinking about it can be hard when you are lacking it, dragging yourself around from appointment to appointment, grabbing a coffee wherever it's available, and refusing to get a workout in at the end of the day because you're just TOO EXHAUSTED.
And listen, I know it can feel like moving an impossible object to get on a different path but today instead of telling you the HOW of gaining and maintaining sustained energy I am going to tell you WHY it's SO WORTH IT.
1. Temper Temper
When we are short of sleep, we inevitably become short tempered and easily overwhelmed. This can read as disaster when you are trying to build your business. Not to mention, make home life with inevitably noisy kids feel completely unbearable.
Have you ever panicked about a meeting or a presentation to the point where you stayed up FAR later than your traditional bedtime? Or maybe you even pulled an all-nighter. How did you feel the next day? Were you clear-headed, energized and ready to go? Or were you forgetful, clumsy, easily raddled, and just not feeling together? It's probably better to get a good night's sleep and feel energized and connected to yourself and your knowledge then it is to have deprived yourself of the sleep that will help you function and thrive even if you don't h ave the answer to every single question.
You can after all say, "I don't have the answer to that now but I will get it to you later today by email."
Now, that is a professional who is in control and confident enough to be vulnerable on the spot!
So, if you want to have the focus and control over your mind and emotions to make savvy business decisions like when to launch your next product/program or make a strategic hire.... you're going to want your restorative sleep.
When you are low energy or tired.... do you think clearly or do you feel scattered and like your brain is stuck in a fog of indecision?
Now think about how you feel when you have amazing, high vibe energy!
You feel like you are on top of the world, ideas flow freely to you, and you have the bandwidth to open up your notes and jot down all the things you want to save to take action on.
Where does this get you? At home you can feel present and at peace because you were able to get your brown work done as well as your non-negotiable green work.
In business you feel confident and secure in your next steps. You have a clear design and outline to your programming, marketing, and strategy for your upcoming endeavors. Things feel fresh and hopeful, you are in the flow!
3. It Doesn't Pay To Be Sick
Gaining energy means many things but one of the most pivotal is that when you gain REAL energy you also gain health.
This is incredibly important in business. Because for many of us, you don't get paid on sick days and you don't get workers comp if you get injured.
So, building up your body through balanced nutrition, purposeful movement, and proper rest gives you a HUGE return.
Say you charge $100/hr for your services and you book 5 appointments per day.
You get sick and it knocks you out for 5 days, that's $2,500 you lost right there because your health failed. Now what if that happens even just 3 times per year?
You're out $7,500 simply because you didn't take the time to manage your energy and wellness.
Now, maybe this is how you have been operating for the past 5 years and here's my question to you:
How would you like to put an extra $37,500 in your bank account over the next five years simply by managing your health and energy level?!?
I am an Exercise Physiologist and mother of two lovely ladies. I love teaching my community about health and wellness and I love helping likeminded people implement natural solutions into their everyday lives.