3 Healthy Habits Every Business Owner Should Adopt

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Whether you’re the CEO of a fortune 500 company, or running an ETSY store out of your studio apartment, here are 3 tips and tricks that will have your business and your health thriving. 

Have A Plan (But Be Flexible) 

Your business plan should set clear, realistic goals that you hope to achieve within a certain timeframe. Where do you want to be a year from now? What about five years? Ten, twenty, fifty? This can seem like a lot to think about during the initial stages, however, your customers, employees, profit margins, and overall quality of life will all benefit if you have a strong sense of where you’re going, and how you plan to go get there. 

This tip also applies to established businesses, even if you’re doing well, consider reviewing your business practices and collecting information about what could be streamlined or improved. Sometimes shaking things up and revolutionizing our approach, rather than doing things the way we always have, can reveal that there are more efficient and profitable ways of reaching our goals. Your new or improved business plan should take into account your budget, staff, existing resources such as equipment and office spaces, and any possible plans for expansion, advertising, or community outreach. 

Guard Your Time And Resources 

One of the biggest mistakes business owners commonly make is biting off more than they can chew. Once you’ve taken the leap, and invested your time and hard-earned money in a new venture, it’s understandable that you’d want it to flourish at all costs. But while it might seem helpful to take on as many clients, projects, or orders as possible, the quality of your work can suffer when you’re rushed or over-tired. It’s far better to aim for quality than quantity, so learn to guard your “no” fiercely, and work with the resources you have. 

Streamlining your processes and freeing up your time wherever possible is one of the best ways to protect your physical and mental health, and technology has made this quicker and easier than ever before. You can now register for a medical marijuana card through the internet, saving you the hassle of doing so in person? While you’re online, why not treat yourself to a cannabis box? This convenient monthly service delivers right to your front door, giving you access to top-shelf brands at wholesale prices. The same can be said for other kinds of subscription boxes so take a look around your home and see what products you can get delivered on demand each month. 

Work Smart, Not (Always) Hard 

When we agonize and obsess over tiny details, we can lose the forest for the trees. While it’s important to remain detail-oriented in business, don’t forget to step back every once in a while, and take in the bigger picture. Reading over those accounts for the fifteenth time, or investing all your energy into pleasing one client, while others are left feeling neglected and sidelined, are less-than-ideal patterns that we can fall into when we chase perfect results in one area at the expense of another. 

Working smart, and not always hard, can sometimes mean giving sixty or seventy percent of our energy to a task, instead of one hundred. While this might seem counterintuitive, letting go of prohibitive notions of perfection can result in actually getting more done. Freeing ourselves from the pressure to complete a task flawlessly can help lower our inhibitions, giving us the courage to stretch our creative muscles without fear of embarrassment or failure. Of course, you should aim to meet your obligations and responsibilities, but try to keep each task and each new day in perspective.

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