Running a business or starting your own company is hard work. Making sure you don’t have a f—ed company is not an easy task and it usually requires a lot of diligence and effort. For those times when you want to grow your business, it makes equal sense to try and grow yourself as a human. There are plenty of ways that you can do this, but it is important to ensure you have the right approach.
The following article is all about how every business owner needs to learn how to grow as a human being as well as a business. The venture is great and making sure that you are making a profit is important, don’t understand us wrong. The point is, you as a person need to have your mind right.
Emotional Bank vs. Financial Bank
The problem that a lot of business owners and entrepreneurs have is their emotional bank is empty. Many people who get successful through their business end up spending all their money, broke, alone, and sad. It isn’t because they are unable to handle money, it is because they don’t have a full emotional bank. This leads them to acquire the money and try and use this to fill this emotional void.
It doesn’t go anywhere and it can’t do anything for them in the long run. This is one of the main reasons why anyone with a business has to make sure they are taking ample time to know themselves better. Otherwise any money you (or your business) makes will be used frivolously because you aren’t in control of your emotions.
This is the #1 way to get a f—ed company fast.
Aristotle, a Greek philosopher thousands of years ago, famously said “know thyself”. Without an understanding of your own motivations, interests and patterns, there is no way for you to be able to maintain a healthy life. Your mental capabilities will falter, many other aspects of your life will suffer, and in general it will not help your business.
Even people who are workaholics do this blindly without knowing themselves. Then they end up in a position where they are burned out and it hurts everyone who is involved. Instead of doing this, try to use some practices that will help you to grow as a person. Here are a few suggestions:
- Mankind Project – if you are a man, doing the mankind project new warrior training is a great idea. This is going to help you to reconnect to your inner masculine side and this is a huge factor in your overall health. The vast majority of people who are able to complete an MKP weekend find a whole new brotherhood of support.
- Authentic relating / circling – these practices are interpersonal games that allow you to better understand the opposite person (male or female) more intimately and connect on a deeper level. Many people don’t even know how to connect with others and this is a great opportunity.
- Meditation – this is a practice that almost anyone can get involved with (and probably should). The vast majority of people who are interested in meditation find that they are able to make a big difference in their mental state. It actually changes how they think and (to many) it can be a huge way to boost motivation.
There are other ways that you can know yourself better, prevent personal issues from getting in the way, and be more successful in your business. At the end of the day, it is your personal and mental health and this plays a huge role in the success of your business.