The Bank Account Most Women Entrepreneurs Are Neglecting

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We only have so much time, money, and energy. The problem I see with many women entrepreneurs is that most of those precious resources are used to get more clients and grow their bank account through investing in sales, marketing, and social media courses and coaches, while way less of those resources are used on the health side – taking care of their bodies through proper nutrition, hydration, sleep, mental rest, and physical activity.

On a daily basis, I work with women in midlife who have been taking care of everyone else most of their lives and they reach their fifties and wonder what happened to their bodies, when and how did they gain all this weight?

The answer is usually because while taking care of other’s needs, they have putting their own needs on the backburner for far too long.

I find the same being true for most women entrepreneurs, especially in midlife. Many that I meet have worked a corporate job for 30 years and hated it. When they hit midlife, they wanted to start a business and do something they really love – something that will make a difference in people’s lives.

While I love this change of career and newfound purpose, what I often see is the same thing happening – they use their new career to help others, while neglecting to take proper care of their own selves.

Do we women entrepreneurs need to spend our time, money, and energy learning how to build our businesses using marketing, sales, and social media? Absolutely! We need to know these things in order to build our businesses, right? But, the key question is, “At what cost?”

When was the last time you invested your time, money, and energy in a wellness coach?

A wellness coach, like myself, takes a holistic approach to helping you create lifestyle changes such as work/life balance, decreasing stress, increasing the quality of your sleep and nutrition, and most importantly, what this healthy lifestyle leads to is a longer life, which means doing your thing and serving your people for many, many more years, which leads to more money in your bank account.

What I’m suggesting is not that you stop investing in business courses and coaches, but that that you look ahead and use your wisdom to invest in the next 30+ years of your life.

Health must be at the top of your list, especially as a women entrepreneur. While money can buy a lot of things, it cannot buy you your health back. Your health must be earned over time and the time to start is always right now.

If you continued on today, business as usual, what would your health look like in 30 years?

Can you make a few small investments in your health bank account that will compound over time?

Trust that investing your time, money, and energy in your health and self-care will pay you the biggest interest over time.

There are two great ways to start:

  1. Download my free guide – “5 Steps to Becoming a Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Woman Entrepreneur in Your 50s” here: http://www.transformationwellnessforwomen.com/healthy-wealthy-wise/
  2. Join my free Facebook group – “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Women Entrepreneurs in Midlife with Kim Acedo” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthywealthyandwisewomenentrepreneurs/

Remember, serve your people, but also serve yourself. Over time, you will find that both your money bank account as well as your health bank account will overflow. Isn’t that what you want for you? And isn’t that what you want for your clients?

Be the change. Set the example. Inspire your clients through your healthy way of life.

 

 

 

Is Your Body on Your Success Team?

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How to Stop Self Sabotaging Yourself

Step It UpIt can be hard to admit, but when you’re trying to create a healthier and more fit lifestyle for yourself, you can be your own biggest enemy. Whether you are making excuses for yourself, procrastinating, or truly not valuing yourself, you are getting in the way of yourself not getting to those healthy goals you have set for yourself.

Here are some tips for each situation that can help you get out of those habits.

Making Excuses. Do you make excuses for yourself or blame your schedule, job, relationships, or other commitments for not leaving you any time to work out or grocery shop for healthy foods? Continue reading “How to Stop Self Sabotaging Yourself”

Baked Stuffed Portabellini Mushrooms

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Gourmet and Healthy Oatmeal: MODERN OATS

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Easy, Grilled, Stuffed Tenderloin

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Start Your Day With A Smoothie!

Smoothie, Blender, Healthy EatingWell the Holidays are over and it’s time to return to your healthy eating program. Not only are smoothies are a great way to start off the day but you can boost the nutritional value by adding a Tablespoon of flax, chia, hemp seeds (high in Omega 3’s) or protein powder to any of the following recipes. Start your day with the Super green morning smoothie or treat yourself to the Chocolate Banana Smoothie. For best results and the smoothest texture make these in a powerful immersion style blender. Continue reading “Start Your Day With A Smoothie!”

Homemade Dulce de Leche

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Spring Rolls

Appetizer, Spring Roll, Work Life BalanceThese fresh and fragrant rolls are a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Kids love to help make these too! For a more filling variation you can include steamed shrimp, leftover chicken, pork or even tofu in with the vegetables.

Serves 4 as an appetizer 

*Vegan and Gluten Free, Omnivore Variation Available
*Note My favorite (and sturdiest!) brand of rice paper wrapper is Three LadiesContinue reading “Spring Rolls”

Apple Breakfast Pudding

Phoebe Schilla - Apple Breakfast PuddingDo you ever wake up craving something sweet for breakfast, yet somehow healthy and easy too? I do! This weekend pancakes seemed like too much work and I was sick of eggs. A Dutch Baby seemed like it might do the trick, but I was too lazy to get the recipe. I decided to wing it. I started by peeling and dicing Honey Crisp apples. Continue reading “Apple Breakfast Pudding”