The Bank Account Most Women Entrepreneurs Are Neglecting

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.

 

 

 

It Is Just Too Much!

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For the past several months we have been working with the question “How will I know when I have enough?” And each of us has added whatever is most important to her to the end of that question. For example, someone might ask herself “How will I know when I have worked enough for today?” Or “How will I know when I am spending enough time with the people in my life who are the most important to me?” If you have not been traveling this path with us until now, today is an excellent time to begin! Any of us at any time can make the decision to begin traveling the “enough consciousness” path, deepening our awareness of the sense of enough by noticing our own Signs of Enough, those thoughts and feelings that say “OK, that’s enough!”

This month we are going to look at this from a slightly different angle. Here are the steps: Continue reading “It Is Just Too Much!”

Where did I put that?

Woman Searching For Something In DrawersYou know the moment I’m talking about. You had it and you put it somewhere. Now if you could just remember where, you could get it back. You really need to find it. But it seems the harder you try, the more elusive it gets. Perhaps it’s your car keys, your glasses, a book, a bill, a favorite shirt. You had it and now you cannot find it. It can be frustrating, even a little maddening.
But perhaps it’s something more. Perhaps it’s your money, your time, your health, your friends, other things of value that seem to be slipping from your grasp and you’re struggling to better manage and keep up with them. You know it was there, but where did it go? Where did you lose it? Continue reading “Where did I put that?”

Celebrating 60! The Best Present of All!

christmas giftAt the end of July I celebrated my 60th birthday. It was one of those milestone markers in life where we are likely to stop and assess where we’re at vs. where we thought we would be or want to be. That was certainly the case for me.

As my birthday week started, I was occupied with mental check lists and aspirations of what I would get done. I was going to be with my daughter helping her family move into their new home. But first I had a meeting with one of my inner circle master mind groups. That was a fortuitous event that shifted everything that followed. Continue reading “Celebrating 60! The Best Present of All!”

Wealth: It’s not about what we have, it’s about how we use it!

An early mentor in my life taught that the major reason for setting any goal is what it is going to make of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than the actual goal. This is very true when it comes to goals that we set for ourselves and wealth.

What is your wealth goal? Close your eyes with me for a moment and let’s transport ourselves forward to that place where you have reached your wealth goal. You are there! Perhaps you’ve achieved your first profitable year in your business. Maybe for you it’s reaching that first year with a six figure income. Or perhaps it’s a seven figure income or even eight figures. Are you there? Can you see it? Are you smiling yet? Good! Now join me back here in this present day. Continue reading “Wealth: It’s not about what we have, it’s about how we use it!”

Profiling Productivity: What really works?

Everything we have or do depends on one or more of these three resources:

  1. Time
  2. Money
  3. Energy

It is easy to misjudge their priority ranking because we miss an essential fact.  Only one of these resources is actually limited. The other two can and are continuously replenished. They are available to us in far greater quantities than we can even imagine in many cases. But one resource is universally finite: Time. Continue reading “Profiling Productivity: What really works?”

Manage your TASKS not your TIME!

Time, Tasks, Entrepreneurs, GoalsDo you feel like you’re constantly busy and not actually getting anything done?

Over and over again, I hear people say, “I just don’t have enough time.” But last I checked, everyone – from the super successful to the super unsuccessful – has the same number of hours in each day. Continue reading “Manage your TASKS not your TIME!”