When you’re running your own business, you find yourself taking on several roles, roles you didn’t even know existed. You find yourself wearing too many hats — and eventually end up feeling overworked, overwhelmed, and burned out. That’s why you should always aim to “replace” yourself.
Many goal-oriented achievers tend to overcommit — and thus abandon their personal needs, such as health, family, friends, and fun. And because they are stretched so thin, they can’t give their best selves to those they promised to spend time with, whether it’s their clients or loved ones. Their professional calendar is often the culprit.
The first time I realized I needed a different kind of help in my advisory business was when I had to fork out $4,000 from my own pocket as young partner. A trade didn’t get executed because my scribbled client meeting notes sat in my stack of to-dos while the market took off. What happened?
Many organizations are using mindfulness practices to eliminate workplace stress, increase collaboration and focus, and improve interpersonal relationships with team members. Should your advisory firm give mindfulness a try? We explore the benefits in this blog post.