We are all constantly seeking balance—in our daily life, work, family, and also with friends. In January, CRAVE explored this theme with other entrepreneurs. For many of us who attended, we concluded that “finding balance” is really an awareness in ourselves and allowing ourselves to recharge. Some of us recharge through fitness or yoga, others watch TV or volunteer their time. Whatever you do, enjoy those moments.
Here are a few key points from our speakers.
Athalie Stegeman: “You having no clear proposition can be translated into many opportunities”
- As a working mother, wife and entrepreneur, it is important to keep track of your thinking patterns and how you position yourself in all your roles.
- Be aware of your priorities and do not overload yourself.
- Encourage a sense of who you are in all that you do and make sure that what you do coincides with your principle goals as an entrepreneur.
- Always touch base and reconnect to re-energize: Take a day off if needed, organize that filing you have been procrastinating on and don’t forget to spoil yourself sometimes.
- To be an entrepreneur, it is important to be innovative and think of ways to improve your reputation by outsourcing services that you have no knowledge of instead of doing it yourself. It takes time and you lose revenue in the process.
- Trust people enough that they will do the job well for you.
- Do not reject your interest in many things; it is always good to play around with your different passions.
Daniella Rubinovitz: “Balance is Dynamic,” “Action breeds more balance,” ”Online Media has no borders,” “I work best visually”
- Combine creational play with rational must-do’s and keep it in the flow.
- The shape of the infinity symbol represents the flow of balance and the dynamism. It is the combination of the left and the right brain that makes it possible to think (if you are a thinker) and to be creative (if you like to let your creative juices to flow).
- Just play to regain your balance at times.
- Visualize your actions.
- Set yourself free by discovering new ways to make space for new things, e.g. Utilizing folders to categorize your priorities – From most important tasks for the week to future plans. In this way, you are able to keep track of your actions.
Kyrin Hall: “Visualize your body as a Ferrari and Food as the fuel,” “When wearing many hats, key value is good health”
- Begin to see your body as a balance of hormones and when you feed your body certain food, it gives you the energy of the food you have eaten.
- For some, yoga allows you to keep the flow in your body and keep your mind focused.
- Once your mind is focused, the body follows.
- Longevity and a balanced mind are related to eating breakfast, having 5 meals a day (each meal with 3 hour intervals), keeping away from stimulants such as coffee, cigarettes, minimizing sugar and keeping active.
- Imbalance occurs when your actions are not in alignment with your values.
How do you handle balance? Feel free to share your thoughts and tips.
Whatever your Balance is, make sure its true to you!