5 Habits for the Highly Efficient Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs are busy people. If you’re on this site, you’re either looking to become an entrepreneur or already are one. Are your habits helping you become a better entrepreneur?
There is a 30 day philosophy that if you perform an activity every day for 30 days, it becomes habit forming.
Take a minute to take stock of what you do in your free time. Does it help you become a better entrepreneur? You don’t always have to push yourself and your work. Here are some habits that don’t require you sell yourself everyday, but will help you become a better entrepreneur in the long run.
It might seem like an obvious one, but daily exercise helps boost your productivity. Getting out and active is a great way to keep up your energy. No matter how passionate you are about your entrepreneurial project, it’s work and it’s draining. Get on top of it with exercise.
You’re up til all hours working. Get some sleep. If you’re waking up every morning and you’re tired from the get-go, the day won’t go very well. Try to find your natural sleep cycle. Learn to sleep with the curtains open so you wake with the sun. When you wake up unnaturally, you’re more tired. Getting in the habit of sleeping enough will boost your productivity.
3. Find a confidant.
Get in the habit of talking to a trusted advisor or confidant. Make sure it’s someone you can tell everything to, and find someone you won’t just complain to. Share problems, triumphs, goals, and failures equally.
4. Cultivate a hobby
You need to find something that let’s you get away from the daily grind of entrepreneurial pursuits. Start by building on something you already like to do. Set a goal for books being read. Take a course at a community college. Join a community team. Volunteer. All these things can benefit from your goal-driven mind. You’ll get a boost from them, too, as it allows you to let your mind wander.
This is one of the most important habits for an entrepreneur. So many people think that networking is about selling yourself; really, networking is more about being yourself. You don’t have to misrepresent who you are and what you do to get people interested in you. Just be yourself. And, when the time is right, hand them a business card. Or, better yet, follow them on Twitter. If you did your job right, they’ll recognize you and follow back.
What are some of the habits you formed as an entrepreneur? Share in the comments!