Three kickass things every founder must do everyday

Mahesh Nair

Though millions of youngsters aspire to be on their own, entrepreneurship is not for everyone. It becomes fruitful only for those who have the urge to set their own path and leave a trail.

They should be ready for long hours of work with an unflinching commitment to establish a business, hire and handle people, consistently provide value to the customer, manage operations, set up efficient logistics system, handle payments, constantly battle competition and do all these tasks simultaneously without losing focus and eventually, ensure that they drive the business profitably. It is evident that founders of startups need endless energy to accomplish these daunting tasks on a daily basis.

Let us see three important things that successful entrepreneurs do every day. They understand that smallest things make the biggest difference.

  • Invest in your health — Workout and meditate
  • Create a routine
  • Break to be better – Family time

All these activities are sure to make you sharper, boost your energy levels and keep you in a positive frame of mind throughout the day. And thus add to your ability to manage your business more efficiently and profitably.

Invest in your health

A healthy body is a true sign of success. Successful entrepreneurs understand that investing in health is non-negotiable as it is a pre-requisite for business success. When the horse is sick, how can the wagon move? For those who are not health-conscious, they may have to pay through their nose to sustain their health and energy levels. Take time to do some basic exercises to maintain your fitness. Few minutes of meditation in the morning helps you organise your thoughts and go to work with a clear mind. Exercises and meditation help you to replenish and refuel your body and protect you from burning out.

Create a routine

Sticking to a routine is not about doing mundane things the same way. It is about hitting the office on time every morning and prioritising the day’s work and carrying out tasks appropriate to your energy levels. Keep the mornings for tackling toughest projects and scheduling time for revenue generation activities, tracking progress etc.. Few hours need to be allocated in the evening for meetings and pep talk. It is not easy to stick to a specific routine on all days and things can go crazy when you get really busy. However, smart entrepreneurs are known for their ability to create time for various activities to remain most productive. Sticking to a routine has long-term benefits and can add tremendous value to the enterprise.

Quality family time

There is no end to an entrepreneur’s work time, particularly during the inception stage of the business. However, it is not really worth compromising your precious time with your family. Spending quality time with your kids can be truly liberating and give you the needed break from the hectic day. It is also a way to disengage yourself and allow you to slow down a bit. Have some real fun with your kids is a means to developing and strengthening your ability to think creatively and find simple solutions for pressing business problems.

Doing the above three things can help you unleash your full potential and help you emerge as a creative thinker, leader, innovator and successful entrepreneur.

The article Three kickass things every founder must do everyday first appeared on e27.

Mahesh Nair is an avid photographer and Founder of Picsdream, an online marketplace for photography

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