I never worry, life is a journey
I just wanna enjoy the ride
What is the hurry? It's pretty early
It's okay, we'll take our time
"The Night Is Still Young"
Who would've thought a carefree song by Nicki Minaj would really tug on my heart strings? As of late, something new has become an increasing priority: finding something fun to do. Crazy right? Not so crazy if you're a dedicated entrepreneur.
As entrepreneurs, we put an insane amount of pressure on ourselves. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone and in order to truly make a living off of a business a huge time commitment is required. Many times there is no blueprint, but smart business owners' actions are far from a shot in the dark. Research, mentoring, trial and error, etc...it never ends.
Over the years, the one element that is first to get cut but I've come to find is essential for life success is fun! A block of time where no business takes place and the mind can relax (somewhat). I've found that in the rare moments where planned fun is on my calendar I am more focused and more productive in anticipation of what's coming. I don't feel as stressed or let myself "have a few minutes" because I know that enjoyment is on the way.
It feels rewarding to put in hardwork and then get to enjoy the spoils! So live a little. Give yourself permission to let your hair down. It's much easier said than done, but I am determined to enjoy the ride!