I used to think that in order to be successful doing what I love – I would have to hustle 24/7.
Coming from a non-profit world, where the work never stopped, just when you thought you were done, more was thrown on your plate.
That’s what I lived for almost 17 years since graduating college.
I started building my practice because I wanted time freedom, I didn’t want to be attached to my laptop, I didn’t want to be constantly thinking about work.
But guess what??
I took that hustling mentality into my practice initially, and that led to starting to feel burn out before I could even call my practice successful.
That’s when I made a decision to invest in coaching – I needed to learn how to do this the right way, I needed to change my own mindset.
There is no need to hustle for what you love, there is no shame in having breaks and taking rest.
That is one of the reasons why I’m constantly talking about self-care and how important it is.
Regardless of what your job is – no job is worth giving yourself anxiety over I would rather take a chance on investing in myself and do things my way and allow myself to rest and re-charge, then jeopardize my mental health working non-stop.
This was a tough lesson for me to learn, but we always have to go through the storm to come out on the other side – right!!