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Energy Is Everything And Here’s Why It’s Mission-Critical For The Busy Entrepreneur

Written by: Renate Prandl, Senior Level Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

For busy entrepreneurs, having ample energy is essential for managing the demands of a fast-paced, high-pressure lifestyle. Energy allows entrepreneurs to stay focused, make effective decisions, and take action on their goals.

Here are 5 specific reasons why energy is important for busy entrepreneurs:

1. Productivity


With more energy, entrepreneurs can work more efficiently and get more done in less time. This allows them to take on more projects and achieve greater success.


How exactly can you increase your productivity? This is an area many of my high-performance coaching clients work on.


Start with setting goals and prioritizing tasks: Identify your most important tasks and make a plan to accomplish them. Focus on completing your highest-priority tasks first (success secret!!).


Manage your time: Use time management techniques, such as the Pomodoro Technique or time blocking for specific tasks.


Minimize distractions: Eliminate or reduce distractions such as notifications, emails, and social media during focused work sessions. Your phone can be your friend or your foe. Switch it off to get more things done in less time.


Take breaks: Taking regular breaks can help refresh your mind and improve focus. Consider taking a short walk or doing some stretching to recharge during breaks. I always recommend getting out of the office, getting outdoors to recharge batteries faster. You may add a short meditation if you choose to.


Get organized: Organize your workspace and files to minimize clutter and increase efficiency. This is so often overlooked, yet such a powerful piece of the puzzle. Check your desk right now- is it cluttered or clean? Notice first… take action immediately. You can thank me later.


Use productivity tools: Consider using productivity tools such as calendars, to-do lists, and project management software to help you stay organized and on track. I personally like to keep things simple - so do most of my clients - put the important things in your calendar. You may have heard me say “If it’s not in your calendar, it may most likely not happen”.


Improve your habits: Develop healthy habits such as getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising regularly to improve your overall energy levels and productivity. This is definitely one of my FAVORITE topics in my coaching program.

2. Creativity


Energy is also essential for promoting creativity and innovation. When entrepreneurs are well-rested and energized, they are better able to think outside the box and come up with new and innovative ideas.

3. Resilience


Running a business can be stressful, and having ample energy is essential for building resilience and managing stress. With more energy, entrepreneurs are better equipped to handle setbacks and bounce back from adversity. You may know exactly what I am talking about. If you are stressed and exhausted you are not standing your ground as you would be with more energy and clear thinking. More often than not you may give up and you just “want to get it over with”. Can be very costly in business, can’t it?

4. Leadership


As leaders, entrepreneurs need to be able to inspire and motivate their teams. Having high levels of energy and enthusiasm can help entrepreneurs lead by example and create a positive work culture. In high performance, we ask ourselves whether we show up with enthusiasm OR whether we go through the motions. We also dive deeper to find energy and enthusiasm to ignite the fire in our teams. It’s important to do that to lift them up and have them committed.

5. Overall well-being


Finally, having ample energy is important for maintaining overall health and well-being. Entrepreneurs who prioritize self-care and energy management are more likely to enjoy greater longevity and success in both their personal and professional lives. If you don’t generate sufficient energy, you will potentially run out of gas at the end of the day. What about your family? Don't they deserve you as someone who is engaged and curious, and fun, instead of someone who has no more energy left and cannot play with the kids?


So how can you generate energy in a sustainable way, without any side effects? How do you do it? What are your options? Glad you asked.


Let me share some suggestions from my latest book, 1 International bestseller FROM PAIN TO POWER NOW: YOUR GUIDE TO MORE VITALITY, PROSPERITY, AND FREEDOM.


Excerpt No.1 from “From Pain To Power Now”, p.73f.


Money


Money is energy.


Have you ever heard of people who “smell money”? Maybe you are one of them and understand where I am coming from. People smell money, more business, big deals, and that gets them excited and energized. Is this kind of energy sustainable, especially in a healthy way? You answer the question yourself. Isn't it true more often than not that once people get hooked, they become addicted to money, to constant money flow, and to the energy, excitement, the “high” coming with it. They need more like any addict. They cannot stop it seems and money takes over their life. They need this adrenalin rush to feel “alive”.


Do you know people like the ones I described? They are so needy for more, for more of this kick, this rush that they sacrifice everything. Their relationships, their marriages fall apart. They compromise their health with lack of sleep, lots of stress, and often these highly energized high-flyers suffer from “surprise” heart attacks. Any form of addiction is NOT the way you want to generate energy. I am not here to judge, I am here to open your eyes to look at the bigger picture. I am here to help you find simple and effective solutions.


Money is energy. It is great to have it, but it doesn't buy you happiness.


“Happiness is not a mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt “

And here is another option which is simple, holistic, and doesn't cost anything:


Excerpt No.2 from “From Pain To Power Now”, p.74ff.


“So Renate, how can I turn on my own energy generator? Tell me,” you may ask.


You know that “inner energy” comes from being balanced (body ‒ mind ‒ spirit), from being congruent in your thinking and actions, your organs work properly, everything is in alignment.


How can you access and amplify the energy in your body, the kidneys? Did you know that the kidneys ARE the batteries of your body? Make sure your kidneys are in good shape, that they are healthy and function well. Staying hydrated is an easy way to support them.


TAPPING on them is another easy way. I learnt this technique from TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and simplified it. So what do you do? Gently tap on your back in the area of your kidneys. Tapping with the back of your hands or the inside of your hands (depending on your range of motion in your shoulders) is another very simple and powerful tool you have at your disposal. It doesn't cost anything. You can do it anywhere whether you are in a business suit, a ball gown, on the ski slopes.


I want you to be functional at the highest level. Stepping into your Power means having resources and skills so that you can be more independent. These techniques work. I promised you that I would only share with you what’s easy and what actually works. I trust you appreciate this. ..”


If you like to take your life to a whole new level and optimize your human potential to live life on your own terms, a life by design where you have energy, courage, power and freedom, reach out to Renate and grab a copy of her book to get started.


For more info, follow me on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and visit my website.


 

Renate Prandl, Senior Level Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Renate Prandl is Asia's Premier Sustainable Life Mastery Strategist, Certified Feldenkrais® Expert, sports coach, mentor, and Certified High Performance(™) coach. With over 40 years of combined experience as a Professor in a business school and entrepreneur, Renate uses a variety of proven techniques and applications to help you reach your highest potential, get to the Next Level, and potentially live your Life by Design in a holistic, doable and sustainable way. Her "Power of 3" systems help you turn obstacles into stepping stones and build Physical, Emotional, Financial Resilience. Renate is the CEO of Body & Brain, Founder of Body And Brain Mastery, International Bestselling Author of 3 books, and has lived on 3 continents. Her mission: Anything is possible.

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