You can be successful AND put yourself first!
In this episode of the Overgivers Anonymous Podcast, I want you to understand that you can be successful AND put yourself first. This isn’t an either-or situation, you don’t have to choose, you can literally have both. We have all had moments where we have had to push through, and work hard and fast in our businesses. That ability has value, but it’s not a long-term “work mode”. When we continue to live in hustle mode and are putting ourselves last on the list, we’re never actually going to be successful. Why? Because we’re constantly putting out fires…. Not to mention burnout. So let’s talk about it for a bit.
Being over-givers means that the hustle culture is definitely not our culture.
The cycle of the over-giver.
It is really important to understand that without proper boundaries you will deplete yourself. Burnout is going to lead you to your downfall, hating your business, wondering what the hell you’re doing and why you shouldn’t “just get a job” because what is happening is just as painful as a job.
There’s a difference also between over-delivering and over-giving.
Boundaries are there to protect your time from other people, but also to protect you from yourself.
After you set boundaries, it’s important for you to reinforce them.
If I don’t reinforce those boundaries, others will continue to believe that it’s okay to do the actions that I don’t want them to do.
Just because you have boundaries, it doesn’t mean that those particular boundaries are there forever. Remember that you can always alter your boundaries to what suits you.
We aren’t human doings. We’re human beings.
When you know where you’re going, what your goal is, and what it’s going to take to get there – you can start making your plan.
Take your goals and break them down into plans. Then break those out further into quarterly to monthly calendar goals. These are all going to be a part of your non-negotiable list. Now you are going to complete the actions that you broke down…over and over again so that you can actually hit those goals!!
How? You set up boundaries!!! You chose what kind of business you want and how to run your business by putting together a plan. With the help of boundaries, you are reaching the success levels that you strive for while putting yourself first.