It sounds backwards, but slowing down is actually a faster way to succeed. Here’s why.
Go faster. Do more. Hustle. Hustle even more. Sound familiar? Social media is full of influencers, entrepreneurs, and “gurus” touting the virtues of hustling at all costs. It’s reached the point where hustling, and even just talking about hustling, appears to be more important that actually producing results.
While I certainly didn’t brag about it, I worked way too hard while starting my business. I worked 80 to 90 hours a week for years. I confused “hustling” with “productivity” and mistook “working” for “results.” I didn’t have a mindfulness practice. I didn’t make time for trips, fun, friends, or family. I thought that if I worked harder, and worked more hours, I’d be more successful. I was wrong, and in 2017, I exhausted myself to the point where I fainted and suffered a concussion.
The antidote to the “always hustling” mindset is “slowness.” It sounds crazy, but slowing down can be the difference between success or failure, or between thriving and burning out.
While more and more personal coaches and social-media influencers, qualified or not, tout the hustle lifestyle, successful leaders and entrepreneurs who actually create results in their lives know that slowing down builds the foundation for their success.
Here are four reasons why slowing down can actually help you accelerate your success, enjoy a deeper sense of fulfillment, and create the life you want… [Read More]