I spent 8 months living in an office and completely destroying my body, to learn an incredibly important lesson:

Your health has a far more important effect on how much money you’ll make, or how successful you’ll become than most people probably realize, or are ever willing to admit to themselves.

And to make matters worse, most people usually do not realize that they have a problem until it’s too late.

This isn’t something a lot of people really talk about, so in this article I’d like to highlight more about its importance, the hidden effects poor habits take on your productivity, and practical steps to start turning your life around.

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What price would you sell your soul for?

What price would you pay for ‘success’? Would you trade your entire life away for a chance to make it, even if it left you miserable, and you were working in a company that wasn’t right for you?

Just like a job, it doesn’t make sense to work on a company that doesn’t bring you satisfaction, even if it makes you a lot of money.

This year, I had to make a very tough decision, and confront some harsh realities.

After nearly 5 years, I have stepped away from my eCommerce companies to return back to my roots – building and marketing online businesses, that don’t require my constant presence in order to grow and thrive. I’ll be providing strategic guidance to the new people running it, but it will no longer be my day-to-day focus.

I believe that it’s possible to build a business that helps to support your entire life, rather than consuming it.

When you realize that your business model is simply not going to fit into the life that you want and there’s no way you can make it work, it’s important to recognize that and make the appropriate changes.

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Regardless of where you’re at in your entrepreneurial journey, it’s likely that you could be getting a lot more out of what you already have.

Two people, with the same exact resources – time, money, knowledge, etc can take the same exact business, yet experience drastically different results.

Sadly, the majority of us make progress a lot slower than we could be – even if our time or budgets are limited.

Why is that?

Most frequently, it comes down to mindset.

The average person experiences thousands of thoughts every hour. What we allow ourselves to think and believe has a lot more of an effective than we realize. Positivity, optimism and self-belief will not magically make you successful, but there are real self-limiting beliefs that affect business owners, and have direct, measurable negative consequences.

In this article, I’m going to address some of these limiting beliefs with you – and show you how reframing some of your thoughts can yield tangible improvements for your company. Funny enough, these are all thoughts I’ve had myself at some point!

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When running a company, it’s easy to get caught up in systems in processes. Numbers and figures. The day-to-day problems that need to be resolved.

And as your company grows, this problem usually only gets worse. You become so wrapped up in the immediate needs of your company, that you’re unable to step back and see the bigger picture. And unfortunately, this type of mindset often becomes reflected in the company’s leadership – which has an even more devastating effect on employees.

Recently, I went through a very stressful period for one of my eCommerce brands. Orders surged as buyers switched to online shopping shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, and it became incredibly overwhelming for my staff and I.

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One of the most disheartening problems that entrepreneurs face is slow progress.

The feeling that you’re giving it all, sacrificing so much, and working an unhealthy number of hours – only to discover that you really haven’t seem to have gone that far.

This is discouraging and hard to swallow, even for the most confident of entrepreneurs. Slow business growth can crush our motivation, and cause us to wonder whether it’s even worth continuing to push on. Why try so hard if ultimately, it doesn’t seem to be amounting to anything?

For better or for worse, this is a common problem that many entrepreneurs experience at one point or another, which means there’s been a lot of discussion on how to get past this mental hurdle.

If you’re about to have a breakdown because your company’s progress seems slow, don’t worry. In this article, I’ll cover my best advice.

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What do you think of when you hear the word?

The dictionary defines obsessed as “an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind.”

You’re obsessed with something when it dominates your thinking, when it’s constantly on your mind.

I don’t know about you, but many people consider obsession to be something negative. Something to be avoided. If you are obsessed with something, you need to step back, relax, and focus on something new.

But I disagree.

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