When you are starting out in business, it is easy to assume that once you start to see some big successes, you will automatically feel happy and fulfilled. However, the operations manager of the high end London managed offices and business facilities Angel Business Suite, who sees a lot of different entrepreneurs every day at their location at Angel Business Suite, 23-26 St Albans Place, London, N1 0NX, has noticed that there is a big difference between managers and owners who get completely consumed by the challenges of running a business, and those who make time for themselves and stop to truly enjoy their successes.
Here, he talks about why he believes business leaders who put their all into their work at the expense of their personal happiness are doing themselves, and their businesses a disservice.
“The people we see here at Angel Business Suite who really seem to have it together and be loving their work are those who also have a lot of rewarding stuff going on in their lives outside of their businesses. They tend to have active social lives and be open to invitations, even when they don’t represent any kind of networking opportunity – when they are with their friends they are enjoying time for themselves and don’t feel the need to try and apply some kind of work related spin to it.
They have hobbies and keep in shape. They spend time with their kids if they have them. They actually take holidays, trusting that everything they’ve built won’t fall apart in their absence. And, their businesses are all the better for it. People want to work with leaders who retain their initial enthusiasm and celebrate their wins. You can only keep that kind of emotional momentum up if you are taking good care of yourself and not working yourself into the ground.” Angel Business Suite’s manager explained.
While hard work, perseverance and focus are very important, it is clear that a stressed, unhappy person is not going to really enjoy the success they are creating. When you begin growing your business and there is pressure to do more to keep up with your own achievements, it remains absolutely vital to also keep doing the things you love, and to trust your team to keep things under control while you take a break whenever you need to.