What do you think about the concept that “You can’t pour from an empty cup”? Think of your energy level, along with your vitality, health, and wellness, as a glass of water. At the beginning of the week, your glass may be full of fresh, clean water. As the week goes on, you give to the things in your life that are important to you and need your attention; your work, your challenges, your goals, and your people. As the days go by, that glass of water starts to become depleted. At some point, you’re going to end up with nothing left in your glass and then you have nothing or little left to “pour out” for the things in your life you want to give to, ie: your family, friends, hobbies, sports, charities and social interests. In order to have more to give, you have to give to yourself in order to fill that cup back up.
Entrepreneurs, especially in their 1st 2-3 years, experience this to the highest degree. According to USA Today, 80% of businesses fail in their 1st year. This fear drives many entrepreneurs to overextend themselves and even take home work with them. You’re ALWAYS thinking about work. I’ve been building my massage practice for almost a year now, and I’m right there with you. Work comes with you everywhere, wherever you go and whatever you’re doing. You’re thinking of great ideas on Saturday morning while you brush your teeth, you’re meeting great networking partners at BBQ’s on Thursday night, you’re answering emails while trying to walk the dog and taking phone calls while trying to cook dinner. When you have a business that you’re passionate and excited about, it IS your life. So how can you replenish your cup, your energy levels, when there are no days off?
This is where massage can become your silent business partner. Imagine an hour every couple of weeks where you DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. No phone calls, no emails, no meetings. Or rather, this is a meeting where you get to check in with yourself. You and your silent business partner, Massage, can take the time to revive, recharge, and rejuvenate. I know you’re thinking that you’re too busy, but think of all the things you manage to fit into your schedule every day. If you’re operating on an empty glass, you’re not operating at your best. Get together with your massage therapist and schedule your massages out for the next few months, that way, it’s on your schedule and you don’t have to think about it. You can even get a massage membership or a package that gets you all those massages paid for at once, leaving you even less to think about. When you take that hour for a meeting with Massage, you can go back to all the things you love to give to in your life and really give them the best version of yourself.