When was the last time you tried to do something differently even if it was scary?
When was the last time you tried a new strategy, a new tactic, a new approach to solving a problem?
When was the last time you took an Improv class, a different route to the gym or just went for a walk down a street you haven't been down?
When was the last time you took a weekend trip somewhere new?
New and novel experiences - adventures big and small - can help you thrive as a business owner and entrepreneur.
You need to be the visionary and the creator in your business in the early stages, but it's hard to be that if you're sitting in the same place everyday.
While I love routine, and I absolutely believe in creating habits, my creative side really needs some adventure and novelty! I crave new experiences - big and small.
And I think you do, too.
Business Owners need to be creative + inspired.
We create a TON of content, new projects, new courses, podcasts, products... the list goes on.
Having new experiences - whether it's trying a different flavor of ice cream or traveling to a different country - exposes you to something new. Which can help you create something new, too.
I never feel short of ideas when I get back from a weekend trip away. I feel more inspired to write or speak about compelling topics for my audience more often because I work from different coffee shops on a regular basis.
You'll learn to adapt even when you're uncomfortable... and you're going to be stretched often as an entrepreneur.
When you're the creator, leader, owner, and doer, you'll face a lot of obstacles or perceived limits. If you know that you can face your fears, overcome obstacles, and adapt to whatever comes your way, you'll be better equipped to thrive.
It's true for business AND just life.
Seeking out and having new experiences is a fantastic way to build confidence in your abilities to adapt and thrive.
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
You'll learn to face your fears, and act even when you want to crawl under a rock.
Building on my previous point (#thatswhatshesaid), creating a business involves a lot of risk.
Often, that means being bold with your message, calling people to action, putting yourself out there and being okay with rejection, embarrassment, potential failure, instability...
Transformation always comes from facing challenges and overcoming fears.
You'll have to act even when you want to put off the work. Even when you're afraid it isn't perfect enough. Even when you believe you aren't enough.
All of those excuses? They come from fear. And fear comes from big, bad beliefs. By overcoming our perceived limitations, you're showing yourself that you CAN do this.
Having new and novel experiences - basically, creating adventure at every turn - is a fantastic way to prime yourself for facing fear and learning to adapt.
Challenge yourself to embrace all of the fear that comes with inevitable change, and you'll build your confidence more and more as a business owner.
Stepping away from work entirely can help you prevent burnout and increase joy.
This is another thing I help women with consistently: overwhelm and burnout, and finding the joy again.
"The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
Christopher McCandless -
There are many reasons on an individual basis someone may feel like they're on the verge of burnout, but it's almost always that they need to step away.
When we take time off, we allow ourselves space. Have a little TLC so you can come back refreshed, clear, and inspired.
Do you feel like you're on the verge of burnout, and you just wish you could get a little bit more time and energy back for yourself?
Download my free guide to help you ban burnout and maximize your time and energy as an entrepreneur.