Join Jesse P. Gilmore on Leverage for Growth as he discusses the importance of being proactive with mental health. Discover the benefits of taking breaks, reflecting on personal growth, and incorporating self-care practices. Learn how prioritizing mental health enhances productivity and success in life and business.
Episode 92: Being Proactive with Mental Health
You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody this is Jesse P. Gilmore founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth, welcome to the daily leverage edition.
Today’s topic is this “Being Proactive with Mental Health”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.
So this morning, I was doing my morning routine and reflecting on the last few months that I have been reprogramming my subconscious mind to stay in abundance.
This comes after a week long vacation that I had with my family and without work
I have always had a tendency to take things to the extreme
Whether that is my body – full marathons
With my being – writing, publishing and promoting my own book
With my balance – deciding to have 3 kids
With my business – going from 6-figures to multi-7-figures in 12 months
I always am looking for ways to improve, to grow, to learn and apply
To expand and become more of who I am aspiring to be
In this ever expanding journey that I find myself on, I have a tendency to be very hard on myself
To expect more
More of me
More of my results
More, more, more
I have built routines and habits that allow me to regulate myself so that I don’t burn out
But sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t
I learn from my mistakes or challenges and continue to be 1% better than I was yesterday
Sometimes I win, sometimes I learn
The vacation from normal life and the business allowed me to see
To see me for who I am and who I am becoming
To be proactive with my own mental health
Unlike my clients, I have to be my own coach
The mastermind I was a part of before did not do what I needed so I left
Now it is me, myself and I
With my intuition and my connection to God, the universe, the voice, whatever you want to call it
In my independence, I find peace
I find that no one is going to save me
Other than me
No longer am I needing someone else to guide me
I am in a state of being proactive in giving myself the things that I need to exceed my goals
These things that I give myself are intangible
Things like grace, patience, acceptance, self love, appreciation, reflection, and purpose
In doing so, I am able to be more present
Present for myself, my family and my clients
Mental health is not something that many people talk about because they are afraid of how people will view them
The truth is that mental health is something that we all have to deal with
The world is too complex to think that having to be proactive with mental health is only for those who have mental issues
Many times, people just need to be heard, accepted and given space to simply be
To simply be free to be themselves
Whatever the situation
This is something I am offering to my clients
Space to be
Space to explore themselves
Space to incorporate things like grace, patience, understanding, and peace
While they take on new challenges, new transformations, new roles within their life and business
Life and business by design is an ever evolving process
It is not something that you do once and you are good
Your preferences change
Your desires change
Your modes of operating change
In doing so, you are going to be challenged
At the same time, you are going to be rewarded
The journey of self discovery and self mastery is one that is life long
It requires that you be proactive with your mental health and your mindset
If you want to create a life and business by design, and truly live your dreams
You have to make mental health a priority
Not when it is an emergency situation
Today, now, in this moment
By doing so, you control the one thing that you can control in this world
Why is this important?
Many times as entrepreneurs, we feel driven to focus on the things that matter
The things that can be seen
The results of our business
Sometimes at the expense of ourselves
We think that we must sacrifice ourselves in order for the business to thrive
This could not be farther from the truth
All growth comes OUTSIDE of your comfort zone
So you have to get uncomfortable in order to grow
When you try new things and start to expand, you are going to fail
You are going to have to pick yourself back up again and again
The only way to do this for as long as required for you to win
Is by taking an active role in your own mental health
Turning off notifications on your phone
No screens 2 hours before bedtime
Spending the first hour of the day focused on you
Learning something new in business
Teaching someone what you have learned
Investing time and energy into your spouse and kids
Not expecting a return on the investment into your family
Being aware of who you are and who you are becoming
Giving yourself the space to create and simply be yourself
Finding those on a similar path and sharing your story with others
In doing so, you tap into an abundant mind and unlock 1 of 3 pillars to growth in your life and business
Now it is time for daily leverage.
Where in your world whether in your life or business, which category have you been neglecting your mental health?
Is it in your life with your health or body?
Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction?
Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner or kids?
Is it in your business or finances or team?
Once you have located where you have been neglecting your mental health and you know what you need to change.
My question to you is this…
What are you willing and able to do about it today?
That is the end of our daily leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore and you have been listening to the Leverage for Growth podcast.
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