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  • Writer's pictureHermione Gardiner

The Entrepreneurial Journey and the Power of Rest

Updated: Feb 9

So I’ve been building back up my fitness after my previous injury and one of the things I’ve been working on is being able to run again after a long period of not being able to.

In building this back up I’ve been incorporating sprints with rest intervals. This approach allows a gradual way to build speed, endurance, and overall performance.

So thismorning as I was easing my way back into running with some sprints and rets - I realised that this principle holds valuable insights for our entrepreneurial journey as well - and why it’s possible for us to go hard at times, but that it is also essential to slow down and catch our breath along the way.

In business, we often find ourselves caught up in the hustle and bustle of constant activity.

We sprint from one task to another, trying to accomplish everything at once.

We become consumed by the need for speed and progress, fearing that any pause or moment of rest will hinder our success. Often pushing beyond our limits. And that is absolutely needed at times for success. But we often miss the signals that let us know that we need to take a brief pause.

It’s thanks to these moments of rest that we can recharge, refocus, and ultimately perform better.

Taking a step back and slowing down doesn't mean giving up or losing momentum.

It's about recognising the importance of balance and sustainability in our journey. Just as our bodies need rest to recover and perform optimally, our minds and businesses need moments of respite to rejuvenate and gain clarity.

When we allow ourselves to pause and catch our breath, we create space for reflection and evaluation.

It's during these moments that we can assess our progress, identify areas for improvement, and strategize for the next sprint.

Resting doesn't mean standing still; it means recalibrating our energy and resources for the next phase of growth. In the long run, integrating sprints with rest in our business endeavors leads to increased productivity, sustainability, and overall well-being.

It prevents burnout, reduces stress, and cultivates a healthier work-life balance.

By pacing ourselves and finding the right rhythm between intense efforts and rejuvenating breaks, we can achieve long-term success without sacrificing our health and happiness.

So maybe you’re in a sprint phase and feeling good - then go hard!

But listen to your body, and if you feel you’ve pushed past a point that feels good, then maybe it’s time to allow yourself a rest period before your next sprint. Click here to book 30 minutes free sessions with me!

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