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Self Care for Entrepreneurs

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The "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" model doesn't work. Learn how to develop a self care regimen that includes your family, health, and mental wellness.

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Self Care for Entrepreneurs

  1. 1. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Self Care for Entrepreneurs withVeronicaKirin
  2. 2. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m About Me I’m an Anthropologist turned serial Entrepreneur. I use my diverse background of experience to Coach LGBTQ women to launch or grow their dream business and build a #FEMpire. Grand Rapids, Mi Turbo GreenCup Stories of Elders
  3. 3. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m My Story ● Aid Work ● PTSD ● Years of searching ○ Who am I? ○ Why do I matter? ○ What am I doing? ○ What’s the point? ● Breakdown >> Turning Point
  4. 4. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Pop Culture is Wrong “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is the fastest way to kill your business (and your relationships).
  5. 5. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Personal Reflection What has burnout historically looked like for you, and what did it actually mean?
  6. 6. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Self Talk & Self Care
  7. 7. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Just keep coming home to yourself. You are the one you have been waiting for. -- Byron Katie
  8. 8. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Self Care Means Putting yourself first. Attention toward your body, mind, & soul.
  9. 9. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Why is Self Care Important? Family. Employees. Customer / client relations.
  10. 10. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Self Care Examples Yoga Meditation Exercise Long Walks Hot Tea Soul Food Doc. Appts. Self-Dates Cuddling Gardening Reading Travel What feels good -or- what is good for me?
  11. 11. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Self Talk Means Being kind to yourself. Self-parenting. Acknowledging little things (like doing the dishes). Forgiving yourself for not hitting every last goal of the day.
  12. 12. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Inner Light vs. Inner Bully vs. Inner Child {the real you} {imposter syndrome} {fear}
  13. 13. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Presents!!!
  14. 14. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m What has worked for you? Self Talk & Self Care
  15. 15. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Stress Management
  16. 16. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” -– Adam Osborne
  17. 17. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m When it Gets Hard... Stress grows, and we forget our self care. Who has the time? Scale of importance.
  18. 18. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Rules to Avoid Losing Your Shit Self Care Self Dates 24-Hour Rule Rule of Three Recognizing when to walk away (it can wait). Eat. Pee. Shower.
  19. 19. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m What has worked for you? Stress Management
  20. 20. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Work / Life Balance
  21. 21. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m It’s important - and healthy - to just be, and in a company, it allows you to be more thoughtful and to lead with a steady head and hand. -- Sheryl O’Loughlin
  22. 22. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Draw The Line Use the Rules to Avoid Losing Your Shit Determine your work hours and STICK WITH IT Turn off your phone Remove email / social media from phone (or block it) Focus periods (A/B weeks)
  23. 23. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m What has worked for you? Work / Life Balance
  24. 24. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Partners & Family
  25. 25. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Often we get so caught up in our own drive to succeed and accomplish that we neglect our human relationships - and it is these relationships that can give us the most depth and meaning. -- Janet Luhrs
  26. 26. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Partner Buy In What you want to do - & WHY (vision sharing) Explain time commitment(s) State needs + compromise Your partner wants to understand your career and drive. But you have to talk about it!
  27. 27. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Maintaining Your Family’s Health Partner Date Night Date Night with Kids Friend Night Out Alone Time (self dates)
  28. 28. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m What has worked for you? Partners & Family
  29. 29. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Personal Reflection What might we do to perpetuate healthy work / life balance for ourselves, our employees, and others?
  30. 30. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m Postcards As a result of hearing Veronica today, I will...
  31. 31. v e r o n i c a k i r i n . c o m The Fempreneur Forum http://facebook.com/groups/fempreneurforum

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