Pushing yourself beyond capabilities to keep business afloat and taking care of your employees all the while tending to your own needs are some of the reasons why entrepreneurship can be utterly challenging.
Market trends are constantly changing and with everyone trying to keep up with them, you need to get ahead in the race. However, in the very pursuit of gaining an edge over others, many a time, businesspersons tend to lose their sanity and patience. This is where the idea of finding the balance comes in!
“Things will get out of whack at times and you will feel overwhelmed. What’s important is to find your balance and there are a lot of things that can help. For me, that’s meditation and yoga,” said 34-year-old Pooja Dhingra, the founder and executive chef of Le15 Patisserie. Fondly known as the ‘Macaron Queen of India’, she has been running her bakery chain Le15 Patisserie for the last ten years. However, she is not the only entrepreneur who resorts to yoga when things get hectic.
Rajat Khare, founder of Boundary Holding, is also one of the technopreneurs who has taken a liking for yoga, though, relatively late in his entrepreneurial career. Realising the transformational power of yoga, he has gone to the lengths of creating a page – Rajat Khare Yoga on Facebook, to inspire the community of entrepreneurs. “As a yogi entrepreneur, I have felt the transformation that yoga has brought to me and I firmly believe that practicing it is essential for entrepreneurs and actually everyone,” he wrote on his page.
While these are just two among the umpteen other entrepreneurs who have resorted to spirituality for finding ‘the right balance’ in times of chaos, many others have been adopting fun activities. Video games, music, art and travel are some of the hobbies that an increasing number of businesspersons have been pursuing as a means to de-stress. After all, regardless of the industry one has forayed into or the kind of company he/she is running – established or start-up, there are always going to be highs and lows. The key is not dwelling on things you can’t control and instead, focusing on the things you can, such as engaging in constructive hobbies and keep moving ahead.