In order to succeed in business or in life in general, you need to genuinely care about the people you serve or have in your life. In order to properly take care of people, you need to take care of yourself. Broken people can’t fix broken people. You will have the strength to accomplish anything if you take care of these three things: your mind, your body, and your soul.


Your Mind:


It’s important to keep your mind active and engaged in order to truly see the possibilities around you. This includes both what goes in it and how it works.  Make sure you are surrounded by positive people who inspire you to push past your inhibitions. You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Are they feeding your mind properly? TIME TO GET REAL! It’s time to reflect whether or not these people are giving you the right environment for you to grow. Do they discourage your ideas? Do they just gossip all day long? Do they never have an intellectual conversation with you? Do you get the impression they don’t want you to “surpass” them?  If you said “yes” to any of that, things have gotta change! If they aren’t the people you want to be like, hate to sound evil, but they need to go and fast. Unless you like being mediocre and not living to your potential…jus’ sayin’…


Then again, maybe you have a great circle of friends, but your mind is the problem. The way your mind processes things makes your reality, so work on being more positive. Count your blessings, literally. Does that not sound like you, at all? Don’t worry, my next post will include what I do to keep on keepin’ on the positivity in my life. So, keep your eye out for it.


Your Body:


This is something I need to include way more in my life. When you exercise, eat healthy, and just take care of your body, you’re giving yourself the best advantage. Because what this does is it adds SO MUCH MORE ENERGY INTO YOUR LIFE. Giving your body energy, gives your mind energy. It also makes a connection between your mind and your body.  It teaches you that whatever actions you make has a direct effect to you as a person. A pretty big idea, right?


Your Soul:


I believe all humans have a spiritual side and our spirituality needs to be nourished. We all need something to feed our souls. Take a few moments every day and try to mediate. I’m Muslim and meditation is part of my daily life. In fact, I do it 5 times a day. If you’re not Muslim, this is something I also do: I like to do is sit in the elements of nature and appreciate every gust of wind that shakes the branches of trees and the way the sunlight hits the water on the lake by my house. Appreciating the beauty around you is a great way to meditate.  This is so important because there will come a time when your energy is so depleted and you have to pull from something deeper. That something deeper is your soul. Strengthen your soul and it will build your endurance to take on more challenges.


Take the time to love yourself and take care of yourself; it’ll truly help you accomplish your goals…which reminds me of a really amazing line:


Tweetable: You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. -Lucille Ball (click to tweet!)


Save yourself, save the world. You can’t help people if you can’t help yourself. Simple. Take the steps NOW to get these parts of yourself taken care of and you’ll be amazed at how well you’ll stick to fulfilling your dreams.


Tell me what you think of the importance of taking care of these 3 things. What do you do to take care of yourself?