“A wise woman can find peace in the storm. Because she has seen storms, come and go, before.” Indigenous Proverb
In the professional environment, self-care isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. It’s often been about the language of hustle and grind. But what if we revolutionize CEO & entrepreneurial burnout by navigating it through the Okinawan practice of Ikigai. After all, Okinawa is considered the island of eternal youth. And this is precisely why we need to take a step back and revolutionize our own approach to entrepreneurship.
Making time for yourself and mending yourself are two ideas that go hand in hand. However, it is harder to pinpoint, because healing might mean different things to different people. In the business environment, personal healing is addressed much less than self-care. It’s a crucial issue, but people neglect it as unimportant, since society continually encourages you to “move on / get over it.” But if you’ve ever felt like you’re hitting the same walls again and again in your career, you might be wondering what’s truly holding you back. It’s usually ourselves.
IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH FOR AN ENTREPRENEUR
Entrepreneurs’ mental health is crucial, because it has a direct impact on their well-being and success. Maintaining good mental health is essential for resilience, decision-making, productivity, effective leadership, and longevity in the demanding world of entrepreneurship. In other words, mental health helps entrepreneurs not only succeed in their business operations, but also find fulfilment and joy along their journey.
DIGGING DEEPER INTO ENTREPRENEURIAL WELLNESS
In the world of entrepreneurship, where pressures and demands are constant, taking care of your mental health is extremely important. Fortunately, the self-care movement has been developing over the years by incorporating ancestral and indigenous modalities. These wellness modalities have emerged as revolutionary strategies for treating spiritually manifested physical-symptoms and enhancing mental health. Within the realm of holistic retreats, entrepreneurs can explore and experience a wide range of holistic-based practices to fast-track their path to mental wellness. Below are some of the reasons why entrepreneurs should invest in their mental and spiritual well-being.
- ADAPTABILITY AND RESILIENCE
Running a business means dealing with a number of challenges, uncertainties, and failures. Maintaining good mental health helps entrepreneurs develop resilience, which allows them to recover from failures and adjust to changing circumstances with a positive attitude.
- DECISION MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Being an entrepreneur means making tough choices and figuring out complicated issues all the time. When entrepreneurs prioritize their mental health, they can think more clearly, make more zen-based decisions, and come up with innovative ideas. Investing in your mental health enhances cognitive function, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
- PRODUCTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE
Mental health has a big effect on productivity and performance. Entrepreneurs who are mentally adept are more focused, determined, and capable of maintaining a high level of productivity. They are capable of handling stress while maintaining their energy and enthusiasm for their profession.
- LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION
Effective leadership and communication skills are vital for entrepreneurs. Good mental health improves emotional intelligence, allowing entrepreneurs to form strong bonds, inspire and encourage their teams, and successfully connect with stakeholders. It also allows them to manage disputes and deal with challenging circumstances with empathy and courage.
ENGAGING THE MIND, BODY, AND SOUL WITH THE SCHOOL OF IKIGAI
“The journey of self-discovery begins when you choose to step into the unknown space within yourself.” Isabella Kanso
One thing is certain: there is no one-size-fits-all solution to improve your well-being. However, our carefully developed holistic and roots-based healing & NLP courses will assist entrepreneurs in restructuring their thought processes and shift their mindsets. The courses offered by the School of Ikigai are for the mind, body, and soul. The heart of these courses offers redefinition of the self, outside the ‘ego,’ in which our methods invite you towards an internal journey towards inner peace and fulfillment of your own Ikigai.
Our courses are designed to help you:
- Un|learn the made-up self & shift to the awareness of authentic self
- Develop your personalized Human Optimization Blueprint
- Awaken & Vibrate on a frequency that Unleashes your Optimal Potential
Our courses are, therefore, meticulously designed to speed up your transformation, from 15 years to as little as 4-12 weeks. The Mind – Body – Soul programs hold immense value for entrepreneurs and working professionals alike.
SOI provides clients with a holistic toolkit for personal growth while also clarifying their business vision, fostering effective decision-making, and sparking creativity and innovation.
- Stress management and resilience-building techniques empower entrepreneurs to maintain their mental and emotional well-being amidst the demands of their ventures.
- Improved communication, time management, and goal achievement skills enhance their professional effectiveness.
- SOI also instills adaptability and a sense of social responsibility, encouraging entrepreneurs to create businesses that uphold the Japanese model of “Kaizen.” Therefore, creating a positive impact on society through awareness-based gradual improvement.
- Ultimately, SOI courses provide a comprehensive approach to personal and professional development, equipping individuals and entrepreneurs with the skills, mindset, and values needed for success and well-being.
INVEST IN YOURSELF:
THE SCHOOL OF IKIGAI’s MIND – BODY – SOUL PROGRAMS
Our programs are designed with soul and purpose, with special emphases on mindfulness, awareness and mental wellness. They incorporate a root-based methodology and holistic approach to healing & self-innovation. Each one of our courses is crafted to cater specifically to the dynamic, ever-evolving world and demands of entrepreneurship. In short, this means you’ll receive practical, real-world guidance that you can apply immediately to your business endeavours. With personalized support, you’re not just learning about mental care, you’re mastering the art of integrating cognitive hacks into your entrepreneurial life.
Your path to entrepreneurial success is within reach. Enroll in one of our mindfulness courses and unlock your full potential and develop a higher emotional quotient that translates into increased confidence, emotional intelligence, and productivity in your entrepreneurial journey.