This book will give you practical tips and insights, to avoid the mistakes most entrepreneurs make:
- How to balance your analytical brain with your emotional intuition
- Achieve long term success, with energy reserves to spare
- Fueled by motivation, sustained by routine
- From living in survival mode to fully living
- Follow your dreams without getting derailed, or ending up in a nightmare
- Guided by passion while avoiding paralyzing disappointment or overwhelm
- Stay focused on your goals, respect your boundaries and maintain your balance
With a fully charged battery, you can do magic, and keep it up for as long as you want. More important even, you’ll be an example to the loved ones around you, to also find a sustainable way to manage their energy to chase after their passion.
Why do so many powerful, driven people find themselves emotionally and physically drained, while working on something they deeply care about?
We all use our ‘turbo buttons’ sometimes. It is a great solution for emergencies, work sprints and energy kicks. But if you are constantly in ‘turbo mode’, there is no time for your body and ‘battery’ to restore. You are using more energy than available, meaning you are constantly living on reserve. That is OK for a while; for a phase in your project or life. But once this ‘living on reserve’ becomes a way of life, it is not a sustainable model. It is not the question IF it will go wrong, but when and how. In my case it was two car crashes, resulting in two whiplashes and two burnouts; both combinations were seven years apart. I had fourteen years to learn my lessons, and didn’t. Only after the exact same pattern repeated itself did I understand that I had to make a change.
But how? I knew I had to balance my analytical brain with my emotional intuition, get out of my head and more into my body. I really tried, but I constantly slipped back into old patterns. Then my body would say ‘stop’ again. I became frustrated and demotivated, until – finally- I realized that I was trying to solve the problem with the same tools that created it. The switch I had to make needed a completely different approach: from doing to being. It seemed incomprehensible and hard at the time, but looking back it was the most natural thing to do.
Esther Jacobs, no excuses lady, speaker and author, shares her journey from achieving results on willpower to living in flow. For decades she used her masculine energy to ‘get things done’, like collecting €16 million for charity, giving a 1000 keynote speeches, writing 25 books and helping other entrepreneurs. But she was always in a hurry and ignored the signs of her body and her environment. After a car accident and a burnout, she was forced to turn things around. Less energy meant having to make choices. To BE more instead of DO more. To let go, to surrender. To give more room to her feminine side.
She never imagined it would be so difficult to make this switch until she realized: You can’t solve problems with the same tools that actually created them…