London-based sales and marketing experts AJG Direct have revealed the 5 most effective ways for entrepreneurs to de-stress.
Being an entrepreneur is one of the most rewarding yet stressful career choices. Sales and marketing firm, AJG Direct believes that entrepreneurship offers professionals the freedom to dictate their own life choices and working hours once they get to a certain level but it requires an extra level of effort and hard work to reach this point.
AJG Direct shares how it is vital for entrepreneurs to de-stress in order not to lose their passion for their business and not burn out so that they have a clear and level head when it comes to decision-making. Here, AJG Direct has revealed their 5 top tips that they believe will help all entrepreneurs de-stress:
“Get your zen on”
AJG Direct are confident that meditation can offer many benefits, including the ability to affect a person’s thinking patterns long-term. This helps entrepreneurs to view their life in a more organised and objective way, reveals AJG Direct. Meditation will make it easier to focus and improve mental clarity.
“Use the magic word”
Once a person learns how to say “no” more often they will see their stress melt away, suggests AJG Direct. The firm are confident that when entrepreneurs say yes to everything they fill up their time with too much to do and this is when they become overwhelmed and stressed. AJG Direct recommend that entrepreneurs focus on their strengths and then outsource the rest, learning to say no to the things that are most stressful, especially if they are not crucial to the business.
“Feel the burn”
Exercise is proven to be one of the best ways to reduce stress. It makes a person more physically healthy and therefore able to endure more as well. Staying active will increase pleasure hormones in the body and reduce feelings of stress, so it is important to keep a regular exercise regime, reveals AJG Direct.
Entrepreneurs can find it very difficult to take a break but it is important that they get out more and take time for themselves, shares AJG Direct. If an entrepreneur doesn’t want to take a break, they could even just move their work to a different place in order to ease stress, states AJG Direct.
“Add some Ambience”
Entrepreneurs need to turn their office into a place that they actually want to be. Give it a makeover, make it look good and smell good. The more comfortable the office, the lower the stress levels, outlines AJG Direct.
AJG Direct is an outsourced sales and marketing firm based in London. The firm specialises in a unique form of direct marketing which allows them to connect with consumers on a face-to-face basis, on behalf of their clients’ brands. AJG Direct shares how these one-to-one connections with consumers often help the firm to establish long-lasting and personal business relationships between brand and consumer. In turn, the firm believes that this leads to increased customer acquisition, brand awareness and brand loyalty for their clients.
AJG Direct are advocates of entrepreneurship and regularly host social nights, R&R weekends and travel opportunities in order to help their contractors to de-stress and perform to their best ability.