The last few months have been really hard for me, I’m like.. broke..broke but I’m also debt-free and this makes me really happy, we’re halfway through the year and I can’t help but be grateful. I signed a long-term deal with one of the biggest Gin brands, my business is doing great and I made it onto the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list.
Achievements are fun but they bring a lot more pressure. You suddenly have more eyes on you, more critics and more people that follow your craft. It’s scary, I get anxious just thinking about the online community, running my business, having to be ready for interviews, events, content creating and being present in the lives of the people I love.
I recently got asked “How do you do it? how do you invest your energy in all that you do and is still able to execute at the same level?”
I think it comes down to finding balance. It’s something I’ve had to force myself to learn and create, we’re all so focused on trying to do things that will take us forward so much that we end up investing our energy in anything and everything that “looks” like it could work.
Image: Cyril Zuma
The flaw in this is that we stretch ourselves thin. we end up under-executing because we lack prioritising, patience and focus. I self-assess every aspect of my life; business, loved ones, online platforms, and my personal brand. You’re the first challenge to restructuring your life and you need to make a conscious decision to become balanced, you need to decide on your reality and work towards it.
Filter out what isn’t important and what doesn’t align to who you are, where you want to be, and what you want to achieve. This will help you prioritise on things that matter. Set goals in every aspect of your life, be it social media, relationships, work or downtime, you need to be able to question why you do what you do.
Finding balance creates energy because you’re investing in things that move you forward and force you to grow.
When we can execute things with intention we can create impact and value.