The challenges that you face as an entrepreneur are not limited to just your work-related field, they are diverse – interpersonal, infrastructural, administrative and even emotional. To be able to deal with all these, one needs to be multi-faceted. All these aspects in you grow in you when you are established in yourself and are free from stress. Some level of stress at the workplace is normal & acceptable, perhaps even essential. It can keep you on your toes, help you face challenges, and you’re able to meet your deadlines. However, just like too much salt can spoil the food, stress beyond normal levels can leave you feeling frustrated and powerless.

身为一名企业家,您面对的挑战不仅源自于工作,还包括了人际关系,基础建设,行政管理,甚至于情绪,非常多样化。要处理这一切,一个人要具备处事圆滑,面面俱到的能力。当一个人无压力,完全地活出自我时,这种品质会自然地绽放。在工作环境中,某种程度的压力是相当正常,能接受,甚至是必要的。它让你蓄势待发,接受挑战,并总能如期完成工作。好比加入过量的盐会另食物变质一样,过量的压力也会另您充满挫折和无力感。

What is Stress? 何谓压力?

Stress is when you have so much to do, very little time and don’t have enough energy. Now to deal with it, either reduce your workload – that’s impossible in a startup! Or increase your time – but a day has only 24 hours. The only option we’re left with is to increase our energy levels.

当您有堆积如山的工作,但是时间和精力却非常有限时,您就充满压力。那该如何应对呢?要么减轻工作量,这在创业初期几乎是不可能的; 要么拥有更多时间,然而一天只有24小时。 我们唯一能做的只剩下提升自身能量了!

1) Increase your energy levels 提升你的能量

There are 4 ways you can increase your energy levels:

一共有4个能量提升的方法

a) Proper food will help you. Not too much, not too little. Also, pay attention to keeping a balanced diet, freshly prepared food that is easily digestible.

恰当和适量的食物有将助于您。专注于均衡的饮食,并摄入更多新鲜配制,易于消化的食物。

b) The right amount of sleep. You need 6-8 hours of sleep. Not more, not less.

恰当的睡眠时间。您需要6-8小时的睡眠。不嗜睡,也不熬夜。

c) Breathing is a lesser known but very critical source of energy! Regular practice of breathing exercises like Pranayam is effective energy boosters. Breathing exercises help in improving perception, observation and expression, all vital for good management.

呼吸是一个不被关注却非常关键的能量来源! 规律地练习调吸法犹如摄取了能量激活剂。呼吸会优化您的观点,观察和表达能力,这些是优秀管理的标配。

d) A few moments of meditative awareness.

带着觉知的片刻省思

Meditation is conscious, deep relaxation. Just a few minutes of meditation regularly can relieve all types of stress. About 15-20 minutes of meditation, morning and evening, is good enough. Meditation also helps us get in touch with our inner space – the source of joy, peace, and love.

静心是有意识地,深沉地放松。哪怕只有几分钟规律的静心都足以释放各种压力。每个早晨黄昏,进行15-20分钟的静心就足够了。它让我们和内心世界连接,那是喜悦,平静和爱的源头。

2) M&Ms! 饮食和静心

Meals and Meditation. When teams have meals together or sit together and meditate, they find it so refreshing that they’re able to carry on for the rest of the day with the same energy with which they came into the office. It also brings people closer and creates a healthier work environment.

当团队聚餐或进行团体静心时,大家能以类似一早进公司的活力来度过剩余的一天,感觉如此清新。这些活动不仅营造更健康的工作环境,也拉近了同事间的距离。

3) Celebrate Diversity 欢庆多元

Learn to accept diversity, and honour it. Everybody has their own strengths. Instead of having defined job descriptions and assigning people to them, see how their strengths and interests can be manoeuvred to the roles you have in mind.

去恭敬并学习何为异中求同。每个人皆有其所长。与其刻板地把人和一些固有的职位描述进行匹配,倒不如巧妙地把一个人的兴趣和强项融合于您对职位的人设当中。

4) Accept the opposites 接纳对立

Accept the pleasant and unpleasant moments of life. You need to accept that you will experience both of these in your life. This will help you maintain the equanimity of your mind.

欣然接受生活中所有愉快和不愉快的时刻。去发现一个事实,在生命里同时经历这两种状态是必然的。这样的认知能让您的心智宁静安然。

5) Perfect Imperfections 完善不完美

Lastly, make room for imperfection. Accept a little bit of others’ as well as your own imperfections. It allows you to be more patient. It’s like the space in your house where you keep your dustbin. You need it there to keep the rest of your house clean.

最后,允许一个不完美的空间。就像为了让家里保持干净清爽,您需要一个放置垃圾桶的角落。接受自身和他人的不完美。这将让您变得耐心。

Whatever happens in life, if you can keep these, then you have really found success.

生活里无论发生任何事情,能谨记这些,您就成功了!