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Three reasons why an entrepreneur is better at Monday morning than you

We’ve all read about the perks of working for ourselves: you set your own hours, your earning potential is determined by you and you reap all the benefits. But what is it that makes an entrepreneur different?

While that’s a difficult question to answer, it’s just that little something extra that successful entrepreneurs have, isn’t it? There are definitely some concrete things that successful business owners do that make their Monday mornings better than yours.

#1 A successful entrepreneur isn’t stressed on Monday morning

While most business owners will tell you that they had to work hard to teach themselves to “knock off” and relax, spend quality family time or just take much needed me-time, the truth is that an entrepreneur never really stops working.

Even on a lazy Sunday that entrepreneur is thinking about their Monday morning, planning their morning like a long distance athlete would visualise their route. As soon as the entrepreneur wakes up they know exactly what they are wearing, what they’ll have for breakfast, what emails and calls they’ll answer first and what tasks need to be tackled before lunch. This gives calm and focus.

Stop! Don’t say that to an entrepreneur

#2 A successful entrepreneur has learned the importance of self-care

A good night’s rest, some early morning exercise and a balanced, healthy breakfast; all things the entrepreneur has come to appreciate as being vital for a strong presence and sharp business mind.

They won’t be dragging themselves out of bed 15 minutes too late, rush off to the office without having taken exercise and stop for a take-away breakfast on the way to work, because a successful entrepreneur knows not to skip Monday. Getting a good start to the morning on a Monday not only sets the tone for the day but will also influence the tone of the rest of the week.

#3 A successful entrepreneur has planned ahead, taking care of what’s most important first

You can bet on the fact that the successful entrepreneur has a perfectly scheduled Monday planned out by the Wednesday before. This not only means that the entrepreneur can handle any crisis with relative ease, but also affords them the luxury to plan for important events like attending a kid’s soccer match or making time for a spouse’s list of to-dos for the home.

A successful entrepreneur has learned (probably the hard way) that if you take care of the little things, the big things tend to take care of themselves.


Mariette Steynberg is a qualified economist with a post-graduate diploma in financial planning. She has enjoyed working on holistic financial plans for clients in various stages of life, as well as a development economist assessing the socioeconomic impacts of new developments. When she is not working, Mariette enjoys parenting her quirky, delightful toddler girl. Cloth diapering, Eskimo kisses and the importance of reading to your child are all causes close to her heart. Mariette is passionate about financial education and hopes to use the experience she has gained to share knowledge with HomeTimes’ readership. Her goal is to provide information that is implementable by everyone.

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