You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

I see it and hear it all the time…

“I just want to help more people and impact more lives”

This is a very common theme for most people. Especially entrepreneurs. Deep down in our core, I believe we all have a givers mindset and mentality.

Think about how happy you are during the holidays when you give someone a gift. What a tremendous feeling to see them light up when they open it! So much better than when you receive a gift from someone else. We all love making other people happy!

I call it people pleaser syndrome.

We want to take care of everyone else. We tell others “yes” even when we know we should say “no.” We take on more than we can handle for others but sacrifice our own well-being because we don’t want to let other people down.

But at what cost?

You can’t pour from an empty cup!

You are your own greatest asset. If you aren’t working on you, then how do you expect to better help others?

I’m here to tell you that the best way to be able to take care of others is to take care of yourself first. It’s the same when we hear all the financial guru’s talk about paying yourself first. You have to invest in yourself first before you can invest in anyone else. You have to choose YOU!

This means you need to get up and do things for yourself first. Work on your body, your mindset, and your business. Knock out the most critical tasks of the day before you even think of checking your email, texts, social media, and voicemails.

Easier said than done. I know, but here is how you do it:

Schedule a meeting, in your calendar, with yourself first thing every morning, every morning, and have a gameplan for that appointment. I would focus on your fitness and your faith to start, and then the finances (your business).

Do this every day, even on the weekends. Then, and only, then will you have the clarity and confidence to attack things for others.

When you finally realize that you are the most important part of your life, that is when true growth starts for you, which then transfers to growth for everyone else.

Selfishness is the ultimate way to become selfless. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so you MUST make the time and effort to pour into you!

Start today! Pour into yourself first thing tomorrow morning. Read, workout, pray, meditate, go for a walk, or just get into your own thoughts.

Then you can better pour into others!

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