The Yellow Brick Road
“Who knows why they’re here today…I mean here on Earth?” Dillan DiGiovanni asked his audience at Propelify.
In less than 40 years of living, Dillan has found the answer to his own question. He took the stage at the Propelify Innovation Festival to share it with others.
Throughout his personal and professional life as a health coach, Dillan emphasizes the importance of self-acceptance, self-care and self-love as the yellow bricks leading toward long-term happiness and success.
What he found, as many of us do, is self worth will always be your most valuable asset in life. Whether you are starting a business or creating a product, you always need one thing: yourself.
Before you think about your big idea, how it is going to change the world, or how you’re going to scrape up the money to fund it, you need to think about yourself.
There is no startup without “u”
Do you have tunnel vision toward success? It’s easy to let your health take the back seat while you’re driving brand development. Maybe you aren’t prioritizing…
- How much water you drink
- What kind of food you’re eating
- How many hours of sleep you’re getting
- How often you’re exercising
- How frequently you are spending time with people you love
That is a fatal error.
I’ll say that again: not taking care of yourself first and foremost spells f-a-i-l-u-r-e for your business and you.
With that kind of mindset, you’re destined to crash.
What kind of foundation are you setting for your empire?
These are the things that make you the healthiest, happiest version of yourself, and you are the foundation of your business. Do you want to build an empire on top of an unstable foundation? Me neither.
Everything you create is an extension of who you are as a person. You’ve heard that you shouldn’t be in a relationship until you are comfortable and happy on your own.
Well, think of your business as a serious, long-term commitment, which needs love, support and attention.
Oh, wait. That’s exactly what it is.
All kinds of time
The most common argument for implementing wellness: I don’t have enough time.
Make the time.
Taking care of yourself will not only increase your happiness as you stand at the peaks of your business, it will also build your adversity, so you are better equipped to cope with your valleys.
There are great times, and there are hard times. There are times when you will be limited by discrimination, prejudice or other products of your environment. That is beyond your control, and it isn’t going to go away. The best thing you can do is become more resilient, so that when you get knocked down seven times, you stand up again on the eighth.
What story do you tell yourself about why you can’t succeed?
You’re living a life based on the limits that you set for yourself. Tell yourself the story of how you succeed. Envision the success and the steps it takes to get there.
When you live without limits about who you are, what you are capable of, and who you can become, you will change the world.