Christine Michel Carter is the only award-winning advocate helping ambitious women and badass moms have rewarding careers.

Women have always been fierce creatures, more resilient and adaptable than any other. Today, we have a lot of independence, confidence, strength and potential to achieve great things. Since we proved our worth and ability, we have now decided to venture into the world of entrepreneurism and see how it feels to run a successful business. When compared to our male counterparts, however, women have a much different set of expectations to fulfill and challenges to overcome.

When things get particularly tough, it’s good to have a few meditation mantras to fall back on. Meditation is a great way to recharge your batteries, clear your brain and open your mind to many new ideas. So when meditating, here are a few useful lessons to focus on: 

No one is born great at their job

No one is born perfect, full of knowledge on how to build a successful company. Don’t let your feeling like you’re not good enough prevent you from moving forward. You can always acquire new skills through training, seminars and mentoring programs to build your knowledge and experience. If you’re just a beginner entrepreneur, don’t be embarrassed by your gaps in skills or knowledge because you always have time to get better. 

Life doesn’t revolve around work

Western societies are obsessed with hard work. Often, we are told that only the best work ethic leads to success and people who don’t work themselves to the bone don’t deserve to be successful. Women are especially prone to taking this to heart and pushing themselves over the breaking point.

Take time to meditate and relax, and just know that your life is NOT in fact revolving around how many hours you work and how many tasks you have on your to-do pile. Overworking will lead to burnout, and burnout will cloud your judgment and push you to give up. Know when to call it a day, when to delegate tasks and when to dedicate more time to yourself and your family. 

You don’t have to be perfect at everything

Being a jack of all trades is a very rare case, even in the world of genius entrepreneurs and innovators. The idea that you have to be perfect at everything you do is harmful to many women entrepreneurs. It’s natural to have things you’re good at and absolutely adore doing, but there are always those you can be very bad at. In case you come across the latter, don’t kill yourself over doing it perfectly, but delegate the tasks so you can invest more time into things you excel at.

You also don’t have to be perfect at mediation to reap the benefits! With just a few items from SPH Creations, like a comfy seat cushion and a powerful energy stone to focus on, you can help your mind reach a state of relaxation. When your mind is open, just meditate on your meditation mantras and the results will come. 

Discipline is the key

“Discipline is doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done, even when you don’t feel like doing it.” In business, all women come across tasks they don’t like, clients they don’t like or meetings they don’t want to have. Sometimes, it’s necessary to gather your strength and nerve and dive into those unpleasant things. Avoiding these chores will only make things worse in the future and make it very hard for your business to take off. If you want to achieve your goals, it’s necessary to do what needs to be done, no matter your feelings or motivation. 

Failure is not always bad

Failure might not feel good, and it can even stop you in your tracks at times, but it’s not something that should push you to quit. Letting every little failure stop you from reaching your dreams is not very “boss lady” of you. Instead, try to keep this meditation mantra in your head whenever you don’t succeed in something the first time: “Failure is the opportunity to start over, but with more knowledge, experience and intelligence.” Those women entrepreneurs who know how to cope with failure, learn from it and accept its lessons have a great advantage over those who let it control their lives. 

Meditation on the issues we mentioned above is a great way to be more objective and meet the problems head-on. As a woman business owner, you’ll need a good ally on your entrepreneurial path, and careful meditation accompanied by the meditation mantras above will be just what you need when you’re feeling overwhelmed and overworked. 

Bio: Eve Anderson is a marketing specialist turned blogger. Interested in sports and exciting travel destinations. Love to share content that can inform people.