“Culture is such a huge part of balance and happiness in the workplace. – Steve Shriver
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The “hustle hard” mentality has been so often mentioned that every entrepreneur who is just starting out now thinks that the only way to succeed is to do hustle every moment they can.
That mentality will eventually lead to a burn out that so many entrepreneurs before you have faced.
The thought of slowing down scares many “hustlers” but in reality, it brings many benefits to building the business.
Slowing down allows you to notice processes that are working and streamline those that are not.
It gives you opportunities to be hands on in the work that your colleagues are doing.
It allows you to provide care for your employees and continue to build a strong company culture that will go on for many years to come.
It allows you to be in tune with what is happening in the areas of your business that you would have otherwise missed out when you are so focused on the cashflow and the numbers game.
Steve shared why he wished he had slowed down in his earlier days to prevent the setback that he faced for months.
That not only affected his business, but his health and mobility was down to the lowest point of his life.
Steve Shriver is the founder of Ecolips, an eco- friendly lip balm that is known to be the best in the world. He is also a husband, father and a lifestyle entrepreneur. He enjoys playing music in a band that was created together with his co-workers.
In this episode, he reveals why slowing down is the secret to success in every business.
Do us a favor (because you’re the nice person your grandma says you are):
This episode is full of great stuff including:
- Why did he get into lip balm business and what other businesses has he done before this
- How did he incorporate his passion in his current business for lipbalms
- What he does to make his business operations sustainable
- Advice for new entrepreneurs who want to get certified for being a sustainable company.
- The biggest mistakes he has done in building his company and what he would have done instead
- The importance of building company culture. How does he get and retain the best talent he has?
- What advice would he give to his younger self when he was building the business
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A BIG thanks to Steve for taking the time to chat!