The key elements of a healthy hustle plan


As a small business owner, you’re no stranger to the hustle. But toxic hustle culture can cost your business. We believe that it’s possible to hustle the healthy way – and work smarter, not harder. The best way to do this is to stop and think. Take time to think about what success means for you and how to hustle in a healthy way. Why not develop a Healthy Hustle Plan?

What is a Healthy Hustle Plan?

The Healthy Hustle Plan is your personalised roadmap to achieving your business goals while prioritising your well-being over the long term.

We work with thousands of small business every year. Based on their experiences, we’ve identified three key steps in a Healthy Hustle Plan: recalibrating your vision, prioritising effectively, and establishing healthy habits.

Your Healthy Hustle Plan is more than just a plan—it’s a commitment to building a business that not only achieves success but also supports your (and your team’s) overall well-being and fulfilment. By recalibrating your vision, prioritising effectively, establishing healthy habits, you can navigate the hustle with intention.

Recalibrate your vision

The foundation of your Healthy Hustle Plan begins with aligning your business priorities with your personal ambitions. Take the time to reflect on what success looks like to you—both professionally and personally. What are your core values, goals, and aspirations? How does your business fit into the bigger picture of your life?

What drives you? What kind of life do you want? Be honest with yourself. Then take a look at your business vision and think about what it’ll take to achieve it. Are there any disconnects between the two? Will your business vision take you closer to your personal objectives or further way? If not, you may need to re-calibrate one of them.

Set priorities

Once you’ve recalibrated your vision, it’s time to prioritise effectively to ensure you’re spending your time on the right things. With a never-ending to-do list, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and lose sight of what truly matters. Make a habit of regularly reviewing your list of actions and re-prioritising them. 

Identify all the things you could do – and evaluate each of them based on how much effort they’ll take to do and how much impact they could have (in terms of revenue generation, growth, or long-term sustainability). This might sound overwhelming at first, but the more you do it, the easier it’ll be!

Establish healthy habits

Finally, to make your plan a reality, you need to put the right habits in place. As a business owner, self-care isn’t just a luxury—it’s a necessity. 

Make self-care a priority by scheduling regular breaks, exercise, and relaxation activities into your daily routine. Treat these moments as non-negotiable appointments with yourself. Try productivity tools and techniques, such as time blocking and find the ones that work for you. And perhaps most importantly don’t forget to ask for help. 

Bringing your Healthy Hustle Plan to life

On the Digital Boost platform, you can create and manage your Healthy Hustle Plan. You can break down your goals into actionable steps, capture them into your plan, receive nudges to complete tasks, and track your progress over time. As you complete tasks, move them along in the plan and celebrate your progress. Share your plan with a mentor to drive accountability and gain valuable feedback and support.

Remember, your plan is unique to you and may evolve over time as your business grows and your priorities shift. 

Let us know how it’s going – we’d love to hear how you’re creating a sustainable path to success in your entrepreneurial journey!

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