Your Business Your Hormones: The Key to Unlocking Your Full Potential


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A loss of energy and motivation for your career and business can lead to obvious amounts of stress. This stress in turn leads to negative effects in your business and career. How can you, the alpha human that you are, lead your business and career with minimal stress and more energy?

Sara Gottfried, author of The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol, provides useful and practical advice on a radio talk show for I Love Marketing. According to Gottfried, her suggestions and advice have worked for many on her “list” of people who have suffered in their career due to high levels of stress and lack of energy.

According to Gottfried, increased stress leads you to fry your hippocampus, which is the part of your brain that regulates emotion and aids in memory consolidation. You need emotional regulation and memory consolidation to be who you want to be in the world as an entrepreneur. High levels of cortisol, or stress, can also put you at an increased risk of dementia, which is Alzheimer’s disease. No working person wants to have any sort of disease, especially one that alters your brain activity in a drastic and tragic way!

Well, what exactly are these suggestions that are proven to work for your life in many ways, let alone career and business? Gottfried does not shy away from letting her audience know the secrets and methods that have worked for her and many other people.

  • Stay off the prescription drugs- You are not depressed! In most cases, it’s your hormones that are making you stress and suffer in business.

  • Instead of having a glass of wine every night, try having Phosphatidylserine- “If you’re an entrepreneur, you need to be on PS,” said Gottfried.  This is an extract of a cell membrane. This has shown to lower your cortisol level and get it into the “goldilocks” position.  Phosphatidylserine also improves your mood.

  • Take your Omega 3’s- Natural vitamins and supplements are crucial for your physical and emotional well-being, which both contribute to success in your career.

  • Master your sleep

So what’s the first thing you should do? According to Gottfried, find out if you have a hormonal imbalance. Gottfried offers a quiz in her book which deciphers whether or not you have a hormonal imbalance.

If you do have a hormonal imbalance, following Gottfried tips and suggestions to decrease your cortisol level and increase energy, should improve your situation.

We all wake up “on the wrong side of the bed” or in a cranky mood sometimes, and our hormones are the ones to blame! Following Gottfried’s tips should indeed lead you and your career to positive results.


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