Starting a business is an exciting journey filled with challenges and opportunities. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurship, it is crucial to remember that your greatest asset is yourself. 

In a thought-provoking episode of "Starting a Business Simplified" with guest speaker Dr. Mandy Marziaz, we discussed the importance of prioritizing self-care and setting boundaries as business owners. In this article, we will delve into the key takeaways from the episode, offering insights and practical tips for prioritizing yourself on the path to success.

Be the CEO of Your Health

Dr. Marziaz emphasizes the significance of taking charge of your well-being, referring to it as being the CEO of your health. 

In a society that often overlooks the care of women experiencing the metabolic transition and menopause, it is essential to empower individuals to read their own body signals and self-regulate. 

By prioritizing your health, you bring positive energy, clarity, and focus to your work, enabling you to thrive both personally and professionally.

Setting Boundaries for Success

As entrepreneurs, we often find ourselves constantly giving and need to establish boundaries to prioritize our own needs. Dr. Mandy shares her own experiences, recalling how she used to open her chiropractic office early in the morning to accommodate clients, even though it wasn't her preferred working hours. 

This lack of boundaries led to feelings of resentment and burnout. However, by setting clear boundaries with clients and gradually implementing small changes, it became easier for her to prioritize personal commitments without betraying old clients' trust.

Being the CEO of Your Life

Becoming an entrepreneur means taking control of your own destiny. Dr. Mandy urges us to apply the same CEO mindset to our lives as we do to our businesses. By setting priorities and establishing boundaries, we empower ourselves to make decisions that align with our personal and professional goals. 

This not only improves work-life balance but also inspires others to reevaluate their own priorities and make necessary changes.

The Imposter Syndrome and Learning from Mistakes

Dr. Mandy candidly discusses her struggle with imposter syndrome, which led her to accumulate multiple certifications and make unnecessary purchases. However, she learned from these experiences and developed two filters: sleeping on decisions and considering if they were a definite "no" in the past. 

By taking a step back, listening to her intuition, and trusting her expertise, she was able to make more informed choices and avoid unnecessary expenditures.

The Importance of Boundaries in Work-Life Balance

Working from home has its advantages, but it can also blur the boundaries between work and personal life, leading to burnout. To maintain a healthy work-life balance, Dr. Mandy suggests implementing strategies such as shutting the office door and setting limits on checking work-related messages on your phone. 

Establishing clear boundaries around communication channels with clients and patients is crucial for avoiding overwhelm and maintaining mental well-being.

Overcoming Comparison and Nurturing Positive Self-Image

The influence of social media can be detrimental to our self-esteem, often leading to unhealthy comparisons. Dr. Mandy emphasizes the importance of focusing on personal growth and progress rather than comparing ourselves to others. 

By embracing a positive mindset and nurturing our inner selves, we can combat the negative impact of social media and cultivate a strong sense of self-worth.


Prioritizing yourself is not selfish; it is the foundation for building a successful business. The insights shared by Dr. Mandy Marziaz on the "Starting a Business Simplified" podcast serve as a reminder that in order to serve others effectively, we must first take care of ourselves. 

By setting boundaries, embracing a positive mindset, and becoming the CEO of our health and lives, we can achieve work-life harmony, inspire others, and carve a path towards sustainable success. 

So remember, start by prioritizing yourself, and watch as your business thrives alongside your personal well-being.

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