Pushing Too Hard or Flowing with Grace?
I’ve taken some much needed down-time the past few weeks and it’s been wonderful. I hope you have had the same opportunity and are feeling recharged and ready for an even better year for your coaching in 2018.
I don’t know about you, but for me, the grand finale of 2017 was intense… maybe a little too intense!
When it comes to growing your business and pushing your own personal boundaries, it’s a fine line between flowing with grace and pushing too hard. There is an art to walking that fine line.
One thing I have discovered is how to know when I’m pushing too much (rather than flowing with grace – which is the goal). It’s a little indicator I’d like to share with you.
Indicator that you are pushing too hard
Do you ever get to that point in your work where you become obsessed by your business? You shut off to other parts of your life, all you can think about is work? You continually tell yourself and others around you, just one more thing to do…then I’ll stop working?
I believe that’s our cue that it’s time for a break!
Too much pushing. Not enough flowing with grace.
It may seem counter-intuitive to stop
It may seem counter-intuitive to stop when it feels like things are so full on, but I bet you anything that the world won’t end if you take off a day or two. If you can’t make this happen in the week be sure to do it on the weekend.
Stop. Regain perspective. It matters.
There’s more to life than business
Business is important, but being centered and balanced in life is even more important. Because without balance and harmony in our life we can not sustain ourselves, not to mention all the customers that our business is here to serve.
To be able to sustain a thriving coaching business we need to have rich, complete lives that include, family, friends, laughter, music, good food, fresh air, physical movement, down-time and even some pampering.
I look forward to sharing even more of this message with you this year.
I’ll be keeping my eye on you!
It’s so easy to get sucked into wanting more in your business and then loosing sight of what really matters in life. I know when you are in an amazing business that transforms lives and makes a difference to the world it is fun and inspiring, but it is important that it never becomes all consuming.
As we bring peace, balance, harmony, love, into the lives of our clients (and therefore into the world) we must have the discipline to bring it also to ourself.
As the Coach Guardian, I promise to keep an eye on you this year and in the years to come to help you remember to flow with grace. Happy New Year!