Avoid Burnout in Your Coaching Business
I’ve taken some much needed down-time recently and it’s been wonderful. Now I’m feeling, clear, refreshed, inspired, full of ideas and recharged!
Down time is essential
Down time is essential to growing any business. Some times we get so caught up in the details of the day to day running of our business that we loose site of what really matters not only for business growth but for our own personal happiness as well.
When it comes to growing your coaching 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!
Your higher self knows deep down that lasting abundance in all things comes from respecting, and caring for YOU (body, mind and spirit).
It may seem counter-intuitive to stop
Even though it may seem counter-intuitive to stop when it feels like things are so full on, it’s what needs to be done.
I bet you anything that the world won’t end if you go for a walk or even take off a day or more. If you can’t make this happen in the week be sure to do it on the weekend.
Stop. Rest. Center yourself. Breathe. Recharge. 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 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.
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 our self too.