Meta4 Business Coaching
Are you listening to your body? I recently had a strategy session with a small business owner- let’s call her Jane - who was, literally, in physical pain from her business.
Jane is so passionate and invested in her business and so committed that she has developed an overwhelming need to do a great job.
She endeavours to be an understanding, approachable boss and to deliver excellent service to her customers (around the clock!).
This was causing her to strive, and fail of course, at a completely illusive level of perfection.
This complete and utter dedication to her business was causing her sleepless nights, a strained relationship with her husband, a tense relationship with her family and the onset of a potentially serious illness.
Her body was giving her all the signs to slow down but she didn’t know how….
The saddest thing of all, Jane’s business is doing well.
Could be doing slightly better, but couldn’t it always…?
Running a small business, there’s always something to improve on, develop, refresh and so on.
But she had a good team, a great customer base, good pipeline and strong accounts.
It was clear to see from the outside that with a few tweaks here and there and she would have the holy grail of what she is seeking - balance, control and peace of mind.
The secret to her success would be finding a way to let go.
Starting to train staff, share responsibilities and eventually delegate to her team were the first steps towards what Jane and the business needed.
Her self-inflicted levels of ‘I-must-be-the-very-best-at-everything-at-all-times’ were causing physical pain to her body through huge levels of stress, disappointment and ultimately failure.
Only a robot could handle the expectations she was putting on herself.
It’s not an overnight process but talking through the challenges with her business coach, someone with an objective ear, enabled her to see and hear the unachievable expectations she was placing on herself.
Time for a change?
Are you ‘feeling’ the signs?
It is time to put a stop to the self-inflicted pressures of winning in business and life at ALL times?
Book in for a free business strategy session here and start gaining your life, business and health back!
Clare Whalley celebrated 10 years in business in 2017. A great milestone to achieve.
She graduated with an International degree in English and Education and went into corporate life to pursue a career outside of teaching.
Successfully passing a rigorous graduate scheme into a blue chip company; working in several positions across team management, customer service and sales roles.
A working trip to India helped her decide to resign, retrain and set up her own coaching and training business.
Clare now lives in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham with her two young children, Isabelle and James and her husband Rob. Clare works with fellow business owners to help them create a business they love too. She uses strategies and tools which will help business owners get to the clients they love to work with, with more consistency and ease.
To find out more about my small business coaching programs or have a chat with Clare to find out more about how coaching can help you and your business book in for a free one hour business strategy session https://bit.ly/2DXPlkw.