How to Avoid Losing Yourself While Creating a Successful Health Coaching Business
Until about a year ago, I was in a marriage that wasn’t working.
The marriage I’m referring to isn’t the one with my husband… it’s the one with my business.
You see, I’ve been a business owner for over 13 years. (The first 5 years as a health coach and the last 8 years helping health coaches get clients and grow their businesses.)
Funny enough, this is almost the same length of time I’ve been married to my husband.
For most of those 13 years, I’ve absolutely loved my work and being an entrepreneur. I’ve loved it so much that my business became my life.
This was never my intention. It happened without me even realizing it.
I’ve always prioritized my basic needs for health food, movement, and sleep. Those things have always been non-negotiable.
What DID become negotiable over the years was my social life, true quality time with my children, and activities that fulfill me.
Slowly, over time, these things went mostly by the wayside.
Over the last year I’ve been in the process of reclaiming my life and identity outside of being a business owner (and a mom).
And I have to say it’s been tough to realize everything I was missing out on for so long…but my life has become so much fuller as I take steps to create a more balanced life.
I’ve been reading more, forging new friendships, started a book club, traveling more on my own, and I jumped back into swing dancing (which was a love of mine for several years back in my single days).
Here I am last week as at a swing dance….
I have to admit it was scary going to my first swing dance in many years. It felt vulnerable walking into a room where I didn’t know anyone and asking people to dance (especially since I needed some brushing up on my dancing skills!).
The rewards were totally worth it! I left that dance on a total high and couldn’t wait to go again.
I’m sharing this with you because I don’t want you to make the same mistake I did.
I lost myself in my business. I don’t want the same to happen to you.
I want you to be committed to your business and take action, but I don’t want you to lose the other elements of your life that are so important.
And here’s the thing… your business (including revenue!) and clients will only BENEFIT from you having balance in your life.
I’m as committed as ever to my business and clients. It’s just that it’s not the sole focus of my life. And my clients and your clients reap the rewards of that as we’re able to give and be of service from a place of fullness.
My best advice for you is to create a work schedule for yourself. One that is realistic and honors what will truly work for you.
Honor that schedule. Protect your work time so it’s 100% for your business… and protect your non-work time, so it’s 100% for other things in your life.
Make a list of the things that are important for you (outside of work) that you want to create time for. And take care of yourself by fitting those things in.
Now I’d love to hear from you!
What’s one non-work thing you want to create more time for in your life?
Comment below or come join our Facebook Group to share!