Nowadays my life seems to be pretty balanced but at one time in my life running my water feature contracting business with 5 employees and an office manager – I felt like my life was very much out of balance –
I experienced the business being successful financially but I was not happy – I felt a constant sense of overwhelm and everything seemed dependent on me and if I was not careful ‘all hell would break loose’ – there seemed to be just an endless list of things to cover – then came a job that we did that involved the use of a crane and bringing boulders on a strap over the client’s house – there was a very tight time frame involved because the client had a large party scheduled on an upcoming date so we had no room for error.
I tried to let the issues go in the evening – but the whole month we were on the job I was waking up at night sweating and thinking about the project and basically stressed and anticipating problems – afterwards I thought there has to be a better way to do this – and so sometime later I received some coaching on the business.
I did not need help with cash flow, or budgeting, or a business plan – I needed help with my energetic availability to the work – I was constantly trying to protect myself from the feeling of overwhelm – eventually after some coaching over a 3 month period I came to realize that the constant stress I was carrying, the feeling of being burdened by the work, was something I was simply creating myself again and again – starting with when I left the house in the morning. This was something of a revelation to me!
When I noticed this and got very specific about when it started in the morning I resolved to change my whole pattern of behavior when leaving for work – the difference was huge!
I then went on to build some very positive life and work habits which are serving me greatly to this day!
This all came about as a result of the coaching!