The other day a client confided in me that she was starting to wonder if she was ever going to get to the “next level” if she kept caring for herself the way she had been. She’s been spending a few weeks powering down on her business activity, in order to have fun with her son and enjoy her life a bit more. Play was limited in her life up until that point.
Her focus on “play” and “fun” were part of the strategy we’d created for her so she knew she had my support and yet she still felt like she was letting herself, her business and possibly me down.
After years of coaching business owners, I’ve learned that getting to the “next level” has A LOT more to do with what is going on inside then it does with how much “hustle” you put into your business.
In fact, the more money my clients make, the more “self-love” and “joy” become a focus of our coaching. And the faster a client embraces the inner work, the faster they increase their revenue. Isn’t that crazy?
In order to get to the “next level” (of money, success, influence, etc) you need to stop tolerating parts of your life that don’t feel good. And yet most of the media we consume around business growth talks about “grit” and “making it happen at all costs.”
Why is that?
I meet A LOT of successful entrepreneurs and I have rarely seen someone addicted to hustle and grit that has money AND joy in their business. There are a few exceptions, of course.
But typically those that achieve success through constant hustle feel apathetic or ridiculously anxious by the time they get to me to discuss breaking through the glass ceiling they’ve hit in their business.
When we do create that breakthrough almost always it comes as a result of them stopping doing something that has always felt “hard” or “wrong”. It comes from finding the courage to take time off and hire more help. It comes from LOVE, especially self-love.
So… if you have been sitting there wondering how you are going to get to your “next level” I can tell you a few things:
It will take courage
It will not happen by tolerating sh*t you don’t like or believe in
It will require loving yourself at a level you’ve never done before. (And that, I have found, is the scariest journey we interconnected humans can take.)
So, when you look at that list, which of those holds the key to your next level of success?
Reply back and let me know!
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