The success I’ve witnessed with this client is astounding. It really demonstrates how our personal mental wellbeing is so important when it comes to business success.
Before… I have owned my business for 35 years now and it has provided stability for me and my family, but recently I have felt as though something is missing. I realised it is not enough, I want more. I set up a subsidiary so that I can branch out. I think it may have been the best thing I have ever done. The potential for this business surpassed my initial predictions. The demand is so great that I cannot keep up. I’m working every hour to meet client expectations, more business is pouring in, but I know this physical output is not sustainable. I have no time to make plans, recruit suitable candidates, train or manage staff. Creating new contacts is happening naturally. The phone is like a 24 hour hotline but I’m burning out and the business will suffer. Something needs to change. I need help. After… I found Outward Success through a good friend. I was wary because I find it hard to trust people especially when vulnerable (because I’m a MAN. You know how it is!). At a later date my friend introduced me to Karen. I’m so pleased he did. After our first conversation I went away and couldn’t stop thinking about the possibilities a coach could offer me and the future of my business, but I had no idea how or where I was going to fit it in. I found a way and now that coaching session has priority over everything in my diary. I see Karen every other week. She has me so focused, it’s like HD! She plays devils advocate and has somehow managed to stop me running at high speed and instead gain some perspective. It has enabled to me to make a strategic plan, foresee potential problems or dark shadows that could endanger or hinder the progress and development of the business. I’m always excited to see her because she holds me accountable and isn’t frightened to challenge me. She’s fearless and takes no prisoners. Well, she takes none of my nonsense anyway! The business now has structure, experienced staff, staff in training, all the physical resources it needs to grow. It’s on a fast-track road to success and I no longer have blinkers on. There are other areas in my life that have carried a lot of weight. Demons and fears that have haunted me for decades. I’ve seen a counsellor for a long period of time to overcome these. It was useful for a period of time but eventually felt as though I was on a perpetual cycle making no real progress. I decided I wouldn’t mention these to Karen but she knew that I was holding something back that was getting in the way. It was painful discussing it but then something happened that I can’t explain. All I can say is that the past looks different now and I have been able to leave it there and move forward. I didn’t think I would ever shake that off. It’s been with me for so long. I still don’t understand what she did but it worked. Cheers Karen. No you can’t have a holiday, I might need you! My advice to anyone who wants to transform their world, I highly recommend engaging in this process. I thought I had it all together but now I realise that I’m happier than I have ever been. I feel in control of me, I’m on track and very excited for my future. Turns out that I’m not just a MAN after all, I’m human. Who knew! I have decided to enlist the services of Outward Success to coach my employees, individually and as a team, because I understand and appreciate the benefits to personal wellbeing and how that affects personal output and performance. I am confident this will positively impact the business and our clients.
If you’re being run by your business and feel as though you are sinking, or something is missing or keeping you stuck then get in touch & tell me your story – firstname.lastname@example.org.