Compared to the allure of, let's say, doubling your income in 90 days, improved self-care practices are not usually as interesting or compelling to business owners. However, deliberate, routine self-care practices ultimately translate into focus. Focus makes a real difference in achieving sustainable business growth. There’s an old story in the coaching world, or perhaps it’s an urban legend; I am not sure. It’s a story about an executive who was lamenting his lack of time for golf. He hired a coach to help him become better organized and more productive so that he could take time off for golf one afternoon a week. Much to his surprise, the coach told him tostart scheduling his weekly golf date first. Low and behold, upon taking this one action, the executive found it easier to organize his priorities and improve his focus during the hours remaining for work.
What’s at work here? Happiness, perspective and rejuvenation. The less time you give to work, the less time it will take. The happier you are, the greater your interest and motivation to work when it's time to work. The more refreshed you are, the easier it is to make decisions about what's really important to success. And so on and so on.Read More