Does This Sound Familiar?
In the wake of a setback, you might find yourself at one or more of these Crossroads:
- What used to work well has stopped working. It often feels like 2 steps forward and 1 step backward.
- What you enjoyed when you started your business or profession no longer excites or motivates you. Apathy and bewilderment are common symptoms. It's usually a signal for "something's got to change."
- You might feel scattered and distracted, longing for clarity and direction.
- You watch others succeed and wonder why you can't. You can!
We all go through challenging periods in our business lives, but we have been taught not to talk about or acknowledge them. It can be quite isolating, which is the last thing you need. As a coach, I am ethically bound to keep your confidence; you can confide in me without worry of public repercussions. Together, we'll look at what has happened, and together we'll figure things out.
Love your Work, Love your Life
Every disappointment holds the potential for evolution, even if that seems the farthest from the truth right now. These questions matter more now than ever before. Your welfare depends on it.
- Do you enjoy your work?
- Does it express your innate gifts and elicit a sense of purpose?
- Are you fully empowered to create a business or profession that is in alignment with your Essential Nature?
- Does your work support your health and enhance your life?
How this Works
Put the Past to Rest
You can't move forward into the next phase if you are holding onto the past.
It's not easy to let go of what you have known and about yourself, your life, your success, etc. The grieving process is real. You can't rush it; at the same time, you can't stay there. This is what I'm here for. To help you move through the disappointment to the potential that lies within you.
Capacity is not about more-is-better.
By definition, capacity means that there are limits; too much of something is, in fact, too much. Conversely, when your capacity is insufficient you are likely to be hindered. Like balance, capacity in human beings is in a continuous state of flux. Capacity is fluid.
My Capacity Assessment (the "Cupacometer") offers a non-judgmental way to discover where you are operating at diminished capacity, or over extending yourself, or cruising right along in the "optimal" zone. Together we'll look at the factors that might be limiting you.
Organize for Success
The Secret is in the Routine
This is all about creating a rhythm and routine around work and personal priorities, a routine that is adjustable as your circumstances change. I find that most people tend to underestimate or minimize the time needed for certain projects, and over estimate their true "productive capacity."
This is where we establish your baseline of relative certainty. For example, if you are limited to working 5-6 hours a day, it is not wise to fill your action plan with activities that are likely to require 6 - or more - hours to complete! Nor is it wise to choose projects you anticipate will require the entire 4 or 5 hours to complete. It's unrealistic.