Why understanding yourself can help you smash it in business
Answering this question is really helped by first understanding one of the reasons people don’t smash it in business…
It looks to me a lot like the behaviours which happen in business which aren’t that helpful to the success of the business (or person within the business) come from a place of misunderstanding. Misunderstanding what it takes for you to be okay. Believing that you personally can be better or worse off as a result of what happens with your business.
If you aren’t sure what I mean by this, consider this question. Have you ever thought to yourself anything along the lines of…
“I’ll be happy/okay when/after _________ happens”? OR
“I won’t be okay if _________ doesn’t happen/I don’t get this right”?
If you are operating in this state, really keen on protecting yourself or making yourself better, I am very confident that you could be working at a better level than you currently are. And working with much more ease too.
Not smashing it despite trying to
For instance a client of mine carried around a belief for a while that he needed to be really successful, and that success involved the business needing to be a certain size. This belief seemed to guide all of his thoughts and behaviours about his business and had a knock on impact outside of the business too. Overall he was pretty stressed out.
The reality was that despite this belief and how much importance was placed upon the business, his behaviour within the business wasn’t great. It was coming from a place of needing to protect and change and grow in order for him to be okay – it really affected the quality of the work that was being done. As well as my client’s wellbeing.
After a short period of working together my client got a new understanding of himself and where his wellbeing was actually coming from. This enabled him to take a completely different approach to his business. Coming at it with a more ‘loving’ attitude – for want of anything better to call it! And with this loving attitude, the input and output of the business both improved. His clients were happy, his team were happy, he was happy and things are running much more smoothly.
It’s important to note that none of this change came about by us working on implementing any strategies in his business. I mean I could tell you what sorts of things he did differently, but that was personal to him. To follow it yourself would be a wild goose chase. However learning more about yourself and where your wellbeing comes from, really opens you up to approach your business and work in new and exciting ways!
Want to know more about how I can help? Drop me a line or give me a call. A successful coaching relationship depends upon a great rapport, so it’s important to talk. I want to get to know you, see inside your world and we can assess how we’d go from there!