Most business owners take themselves for granted. They assume their performance is a given and that they will always have the energy, resilience and drive they need to achieve their current and future goals. They rarely question whether they are performing at their best, or consider the ‘big picture’, namely that they are at the centre of everything they do.
Yet performance relies on more than ability or talent. Performance is influenced by the way you feel – your energy levels, well-being, mindset, confidence and self-belief. When you are tired, stressed, overloaded or unhappy, energy levels drop and your performance suffers. Over time, unless this is addressed, it becomes a downward spiral.
Just for a moment, imagine yourself as an expensive performance car or piece of equipment, essential to the success and smooth running of your business. As a valuable asset, regular servicing and maintenance is essential to ensure you perform at your best. Yet few business owners see themselves this way. They don’t factor their own well-being and quality of performance into their business growth plan …. until something goes wrong. Then, forced to re-assess, they take action.
Transforming business and life success
Ambitious professionals with serious goals, invest in themselves and their own performance. They take care of their health and well-being, to ensure they are physically and mentally at their best. They value and maintain their passion and enthusiasm for what they do, by investing in their own development. They have clarity and stay focused on what they want to achieve, not just for the business but in their lives. Most of all, they ensure they are held accountable for the commitments they make to achieve their goals. Such clarity and determination pays off. It transforms the energy they project and has a positive impact on those around them, making it easier to attract new opportunities that increase their success.
Whether you are a business owner or career professional, you need to know that you are your greatest asset. Neglecting your own well-being, regardless of the demands around you and pressures on your time, puts your performance and business at risk. Most people find it a challenge to see themselves at the centre of their own lives. They fail to recognise that investing in themselves has the power to transform their business’ success, their career opportunities and the outcomes in their personal life. All it takes is a change of mindset and greater awareness of what success really means to you. Think about it!
Take a ‘big picture’ view of your business and life and start investing in your most valuable asset. Your performance is the key to your professional success and personal happiness, so take control. Invest in yourself and see the difference!
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With much love,