When you’re in business, having the right support around you transforms your results and put you back in control. It changes how you feel, gives you the energy and confidence to take on new challenges and supports you in making your life and business work!
Support takes many forms. It may be highly practical, providing the help you need to run your business effectively, manage the numerous demands of family life, or ensure you present your best self to the world.
It can be emotional support, when you need an objective and confidential sounding board or some truly honest feedback. Then there are times we all experience, when you’re under pressure and begin to doubt your self. Support in the form of genuine encouragement and reassurance is invaluable. It transforms how you feel and gets you back on course.
Finally, when everything gets too much, you need the kind of support that ‘feeds the spirit’, whatever that may be for you. This kind of support is great when your energy levels drop and you need some time out, doing something uplifting or life affirming. It will leave you feeling inspired, renewed and ready for the next challenge!
Successful people lean on others
In the context of success, the right kind of support enables you not only to do what you do best, but also to perform at your best. It’s no surprise therefore, that successful business owners surround themselves with great people and clearly identified support systems. Their time is valuable, they need to work to their strengths and perform at their best.
When you run a business, recognising your needs and limitations and ensuring you have the right support, is not an indulgence. It’s a necessity. Too often, people feel guilty about needing support out of fear of being judged, but it makes good business sense. Many of the reasons for business and personal stress, and the inevitable impact on performance is overload … trying to do too much within a limited timeframe, or meet the needs of too many people at once. The ability to delegate and set clear boundaries around how you manage your time and commitments, transforms your results and frees up some mental space to think!
By creating effective support systems around you, you reinforce your commitment and determination to reach your goals. The right support means you can work to your strengths, focusing on what you do best, without distraction or loss of focus. Not only will you become more effective and productive, you will be less stressed, have more energy and time for yourself, and for those in your life who matter most. If you are serious about reaching your goals, look at the support you need to make your life and business really work.
Identify what would really make the difference to your performance. What support do you need to transform your business, make your personal life work or help you be your best self? Make a list of the possibilities and then start building that support into your life.
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With much love,