Dream Big. Be You. March Lessons in Life + Biz
A year ago I was training for a 10 miler when I got sick with pneumonia. It was the last piece of evidence I needed that something wasn't right. I had been questioning my health for six years but doctor's kept assuring me I was "just a tired mom."
I went to a naturopath who discovered I had adrenal fatigue.
Since I know adrenal fatigue is a symptom of a larger problem, I have spent the last year in and out of doctor's offices looking for the cause.
Loads of blood tests later...
I still don't know what might be causing it.
A few weeks ago I did another adrenal stress test and it came back worse than last year.
End stage adrenal fatigue.
Chronic fatigue syndrome.
The news was disappointing.
I thought my condition was improving.
After a lot of sleep and a hot shower, I realized I wasn't being honest with myself. There were quite a few warning signs that I have been ignoring and pushing through. It was the first sign that I was trying to force my outcome goal. It was time to revisit my WHY.
I am a HUGE believer in having a WHY for big goals.
My WHY for starting my business is to have FREEDOM to live my life on my own terms. Putting my health and family first while serving others with my unique strengths is my greatest desire.
In order for me to do this, I am working two jobs right now. My full-time job and (thankfully) a full-time coaching practice.
Here are my March lessons in life + biz:
Pushing gets you nowhere. Really, it doesn't. Once I surrendered to where I was in a specific moment, the tension resided. To release this tension, reflect back on what you are trying to achieve and how you want to achieve it.
Detach from the result
In March I found myself too focused on the result of my goal. This took focus away from WHY I am working toward this goal in the first place. It made me cranky and took me outside of the positive energy that fuels me. Such a heavy focus on the result left me feeling depleted. To detach from the result, go back to your WHY.
Go back to basics
Once I realized I needed to stop pushing and detach from the result, I knew it was time to go back to the basic habits that make me successful. Back to the basics for me means meditation, rest, unplugging, reading, and serving others.
Ask for help/delegate
I see so many people struggle with this in life and business. The success rate among entrepreneurs who delegate and get help in their business is way higher than those who try to do it all on their own. It's a hard thing to know when to make the investment to hire people but do it sooner than later. I have hired a few people this month for projects and it has made all the difference.
And I REALLY believe that life is a team sport!
We learn the greatest lessons when we are stretched, challenged, and pressed.
I am grateful for these moments when things don't come easy.
What have you learned this month?
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