LIVING BEYOND EXPECTATIONS
From the Desk of Sarah Nadler Troutdale, Oregon
For most of us, self-care is a low-priority thing compared to growing our business. It's all too easy to think to yourself, I'll have time for that when I hit my target...whatever that imagined glorious target might be.
But lack of attention to self-care is often one reason why small businesses don't survive past the 5 year mark.
There is a concept in business management I like to call leadership gap. Your Leadership Gap is the difference between how much revenue your business makes when you're there...vs. how much revenue it can make when you're gone.
For most small businesses, the leadership gap is 100%.
Right away you can see the problem. When an executive allows themselves to overwork, and fails to practice self-care or balance out work with some real living, you are risking 100% of your revenues! Because something is bound to happen eventually - no human being can go through life working every single day....week after week!
For those who are new to the blog, Sarah Nadler is a Life Coach & inspirational speaker with twelve years of experience helping clients reach relationship, career and Big Hairy Audacious life goals. Her work has been featured on Enterprise Podcast Network, The Sierra Leone Times, and her latest book Walking Past Expectations was rated #6 on Lifney's list of Best Books to Read On The Beach This Summer 2019.
Whether you’re building your first business or revamping your life for a go at your second or third...now is a perfect time to step back and make a realistic assessment of how much time and energy you can devote to each of the compartments of your life.
A healthy mindset includes care for oneself, your family, romance, friendship, clubs or other group activities as well as humankind. And that's not all! We also have the materiel world around you, pets, hobbies, art and your own spiritual identity.
When you omit one or more of these things, I often see a business owner who is on the fast track to burnout. Because you just aren't wired that way. Each of us has needs that must be fulfilled - and they include all parts of life, of which making money is just one - albeit an important one.
So how does self-care work in the 'real' world?
True self-care is far from selfish.
It is not just taking #metime, but finding a balance between each area of your life...the very definition of 'fulfilled'.
Are you ready to put some 'lifestyle' back in your business? I coach small business owners in growth strategies that increase their Leadership Gap, so you can step away without affecting your revenue and lead a balanced lifestyle.
A PASSION FOR ABLE PEOPLE
I'm Sarah Nadler and I help small business owners achieve work/life balance by increasing their revenues in a way that does not decrease their time.