2012 was a life-changing year for me. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I lost my lovely mum in the middle of my treatment. And I discovered my husband was having an affair.
I kid you not, 3 of the most stressful events - all in one year!
To say that this little lot gave me a different perspective on life has to be the understatement of the century. Life is precious & can be short. I decided I needed to start making the best of mine.
I thought about what I was doing when I was in my flow – you know, when you are having so much fun that you lose track of time? When you feel energised & alive?
For me, this is when I'm either coaching or creating things that will make a positive difference in the world. I decided to do more of this & less of everything else!
I wrote a book, created an app, wrote a couple more books, created a CIC for kids with confidence & self esteem issues, created a 2nd app, learnt to meditate & lost 9 stone. I created huge groups to support small businesses. I get to coach amazing clients. And I travel. A lot! (usually!)
Life is good.
I love empowering business owners, leaders, managers to be the best they can be. To believe in themselves.
What makes your heart sing?
🤔What about the mental health of the hundreds of thousands of business owners out there who are also struggling with their mental health?
They can’t just get a sick note from the doctor & take a month or two off, however much they are desperately want to. Most wouldn’t have a business to come back to if they did.
Many are worried how they will survive 2021.
Many are worried about how to pay the bills.
Many are worried about how they will feed their families - especially those excluded from government help.
Most have no one to confide in.
There is no doubt in my mind that COVID will have a huge impact on mental health for years. This is just the beginning.
My approach to business coaching has always been slightly different to most. I’d even go as far as to say that I’m a holistic business coach. For me, your mental health is as important as your business health. If your head is straight, everything else is easier.
A good coach (like me 😊) will offer you both the business support & mental health support that you need. They will be there at the end of the phone when you are worried or need to rant.
What are your thoughts on this? Any business owners managed to take time off due to MH? Any of you wanted to but couldn’t?
Business & management coach, mentor, trainer, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, (and chief pot and bottle washer!)