Health: your No 1 business growth strategy

Adele Stickland Adele Stickland

Your number one priority needs to be your health.  Quite simply, it is your good health that drives your success.  Investing in your health is important, nay essential to your personal future. I appreciate you know that but what are you doing about it?  Waiting for later, waiting until… the kids have left, the business or career is where you want it to be?  Step back for a moment and consider that your business and your life success depends on you and how you feel. Nobody else is going to come up with the ingenious idea on how to get everything done in a way that suits you and your life.  The genius is within you. You are incredible and you do have the capability. Deep down you know that you simply need the confidence to do it your way.  This blog will outline the impact your health feeds into your lack of clarity and how this impacts on your life.  It will also outline a strategy and clear path to move towards a happier, more confident future.

Everything starts with you and how you feel.

When you are feeling under par it is difficult to develop your future path. If you are not in a physically feeling well,  if your head is fuzzy from nutrient-poor, rubbish food, and you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed then you are keeping yourself stuck in a negative spiral.  This negative downward trajectory holds you in a fixed mindset, unable to move forward.  Where you are feeling slightly unwell every day.   This will, of course, have an effect on your long term health.  You know this to be true you simply need to look at the way that you can’t cope with hangovers in the way you used to, or you know you can’t shift weight as you did in the past.  The cumulative effect of small, bad habits leads to not only longer-term health issues.  It also has a ripple effect on your career or business and spills over into your personal life.

Taking time out of your busy day to invest in yourself can feel ‘selfish’.

It isn’t just your health that suffers, it is your way of life, your legacy for your children, the people around you care for.  They feel the effect of your ill health and bad temper. By not looking after yourself you are hurting those you want to cherish.

In terms of your business and career success,  when your thoughts are confused and woolly you are unable to react or think strategically.  The mantra I would love you to consider is making your health your number one business growth strategy.

When your feeling below par you can’t shift forward.  Stuck in a rut means your mindset will not shift and for you, your business or your personal life.   You won’t be able to come up with the number 1 dream action plan that will take you into the next step on the ladder.  You simply will not be able to create.  You will be powerless to design the life you love and the future you deserve.

Move forward one step at a time

Start with the basics.   Instead of tweaking at the perimeters of your health dive straight in with a longer-term, permanent habit and strategy. Instead of tweaking something here or there instead, incorporate a long term model which will accrue indelible changes to your life.  The reality is your success comes from you. Your energy, your state of mind. You will think clearly and you will create when you are comfortable in your body and with your body.

Don’t leave yourself behind

Speaking to women who have invested in their careers, or heavily invested in the families, means that I have witnessed and helped women whose penny has dropped.  My work has to lead me more and more to work with women who are busy, busy in their lives and successful careers.  What my clients and I have discovered together that heartbreakingly chasing a dream means something gets left behind and it is usually themselves.

  • Burnout,
  • crashing out of a career,
  • dropping in self-confidence and blooming in weight,
  • stressy,
  • irritable,
  • making bad decisions

Are all signs that you have been left behind, 2nd class, not enough time in the day to look after your most important asset in life and business is you!

Perhaps you started out in your 20s with great dreams and possibilities you may not have had the figure that you wanted and probably drinking one or two too many tipples of gin or Barcardi Breezer’s (remember them) but hey life was going somewhere. It didn’t matter if you weren’t prioritising your health it didn’t matter because you could sort that out later.

Well later has arrived.

 

You are your number 1 priority

Whilst working with my lovely client Jennifer this message became very powerful learning for both her and I.   Whilst Jennifer was at the beginning of an exciting, new business venture she knew was going to fly but she simply didn’t have the energy to ‘pull it off’.

On paper Jennifers, life was fantastic, perfect even. She had got to the stage in life when the baggage of earlier life has settled down.  Jennifer doesn’t have children, she had crashed out of corporate life many years ago and set up another business from home. Her husband had come through a very traumatic redundancy and ailing parents had become more settled.  Jennifer could focus on what she wanted, her goals and desires for the world which were coming to fruition in her new found business path.  She was ready to fly. she has an amazing business success with her newly found home-based vocation.

And yet…

She was exhausted, the small bad habits encounter along the way, had created an exhausting cycle. A routine of putting others including her job first. A habitual way of putting others first and herself last meant she had no energy.

Working together and uncovering this pattern has given Jennifer the understanding of what she needs to do to fly.  She is ready to take on a new chapter in her business and it is going to be much bigger and better than the last one. Her energy is amazing, her dreams will be her reality because she has everything in place.  The difference this time is she is going to take herself with her.  She is part of her business, she is her business, her career is stepping up because she is whole.

We learnt together Jennifer and I that you can’t create from a place of ill health, ideas will not flourish and actions will not follow through if you are not loving and supporting your whole being.

You can’t connect with people or attract new clients if you are below par.

Hangovers from two large glasses of red wine take 3 days to recover from.  I am not talking about the hangovers when you had when you were twenty-something.  I am talking about a low lying, can’t be bothered, low energy and groggy 3-day effect of booze, type of hangover.  If you are happy to lie low for 3 days go ahead.

If you want more from your life, from your career, from your business and even be the best mum that you can then your number one responsibility is your health.

Make your health your business priority

It is difficult for women to put themselves first, so change the perspective.  Reframe your health as part of business activity.

“I am not a priority Adele” is the sad lament I hear too often, my simple and sympathetic response is “whose decision is that?” does your husband want you to feel well, does your business partner want you to snap his head off?  Do your kids/dogs/neighbours want you to stress out at them? I don’t think so! So who is telling you that you are not a priority?

The underlining message that they can’t hear is “I am not worth it” 

Here is a crazy idea, here is a massive idea that will blow your socks off….

Put yourself first your success will follow.

Create from a space of calm, in the presence of higher vibration of truly wonderful energy that you produce from good health.

The trigger is YOU.

and your purpose is an adventure and to see where life takes you, to be the best person that you can be.  Achieve the success that the universe is waiting to hand over to you, be open to listening to new ideas, seeing the opportunity and grabbing the potential you see in others.

  • What gives you clarity?
  • What is your priority?
  • your health

Your career is exciting, fabulous, enriching and heady.  If it isn’t then what is holding you back, perhaps you feel that you are a world away from being an ‘entrepreneur’, you are telling yourself you have not reached your business goals or working within a company doesn’t give you that business status.  The enlightening realisation that being in business is freedom. It is heady and it is full of possibility and even if you are presently a stay at home mum or your business is just taking off or you have established one business and you don’t want to make the same mistakes as before. You can reach up and for the stars but this time do it right. Take yourself with you wherever you are headed.

I started my own business when my son was 18 months old. I crashed out of corporate life and retrained as a fitness instructor and over the years, with the help of my amazing clients I transitioned on to become a Health Coach.  I’ve come from the bottom up.  In terms of my health and my business.

As a Health Coach, I have all the normal accoutrements of a Health Advisor – an online nutritional programme, an exercise obsession (namely Pilates) and coaching clients with mindset blocks.  I know you are someone with a lot of passion and someone who just wants more in their life. More wealth, more success, more happiness, more joy, more experiences, more freedom!  And because of that, that makes us kindred spirits!

My object is clarity and the physical ability to empower women to fulfil their true destiny, realise what they are capable of when they have a clear head and a steady focus. Perhaps you are already aware and appreciate that emotional blocks that are stopping you from reaching your true purpose?  Maybe you simply need a guiding light to help you move forward, or it could be that you know you are stuck.  My soul gift is to make sure your block is not your weight or your health. My job is to move you forward and ensure that you have a happy, fruitful and healthier future.

Take your body with you on your journey to fulfil your success.

Don’t ignore your body’s requests for love, nutrients and kindness.

Turn your instinctive nature towards caring and nurturing yourself through nutrition, exercise and self-love

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Knowing yourself is an interesting and thoughtful journey, which will offer you so much more than simply your weight loss.  The way your existing habits work to increase your levels of stress is intriguing and fascinating. If you want to return back to the women you were when life was full of anticipation and hope for your future and regain your best health with nutrition, an exercise routine that suits you then drop me a line or give me a call – apply here 

If you would like to understand your body more, get to grips with the nutritional balance that will work for you feel free to book in your free consultation time with me. You and I will discuss where you are currently and where you would love to be in 3 or 6 months time. I look forward to chatting with you

 

Get Gorgeous is a journey together – yours and mine.

 

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