Don't Let Business Success Mask a Stressful Lifestyle.
Until it explodes in your face...Ouch!
John in 2019 had his best year, his company grew and he performed well.
He celebrated, although briefly....the stress and pressure that had mounted up over time didn't go away by itself.
He was gradually lacking energy, unable to focus and with a work-life balance way out of line.
After a successful year with projects completed and targets reached, he was concerned that this year isn't going to match up.
I've seen first hand that leadership can take a toll on the best of us. John seemed to manage his business effectively well but at the end of the day, if you don’t learn to take care of yourself, you could be accelerating your stress levels.
2020 is looking like a recovery and renew year for many successful leaders of 2019.
Leadership is a challenge between profitability and managing high performing teams.
There are high demands in any day with long hours and work-life in-balance to go with it if we let it.
The stress can build up gradually in the body, mind and spirit. Stress looks and feels different to different people. For John it was sleepless nights, deep feelings of anxiety and exhausting days with his favourite coffee no longer giving him the fix he needed.
Until one fine day, the stress finally takes its toll and you are left in burn-out, unable to function, unable to think or feel as a leader should.
The high levels of stress if not managed effectively has a negative influence on your leadership and reduces productivity to an alarming extent.
The thing is stress creeped up slowly and gradually until our best is no longer even good enough.
It's the little things which cause stress that can add up and cause unnecessary (and often unnoticed) anxiety and worry.
If you're serious about your leadership role then managing stress effectively is of paramount importance for both you and your company.
In order to remain effective, efficient and impactful as a leader we must be able to to prioritise mental well-being and physical health over any other task.
We have to be personally ready, willing and able to make the conscious effort, practice, to improve your life, skills, knowledge and experiences in dealing with stress and to prevent it from disrupting your life and your business.
I'm here to help you prioritise yourself first, to help you strategise self-care above all else, to maintain focus and keep a work-life balance that makes everyone happy.
For once, everything and everyone else can come later. So don't be afraid to ask for help.
To cope with stress, the first step is to ask for help; if not from someone you know then from a professional coach or mental health specialist.
At the end of the day, we all need someone to talk to, someone to encourage us to believe in ourselves, and someone who can assure us that it will be Ok.
If you're looking to enhance your impact as a leader, develop more effective teams and take your business, department or your industry to the next level let's put stress management in it's rightful place for good.
If stress, anxieties and worries are your most pressing concern reach out to me for a free consultation session and I will help you recover and prevent the negative impact of stress ever again.
And if you'd like to know more about a multi-dimensional coaching system for high performance, health and well-being so you can perform at your best then feel free to ask here.