I am going to get really personal here. I want to tell you that building a busy has been easy – but it has not. It takes hard work and sacrifice.
I love what I do – man do I love being a health coach. I have built many businesses and loved them all – even working in commercial real estate with all the big boys selling multi-million dollar buildings but there is nothing that compares to what I do now – helping people to feel better.
Today, we live in a world that is overflowing with information about health and diets. As health coaches, we also live in a world, where we are overloaded with courses, programs and more online courses and it can be overwhelming at times.
I am saying this loud and clear – you will have to put in the work.
I have had to build my business from the ground up, and I felt lost and did not know what step to take and what happened – self-care went into the toilet.
This past week, I launched the winter done-for-you programs for health coaches, and I have to admit, self-care was tough.
I think so many coaches quit when it gets hard – I know there are times when I just want to quit, but I tap into MY why….why am I doing this?
My why was clear.
” I want to help people who feel lost about their health and wellness and sick and tired of being sick and tired. They are tired of being told they have inflammation, and they are looking for answers instead of just a boatload of tests that lead them nowhere”.
When I am building my business and pushing myself to expand, I do feel tired and so I need to take my advice (the advice I give my clients).
DO EXTREME SELF CARE
- Pat myself on the back for what I have accomplished.
- Take a walk away from the computer (the computer does not have legs).
- Leave my phone at my home when I am going out.
- Tell myself when little things happen (such as techy stuff not working right) – it is all going to work out.
- Do self-massage with magnesium oil and coconut oil on my body
- Call a girlfriend and just have a good laugh – the kind of laugh where you may pee in your pants
- Put on some great lipstick and dress up for the day
- Make a bone broth or miso soup to replenish those kidneys and adrenals because you have been working so hard.
- Ask for help. If you need support around getting a sales pages, copy for your site, MailChimp or any of that techy stuff – outsource it!
- Create a calendar for your day (see this example below for my self-care day even when I am working).
SELF CARE DAY (for the business person)
- Wake up and drink lemon water
- Make my green juice
- Breathe for 5 minutes or just do the one-minute meditation
- Check emails and get my online work done
- Drink a cup of nettle tea
- Have a mid am snack (love me some brazil nuts) – great for the thyroid
- Have a coconut water kefir – good belly bacteria leads to awesome brain function
- Stretch in my office – lay on the ground and move my Qi.
- Look at my vision board and get grateful – grateful thoughts lead to a productive day.
- Have a great lunch or an awesome smoothie or soup
- Finish up emails/ strategy sessions/ social media – but stay in tune to breath (make sure you are deep breathing)
- Watch Youtube inspirational videos – love Gabby Bernstein and Marie Forleo
- Consume 1 Tbsp coconut oil for an afternoon energy boost
It is hard to practice this when you are a business owner but if we are not healthy and happy – then we cannot rock the ripple effect.
Take some time this week to think about your life, your business and get grateful. Practice self-love and know you are special.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all business owners out there doing the work they love.
Rachel Feldman is a health coach, wellness momma, and a detox specialist. Rachel graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Wild Rose Natural College of Healing, and the International School of Detoxification. She is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained additional Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York. Her approach to health focuses not only on the foods you put into your mouth but also incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She is also a biz coach for health-focused solopreneurs, helping you create more, get your work out there strategically, and star raking in the cash you deserve. She has a successful health coaching practice. She uses a proven system in her own thriving practice – these are the tools she sells to health coaches. She does not just write the programs, she use them too! Ready to Empower your Business? Heck Yeah!
To find out more about her programs visit www.rachelswellness.com.
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