You’re trying hard not to show it,
But baby, baby I know it …
You’ve lost that loving feeling …
~The Righteous Brothers
As we turn the calendar page to February. And in this second month, when our thoughts give way to celebrations of love. Today I’d like you fall in love with your life, career or business all over again and ensure you’re in this long term relationship for the right reasons. Passion is one thing but bad love is another.
Being addicted to your life, career or business and being plugged in 24/7 can be a great adrenalin rush. Is this sustainable? In my opinion, no. I’ve seen it all too many times. But You are not alone.
You don’t want to quit … but you do want to get some of that old magic back, the way it was in the early days. Your Life, Your Career and Your Businesses in general are a lot like marriages. Sometimes you’ve got to put in a little extra work to keep that spark alive.
If you could use a few tips on how to renew that passion and romance your life, your career, your business -you’re in the right spot. And if you’re still passionately in love, don’t worry … the same techniques that rekindle the spark can be used to keep that flame as bright as it is today!
#1: Attraction, Reignite the passion – Ask yourself what you really love about your life, career or business. “I love my life/career/business because I ______________.”
Some of the work you love, some of it is just plain old work. Focus on what you enjoy. Appreciate what’s working. Develop systems to make the hard work easier. Delegate the work you don’t enjoy. Get outside help. Do what you love and give the rest away.
#2 Reconnect the Spark- Schedule frequent ‘date’ time to reconnect with your life, your career or your business (every week). Absence does make the heart grow fonder. – everyone struggles justifying but will have the most impact – imagine you could not use ‘time or money’ as a excuse. I don’t care how much you love life, career or business. I don’t care how much energy it gives you. If you want to give it all the juice and passion you have to offer, you’ve got to step away. It’s easy to think you should do that all day, every day. But that’s a quick path to burnout. You’ll be more creative, more energetic, and more excited about your life, career or business when you build in time away to do some the other stuff you love.
#3. Make a plan. Make a plan to get yourself out of overwhelm and back to a life, career or business that you really enjoy. Put it in writing. Dust off your plan. Read the first page where you wrote all the exciting stuff about what a great life, career business you have. Or start one today. Having a written plan eases stress and gets you back in charge. You’ll feel powerful with a plan and feel in control.
# 4. Engage with Clients, Staff, Suppliers, Colleagues, Family, Friends. Share your excitement. With your new plan and your renewed vision get out there and tell people about it. Just like after your first dates when that’s all you’d talk about, share your enthusiasm. Share the feelings of passion you enjoy. Being in love is contagious and you’ll be amazed at the difference this makes in your life, your career or your business
#5 Hire a coach – People who are ambitious in life, careers or in businesses are kind of nuts. We think we can do everything alone. We tend to be contrarians by nature, and we’re addicted to drawing our own map. And all of that is awesome. You need to be self-reliant. But it’s not cheating for you to get some help, too. When I was starting out on my own, my legs were wobbly. I had a lot of passion and a ton of drive, but there were definitely days I was going the complete wrong direction. Working with a Personal Life & Business coach gives my clients some perspective, and helps them consistently to remember to do what they need to do. It also helps them enjoy the process a whole lot more. Just like a personal trainer at the gym, a coach won’t do the work for you. But they can help you realize that you’re strong enough to do the work yourself.
In this challenging time, when quitting is not an option and taking Action is the only way forward. Your life, your career or your business is like any relationship. When it’s new and fresh, you are passionate about each other and can’t wait to spend time together. But when you’ve been together for years, it takes more work, more spontaneity to keep the passion alive and burning. It’s not that its not there; it just takes certain steps to reinginite, reconnect and engage – But its well worth it and you know it!
Take these few simple steps to mend your weary heart, and jump back on board with pursuing your dreams wholeheartedly. The best is yet to come! Never give up and stay motivated and inspired to succeed.
You have what it takes, because if you didn’t, you wouldn’t have made it this far.
All it really takes to fall in love with your life, career or business all over again is a moment to Reflect, Reignite, Reconnect and Engage with the reasons you wanted to make the shift in the first place.
It can be good again. You can be good again. Just remember, you do it because you love it.
Heck, even the most powerful of people across the globe need to take a step back from their business for a little while to reconnect.
Don’t take my word for it, many of my clients have already kicked off 2012 by reigniting their passion in their life, careers and business – click here to find out what my personal life and business coaching clients achieved already
What are you waiting for!! Call today to get started on 07725052349. I’ve got openings for some new Personal Life & Business clients at the start of the year and I’d love to fill my schedule and work with you to make next year easier, more productive and more profitable than ever! If it’s time for a personal coach, contact me! Let’s talk and if it makes sense, let’s get started! Email me.
Last week, the Belfast Telegraph ran a Start a Business Supplement, if you are interested in starting a business – check out my top tips in Starting a Business In Turbulent on this link.
Here’s to making 2012 hugely successful, fascinating and fantastic
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