Summer brings with it a host of feelings. Freedom, fun, flow….
And for some of us it also feels like “slow”...
What does summer mean to you? Is summer your slow season?
If yes, how does that make you feel?
It’s normal for a slow season to bring up feelings of panic, fear, and dread.
I know exactly how that feels. At one point I found myself looking a practically empty calendar month with a heavy heart. I wondered if I was a failure… and maybe this whole business coaching thing wasn’t going to work out after all.
However, when things began to pick up speed the next month, I was able to look back with a clear mind.
I saw how healthy it is to have a natural ebb and flow in business. I realized that the extra time I had was actually quite well-spent. Aside from wallowing in self-doubt, I also used the time to create new systems and templates. I set up workflows. I did research. I learned some new things. And I even managed to do some socializing… which is good to do at least once a year, no?
At that time I promised myself to never waste another slow season moping. I finally accepted this basic truth: Everything happens for a reason. It’s not happening to me, it’s happening for me.
Consider for a moment that you can take advantage of the current situation in which you find yourself. Each season of life brings with it different blessings.
And one thing I can tell you - this slow season won’t last forever!
How would you like to spend this precious time?
Will you dedicate it to your family?
Will you invest in some extra self-care?
Will you focus on business growth and development?
Maybe you can even schedule your own personal business retreat...
Embrace the season of life that you are in. It’s a gift to help you grow.