For me, when I am hell bent on success, it’s the NOT DOING which is far scarier than the DOING.
My clients are the same. Working with talented, ambitious, driven people, the scariest thing for them to do is to slow down and do nothing. Actually, it’s the space where as a coach to very successful leaders, the biggest impact I can have is when I get them to slow down. And it’s a very hard thing for them to do if they’ve never considered it before.
The benefits? Creativity, innovation, ideas and lightbulb moments that transform what you are DOING for a whole new level of success. And a presence of mind that brings far more happiness focusing on gratitude for the now than any NEXT activity could ever bring.
Trust me on this, from someone who needs to remind myself of this daily, including on this podcast where Veronica and I are coached live on our fears.
If greater success AND happiness can come from just slowing down, what can you do to SLOW DOWN today? Try it and let me know what happens.
If you're anything like me and would like support slowing down and focusing on the things that move the needle for success and happiness, check out my coaching programmes.
Mehalah Beckett is a consultant, coach and trusted advisor passionate about people, the planet and empowering others to inspire positive change. She coaches purpose-driven leaders to impossible goals, hosts Masterminds for hungry entrepreneurs and guides businesses through B-Corp. What can I help you achieve in 2021?