Are you clients your #1 priority?
Does that make you happy?
Does it frustrate you?
For years I thought that my clients were the #1 priority because they paid the bills. Then my family. Then myself. I now think otherwise.
Watch the video to find out why I changed my mind.
When it comes to being a healthier, happier person (with YOU being your #1 priority), here are some extra suggestions that I’ve found work for me and think you’ll like as well:
1. Eat Better
I’m not talking about starving yourself here to where you can only eat salads all day every day. I’m talking about making a significant change to your nutrition intake overall. If your body is starved of nutrition, you won’t be able to function at your highest capacity.
Starting off your day with a green smoothie (that’s how I got started getting healthy) or green juice (I currently use this powder from Trader Joe’s every morning mixed with coconut water), you can add superfood powders or NingXia Red (my current favorite that I also add to my husband’s morning green juice and we have both noticed a huge difference with our energy and focus) to them to increase your nutrition.
These are the fastest and easiest ways I know how to start the day off right and from the energy and focus I get from them every morning, I’m sticking to it. If you make the switch to a healthier breakfast, you are setting yourself up to have a much better day.
2. Be Nice To Yourself
Do you have little gremlins in your head who put you down all the time? Do they keep you from moving forward and taking action?
The words you let the little gremlins in your head tell you are far worse than what you will allow anyone else in your life to say to you. Would you let the gremlins talk to your children that way? Of course not! So, why are you allowing them to talk to YOU that way? If you have been abused at any point in your life, you know how hurtful words can be.
Be nice to yourself. Talk to yourself as though you are the most cherished and loved person in your life. Write yourself love letters. Take yourself out on a date. Buy yourself flowers. Do something for yourself that you would want a lover to do for you. When you start showing yourself love and stop letting the gremlins talk badly to your cherished and loved self, you start taking back your personal power.
That right there will make you a much happier person overall.
“It is only in the review of your performance that you can have breakthroughs.” -Steven Griffith
I find it vitally important to reflect on your daily, weekly and monthly performance and progress if you intend on growing onward and upward. So important in fact that I added a monthly checkin section at the end of each month in the Biz Plan Book to remind you to do your monthly reflections so you can learn and grow from it.
Keeping a daily journal is equally as important and I find that it helps me to keep my sanity because I it gives me a place to dump out all the chaos that floats around in my head.
There are lots of different ways to journal. Here are a few examples:
- Morning Pages (a practice I’ve done for years now and through this I was able to recognize what my personal gremlins were saying and saved my sanity through my divorce)
- Traditional Journaling
- Art Journaling
- Digital Journaling (although I prefer going old school with pen and paper because I find it I’m more honest with myself this way, but you may prefer the keyboard)
I have found that the more I journal, the deeper and more honest I can be with myself. I get some of my best ideas when I journal and have made it part of my daily routines. Morning Pages in the morning and reflective Traditional Journaling in the evening.
There are so many benefits to writing everyday: a clearer mind, improved creativity, improved productivity, time for self reflection, etc—that I would recommend it to everybody.
Making these small changes will make a world of difference in your overall health and happiness. You will love yourself for it. So will your family AND your clients.
What is one thing you love doing for yourself that makes you happy? Let me know by leaving a reply below.