Why You Come First

Sep 16, 2020
 

Where on your list of to dos is taking care of you? Do you prioritise yourself and your needs making sure you have time for exercise, for spirituality and other self-care? If the answer is yes, you get a gold star! 🎉 ⭐️! Make that 2! ⭐️⭐️

 

If you’re like most people I work with though, you are on the very bottom of your list putting everyone else’s needs ahead of yours. Your partner, your kids, your work colleagues, your pets! Everyone else comes first which can leave you feeling drained, overwhelmed and like nothing is getting done.

 

It doesn’t have to be that way. If you can shift your mindset to believe that you are as important as everyone else, you will be able to have the strength to not only do “all the things,” but also to be there for the people who need you most. Easier said than done? I have a solution for you, my friend. Please click the  link below to access my amazing FREE worksheet:

 

5 Steps to Make you Happy

 

to begin the journey of identifying your core values and integrating them into daily life. 

 

One of my core values is to be a present, loving, supportive and nurturing mother to my 4 children. It's one of the things that defines me. Last week, my oldest daughter had to have a heart procedure and of course I had the whole day and evening blocked out to be there with her.

 

When one of your kids really needs you, you drop everything, right? It’s a no brainer. I had even made arrangements for my youngest to sleep over at a friend's house because I wasn't sure when I would be back. Unfortunately, things didn't go the way we had hoped at the hospital, and we came back that night feeling quite worried about what the future might look like. Of course my daughter was my priority here, in this situation she came first no question.

 

The next day, however, was back to work as normal and that is what I want to talk to you about.

 

What would you do the next day? Would you go back to work?

 

What I want to share with you is what I did, which was take time out for me. I normally follow my Complete Productivity Formula that gives me a weekly plan, daily tasks and scheduled time blocks for all of my priorities.  However, on this day, I got up much later than normal, made some avo toast for my oldest (because she really loves it) before finally sitting down to work. 

 

Guess what? I was too distracted to do anything. I couldn’t concentrate.

What I DIDN’T do was beat myself up about it.

What I DIDN’T do was try to force myself to do the work anyway.

What I DID do was show myself some love by going out for a head clearing walk in the beautiful sunshine.

 

I needed to empty my head. I needed me time. I needed space. Here comes the good news. Because I'm an entrepreneur with my own business, there was no one to tell me that I couldn't.   Isn't that why so many of us became entrepreneurs in the first place? To work when we wanted, on what we wanted for how long we wanted?

 

I want to highlight this for you. Having time freedom means that we can arrange our time to focus on our priorities including being there for our loved ones. It also means that we can take time out for ourselves when we need it. There is a strength that comes from understanding your own value and remembering that YOU are a priority in your own life. You deserve to take time for yourself. 

 

Sometimes life doesn't go the way we want, but you have the choice to deal with it on your terms. You can stand up, look it in the face, do what you need to do and then move on. I know that you can do this. I know that you have that inner strength. You wouldn't have become an entrepreneur otherwise. 

 

If you have a story about how you made yourself a priority, I would love to celebrate you, so please share it in the comments below.

 

Also, if you would like help identifying your core values so you can better understand your priorities, then please download my free worksheet:

 

5 Steps to Make You Happy

 

to get proven strategies to discover what really lights you up and gets you excited for the day ahead.

  

I believe in you.

 

Committed to your success,

 

Marina x

 

Want to know more about getting your POWER back? 

I want you to know that Transformation is possible. Progress is possible. I’ve implemented these steps in my own life and coached my clients through the process

 

Maybe now really is your time to make a change? Maybe this is that moment for you. If so, then I would like to invite you to book a FREE Kickstart Your Power Session, where we get on a call for 60 minutes and identify what obstacles are stopping you from reaching your goals and work out a plan for overcoming them.

 

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