No one starts a business to give up everything they care about. But how often do we find ourselves skipping dinners with friends, movie nights with our family, and a full night of sleep? How did we get here? And why do we all keep buying into the lie that we’ll be happy when _____?
When considering what my first episode of this podcast should be, I knew it needed to be something that got to the core of what I believe and how I coach. And while it was probably one of the toughest episodes I’ll ever record, I knew it would be worth it if just one person was impacted by my story of how chasing success almost cost me what matters most.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a type-A, high-achieving
perfectionist gal. If I do something, I do it right. I give it my all… sometimes at a detriment to everything else.
When I got to college and had the opportunity to run a multiple six-figure business, I became consumed by the pursuit of success. Reaching the next revenue mark, delivering a better experience for clients and mentees, and constantly improving was all that I cared about.
Time for friends? Nah. A full 8 hours of sleep? I’ll catch up later. Basic needs were constantly ignored as I ran this rat race to the top of an arbitrary level of success.
When It All Changed
But within just a few weeks, everything changed. My reality. My priorities. And most certainly, my perspective on what entrepreneurship should really look like. Something huge happened that shook me to my core and from that day forward, I vowed that any business I run (or coach someone to grow) needed to support what matters most first.
If you want the low down behind my motto (you can’t grow a business you love around a lifestyle you hate), tune in. But warning… it may change the way you think about your business.