Improve Yourself to Improve Your Business

by Ruby McGuire (United Kingdom)

Your relationship with yourself is essential when you take the leap to become a coach and run a coaching business. If you’re not part of a corporate/team, then this becomes even more vital as you will spend many hours working alone, with perhaps only a pet for company!

Below are five ways to develop your relationship with yourself:

  1. Have a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)

As Henry Ford has been quoted to say, ‘Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right’. If you expect things to work out for the best, they often do. A PMA doesn’t mean that you walk around with rose-tinted glasses but that you choose to take responsibility for your life and actions and expect positive results.

Check-in: What do you tell yourself about growing your business? Do you expect the worst or the best? How could things be different if you focused on the latter?

  1. Make a commitment to continuing personal development (CPD)

Speak to any business owner, and they will likely tell you they have worked on both personal and professional development. They will probably also share that they have had both success and failure, yet learned more lessons from the failures. Be willing to take risks, make mistakes and learn from them. There is always room for improvement.

Check-in: How much time do you dedicate to your personal development? How could you turn your failures into learning and growth opportunities?

  1. Manage your mindset monkeys

Improving your mindset is as important as learning any new business skills, if not more so. If you don’t have self-belief and or believe you’re a fraud and will be found out, you’re not going to be as visible as you could be, and that can impact everything you do in your business, including your bottom line.

Check-in: What insecurities do you need to uncover? Spend time releasing limiting beliefs so that you can have a better relationship with yourself and, in turn, others.

  1. Embrace your dark side

We all have a darker side, things we’d prefer that others don’t know about us. That makes us human. Instead of shying away from what you consider weaknesses, explore how they can also be strengths when used in the correct way. Take assertiveness, for example. Ramped up, assertive energy can become aggressive. Turned down, assertiveness can be perfect in the right situation.

Check-in: Explore your ‘dark side’. How could you view these aspects of yourself in a different way and then use them for good?

  1. Self-Mastery

Self-mastery of body, mind and soul is a lifelong process. Take time to learn and practice tools to support your relationship with yourself. I always love when people talk about meditation ‘practice’ and how ‘practice’ is the keyword.

Co-authors Morato share seven self-mastery skills; learning to think, learning to intuit, learning to feel, learning to do, learning to communicate, learning to lead, and learning to be. Notice how they are all about learning.

Check-in: Learn how to become the ultimate version of yourself. Stay curious. It will help you become an all-around better business owner.

Here’s a quick recap for developing a better relationship with yourself:

  1. Have a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)
  2. Make a commitment to continuing personal development (CPD)
  3. Manage your mindset monkeys
  4. Embrace your dark side
  5. Self-Mastery

Which area could you improve upon?

Source: iCN Issue 40  (Relationship Coaching); pages 22-23

About Ruby McGuire

Ruby McGuire is a Business & Mindset Queen. She’s an Accredited Master Coach & Master Mentor with the IAPC&M, Trainer, Inspirational Speaker and Author of multiple books. She loves helping her clients step up and become leaders (aka Queens) of their businesses. Ruby helps her clients develop their leadership and business skills, create a success mindset and attract dreamie clients. She is a Brit on a mission to live a simpler life without marketing on social media so that she can spend more time in her beautiful Scottish surroundings. You can find her at her pretty online home, over on her podcast show, Rock Your Fabulous Biz, and here where she shares her Mini Guide to Marketing Without Social Media. When she’s not working you will find her surrounded by books, making hand-made cards, and enjoying life with her hubby, little dog and chickens (usually with a Whittard Vanilla cappuccino in her hand)!