SMEQuest had an opportunity to interview executive performance and leadership coach, Gail Gibson, to know more about her Can Do journey into entrepreneurship and how other women can find their path into leadership.
The Merriam Webster dictionary cites the definition of the term ‘when opportunity knocks’ as ‘when a person gets the chance to do something he or she wants to do.’ An interesting thought I have contemplated on many occasions. How do you know when opportunity knocks? Does opportunity knock at all or is it your responsibility to knock on opportunity’s door?
We can all become overwhelmed in the work we do or the life we lead. It happens. Often, when we take on too much or fail to give ourselves time to step away and recharge. Life can become super-fast paced, and we sometimes believe that we need to keep up with the speed. It is like the accelerator pedal is stuck on maximum. Each day whizzes by in a flash and we become casualties, as we burn the candle at both ends. It is OK to take a break.
What a time for introspection, wouldn’t you agree? Right now, for many of us, we live our days in a state of forced isolation. The impact, even though it is immense on our mental, emotional, and physical state, provides us with a unique opportunity to step inside ourselves. Unforced, liberating, and available – the act of going inside for calm when all around us is chaos.
Whether you’re switched on digitally or not, there is a lot going on. We frequently overfill our diaries, our time, and our minds. Do you feel like you have been pulled into the vortex and you’re spinning endlessly? If only you could press stop. Now, I’m someone who loves to step away from the noise daily, to walk in nature. I have a strong inner need to download my thoughts, and to refresh my mind, body, and spirit. When I fail to make time to do this, my mind remains in a contact state of busyness and I am aware that I do not deliver the best of who I am, to my loved ones, friends, or clients.
Right now, are you in love or have you fallen out of love with your business? What will it take to reignite the passion and fall in love again?
Remove your old ways of thinking. Let go of the limiting beliefs that hold you back, the thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you. Replace with thoughts and actions that energise and encourage you to live with purpose.
Why wait until January to set goals and plan your new year in business? Get a head start. Take action now. Remember, remember your business in November.
Because there are many positive benefits to having an accountability partner, when will you make time to connect with a friend, colleague or business coach who can become your 'get things done' buddy?
FACT: Businesses who get coached simply do better in business. Do you know where you want your business to be but you’re not quite sure how to get there?