Is the Stress of Running Your Coaching Business Killing you?

As a coach you love partnering with clients, inspiring them to maximize their personal and professional potential. But you are also a business owner. And that can be a two-edged sword.

On one side it is empowering, liberating, profitable, and stressful. On the other side it can be anxiety-ridden, paralyzing, and stressful. Notice a common denominator?

It’s the stress. True, in itself stress is not bad. It can gear us up to meet a challenge. In life-threatening situations, stress has enabled people to perform feats they would never have believed they were capable of. When you had an important deadline, stress may have generated a surge of adrenaline that enabled you to feel energized and work to meet that deadline on time.

But, on the other hand, stress can – quite literally – kill you and your business. Especially when stress becomes unrelenting and our bodies fail to relax. “Stress,” states one researcher, “is the number one threat to our health and well-being.”

Your physical health will affect the “health and well-being” of your business. Knowing how to recognize and be proactive in dealing with what is causing your stress is an important step on the path for any successful business owner, including coaches.

That’s why I have prepared a series of blog posts – to address some of the greatest sources of stress for Coaches, and to share what you can do to alleviate, and learn from, your stress.

Whether you’re anxious because you’re struggling to establish yourself in your industry, or you’re stressed because you’re so much in demand you’re being pulled in too many directions, you’ll find in this series ways to be less stressful. After all, it’s impossible to enjoy success – or your path to success – if you’re constantly strung out, wringing your hands, and suffering from stress-related exhaustion or illness.

Take a deep breath, exhale, and relax. No matter where you are in your coaching practice, my goal is to help you figure out where to make adjustments that will help minimize the stress and create a more productive environment for growing and maintaining your coaching business.

The next post will take a look at some of the sources that cause stress in running a coaching business.

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