Keep Your Health Coaching Business Healthy through the Holidays
As you know, this is a great time of year to write helpful posts for your tribe about how to stay healthy during the holidays: what to eat, how to manage stress, fresh ideas for their families.
While you’re creating content to support your health coaching clients, I’m here to show you how to keep your business healthy through the holidays!
It’s way too easy to get distracted this time of year. And it’s OK to take time off from your business, in fact you absolutely should. But there’s a difference between scheduling time off from your health coaching business and honoring those boundaries, and just ignoring your business until sometime in January.
Schedule time off
Whether it’s a day or two around Christmas and New Year’s or a full two weeks or even a month, decide what you need to enjoy your family celebrations this year and relax and rejuvenate before the new year begins. Block that time off, let your clients, colleagues and family know, and stick to your schedule.
Take it up a notch: Use your business tech to firm up your boundaries: an online calendar is the BEST way to make it very clear to your clients – and yourself – when you’re available for appointments, and when you’re not. Let your website, shopping cart and online schedule keep your business running while you’re sipping eggnog by the fire. There are so many ways to automate – use them to your advantage all year long.
Take stock before you take off
Take some time to reflect on the past year. Focus on what you excelled at this year, what you’re thrilled about, what good you did for others. Consider the things you didn’t get done and if they still sound like fun to you, move them forward to your new year goals list. This isn’t about berating yourself for what you didn’t get done, but really appreciating yourself for all you did do.
Now create a clear intention for the new year – not a list of 50 things you want to do – but a guiding thought to align yourself with. This may be your word, or words, of the year. Getting grounded in this way before holiday time off will make it so much easier to start up again in January with a sense of clarity.
Take it up a notch: Finish preparations to launch a special product or service designed for the holidays or the new year, and get it automated and ready to go so your health coaching business can start the new year strong. Enjoy watching your list and your bank account grow, even while you’re baking cookies with the kids. Get the support you need to make it happen.
Honor your clients
If it feels good to you, create a holiday thank you for your clients and partners this year. Don’t do it because you “should”, that will only create more stress and not be as effective or authentic. Do only what feels aligned. You might send handwritten cards, or use a service like sendoutcards.com and have your VA set that up for you. You can offer a holiday sale on your services and gift certificates. Consider what you could do to make your clients’ holidays more fun, more healthy and less stressful than ever before.
And it’s OK if your holiday offer becomes a New Year’s offer if it just doesn’t fit into your busy holiday life right now.
Take it up a notch: Offer a free eBook or teleseminar geared towards supporting your clients through the holidays. You might also offer one of your products at a special rate, promoting it as a gift idea to help your clients complete their holiday shopping.
My wish for you
The end of the year can bring you down if you’re looking back at it with critical eyes. Instead hold the truth of “I did my best and I’m awesome” and look at your accomplishments through those eyes.
Now consider – objectively – the goals that remain unfinished. Ask yourself “how would it feel to complete that goal in the new year?” Check in to be sure you’re still aligned with the idea, before you recommit to it.
I am certain that at least one of your unrealized goals has “tech terror” written all over it.
How do I know? Because all of my clients experience this – including me sometimes!
It is my wish for you that you’ll stop letting tech terror hold you back. Reach out for the support you need. You can train yourself, have someone teach you or adopt the mindset of the successful business owner and hire the right experts to set you up right (saving you endless time, money and frustration).
I’m here to help. It’s what I do.
There’s no denying the importance of the right tech to help you grow your business and simplify your life. If you’re ready to discover what’s possible for YOU with the right tech foundation and coaching, get in touch today.
To your awesome biz,