A Ski Lesson for your business

Today I was coaching a client whose business is starting to SERIOUSLY take off. Her marketing is clicking, her leveraged business model is starting to work out and everything is speeding up… just like she dreamed!

She never expected that she would freak out when she accomplished her goals and realizing her business dreams, and she is leaning back because of it. So, here’s a SKI lesson I shared with her that can be applied to her business:

So now let’s review:
  • LEAN IN: Whether you are skiing and you need to lean into the mountain or downhill– or if you are facing a life challenge– leaning back will only make it worse! Leaning into it wholeheartedly will allow you to face the situation with your heart, body, and mind and achieve the desired outcome.
  • BEND YOUR KNEES: I love this metaphor! For skiing, is important to bend your knees to absorb the terrain, the bumps on the hill.  In business, and in life for that matter, it’s important to keep a flexible mindset to ensure that you can creatively navigate the bumps is in front of you, maintaining control at all times— but not rigidity!
  • TRUST: Leaning into your ski boots– trusting that they are there– supporting your weight is another way to think about your support system: your colleagues, friends, advisors, mentors, community, even clients!  Allow them to support you in your journey, your growth, your exploration.
  • Go ahead, if there’s some winter left in you, test these tips on the mountain– but more importantly, test them in your life and business and see how you respond!

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Dolores Hirschmann is an internationally recognized strategist, Clarity coach, TEDxOrganizer, Speaker & Author. She has over 20 years experience helping entrepreneurs, companies & organizations realize their potential—by guiding them to CLARITY—to define their CORE IDEA, message and market strategy needed to reach their next level of growth. As a Speaker Coach Dolores guides speakers to go from successful professionals to thought leaders in their field. If you would like to learn more visit: www.mastersinclarity.com or download her free resource “STAND OUT THE TED WAY”
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