Are You Guilty of Business Sabotage?

Thursday, 13th June 2013

Are You Guilty of Business Sabotage?

It’s sad but true for most of us, our worse enemy is ourselves. Sometimes we really set ourselves up for failure. Like for example, it was getting close to the end of the year and I decided it was time to plan out next year.

As I looked at all the big juicy goals that I made for the next year, I asked myself the great coaching question, what could get in my way from accomplishing all this? The answers poured out of me: my husband could get really sick again; the kids’ needs might become extremely demanding; I won’t figure out the technology; I won’t have time; and on the list went.

The list came too easy. It just flowed. Hmmm. Not good. I looked at the list and thought about what I had been thinking a lot lately and wanted to scream. I knew better than that. I am a coach. I teach people not to do exactly what I was doing.
Grrr. I have been focusing too much of my energy and time on what I didn’t want and what I was afraid of. I was sabotaging myself. Dang, dang, dang-o-rama. Darn.

I decided to listen to my coaching wisdom and dive into what I did want. What it felt like and looked like. It was amazing how quickly things turned around for me.

Sabotage can be sneaky, so look at your life and your business and search for places where there is a bit of drag. Discover what is behind the drag and I bet you will find some sabotaging going on.


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