How do you feel in your body when you think about working on your business?
Do you feel expansive energy? Or contraction and resistance? How do you know if you are on track with your purpose? Do your clients energize or deplete you? And how do your business and life feed each other? Do they energize each other or do you feel like you struggle to find the balance?
These are all embodied questions that can help you create a strategy in your business that honors your body, your energy, and your well being at the center.
The truth is that our coaching businesses are built on the foundation of our energy, our creativity, our vision, and our ability to create an energy exchange and support a valuable transformation with our clients.
“Transformation” is an experience of change, movement, and growth. If our coaching businesses are going to truly be transformational, we need to stay connected to the source of our transformation – our connection to our bodies as our source of energy, awareness, relationship, and transformation.
Getting connected to your experience of energy and movement can help you attune to your perception of transformation – your awareness of energy, balance, flow, movement, and intentions which propel transformation. Tuning into this awareness can help you transform your approach to business as well-creating more flow of time, money, energy, joy, and impact in your business.
It is easy to get lost creating our coaching business strategy from our sense of what we think we “should” do or what others are doing. But if you take an embodied approach to your business strategy, you can stay connected to the source of your energy, and the energy of transformation that you bring to your clients in all aspects of your business.
An embodied approach to business is more than putting your health first or striving for work-life balance. It is a transformational approach to connecting to the source of your energy and creativity in your life and business and keeping that awareness as the core of your strategy.
How does an embodied approach to business look play out in your life and business?
It can look a lot of different ways depending on your health and energy needs and your business model. I work with a lot of clients where their health needs to be foundational to their strategy. They often have chronic health conditions and work with chronic health conditions. These clients need to attend to their health and wellness in a disciplined way, or the consequences will be huge. Their own health and wellness has a massive impact on how they feel and the energy they can bring to their work. Therefore, making sure that they create the self-care strategies that they need on a daily basis is primary to their strategy.
What does this look like? Well, we work on designing their workflows, client engagement, and offers in a way that keeps their energy flowing without overextending. We find ways of leveraging their expertise such that they remain aligned with their purpose and we focus on the creative practices that keep them growing, evolving, and creating the flow of change and transformation in their lives and businesses.
An Embodied Approach to business can also mean incorporating one or more of these key practices into your daily routine:
- Create a daily practice of tuning into your body and listening on a deep level to evolve your self-awareness and alignment between intention and action
- Have a morning and evening routine to stay present and in alignment with what you want to create with your day and reflect on what you have learned at the end of the day.
- Check in with your body and hone your intuition to help you know what is right for you on a moment to moment basis.
- Make the experience of joy, energy, and flow a marker of success in your life and business!
So whether you are looking for more energy, renewed purpose, or strategies for growing your business, an embodied approach can help your RECLAIM a foundation that feeds your life and your business.