Guest Post: Teresa Romain
This past week marked the official “end” to the holidays. Many of my clients commented that last week (and getting back to work and/or business) “hit them like a ton of bricks”. Some felt overwhelmed. Some felt paralyzed. Others simply had a hard time getting “back in gear”.
To support them, I’ve been sharing one particular analogy on many of my coaching calls this week that I think might support you as well.
And the analogy I’m using is horseback riding. Have you (or do you know anyone who has) ever fallen off a horse?
If so, then you probably know how important it is for that person to get back on the horse as soon as possible.
Now, I’ve not fallen off a horse myself. But if I did, I know that getting back on it would be the LAST thing I would want to do! And that’s because I would be AFRAID… of falling again, of getting hurt, of the horse itself.
Yet that’s EXACTLY why getting back on the horse quickly is so important. It’s to overcome that fear before it becomes more powerful and riding a horse gets even scarier in my mind. If I don’t get back on the horse, I will become paralyzed by FEAR – and I would never again experience the joy, satisfaction, freedom and exhilaration of riding a horse.
But here’s the catch. When you fall off a horse, all you need to do to prevent the fear from paralyzing you is to simply GET BACK ON THE HORSE. No one would expect you to start galloping right away!
Just getting on the horse, sitting in the saddle and (maybe) walking around the paddock is enough – and would be met with great cheers and shouts of praise from anyone who was watching. Galloping (or, for that matter, trotting or cantering) comes later.
The same is true for you. If you’ve “fallen off the horse” in terms of working your business, handling your business (and personal) finances, and/or getting ready for filing your taxes, then you need to take ONE action today that “gets you back in the saddle”.
It’s not about “galloping” right away… it’s not even about picking up at the speed you were traveling when you fell off. It’s about getting back on the “horse”… before fear, guilt, overwhelm and procrastination set in even more.
Make ONE phone call. Make it easy and call one of your best customers to simply wish him/her a Happy New Year. That’s getting YOU back in the saddle and connected again to your business.
If you stopped paying attention to your finances, open up your January spreadsheet or software system today. Enter ONE transaction. Take that deposit to the bank. Open those unopened bills on your desk. Do ONE thing to start to prepare your records for filing taxes.
Just GET ON THE HORSE.. and then CELEBRATE and cheer yourself for doing so! Before you know it, you’ll be trotting (or even galloping) along again!
Teresa Romain is the President & Founder of www.AccessAbundance.com and has trained and coached thousands of individuals around the world access and experience greater freedom, fulfillment, well-being and abundance in their businesses and their lives. Unique in her approach and dynamic and passionate in her style, Teresa is known for making the transformational process of accessing abundance challenging, fun and powerful in its results.
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