Welcome to June’s edition
We are at the peak of 2023
Summer Solstice is gone and we head towards Autumn.
Boost Your Business Success: Mastering Self-Leadership and Recovery Time.
The power of self-leadership and efficient recovery time in achieving business success is where we are off exploring this month.
Business Leadership can offer up rough terrain, so its worth preparing for.
I want to offer you the opportunity to enhance your mental and emotional resilience, optimise your productivity, by overcoming setbacks.
I don’t care how successful you are or what your title is, setbacks can be wounding.
As the business owner or leader, have you ever considered your recovery time?
Just like managing your bank balance, email system, or even recovering from the flu, having a strategy in place to bounce back from setbacks is crucial. In this edition, we will explore the importance of recovery time, self-leadership, and personal growth for your business success. By incorporating these principles, you can enhance your resilience, productivity, and overall wellbeing.
The Winning Edge of Recovery Time
Like anyone excelling in their field, Richard Branson or Elon Musk the true differentiator between those winners and the runners-up lies in their recovery time.
It’s not just about the knowledge they have or physical strength, not even bank balance because that’s all relative too. It’s about how quickly they bounce back from slip-ups and setbacks. Take the winning service at Wimbledon on Centre Court, for example, where immediate action and a reset mindset are essential. Thinking about the last fault will only focus the player’s mind and reproduce the same action as the one before. Similarly, each of us reacts differently to our own mistakes, and I believe this is dependent on our level of self-awareness.
Recognising the Need for Efficient Recovery Time
Think back to the past month and reflect on the events, situations, and conversations you’ve encountered.
Are any of them still unresolved or simply left “best forgotten”? It’s time to address these matters and acknowledge their impact on your progress. While you may excel in handling external challenges, it’s equally important to consider the longer-term impact on your own well-being. and performance.
Overcoming Learned Responses
Many of our responses to setbacks are learned behaviours that once served us well, perhaps when we were younger. However, these responses—such as drowning in self-pity, sulking and hiding, blaming others, or denying the evidence—consume significant amounts of time and energy. Furthermore, they can have adverse effects on our physical and mental well-being, leading to stress-related illnesses and poor sleep quality.
Valuing opportunities to take proper time out, which is uninterrupted by telephone calls, running the children somewhere, picking up shopping, and answering minor queries will enable you to develop exceptional mental and emotional resilience.
To develop exceptional mental and emotional resilience, here’s a valuable tip:
Identify a past event from the previous month that still affects you emotionally, no matter how small.
Write down the event in detail, treating it as a statement for a court or witness statement.
Now, go back through the statement and erase any emotional terms, words, or assumptions, leaving only the factual details.
Detaching from the emotion allows you to view the situation objectively, either rendering it insignificant or providing a positive learning opportunity.
As always I hope this has provided you with food for thought. Remember, business success starts with mastering self-leadership and embracing the power of recovery time. Invest in your personal growth and watch your business flow with so much more ease.