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It moves us to believe in ourselves and take action (something that’s very important when running your own business) How many unfinished pieces of work, or ideas in your head, aren’t out there because of lack of self-belief?

Are you a glass half full or half empty person?

Let’s say I ask you how you are right now, what way would you respond? Maybe, ‘Not bad’, ‘Fine’, ‘Average’. If that’s you, think about how you could channel your energy more positively.

Running your own business can be a juggling act; we need to find ways to re-engage our energy levels

•We can start by working smarter, not harder

•We can make continuous improvements

•We can focus on all of the good things that are going on in our business, and get help with those things that aren’t going as well, or pivot if we need to

•We can also work on our self-care – If you take better care of yourself, you’re more likely to feel more positive about life and it means you will serve others better too.

Grab a piece of paper and a pen right now and write down 3 top things you LOVE about what you do (no complaining). How much better does it feel when you focus on the positive?

As coaches, we make people feel better about themselves. We help them to build the belief that they can have all they dream of and we help people to take action

Think about how you want people to feel after they have worked with you. Keep sharing your passion and enthusiasm, and if it’s not there like it used to be find a way to bring it back, or choose to go in a different direction, in a way that does really light your spark.

Build your positive energy buzz so that everyone (including you) feels motivated and inspired so that when someone asks you how you feel you will say (truthfully)

I’m fabulous, thank you!

Because you are!

Ruby McGuire.

Prior to Coaching, I worked in HR for 11 years with my last role, as Head of HR, that encompassed training

all aspects including training, recruitment and employment law. You may have seen my work in the International Coaching News Magazine and Inspired Coach Magazine, plus various guest posts/articles. I'm a Co-Author of Awaken Your True Potential and also a Support Coach for Noble Manhattan.