𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹 (𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲)
When I first started to dip my toes into bringing my offline private practice to online coaching to serve more people, I was overwhelmed.
It felt like all business coaches talking about making 5K in 30 days, or 100K in a year, and all were truly alluring!! (shiny object syndrome…guilty right here!)
And oh how it sounded nice…
– The #laptoplifestyle
– Being your own boss
– Working less while making more money.
I truly wanted that and jumped in!
Truly excited by seeing what other women have accomplished and the testimonials of what I could reach!
But…there is a dark side to this…
Here is what the road is to that truly dreaded place (explained by Psychologists Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North)
1. Compulsion to prove oneself – demonstrating worth obsessively.
2. Working hard – with an inability to switch off.
3. Neglecting basic needs – lack of sleep, lack of healthy eating, lack of social interaction.
4. Displacement of conflicts – problems are dismissed.
5. Revision of values – values are skewed, friends and family dismissed, hobbies irrelevant.
6. Denial of emerging problems – intolerance, perceiving collaborators as stupid, cynicism, aggression, problems are viewed as caused by work.
7. Withdrawal – social life small or nonexistent, hard social contacts.
8. Odd behavioral changes – changes in behavior obvious to friends and family.
9. Depersonalization – seeing neither self nor others as valuable.
10. Inner emptiness – feeling empty inside.
11. Depression – feeling lost, exhausted and the future feels bleak and dark.
12. Burnout syndrome – includes mental and physical collapse; medical attention required.
Too many entrepreneurs, unfortunately, can check more than half of this lift, myself included.
Not fun to talk about, but it is the truth.
I, Dina Merhbi, followed the strategies of what all the programs and coaches told me to do.
– I fell into depression,
– I gained weight
– I felt so empty and alone
It was not a good time
I was not ME anymore
My coaches kept telling me to keep going, keep the ‘momentum’ until I hit 6-figures, and things would be ‘easier ‘ then.
But that only led me to quit.
I retired my online business, and took the time to pick myself up again, take care of myself.
But, my online coaching business was still calling me.
I knew I was meant for more. People needed me. I ha to make it work.
So, I did what I do best with my clients and flipped the vision, the bird’s eye vision, towards my online coaching business.
I changed my business model, decided what type of business I wanted, and a switch was flipped.
I created a strategy (a winning strategy…)
I turned off the outside noise.
And I moved forward with excitement and alignment.
And as soon as I made that inner shift, I became a MAGNET in the online space.
People messaged me because they loved my energy and wanted to work with me.
Clients I haven’t heard of in AGES messaged me to work with me (hello Universe having my back).
It’s as if I finally created SPACE & ENERGY in my life to bring in clients and income…
While only working 2 to 4 hours a day (or more because I FELT like it and not because I had to)…
While working with amazing clients who I love coaching.
While creating an income easily and without hustle…
While having time to eat well, move my body, see friends, and even chill at the pool all day without a worry….
Because I created an aligned business plan AND health plan that keeps me at such a high energy state that people see me everywhere and they feel like I am always online…when I am not.
(Guess what, I am a solopreneur…no virtual assistants, no graphic designers, no FB ad team.).
And here I am today, sharing with you that the hustle and intensive launch planning is not the answer for success…
But it is the fast-track way for burnout and depression, and quitting your online business.
You embarked on this entrepreneurial journey because you love helping people and have so much to offer in your expertise…
And you know you were put in this life to serve and change people’s lives.
You keep working on your online business…
And you feel yourself slipping through the cracks and overwhelmed to continue.
There is a solution.
You have to tune in, to listen to your aligned activities and zone of power so that you can work less, make more, without struggling with your health, your weight, your stress-eating…
And change people’s lives who are just waiting to work with you!
What is that solution?
It’s working with me to create your aligned Business & Health plan that will expand your business by working less.
I will send you an application form to see where you are today and to share with you what you can achieve by working together.
This is it.
It is your time to get off the hamster wheel of burn-out.
Let’s create a fun and easy journey towards yours goals.
And even feel and look great in the process!
Dina Merhbi, Business & Body Balance Coach