If you own a business, have a job, are unemployed or retired, and you receive and spend money, the answer is “Absolutely yes.” Why? Because in today’s world your whole life is a business.
If you are an owner of a business: You either bought it or created it to sell products and/or services and you conduct the business assuming full control, responsibility and risk.
If you are employed or contracted by a company: You are responsible for fulfilling the tasks and mission for which you were hired. You are using your skills and talents. Therefore, you assume part of the risk.
If you are unemployed and are seeking employment: You’re in the business of marketing and identifying and selling your skills and talents.
If you are retired: You are responsible for using your skills, talents and interest to create a life of fulfillment based on how you spend your time and money
Your whole life can benefit from applying the principles of operating a successful, productive business. Your life has a beginning and end, just like a business. It goes through various stages as it matures, and you have 24 hours each day to manage and create the life you want. It would be to your benefit to change the way you look at all your relationships. An example is the way you view your employment relationship. Rather than thinking of yourself as being an employee, see yourself as a business person with the perception of, “I am selling my unique skills and talents to the company to fulfill the tasks and mission for which I was hired.” The benefit of this perception is that it will make you stronger. Thinking as a business person, you become more aware of continually improving your skills, talents and interest so that you are always marketable.
When the time comes for you to quit, get laid off or be ‘downsized,’ you then become an entrepreneur to create and build a mechanism to market you, your skills and talents to an employer or to create your own business. The same will hold true when the time comes for you to create a joyful fulfilling transition into semi- or full retirement.
Your whole life, as with a business, has similar categories and tasks, things to plan, create, manage and improve: Career/Business, Money Management, Health, Family, Social Relationships (personal friends/significant other and business associates), Personal and Professional Mastery, and Physical Environment (fun and recreation).
As a business, life and retirement coach, I assist you into breaking free of the barriers and transition into the results you desire. I will guide you in your journey by gaining clarity in your purpose, goals and vision, uncover and identify the obstacles and challenges. I provide processes that will enable you to move through them effectively so that you can create the business and life you desire with passion, prosperity, balance, and fulfillment.