Business people may have made a New Year’s Resolution to make more time for themselves in 2017 but a new survey undertaken last week reveals that, in many cases, that resolution has already been broken.
The survey was undertaken at the South East Wales Business Show that took place at Chepstow Racecourse.
The survey has shown that business people still do not have a real balance between the hours they put into their work and the time they take off.
It is the second survey of its’ kind undertaken by NLP Trainer and Master Coach Dr Dr Bridget Kirsop and her team at One Life Coaching and underpins results found last November when a similar survey was undertaken in Cardiff Business Week.
Around a hundred business owners, company directors and self-employed people were asked to rate ten questions between one and ten – one being the worst and ten the best – about their mindset for business.
Dr Kirsop said:
“The vast majority of people who responded said that they did not have a work-life balance that suited their lifestyle.”
The survey at a business exhibition in South Wales last week confirms findings from a similar survey taken over two days at another show at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium three months ago when 114 people were surveyed.
But this mindset can be easily changed with a bit of practical help, believes Dr Kirsop, particularly from her Breakthrough programme that many business people have benefitted from in the last few years.
Dr Kirsop added:
“The health of people running their businesses is being directly affected by people’s conflict between being successful and relaxing. Most of my clients are business owners who have forgotten to live in line with their values for their life and business and are getting overwhelmed and then take no action which then becomes a revolving circle.
“This leads to loss of confidence and has a direct effect on relationships at home and in the business”
Dr Kirsop, who not only delivers these Breakthrough programmes but is also an NLP Trainer and Business Coach and Business Mastermind Facilitator, will be an exhibitor at the Carms Means Biz Show on the April 6 and will be running a workshop there.
“Only with a fit and healthy mind are you able to build a flourishing business and reach the goals and targets you have set for it.
“Without being clear and positive mentally, you will always be stumbling over that first hurdle in your race to reach your targets which will slow you up and mean those goals will take longer to achieve.
“This is why surveys of this kind, to discover the issues facing business owners and directors in 2017, are crucial so that their problems can be resolved for a successful future.”
For more information about One Life Coaching and how to improve your business mindset, to go www.onelife-lifecoaching.co.uk