Introducing Leo and MYSELF
Let me introduce you to Leo. He was a 5 month old Collie / Alsatian cross when we rescued him last November. Now, just 8 months old he’s growing in confidence and character.
His confidence in us is growing, his confidence when he came across a stone lion, on the left, in the dusk wasn’t so high. He saw it out the corner of his eye, thought (or I think he thought) “PREDATOR RUN”.
And that he is what he tried to do. Unfortunately he was attached to me! In a split second I was on the pavement / road landing nose first, knees next! Leo was at the full extent of my right arm and lead away from me in the middle of the road.
The next day I carried on as normal, going for walks, going to his training lesson looking like I’d been 10 rounds with Mike Tyson to my face and with aching, very swollen knees! It’s just bruising I thought.
A week went by
Deciding to take time off from my part time role was a must, I wasn’t focussing I wasn’t concentrating and I was in pain.
ENOUGH I told myself!
I got a physio appointment and went for my assessment.
Turns out I’ve damaged both ligaments either side of my left knee as well as given myself a swollen fluid sack beneath the knee cap. Rest, Ice, Heat, a knee support and elevation were needed.
Time to put MYSELF first!
You’re longest serving, highest income generating client.
I need to put myself first for the next 5 weeks, no driving. Flat short pavement walks only. No holding Leos lead in case I twisted my knee when reacting to him.
Working with my clients about their time management mindset, I teach them all that you’re longest serving, highest income generating client is the same for them, as it is for me, as it is for you.
Without myself, you have no family, no friends, no business, no employment, no way of generating cash or servicing those you people you need to be there for.
I had to put MYSELF first. I reduced my part time hours, I worked sometimes from the sofa. I got lifts to my face to face networking events. I asked for help and support.
Everyone of my clients fully understood I need to put myself first.
So my question to you is
When did you last put MYSELF first?
Do comment or email me and let me know when you last put MYSELF first.
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