I took a long look at the time I was spending volunteering in various roles, and it was adding up to many hours each month. I volunteer as resident Life Coach on Calder’s Confessions radio programme, read the news at the weekends for Vectis Radio, currently Chair of the Isle of Wight Independent Advisory Group for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary. All these roles take up my time and making a decision on which one, if any, to let go was very hard.
I weighed up how much time was spent each month on these activities, what I achieved in each role and whether I felt it advantageous for me to carry on with it.
For instance, to make a single recording of the weekly radio programme with Calder Jon, Calder’s Confessions, involves a two hour round trip in my car, reading and understanding the various problems people have written in and, of course, recording our responses. All in all, it takes up half of my working day each week, which amounts to two whole days in a month.
I made the decision, after a lot of thought and consideration, to resign as the resident Life Coach, and reluctantly let Calder know. He was absolutely understanding about it, and we parted on very good terms. I am sure he will carry on as usual, and I wish him every success for the future.
So having made this decision, what will I do with this reclaimed time of mine? I am going to work harder on my business and even harder with my clients to ensure they become the very best versions of themselves.
I am having a new leaflet designed by a professional graphic designer. Finding the text and sorting out pictures will be fun, even if it is time consuming. I am also having a new photo done with a professional photographer. All this is so exciting, and I am curious to see the end results and to hand out my new leaflet to people.
Having the time to devote to this project is invaluable to me, and will, I hope, be a good aid when I am talking to new and prospective clients.
I have created the opportunity for myself to improve my service to my clients, to improve my learning and coaching skills, to manage my time, to work more closely with my own coach and to make the balance between work and recreation more even and reduce stress and of course costs in travelling. The future is looking really good for me.
I made the decision for me, about me and without guilt. I am practising what I advise my own clients: Look after yourself first, it is not selfish it is essential.
I am helping people to become the very best version of themselves and would love to work with you. Contact me today.