December 20, 2023

Do you struggle to find satisfaction?

Today, I’m going to talk about something I think is serious and super important.


On the surface, that may seem like an odd thing for me to bring up or a simple topic, but it’s actually pretty deep, especially for you as a business owner.

I came across an article last week that really got me thinking about this topic, how it impacts my own life and how frequently I see it impacting the business owners that we work with.

And since at FR, we see ourselves as your trusted source for increasing your awareness and teaching you how to think, I thought this was an excellent topic to create some dialogue around.

If you don’t have time to read that whole article, I’ll sum it up here: Many successful professionals struggle to enjoy their accomplishments.

Does that sound like you?

  • Do you accomplish goals in your business and instead of stopping to acknowledge or even celebrate them, you’re right back to pursuing the next achievement?
  • Do you find yourself struggling to find happiness in your business even though you’ve seen growth year over year?
  • Do you fixate on what hasn’t been done over what did get done?

If so, you’re definitely not alone.

And while the article goes in depth about why that is and presents several strategies to approaching satisfaction differently, I thought I’d share how we have set up our coaching process to help you do this very thing:

  1. Weekly Checkins - Personal and Professional Highlights: This is where we ask you to pause and reflect each week to acknowledge something both personally and professionally that has gone well or is something to be celebrated. This is to help you see that in the midst of all of the things you’re doing to reach your long-term goals and success, there are little wins happening all along the way.
  2. Quarterly Rocks: Completing Quarterly Rocks means you’re solving a big problem in your business and clearing the path to making your business operate more efficiently and reach your goals. Oftentimes you’ve had the help of your team to get these done as well. We pause to celebrate these successes with you at the end of each quarter.
  3. Personal Records: We’re big on measuring things around here, and we love that it gives us the opportunity to recognize when you’ve hit a new milestone. We do that with you in your Coaching Session, we recognize you internally with our FR team, and we publish it in our Revolution Report each month. These records are definitely cause for celebration.

Taking the time to recognize and celebrate these wins can have a significant impact on both you and your team's morale and motivation. That’s why we do it. And finding satisfaction in where you are and what you have accomplished is equally important.

While it's natural and healthy (especially as an entrepreneur) to have ambitious goals and to always strive for more, it's also essential to appreciate the journey and the progress you have made. By acknowledging how far you have come, you gain confidence in your abilities and are more prepared to tackle future challenges.

I believe that it's critical to focus on your own happiness and well-being as a business owner and to find joy in the process of building and running your business. That’s what’s going to keep you going when things get tough (as they do) and for the long haul. And that’s what’s important. And it's also what we're here for.

I am curious to know - is this something you struggle with? Do you move from achievement to pursuit of the next one without a pause to celebrate? Do you demonstrate that same behavior to your team or even your family?

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