Does the thought of slowing down and stepping away from your business leave you feeling nervous? Wish there was a way you could just shut down without having to worry if everything is running smoothly? Not sure how slowing down can benefit your life and your business?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about why slowing down is the key to growing a practice.
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In This Podcast
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok talks you through 10 different benefits of slowing down as being a key to your practice.
10 Different Benefits of Slowing Down
1. Slowing down gives you clarity
There was a study that looked at vigilance decrement – if people do a task for 50 minutes straight vs breaking it up every 20 minutes, the vigilance (amount you pay attention over time) goes down. Micro breaks are so important so that you can maintain focus on your tasks.
2. Exposes system flaws
At Slow Down School we encourage people to turn their phone off for a week. This forces you to set up systems that go beyond yourself and you have to evaluate those systems.
3. It feels good
It just really feels good to not be going to full tilt all the time and slowing down helps remind you of who you are on the inside.
4. It reminds you of what life could be
These adventures and experiences remind you that life is not here just to work. We are human beings, not human doings.
5. Pushes your ego out of the way
If you can’t do as much, it forces your ego to not be as much a part of it.
6. Growing for the right reasons
You will start to evaluate how you can grow in a smart way that respects people’s time, in a way that makes sense, that builds people’s lives and is good for your clients and community.
7. Protects your reputation because you stay grounded
When you are feeling stressed you will not show up at your best and when you take some time to slow down you will not feel as overwhelmed.
8. Helps you focus on that one thing that’s going to help make everything easier
Stepping back and figuring out what the one thing is you need to work towards to make your life easier. There is something called Parkinson’s Law which states that work fills to the time allotted for it. If you give yourself an hour to do something, it will take you that long.
9. Batch easier and make boundaries
Look ahead at what work you need to get done and try to get your tasks done when you have set time aside.
10. Live the rich person life now
When you slow down you have a lot of freedom and you can create that time to live that life you dream of.
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Meet Joe Sanok
Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.
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