If you are a service-oriented business person you are, by nature, drawn to helping, supporting and serving others in one way or another. This is admirable, but there is often a price to pay.
The danger with all service-oriented people is that service can easily slip into self-sacrifice.
That’s when you have to consciously learn to serve yourself first before serving others.
Service or Self-Sacrifice?
From an early age, women in particular are programmed to put others first, which means they often put themselves last.
Do you recognise yourself here? How many of you are reading this and thinking ‘Yes, that’s me!’
To Serve Others, Serve Yourself First
Are you last on the list as far as getting your needs met… even behind the dog and the cat!
The thing is, you cannot give more than you already have and unless you feel emotionally connected and inwardly strong, you will not have the emotional resilience and inner strength to give your best to others.
When you serve from a space of depletion the result is burn-out, depression, dissatisfaction, lack of vitality, exhaustion, and so on.