Focusing on one thing. Sounds simple, right? In the fast-paced world of yoga teaching, where multitasking is often celebrated, the idea of concentrating on just one thing might seem counterintuitive.
The Illusion of Multitasking
In a society that glorifies multitasking, it’s essential to recognize the illusion it creates. True multitasking, the simultaneous execution of multiple tasks, is impossible. Yet, many individuals find themselves divided among various responsibilities, hoping to achieve more by doing more.
Consider the analogy: “If you chase two rabbits at the same time, you catch none.” This simple yet profound statement encapsulates the essence of our discussion on the last podcast episode (you can listen here). Imagine growing your online yoga community simultaneously on Instagram and Facebook. While dedication is admirable, splitting your time between platforms means slower growth compared to someone focused solely on one.
The Root Problem: Focusing on Too Many Things
The root problem lies in attempting to juggle numerous tasks simultaneously. It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling overwhelmed, questioning why efforts seem fruitless. The key realisation is that not everything requires immediate attention. In fact, only a fraction of the tasks you believe are crucial actually contribute significantly to your yoga business’s growth.
The Power of Clarity
The path to success involves gaining clarity on your unique business needs. One size doesn’t fit all in the yoga industry, where each teacher’s skills, knowledge, and mindset are distinctive. This is precisely why a tailored approach is crucial. The goal isn’t to do all the things but to focus on the one thing that truly matters and will propel your business forward.
Overcoming Overwhelm for Growth
To achieve growth, you need space. And to create space, you must shed the overwhelming burden of attempting to do everything at once. Instead, focus on the one thing that aligns with your current goals and business trajectory. This isn’t about ignoring potential opportunities; it’s about prioritising and sequencing your actions for maximum impact.
Reflection and Action
Take a moment to reflect on your current endeavours. Make a list of all the activities you engage in to grow your yoga business. Then, create another list of tasks you believe are essential. The chances are that even with limited time, you may feel compelled to add more to your plate.
Pause, take a deep breath, and affirm that your business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Repeat after yourself: “I don’t have to do all the things. I need to focus on the one thing that will build my business and help me achieve my goals.”
Your Next Move
As a yoga teacher, you already practise dharana—single-pointed focus on the mat. Extend this principle to your business. Clearly define your goals and focus on the one thing that will lead you there. Remember, it’s not about doing more; it’s about doing what truly matters.
How I Can Help
If you find yourself overwhelmed and in need of guidance, consider joining my upcoming programs. The Visionary Mini-Mind, a two-week intensive mastermind, provides a space to reflect on the past year and plan for the upcoming one. Alternatively, Elevate Program is perfect for those looking to create and sell their first offers online, and limited spots are available for personalised 1:1 coaching. You can check how to work with me outside of The Visionary Mini-Mind, here.
Visit yogacareerwithgwen.com for more details or send me a DM on IG.
Remember, spots are limited, so act now to transform your yoga career. Embrace the power of focusing on the one thing that will change everything.
I look forward to seeing you on IG, and in the meantime, have an amazing week!