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Liz Trocchio Smith

Liz Trocchio Smith
Certified Executive Business Coach
and Trusted Advisor

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Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

As a coach, I am always working with my clients to make sure their number one priority is themselves, period. If you don’t take care of yourself, you are not in a position to take care of others. That doesn’t just include your family, but your clients as well.

If you have traveled by plane, the safety instructions are always, “Put your oxygen mask on yourself first, before assisting others.”  Never a truer statement.

I am good at taking care of myself, but sometimes the plan changes and it’s out of your control. I’ve reflected on this many times when I haven’t taken care of me first, and here is what I know.

Put your oxygen mask on first – What this means with regard to your career, is to take care of yourself.

Be healthy.
Be happy.
Be organized.
Be financially stable.
Be independent.
Be cultured.
Be confident.
Be in peace.
Be knowledgeable.
Be calm.
Be centered.
Be content.

Get your own oxygen mask on so that you can assist others. It has to be done in that order. Don’t fight the order or you will end up burned out with no energy left for yourself.

Often, it begins with saying “no” to others and “yes” to yourself.

Make it a great day!