As an author and award-winning certified life coach with 16 years of experience growing business in various industries, I help you to focus on a path to sustainable growth that will give your higher profits and more freedom!
In this feature, I talk about who I am and how I got to where I am today. You’ll read what has helped me create the most success and overcome the biggest challenges to achieve my goals.
Three pieces of advice you’ll take away
Stop looking for validation or permission to go after what you want.
Outsource EVERYTHING you are not good at or don’t like doing in your life and business.
And when you really want something, never take no for an answer.
Over the years, I’ve worked with many successful entrepreneurs, and I’ve come to realize that there are four key components that need to align for a business owner to soar. You can watch a quick video I made for you here –>
Those secret success ingredients are as follows:
1 – Having Faith in Yourself:
Growing a business means you’re constantly creating things out of thin air. Yet, most business owners will get stuck in wanting the proof that something’s going to work before they take action (often using their personality traits as an excuse.)
Successful entrepreneurs work on that trust muscle daily. They know that mindset isn’t just positive thinking. They have a practice in place that helps them to shift from fear to faith, a practice that grounds them and allows them to become more strategic, seeing new opportunities and possibilities.
2 – Focus, Consistency & Accountability:
Let’s face it, this one isn’t a secret. But there are many triggers that can throw you off course and lose the ability to show up consistently. Successful entrepreneurs have support structures in place that help them to disarm those triggers quickly while keeping their eye on the prize. Their mindset practice helps them to stay grounded so they can show up consistently. They invest in coaches, mentors, mastermind groups, and business retreats to keep them accountable.
3 – Breaking The Rules:
Successful entrepreneurs don’t follow other people’s formulas and blue-prints. They understand that building a sustainable and successful business that they love means they have to run their business congruent with their values and their strengths. They have to blaze their own success trail by using strategies that are tailored to fit their unique gifts and leadership traits.
4 – Have a Solid Vision & Plan:
All successful entrepreneurs have a big solid vision, they’re clear on what they want, and have a plan to get them there.
Which one of the above ingredients are you currently missing?
We all love a good verbal processing session because:
It can organize and clarify our thoughts,
It helps us feel supported,
It’s centering and grounding,
It helps flesh out and spark new ideas,
It can highlight the best course of action,
It can help shift us from frustration, anger, and resentment to feeling confident, satisfied, and calm.
Having a space to release your conscious stream of thought is extremely important for any business owner.
So, what are the pitfalls?
To get all these benefits, you need a judgement-free zone, a place where someone can hold the space for you to work through it, where the listening participant has your back, understands your goals, and isn’t swayed or triggered by their own objectives and agendas.
Not all verbal processing spaces are created equally.
That’s why you have to avoid the following pitfalls (and you can watch a quick video that I did about this yesterday, here.–>
Verbally processing with an employee → particularly dangerous if you have to vent about a business challenge that’s not in the employee’s job scope or about another member of staff. You run the risk of losing your employees trust and their confidence in your ability to create a stable work environment.
Talking to friends or family about business ideas → your friends and family may not have an entrepreneurial mindset, and even if they do – they’re too close to you to give you objective feedback. Instead, you run the risk of getting advice or feedback that comes from their own fears/limiting beliefs around taking risks.
What happens when you verbally process in an unsafe/judgmental environment?
You can get more frustrated, confused, manipulated into doing something that’s not in alignment with your bigger business strategy or life goals.
So, my question to you is this: do you have a safe space where you get to verbally process? What do you love about it, what benefits have you experienced from it?
If you don’t have a space like this → check out our The Next Level Business Retreat where I’ll provide a support space for you to get constructive and empowering feedback, and help you come up with a solid business vision and plan to attain success in 2022.
Can’t wait to have you in the room with other phenomenal entrepreneurs.