When I just started my business and struggled to find clients and earn enough money, I thought that one day I would have figured everything out and I could relax in a business that would practically run itself.
I learned a thing or two about being an entrepreneur over the past years, including that this day will NEVER come.
On the one hand I’m very glad about this, because I’d be bored to death if nothing ever changed.
But sometimes I secretly wish that things would stand still for just a short period of time.
This wishful thinking phase never lasts long, and I usually get my act together pretty soon.
Two things help me snap out of it and get moving again:
#1 sparring with a coach
You absolutely cannot grow your business without a good mentor or coach.
You may not believe this yet, but trust me, you need help if you want to be successful.
(And the people who tell you that you can do it alone are probably not successful or happy themselves – so be careful whose advice you listen to!)
“Success always takes help. Failure you can do alone.”
#2 answering these 5 questions that help me focus, let go and move forward
Question 1: what do you want to accomplish this year?
How many clients do you want to serve? How much money do you want to make? What other things do you want to learn or create?
(Write a book / develop a new program / …)
Are you on track of accomplishing these goals? If not, what needs to change?
Question 2: what is the highest vision you have for yourself?
Are you the best version of YOU? Are you sharing your gifts and talents in a way that suits YOU?
Or are you playing small, holding back, or otherwise hiding your light under a bushel?
And if you are: are you happy and satisfied with this?
Question 3: what is the highest vision you have for your business?
Why did you start your business in the first place? What is the difference you want to make?
What is your soul purpose, and does your business represent this fully?
What is your Big Mission, and are you fulfilling it yet?
Question 4: what does your inner wisdom tell you?
Deep down, you already know or sense what you need to do next to move forward in your business:
Something or someone you need to let go of / hire a coach / delegate tasks to a VA / sign up for a program / manage your time differently…..
Question 5: what’s stopping you?
And without knowing you, I can predict your answer already: your doubts and fears 😉
The ONLY thing that ever stops anyone is fear (and/or doubts).
Every entrepreneur who wants to fulfill her Big Mission and grow her business encounters this on a regular basis.
But it doesn’t have to stop you.
You can feel uncomfortable and act anyway, as I remind myself on a regular basis as well 😉
Being aware that it really is fear that is holding you back is the first step you need to take to be able to feel this fear and act anyway.
It’s when you think you’re not scared that you are really, REALLY stuck…
This week’s transformational action
Take a good look at your business and yourself.
Are you truly happy and fulfilled with your current situation?
Do you feel that something needs to change but you’re not sure what?
Take the time to think about it, and, even more importantly, feel what’s going on in your business and if this is what you really want and need to do.
Beneath the doubts, turmoil, fears and thoughts is a quiet voice that is calling you…
Listen to this voice, and decide to act upon it.
After you say YES, the HOW will present itself to you.
Let me know what you think! You can post your comments below. Thanks!