Wednesday March 30, 2016
Let’s be honest here. If you are in business for yourself, sometimes it gets hard. Really hard in fact. We try things, they don’t work. We have to learn new skills, platforms, techniques... new everything! We work with people, they aren’t happy. We talk to a prospect, they say no. We talk to another, they say no too. We put ourselves out there and get crickets.
The list goes on and on about how business can get hard.
Even though it gets hard sometimes, we must know what to do when those difficult times arise. Why? Because if we hold ourself in a space of negative emotion then we lose precious time (and happiness). The only resource we can never get back is time and in the world of entrepreneurship, time is of the essence. Learning how to bounce back after a fall is a crucial skill to every entrepreneur. The faster you can pick yourself up after a fall, the faster you can get back to business.
Here are 7 things I’ve discovered that have helped me when it inevitably gets tough.
Saturday March 5, 2016
When you feel like you need to lose weight, you are always waiting for your life to begin. When you feel like you need to be successful in order to be successful, you are always waiting for success.
This is scary parallel between dieting and entrepreneruship. Here's how to break the pattern for good.
Thursday July 23, 2015
As I opened my eyes, I saw the sun beaming in on the wooden panels that would be my new home for the next month or so. I put my feet to the floor, looked out the window and smiled as I saw the smoke curling from my new neighbour, the towering active volcano, Vallirrica.
After 5 weeks in the busy metropolis of Santiago, I was now in the small town of Pucón, Chile. As the adventure capital of Chile, Pucón has a lot to offer a tourist. Upon my first day I ventured out to discover my new home. After discovering the local lake, shops and taking in the breathtaking view, I went back to my room to set up. With my laptop on my lap, tripod and iPhone, I was ready to meet with my clients.
You see, I am a digital nomad, which means that I can work from anywhere in the world (as long as I have good wifi). Over the next two weeks I proceeded to work and on my off time be a great tourist. I hiked mountains, biked the area, kayaked on the lake, broke bread with locals and foreigners and generally enjoyed my time there.
About two weeks in I started to feel an uneasiness...
Thursday July 17, 2014
On Tuesday, I did a webinar (which you can still watch until this Sunday, July 20 by clicking here) about how to create a coaching business to fit your ideal lifestyle. It was awesome and the feedback was incredible.
Based on the feedback I received, there were a few things in particular that really stood out for some people in helping them fast track their journey to success. I wanted to take one of those concepts and expand on them in a blog post for you because I believe it is a big one that most coaches (actually most people in general), struggle with. I know for myself this was something that held me back until I learned to ease my way out of it.
Do you ever find yourself in a position where you are wondering any of the following:
- How come I’m not there yet?
- Where’s the money?
- Where are my clients?
- She did it in 2 years and I’m in year 3 and not even close, what’s wrong with me?
If any of these sound vaguely familiar, then I can tell you without a shadow of doubt, this is one of the biggest reasons you are not yet where you want to be...
Thursday May 22, 2014
“She’s way too young, she could never help me.”
“You’ve got to be kidding, I was an adult when she was born.”
“Your first year in business? You’re just getting your feet wet. There is no way you can help me with my problems.”
If you are a younger coach (either by age or experience) you might have had one of those awkward moments where you are not treated fairly due to your lack of experience (or someone’s perception of your inexperience). Perhaps someone said one of the sentences above to you or worse, danced around the issue when what they really meant to say was….
“Who do you think you are coaching people without more experience?”
(I’ve actually heard this one first hand… yep).
When this happens, it can leave you feeling angry, hurt, frustrated and down right mad. Just because you are young doesn’t make you less qualified. Does it?
Just because you haven’t been in the game a decade yet does’t mean you aren’t great at what you do. Does it?
The answer surprisingly...