Ever looked at what other people in your industry are doing and begin to feel pangs of insecurity?
You begin to doubt your knowledge and experience. You don’t feel good enough? And, how can you possibly compete with what everyone else is doing?
We ALL have. At one time or another.
Which is the reason why it’s a topic that’s frequently discussed on all of my podcasts.
But here’s the thing.
It’s total BS.
Because we DON’T need to measure ourselves against what anyone else is doing.
What we SHOULD be doing is getting so clear on OUR gifts, OUR strengths, OUR talents, OUR characteristics, OUR message, OUR purpose, OUR calling, and bringing this to life.
Because THAT is going to speak directly to the clients you are here to serve and support.
When you do there’s a level of inner confidence (NOT arrogance) that shines through. That’s your Inner Brilliance radiating across everything you do. And, it’s the reason that’ll attract and engage YOUR ideal client.
So, as a passionate, driven Change Maker, never EVER be concerned with what anyone else is doing.
Instead, get clear on who YOU are and the incredible value YOU bring.
And focus on THAT.
Because THAT is the message and promise you bring to the world.
With a 21% increase of people listening to podcasts in 2016 (an estimated 57 million people according to Edison) coupled with growing evidence that “a podcast can drive engagement, build brand loyalty and fuel purchasing decisions”[*] – it’s no wonder that more businesses are now including a podcast in their content creation and marketing strategy.
Ever been in a situation where you’ve read or heard something that made your blood boil? So much so that you had to come forward and make a stand for what you truly believed was fundamentally important? I did – this week.
With over one billion websites as of September 2014, and increasing rapidly every second (according to Internet Livestats) – that’s a lot of noise you need to compete with when building an online presence for your coaching practice.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu
Wise words from Lao Tzu, especially when it comes to our businesses.
I’ve always loved the start of a New Year. Like the pages of a new journal that has not been written in yet. You get to start all over again – afresh.
I don’t know about you, but every year I set myself audacious goals.
In 2013 I set some pretty major goals for myself – then life happened.
My elderly mother was diagnosed with bowel and lung cancer, so the first half of the year was involved with doctor, surgeon and specialist appointments – not leaving me much time (or focus and energy) to work on my business.
With my mother being diagnosed cancer free and back on her feet again (praise the Lord), the second half of the year wasn’t without its challenges either.
I was diagnosed with severe anemia – so needed to be extra careful of my energy levels, which pretty much was zero.
Life happens. You just have to go with the flow – especially when it has to do with someone you love, or your own health.
So, this year, more than any other – I’m really excited to getting a fresh start.
As we are nearing the launch of the Smashing The Glass Ceiling Telesummit, I’ve asked my community to share one tip that has been crucial to each of them being able to build a successful business.
Before I share these tips – a quick reminder about the live Telesummit Kickstart event. [Note: The Kickstart has already been! You can watch the video below for further great insights and aha’s from our business experts. We had a blast!).
Our business experts and I answered the question:
“Knowing what you know now in your business, what’s one thing you’d do differently, or implement sooner to smash through your glass ceiling – much faster?”
Now, back to the tips.
Through my own experience (and what I’ve seen time and again with other entrepreneurs) there are three common issues I’ve recognised that will often keep people stuck and unable to take their business to the next level.
Here they are – do you recognise any?
1. Trying to do everything yourself
When you’re starting out in business, while it makes sense to do as much as you can (as you don’t yet have the income to hire staff) – NOT investing in team as soon as possible can keep you stuck.