BUT HIRING A BUSINESS COACH IS FLIPPIN’ EXPENSIVE, ISN’T IT? (They can cost thousands, I’m sure you know, for a 6 month 1:1 package)
It’s a huge decision and investment at most points in business, but especially in the early days it can be an absolute non-starter, regardless of how much we’d like to get, and see the value in, having the support.
It’s just as well, then, that it’s not the only way to get support to build your business.
Think about who you admire in business.
Who are your role models?
Whose business do you look at and see what’s possible for you? Who’s where you want to be?
Whose way of showing up do you admire - whether it’s their writing or the way they are on video? Whose website gives you all the feels?
Can I tell you something?
It really bugs me when people’s talents are wasted at work because the structure of traditional employment doesn’t allow them to flourish and take care of their other commitments and responsibilities in the way they want to.
In the online space I’ve met so many people who’ve said their 9-5 left them battling inner conflict between work and home, that life was all about struggle, compromise, putting up with unfulfilling work to get perceived flexibility, feeling guilty at work, feeling guilty at home.
Nowadays that really makes me mad because it’s just.not.right.
We hear a lot about, and understand the necessity of, consistency with strategy, visibility and all the other ‘external’ work it takes to start, run and grow a business.
We know it and understand it, but that doesn’t mean it feels easy to do, right.
But that’s understandable too, because when we focus on the external work, as well as having to learn new activities and push past discomfort to try new things, we’re engaged in a battle of worry, doubt and self talk questioning if we’re
=>Doing the ‘right’ thing and
=>Ever going to make this ‘business thing’ work and have the autonomy, flexibility and freedom we crave so that we can create a business (and therefore a life, right?) around what matters to us most.
Does that sound familiar?
Then this post’s for you.