When Leanne Hughes left her corporate job in February this year, she shared in the show notes of her podcast episode with me how it took her “6 weeks of humming and hawing before she made the call (to get a coach)“. Leanne is not an anomaly in thinking when we make the leap – into business, a new job, a new program in school – we need to figure it out alone. What Leanne did, by asking for help, actually showed how incredibly resourceful this talented woman really is.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? Not sure but hesitant to ask for help? Wasting time in trial and error mode? Worrying if you’re doing the right thing?
Well, that’s why the field of coaching has taken off; to get talented folks into action, to squash the doubts that rob us of our productivity, and to zone in on what works rather than what doesn’t.
If you have your own biz or thinking about one at some point, you may find listening to this podcast helpful. We chat about everything from how to find your area of genius (and yes, it’s based on your greatness), ways to market your business without feeling “salsey”, and how to build a strong client pipeline before and after you launch.
And by the way, here are a few more resources for you:
- Facilitators and trainers, you may wish to join Leanne’s amazing Facebook Group The Flipchart. Why go at it alone when there are communities of support out there?
- If you haven’t downloaded the Genius Greatness Biz Blueprint, I think you’ll find it to be a helpful tool. Whether you’re launching or growing, whether it’s a side hustle or a full-time biz, whether you’re 100% sure or still figuring it out, this resource is designed to help you figure out the roots of that biz you love (and by the way, some of the most satisfied people I met in the years of doing team consults and mediations were those with a side hustle – think about that if feeling “disloyal” has been holding you back from pursuing your passion project while working.)
- We have another vibrant community for solopreneurs, the GreatnessBiz Facebook group. Get support in community to all your biz ruminations no matter where you’re at in your biz from the planning stage to launching to growing.