Are you a coach or entrepreneur that has a yearning to be more or do more in the world… You are inspired and want to create an impact... But there is a battle within you? The marketplace is already saturated, how do you get your voice out there and sound authentic and genuine?
Social media streams are filled up with how to do webinars, create beautiful websites and get thousands of leads within days. So why are you struggling when the formula that is so apparently easy?
One of the challenges is we live with an inner critic which battles are self worth and tells us to play small. Starting a business, putting yourself out there, claiming who you are and what you stand for is a very vulnerable action, it takes self knowledge, discipline and self compassion.
If you want to create something new, you are bound to face rejection… It doesn’t matter if what you are creating is a new product/service, business process, career path, blog post, or relationship — you run the risk of being rejected by some people. It is understanding that it will hurt. Rejection is a normal healthy part of growing a business and life… But it can build resilience and self-esteem if we allow it.
A curious thing can happen when we gain the label of 'coach or entrepreneur' we expect a certain degree of expertise from ourselves, I am curious at if many people feel restricted.... and stop us accepting their own imperfections, and feel a pressure 'to get it right,' be everything to everyone.
Having fallen pray to this myself, I realise the only person I need to concentrate on is the person in front of me. Just one client at a time. As a human beings how beautiful it is when we see each other in our #vulnerability... raw, #seen , heard, not needing to be anything more or less. Not fight for the space just to be.
Whether we realize it or not, people will feel your level of confidence assurance and how much they can lean in and trust what you are say. Your integrity and values will run through in everything you do.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt, the Man in the Arena. Delivered at the Sorbonne (Paris) on April 23rd, 1910.
Where are you struggling right now? If you have resonated with some of the subjected areas I have spoken about and maybe you are looking to expand and grow your practice join me at my next Q&A for coaches.
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