Is there more to our success than just gritting our teeth and pushing hard?
By the end of 2016, I found myself in a bind. I was working hard in my business, managing the end of year family stress and looking to plan my 2017 all at the same time.
As an entrepreneur, I wear many hats and sometimes these hats feel like they are made of steel, not soft cashmere wool.
As I wrapped up the year I realized 3 things:
While there was a lot of work that needed to be done “in my business” to keep growing, it was ok to take a step back and take in the big picture.
Nothing comes from nothing. I had reached a point of burnt out where I was unproductive and unable to create, it was hard for me to even write one short article or blog post. I had a responsibility to my clients and my work to take care of myself AND take a break. Put me in time out 😉
Pushing hard does not make my business grow. As I let go and regain the connection to myself and what I stand for, I realize that the more I stop “pushing” my business and begin “allowing” my business to flow the more productivity and growth I experience.
So as we begin to wrap up the month of January, I’m happy to report that I’ve spent the month of January allowing my business to flow, grateful for my old and new clients. Grateful for the opportunities that are knocking on my door to contribute to large media and print channels as a writer, to speak to large audiences and lead workshops around the world.
2017 is the year of allowing my business to flow with CLEAR intention, CLEAR direction, and a CLEAR roadmap.
So, are you CLEAR on your intention, direction, and roadmap for success in 2017?
If the answer is NO, then you are not alone. 90% of startups fail in the first few years mostly for lack of CLARITY of direction. Many prioritize working IN their business over working ON their business and they lack the capacity to build the strategy and the planning needed for growth.
So here’s the good news! you don’t have to do this alone. As a subscriber to my community, I want you, to be the first to know about CLARITY CIRCLES. Clarity Circles is a community for entrepreneurs, coaches, authors, thought leaders and speakers where we come together as a tribe to:
CLARIFY your unique message and positioning in the market (and why not, access TEDx and other stages)
DESIGN the strategy that will lead your business growth
TAKE ACTION have a step by step map of your road to success
If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for then let’s see if this program is right for you. Simply email me back with the answer to these questions and then SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW
– How long have you been in business?
– What type of business are you in? Provide a website or online page for us to learn more about your work
– Is speaking part of your growth strategy? Have you ever thought about being a TEDx speaker?
– Where do you want your business to be in 12 months?
– How much did you invest in your business in 2016?
I look forward to supporting YOU in your path to CLARITY.