Is there ever a bad time? I don’t think so. And I also believe that if you ramp up your business your life will change and if you ramp up your life, your business with change. I really don’t believe you can separate the two but for now I want to focus on your business.
It’s the change of seasons now. This is a time, regardless of what season, that people take a fresh look. What can you change in your business? What can you do to make it better, stronger, and create more income without your working more? For some of you, you will think about it for a minute or so and possibly shrug it off because it’s simply too much work. Or you think: I am too tired, I am too old for this, I don’t know what to do and don’t want to take the time to learn or simply say I am just too scared of doing something different. I think that last statement is where so many women get stuck. You get scared or frightened. You think you might fail or do it wrong or embarrass yourself.
I have to tell you in the last couple years I have taken many risks and have tried things I never in a million years thought I would do. Not that I didn’t want to do them, I just thought it was too out of my comfort zone. That maybe I just wasn’t ready.
Almost 10 years ago I started taking coaching classes because I just knew I need something new. I still kept my ‘day job’ but finally got my coaching certification. 3 years ago I left my private practice. My private practice has thrived for 23 years and many people wondered why the heck I would make that serious of a decision. I was almost 58 years old when I left.
Was it scary? You bet. Do I ever look back and say ‘Wow, I never had to market myself and my practice was always full’. I sure do but less now. I had to learn to market. I had to learn to put myself out there in an on-line world which was new to me except doing emails.
I have learned a lot and will continue to learn. And boy, do I stretch myself. Like doing ‘live’ events or doing Telesummits and asking experts much ‘bigger’ than me to speak. The cool part is how many said ‘yes’ to me and now we know each other.
I am not the bravest person in the world, not in the least. Maybe if I was braver faster my business would be farther along. But it seems every day, month or year I do step it up a notch or two. I see success and it keeps me going farther.
Have I had things fail? You bet. But I believe in ‘failing fast’ so I just pick myself up and move on to the next level.
And you can too.