Let’s talk a little about your coaching business. In an earlier blog, I spoke about the ups and downs of the entrepreneur’s life. In it, there was a funny little graph that showed all the peaks and valleys solopreneurs go through every single day. You can check it out here. >>>>>> https://stepintosuccessnow.com/blogs/news/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-entrepreneur
I gave you some tips on how to be more resilient when you are learning how to build a successful coaching practice from scratch. And they are all useful, however, there is one more idea that will help more than any other.
Did you know, that’s why I’m here, that’s my reason for being in this business. I love coaching, and I love helping coaches build their dream business. Plus, I help them get there faster with the least amount of pain and stress because I smooth out the learning curve. I don’t care if your dream business is a big 6-figure business or 2-3 clients month. Whichever is right for you at this time.
So here’s the most important tip I was talking about earlier. We love coaching, we love talking to smart clients and helping them reach those a-ha moments. It’s so satisfying to watch them strive and reach their goals. We are solopreneurs and we put our heart, mind and soul into our clients and our business. But it’s so easy to fall into a trap. You get so invested in your business you forget one very important thing.
You are not your business
You are a person first and a business owner second.
When you identify too tightly with your business, every hill and valley becomes a personal reflection of you. If someone doesn’t want to be your client. They are not saying no to you, they are saying no to the service you offer. Pause and think about this for a second. When you are not selected to be a guest on that podcast. It’s probably because your expertise doesn’t align well with their listener base.
Create a separation between your identity and your business. Yes, you can still be passionate about what you do, but remember all the other aspects of your life that are not involved in your business.
A few quick ideas to help you:
- Make sure you spend time with your family and friends.
- Do things that are not related to your business. Go to the gym, take a vegan cooking class (unless you’re a nutrition coach or personal trainer).
- Take up a hobby, any hobby. As long as you do it just for fun instead of with the aim of expanding your network.
- Set some work boundaries for yourself. Start by establishing your own business hours and make sure you take at least 24 hours off from your business each week.
- Create a dedicated workspace, if you are working out of your home, and literally close the door at the end of the day.
I’m here for the long haul! If you’re feeling overwhelmed I invite you to schedule a complimentary 20-minute private Clarity Session with me HERE