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Suddenly, there's a knot in your stomach (where did that come from?) and you start to stammer. Your internal dialogue kicks into high gear. "Can I really deliver what the client needs?” “They will never pay my rates.” In your mind, you start coming up with reasons why they won't commit.
'Becoming Cleopatra' is a metaphor for flexible business building. Thinking about the financial ups and downs in much of the Western World has had me noticing the nature of fear. It is not really relevant whether you feel it or not. What is relevant is whether it stops you from doing what is required. What can allow us to weather any storm and to learn from it? We need to challenge ourselves to keep expanding our opportunities and making them fun.
Mastering the basics is critical to success. Whether you're talking about playing chess, playing golf, or becoming a coach, a good foundation is crucial to accomplishment. While getting lost in the details can seem easy, stick to the basics and you’ll win big. Of course, the real experts in any field can do some incredible things that the beginner cannot.
When you communicate this message with clarity and conviction, you instantly become irresistibly attractive to the very people you were meant to work with – your ideal clients. They instantly resonate with you and think, “YES! This is exactly what I’ve been needing!”
I’ve worked with hundreds, if not thousands of entrepreneurs, and I can assure you that every one of them had a different idea of success. For some it was a six-figure income; for others, it was generating full-time income on part-time hours. Some wanted to inspire people; others wanted to educate.
Have you ever heard yourself say "I am not ready"? I am not ready to integrate my coaching skills into my career, I am not ready to “go public” with being a coach, I am not ready to ask for a raise, I am not ready to charge for my services, I am not ready for a career change, etc?
I cannot remember the exact moment or when the concept of my relationship to my coaching business was introduced during the Erickson Business Center, but I do recall my brain’s reaction when it successfully snuck through my perceptual filters. Teresia had thrown the curve ball question --“What is your relationship to your business?” The ‘Big Error’ message came up in flashing neon lights, what is Teresia talking about?