I am beginning to create my three week program that will help Entrepreneurs get out of their own way an start to really thrive in their businesses by being willing to be seen more in the world.
Yes, it is true that we are all guilty of hiding behind our computers and not getting in front of other people and talk about our work. Why is that? The simple answer is FEAR.
Fear of exposure. Fear of not being perfect, having all of the ducks in a row "yet", still leaving room for getting those ducks in a row one day! Believe me, I know this habit because I lived there way too long.
"The only way around is through". Through the fire, through the potential rejection. Through the chaos and stress of trying many, many things and none of them working very well. It is a little like throwing spaghetti on a wall and hoping it sticks.
But really, the only way around is through. You have to feel the heat of the fire. Could be the fire of embarrassment when you say something that just doesn't land right, or that you wished that you could have said better or differently.
It could be the "crickets" you hear when you put out a new offering that doesn't get people interested so you only have one or two sign ups, after doing a LOT of preparation.
It could just be laziness. Just sayin. I am guilty of that one. I know there are a few priorities for my business that I should have done yesterday, and keep putting off. That dreaded phone call. Following up that third time because you think you are bothering the potential client (which is not true). Getting systems in place that will make the grunt work easier but it just seems too overwhelming.
This course is about you getting clear with yourself, and deciding that you are worth it, and getting into action on your dreams.
I am called the dream alchemist by some. My archetypal energy is the alchemist, and that's how I think and how I roll, and the people who are attracted to this kind of enthusiastic, cheerleader-drill sarge energy will love working with me. I am totally your advocate, but I want you to succeed and not waste time, so there is a little drill sarge in me too.
I do this because my own coaches have lovingly kicked me in the butt and busted me for having circular thinking. These just show up as blocks and obstacles in your way. Don't get me wrong...they are self-induced! You are doing this to yourself, and so getting through the mindset blocks is first and most important on your list.
These are fears of feeling uncomfortable (calling someone up), feeling pushy (if you follow up more than once), and a sort of ego fear of being desperate (we think we know what our prospects think and feel. This one is pretty insidious because it is about projecting our thoughts onto our clients, and that is just not fair...I am guilty of this too, especially thinking they don't have the money to work with me. Patronizing, actually).
And finally there is the fear of not knowing what to say, and the fear of getting a "no". So is that the end of the world? People say no for all kinds of reasons, usually not because they think poorly of you. Actually the opposite is true. I know that sometimes I have said no because the timing wasn't right for me or I had different priorities, but I usually admired the coach or practitioner for following up with me and remembering me. I felt seen and appreciated, not the other way around.
Now I will be sharing more details about the classes (which begin on August 15th for three Wednesdays). But for now, I am hoping that this blog has resonated and that you can take away a few ideas as well as have the courage to bust through some procrastination on getting yourself more visible, so that you can fulfill your soulful purpose and get your work out more in the world.
With over 30 years as an Energy Healer and Coach, Diane brings her wealth of mastery of the body/mind/being to her clients. Diane started her career as a dancer and choreographer in NYC, and expanded her healing modalities with The Alexander Technique, Reiki and CranioSacral Therapy, and Yoga. She brings her depth of knowledge of the body and emotions forward to coach women to be the charismatic leaders that will bring in more clients, and impact for their meaningful work in the world. Reach out for a conversation at email@example.com