It Takes A Village To Raise A Business - Natalie Tolhopf - Business Coach


It Takes A Village To Raise A Business

Women are multi-tasking, self-sufficient powerhouses that get shit done, and we are capable of so much more than we even know.

I’ll be the first person to tell you that you can achieve anything you put your mind to…

BUT I’ll also be the first person to remind you that there are limits even to your bitchin’ superpowers.

No one person can do everything. And nobody should run themselves ragged trying.

Don’t take it personally, everyone who has ever succeeded at anything has had help from their tribe. Superheroes all have sidekicks and allies, James Bond had “M” (not to mention a team of people supplying him with gadgets), and the fabulous Oprah Winfrey had Barbara Walters and Gail.

Seriously, I could fill this entire blog with examples of successful people who were mentored or coached by others.

When you first launch a business, you often do everything yourself due to budget constraints. Not to mention the fact that you want to oversee every little detail! This may work for a while, but before too long, you are going to need support to keep growing.

Surrounding yourself with the right people to walk the road with you will make all the difference. Here are some of the people you should have as part of your posse…

It Takes A Village To Raise A Business…


Experts in what, you ask? Experts in whatever you’re not an expert in (or hate doing!)

Can’t get your head around accounting? Hate social media management? No artistic or graphic design skills whatsoever? Then find someone else that knows how to do it well and get them to do it for you.

Don’t assume you can save money by struggling to do these things yourself. Not only are you devaluing your time, but you are also wasting it! Find someone else to do the job better and faster, so you can focus your precious energy where it’s really needed.


There’s enormous value in connecting with peers in your industry. Colleagues, industry contacts, and even competitors can help grow your business and maintain your sanity.

These people are going through the same challenges as you. They understand what it is like to feel the need to do all the things with hardly any of the skills! They know what it is like to hustle for 18 hours a day to make headway in your business.

Put your collective heads together and learn from one another, form alliances, and problem solve.

A Business Coach

One of the biggest obstacles you will face in business is yourself. It’s a pain in the ass fact, but you know it’s true! Procrastination, self-doubt, lack of confidence, or other built-in behaviours and habits all tend to get in the way. Hiring a business coach helps you get out of your own way.

They can be your cheerleader (or cattle prod, when needed), your advisor, your counsellor – whatever you need. Better than that, they can help you to be the best version of yourself. They can help you pinpoint exactly what you want out of your business and drive you to make it happen.

It takes a village to raise a business - Natalie Tolhopf Business CoachYou Don’t Have To Do It All Yourself

You will have heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. And you probably think as your business as one of your babies too. So obviously, the same mentality applies.

My point is, you can’t do everything yourself. Bless you if you’re trying. But the true road to success isn’t a solo marathon. It’s a relay race.

Sometimes you need someone to pass you a bottle of water, sometimes you need a couple of mates to carry you or run the race for you, and other times you might just need a cheerleader to get you over the finish line.

Humans are social creatures. We need to have others around us, especially when we are doing something as hardcore as building a business empire!

So, let’s get stuck in and build this empire together. If you are sick of struggling by yourself then tag me in. Let’s get this village pumping and generate some results.

Book a free strategy call with me today to increase the population of your village by one.

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