We often hear about how hard it is to set up and run a business. Tales of failed businesses pile up, and the struggle of the entrepreneur is often portrayed as being soaked in tears and endless hours of work.
But how about the other side of it?
What about the feelings of elation? The small successes that have you fist-pumping or victory dancing around your office? And the sense of freedom and independence that comes with being your own boss!
The truth is, there are times when doing business is hard, but it doesn’t have to be that way all the time. With the right support, strategies, and mindset, doing business can be really fucken fabulous!
This is something that Business Coach Amy McLean reflected on when we chatted about her journey of working one on one with me.
Amy is an expert in the behind the scenes of business and obsessed with processes and systems (hallelujah to that!). This powerful Maori wahine is not only a business coach, but also a passionate Mama, heart-driven giver, and curious questioner who loves building other wahine up.
When Times Get Tough, Get Support!
Amy connected with me after feeling fed up and a tad lost in her business, as many of us have experienced!
“I felt like I was standing at a clifftop, ready to throw my business in because it was feeling hard, and I didn’t know where to go next.”
Sometimes, when you feel as if doing business is too hard, it’s because you are too deep in it to see clearly – the old “can’t see the wood for the trees” situation.
Bringing in a fresh set of experienced eyes can help you take a step back and see what needs doing, and how to do it.
Since working with me, Amy has shrugged off the shackles of “it’s too hard” and ploughed ahead relentlessly.
“I’ve achieved a streamlined, simple business model that works, redefined my brand and really showing up as that brand now – stepped into my confidence big time. In terms of practical achievements, I’m getting loads smarter with my time, taking on new coaching clients at rates that value my worth, providing two core offers that I love and a strategy that makes sense.”
If You Think Something’s Hard, It’s Likely To Be Hard!
Our thoughts have enormous power over how we experience challenges and obstacles. If you wake up and think your day is going to be hard, and internally dread the things you need to do, you are likely to feel unmotivated and discouraged.
Conversely, if you can flip your thoughts around to look on obstacles as learning opportunities and approach things with an open mind, you are changing your internal wiring and are likely to feel energised and ready to focus on solutions, not problems.
A business coach can help you identify and flip this mindset.
“Nat has been the constant, consistent voice I needed in my ear to keep me moving forward. When I feel like things are tough, I have her reminding me of all the BS I tell myself, and bringing me back to what I know is true. She’s helped me to overhaul my self-belief and my ability to make doing business simple and easy.”
Shift Beyond The BS!
Amy’s journey has been an epic one, and I’m so stoked to work with this fabulous chick, who has this to say about our one on one coaching sessions over the years.
“Nat truly knows and understands and empathises – AND she helps you shift past the BS and get on with the good stuff.
There is so much I could say about what it’s been like working with Nat. To be honest, more of what I’ve gained has been internal, rather than external. She’s just such a wonderful cheerleader and friend, and I’m super grateful to have her in my circle.”
If you feel like your business is all work and no fun, it might be time for you to get your own personal cheerleader too! Contact me today to chat about where you’re at.