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Are you giving up too soon in your business?

Like way too early?

Do you have a history of giving up? Telling everyone about your 1000 ideas, projects and plans…And none of them eventuate until this one.

This is it you tell everyone seriously. But no one is listening.

My story in all of its glory.

A rich tapestry of life.

Let’s start when I was 5.

My dad left us.

I remember the night. Hill Street Blues was playing on the TV, my mum was wearing her black bird and orange silk dressing gown (It really was lovely!). Dad took us to the shops and he let us buy our most favourite lollies…Mine were orange tic tacs. That should have been my first red flag for something to be up…I mean it was a Monday night at 8 pm and I was 5! We were in his car and he told us he was leaving. This was my first experience of trying to run away from a situation. I wanted to get out of the car.

I don’t actually remember the day he left.

I just think to myself thank FUCK my parents aren’t together. There are both Leo’s. Like seriously why did they not check their horoscopes…That is relationship 101 right there people! However if they hadn’t married myself and my brother would not be here. And my mother wouldn’t be the incredible, intelligent loving lady she has become. My step dad (god that feels so rude using that word as he has been my full stairs dad!) is like a winged angel, a guardian sent from Zeus to guard and love us.

So from an early age I learnt to run away from problems….Hence the car scene, I tried to escape. It wasn’t until my husband to be said to me…You run away when you need to talk about the deep stuff, the responsibility you have in this life stuff…I of course screamed NO I don’t and flipped him the birdie only to find myself doing skids as I reversed out the driveway and preceded to run away.

Marry that man right! So I did. Best thing ever. He held my toes to the fire. To look into my real self. He holds me accountable and dang at times I just want to run away.

So my theme of running away hadn’t gone unnoticed by my mum…Silly of me to think she didn’t know.

Here I am in a state of bliss as I had just left my corporate job to step out on my own in a business called Catapult Your Career. This business was going to make 1000’s in the first 6 weeks (I know can you feel and hear how deluded I was already….How I was setting myself up for MEGA failure!). So at about week 4 after asking my mum to help with the kids so I could  work on my business she asked me;

“ So how long are you going to stick at this for?”

Whoa.

Cue the punch to the stomach. Her comment literally took my breath away. But instead of crying, stamping my feet and defending myself. I listened.

She had given me a gift. To truly look inside and to see if I was truly 100 % committed to do what it takes to not only start, but to maintain and grow a business. Starting with checking it’s viability first.

I procrastinated on that one a lot…The viability. I flogged my should business for another 8 months. Then finally let it go and stepped into my real business of Catapult Your Business. And here we are today.

Before I got here though. There was this period of time called the belly of the beast. And god its as awful as the title sounds. You really dig deep everyday to keep showing up. Because you think that all the hard work is going unnoticed. But it is just the fact that you can’t see the blossoms yet. It is so important to have someone around you who can tell you to keep going…It is going to happen. You can’t possibly be doing all of this work for nothing to be growing.

And finally you realised that is all comes down to you. From your energy, your believe and your action. And when you create, launch and sell from a heart space of …BOOM it is already done….Well that is the evidence you get.

Four home truths that will help you get over yourself:

  1. 100% commitment requires you to find the resources to help you do what it takes until its done
  2. Check the viability of your service or product and move fast to adapt if you don’t make sales after the first 12 weeks.
  3. It is going to take at least 2 years for you to start making some serious coin. But you can do this faster if you just realised that the ONLY thing holding you back is yourself. Like SERIOUSLY!
  4. You need a strategy that includes and offline presence. People buy from people and the relationships you need to make in order to fly are so important.
  5. Alignment turns into money when you offer something to your clients that gets you so excited, that you literally can’t sleep and you launch without a sales page, without the details just the result. This shit sells.

So it is time to get your Summer Freak On ladies. I am so bloody excited about my new summer package. The details will be realised soon but just imagine knowing that 2017 was already planned out. Your first quarter was rearing to go, up on your wall…You are sitting pretty.

You actually switch off from xmas eve until the 7th January….And spend that time in the sun, writing, journalling and affirming your glorious year ahead.

It is Monday 7th January and you are working from your virtual office..Knowing exactly what you are going to do.

And who the HELL you have to BE to get it all done.

But, but,,,BUT!

You feel fucking CONFIDENT.

Like fully aligned with what you are offering.

Everyday. 

Excited? Can’t wait for the details. Send me an email [email protected]

 

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Natalie Tolhopf | Business Coach

About Natalie Tolhopf | Business Coach

After more than a decade in coaching (and a failed business venture), Natalie Tolhopf knows that success is all about mindset, focus and consistency. With a coaching philosophy that’s equal parts butt kick and handhold, Nat guides inspired businesswomen to take imperfect action to build your business in a way that’s right for you. She’ll teach you how to adopt a success mindset, and bust through procrastination and perfectionism to become the star of your own show.

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