Whether it’s adding a zero to your total revenue or just getting your head above the water line, most business owners are looking to get their businesses to the next level. If you’re struggling with that challenge, maybe the problem isn’t what you think it is.
Is there an anchor tied to your success?
A common theme with my coaching clients is that they are trying to take their businesses to the next level, whether it’s moving the decimal place or stabilizing so you can keep your head above water. If this is you, maybe you’re having a similar challenge.
The frustrating part is that you’re good at what you do and it just seems like business shouldn’t be so hard.
It’s very common in our work to find that a client, much like I did for many years, is simultaneously struggling with some underlying anger, fear, self-doubt, anxiety, or question of worthiness or being good enough. In light of that, they end up making decisions for the business with the stated intent of solving a legitimate problem, but the unstated, sometimes unconscious, intent to also act self-protectively.
So decisions end up being made with split goals – help me grow the business, but also make me feel safe, calm, successful, or accepted and good enough.
It’s that alternate, self-protective motivation that causes the problem. It’s actually draining energy from your business and dragging you down like an anchor. In the end you don’t end up achieving either goal and just continue to feel stuck and frustrated with your situation, unsure about how to proceed.
If this sounds familiar to you, reach out for a free coaching call and we can talk through things. Maybe there’s an answer you haven’t thought of yet.
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P.S. If you liked the tips provided in this episode you might also get value from my free report, The 5 Reasons Your Business Isn’t Growing As Fast As You Want (And What To Do About Them).