That was the question that plagued me – relentlessly – when I was launching my consulting and coaching practice. Or, more accurately: What if I Can’t?
What if I can’t do this again?
Build something from scratch to success?
After exiting the greenhouse business that my then-husband and I had built, and seriously exploring opening a bakery, I was going in a completely different direction.
It had been pulling all along, calling.
But I had only a vague sense of what it could be.
And not much of an idea of how to create it.
I wasn’t just trying to build a business. Success? Yes. But with parameters. I was no longer willing to work 16+ hour days, 7 days a week. Crystal clear was that I wanted to do something that I loved and earn an abundant living, but I also wanted time for other things that fed me, like travel and running and more time spent with friends. Leisure.
Taking this from vague notion to reality was a two part job.
The first – and perhaps the most important – was in my head. I knew I had the capacity for work, but at the beginning I was spending a lot of time flailing, worried about whether I could make it. After reaching out to a coaching colleague for help, I got my thinking adjusted and worked hard to keep it there.
The second was consistent action. I like to say that business building requires not just hustle (it does) but hustle in the right direction. Focusing our attention and energy in the right places matters. A lot.
I was told that it would take 6 years to build a six-figure coaching practice.
I cut that time in half.
And that was the beginning.
(Bonus: I still have the most amazing recipes for lemon shortbread and espresso walnut chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cherry biscotti.)
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