There are always risks in building an online coaching business but here are some risks you should take:
1. Risk Rejection
Even if you have been able to build a coaching business and have a certain degree of success, the fear of rejection is very real. It is scary to put yourself out there. No one wants to be humiliated to left feeling less than enough.
The reality is that there will be people who reject what you have to offer. There will be people who will not resonate with you. Guess what? That’s a good thing! You can’t work with everyone anyway and if you take the risk of putting yourself out there, the RIGHT people will come to you and resonate with you.
Your action step: What is one thing that you have been wanting to put out into the world but have been putting it off? Is it doing a live video? Reaching out to someone as a possible joint venture partner? I want you to take a deep breath, make the commitment, and actually do that one thing.
Rarely does one regret taking the risk of putting herself out there, but most people do regret not putting themselves out there.
2 Risk Failure
The fear of failure is also very, very real. This is especially true if you have tried things in the past that haven’t worked out. But, that doesn’t mean you don’t keep trying!
In your coaching business, there will be times when you put out programs, or offers, or products that will flop. There will be times when you try different tactics or ways of doing things that won’t work out. It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. Those things were not a waste of time, they were learning experiences and opportunities to grow as a person.
Your Action Step: Don’t stop trying out new things just because they may fail. Things not working out or failing doesn’t make you a failure. Take a chance!
3. Risk Success
There is a lot I want to say about the very real fear that we can have about being a success. But, I am going to let Marianne Williamson speak instead:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Your Action Step: Think bigger. Let your light shine and let that brightness take away the darkness of everyone who crosses your path.
I want to encourage you to take at least one of these risks this week. 🙂 Put yourself out there in a way that you haven’t done before. Make mistakes and “fail” so that you will learn and grow. Be talented, brilliant, and fabulous!
P.S. When you are ready, here are four ways I can support you in your business:
1. Snag a copy of the free report, “5 Ways an Online Business Manager can Impact Your Business and Increase Your Profits.“
In this report you will discover just how much freedom and success you can have in your business if you stop doing everything alone.
2. “Like” my Facebook page.
It is the place to be to get free weekly training, support, and encouragement in growing and automating your business.
3. Sign up for a Business Audit Mini-VIP Session.
During this session, you will discover the gaps and holes in your business processes, where in your business you can delegate and automate, and get a strategy to help you make more money, take better care of your clients, and create a better work/life balance.
4. Work with me and my team privately.
I have several packages and programs to help you run a successful, profitable, and enjoyable business. I can help you see the big picture of your business and then create a strategy to move your business forward. Then, I can help you implement that strategy. Take a moment to learn more and get on my calendar today.