It’s My Time to Get it Right
I started working with a coach at the end of 2017 specifically to drive some pieces of my business. I do have a coach that I’ve worked with for many years but our format is different. It’s more focused on life as a whole and drilling down when things pop up, regardless of what area of life they are popping up, and I wanted to continue doing this (I still am) but I also wanted to try working with someone just on business. I picked the new person because I wanted to work with someone that I felt would really push me. Someone who would challenge me to think in a different way…from a different perspective. Someone who’s style was different from my own.
And I got exactly what I wanted. And more.
Over the next couple of months, I began to step up more. To be more visible. To be more comfortable sharing. I liked that. That was going great. While the details aren’t that important, I was also struggling. Some of the things that were being recommended didn’t fit my goals or my business model and, while I tried to share this, I didn’t feel heard and I ended up having to stop working with this person.
During that process (which I still consider to be quite valuable), I made some changes to my branding based on their recommendations. My gut told me not to do it. I ignored my gut. It wasn’t that I didn’t like some of the recommendations but the overall look and feel just wasn’t quite right. And I did it anyway.
I appreciate the challenges that were given to me. I value the opportunity to look at things differently and step outside of my box.
And now it’s my time. My time to get it right.
Here I am again, redoing my website. I love some of his recommendations and I’ll be adding back more of me. I’m excited about this process and know that I’ll land in a space that embraces more of me and communicates better for you. My takeaway from this process is this…
Never lose yourself or let someone push you in a direction that doesn’t resonate. After 10+ years of doing this, I feel just as strongly about those I love to work with as I did when I started. I know what I want to communicate and who I want to communicate it to. Could I do a better job of that? Absolutely. But the message is the same. I still love what I do. I am still me.