Stop Relying On “Hard Work” For Your Success...And What To Do Instead.
Resistance And What It Is Doing To Your Progress In Your Business…
Today, we are talking about a really exciting topic—what you need to “stop doing”, to succeed!
My view is actually pretty different to what nearly everyone else is saying. There’s a lot of noise in the online world, and you will notice that it is full of advice on what you “should” be doing.
And that’s a pretty deep rabbit hole to go down.
Because unless we are fully in alignment with our businesses, with ourselves, with our purpose and what we want to achieve, then it is almost impossible to know exactly what it is that we need to be doing to create our results.
What Does Confidence Have To Do With Success
Resistance. This tiny word encompasses so much, and I absolutely guarantee you that this is something showing up in your business. Today’s post is all about how you can start “getting out of your own way” in your business.
We are so good at helping others with "well-meaning advice" about what they 'should' do to overcome that challenge that they are facing.
Or watching from a lovely safe distance while people dither around just not doing the THING that they need to do to move forward.
Using Storytelling To Build Your Message Foundation
Confidence isn't a concrete concept and yet we think of it as a tangible thing and we place all this meaning on it and what it depends on.
WHEN I have this experience or achieve this result, THEN I will have the confidence to do XYZ.
We think it’s tangible but it’s not. It’s about our feelings, our belief systems, and having faith in outcomes or that something will happen.
Think about the words we often use:
I just don't have the confidence to do or try that…
I'm not a confident person…
What Does "Change Your Mindset" Really Mean?
Nailing your copy helps you stand out from the crowd in terms of your message. It helps you really connect with your ideal client. But it’s so important to find your voice!
Creating great copy is a learned skill, and it’s true that practice makes perfect. But love, if you let fear of failure hold you back then you’ll never get things moving! In this episode, we explore how storytelling can help you master your copy.
The Possibilities Of Creating Stronger Connections
What I have found both working on my own journey to what Nic T Coaching looks like today, and in working with my clients is that 90% of the things that we struggle with are about figuring out who we are...
...and trusting ourselves to show up as that person in our business.
Most women that I talk to, mums in business, even people that are growing their career, most of them are pretending to be someone else to get ahead.
Very few people are really showing up exactly as themselves with all their beliefs and imperfections on show—usually, we are trying to match up to what we think others want us to be.
How To Trust Your Instincts On Your Biz Growth Journey
I would be on the phone to talk to people. And when people reach out to me, I was like a moth to a light.
Everyone needs a connection. Our newborn, our children, our partners. Even our friends and our families. It’s in our human nature.
We are ALWAYS seeking to connect with others in some way. It's absolutely no different in your business and yet we don't make that a priority.
Why do we shy away from connecting with our business tribe? Why don't we do what it takes to get in front of people and build strong connections?
Fear? Resistance? Procrastination? Lack of confidence?
Releasing Expectations That We Place On Ourselves
Today, I'm using the "j" word—journey. It is such an overused word! I'm probably super sensitive to it because I've spent over a decade consulting, and we are freaking experts at using fancy words that don't really mean anything.
BUT, business IS a journey. It's a journey of self-discovery and growth. Any journey started without the end in mind becomes a meandering wander. So today, I'm talking about:
How we can stop sabotaging our confidence by using the end goal to our advantage along the way.
How To Get Really Specific About Your Ideal Client
We all create an expectation in almost everything that happens in our life. Whether it’s a conversation with someone or something that we want to try for the first time, we always have an expectation of what the outcome would be.
What we don’t often realize is that these expectations that we create are based on our experiences to date. How your life has gone up to this point shapes the expectations you put about your future.
Now, if you want a different outcome from what you have right now, what got you here won’t get you there. If you want your business to grow and create transformation for your clients and even your own life, then you need to change the way you think. You need to change your approach and open yourself up for new experiences and ways to achieve the outcomes that we want.
Why Face To Face Is Still So Important with Sophie Musumeci
It is important to narrow down your ideal client—know who they are and what are the specific details about their problems. Let’s talk about why.
Knowing your ideal client is the second most important thing in your business (next to sorting out your head!). Your ideal client is that one person you are inspired to help and make an impact for. There is that one person who is the reason why your business exists.
As mums in business, one of the things you need to identify is the purpose of your business. Why does your business exist? And knowing who your ideal client is will help you get there.
Today I’m bringing you a guest interview with the very inspirational Sophie Musumeci - Co-Founder and CEO of Real Entrepreneur Women. This is an organisation with a strong mission to make sure that all women in business have the network and support around them to enable them to succeed.
It’s so on point with what we believe here at Nic T Central - being an entrepreneur often means being on your own, doing and figuring out things on your own, especially when you’re just starting up.