When I wanted to start my life purpose coaching business I quickly realized I was skilled at what I did, but I had no idea how to make a sustainable income. Financial security was getting in the way of living my purpose, as it does for many people.
I wanted so badly to share the work with other women that I looked for help everywhere. I learned strategies over the years that took me from completely scared to creating a successful business that is an expression of my soul.
Here are the key lessons I have learned:
1. Change your mindset to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
It takes courage to be out there doing what you are meant to do, contributing with your gifts and generating your own income. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it, right?
But sometimes people don't know how to get there. The secret is in the mindset shift; you have to learn to be uncomfortable.
Comfort has given you the experience that you have right now, so if you aren't happy at your job and want to make a change, you need to start getting comfortable with discomfort.
2. Learn from someone who's already doing what you want to accomplish.
If you don't know how to do something, go find someone who has done it extremely well, in a way that inspires you, and learn from them.
I've worked with several coaches and mentors, not just to learn the skills of running a successful business, but also to get me out of my own way. You need someone else to show you your blind spots so that you can step into the power of generating your own income doing what you love.
Every successful person that I know who is living their calling and a wonderful lifestyle has had mentors.
3. Don't overthink it.
If you give yourself the time to think about hiring a coach, taking that course you'll only do just, think. Unfortunately, the mind doesn't always give us the best guidance; listen to your heart.
Think about it for a moment: what three to five things are you most proud of? They probably all required some risk, and you may not have done them had you overthought them ahead of time.
So get into action right away: What's one thing that you can do in the next 24 hours to get closer to your dreams?
4. Allow your day job to support you, then let it go.
I work with many women who are either eager to quit their job or they keep on holding onto it once they have started their business. In most cases, neither option will support you.
Your day job can be a wonderful way to fund your business and get started. If your business is beginning to roll, but your day job doesn't allow you to put in more hours, your business will never grow. You have to let go of the old income to allow the new one to come in.
5. Invest in yourself and your business (if you already have one).
This may be the exact opposite of what you've planned, because you think you should be saving so that you can quit your job or to have a backup plan in case your business doesn’t succeed. However, you actually need to invest in yourself to live your calling and earn what you are worth. If you want people to invest in you, you have to invest in yourself; there's no way around it.
Having the courage to live your purpose is often about being willing to be uncomfortable, being certain with the uncertain and doing what feels intuitively right but might seem crazy.
Are you ready to get out there, be fearless and have your true self shine? Set up a complimentary clarity session. I'd love to talk to you!