Um, do you know that I’ve coached hundreds of women since I started offering dream career guidance in 2008? And that these women are freakin’ rock stars, leaving soul-sucking jobs and traveling the world and launching creative, grown-up businesses and simply doing work that fits their lifestyle goals? Well ya do now – and you’ll hear their stories firsthand in my Client Case Studies series! Last week,
I have a current client whom I adore.
She’s smart and determined, a real go-getter who’s more than ready to get her business show on the road. Her website is thisclose to being finished, she’s already working with a client (who keeps extending their work together), and she knows her stuff when it comes to what she’s offering.
Her biggest roadblock?: “I don’t have time.”
When I ask clients/friends/people on the street who let me talk to them what makes them amazeballs, I usually get a lot of hems/haws/feet shuffling.
I also usually get, “Well, nothing special or anything….I mean, it’s not like I can do anything that anyone else can’t do.”
This is where steam comes out of my ears and my head explodes and my voice gets even louder than usual (the fact that I can’t get my voice lower than a 7 is part of my uniquity).
When I was a musical theater actress pounding the pavement, I lived my life by the “shoulds.”
I was taught to blend in with all the other 20-something year old girls to “sing the pretty song first” and “wear audition clothes that don’t distract from your face.”
It took me years and years and years (and years!) to finally have my lightbulb moment: I got cast as loud,
I was recently looking through the ideas I had for my monthly 30-minute Launch at Lunch class, and one stood out for me in particular: Uniquity. (Yes, this is a word I made up. Making up words is part of MY uniquity, natch.)
Now, teaching a 30-minute class on a different topic every month for 6 months has taught me that (a) things don’t need to be as complicated as we often make them and (b) the subject better be really bite-size to work.
It might be the biggest, most common roadblock that comes up for my clients as they’re about to commit to their scary + exciting business idea.
“This is such a saturated market!”, they exclaim.
“I’m not special enough to be successful in this field,” they vulnerably say aloud.
“How can my business stand out?”, they ask.
These pieces translate into one question for my overly optimistic (because I’ve yet to work with a client who’s found their What and couldn’t find their How),
Many of my clients follow my work for years before they hire me.
They often don’t remember how they found me, but they know they’ve been around these parts for a while.
Often, they’re lurkers. I don’t know them ’til they decide they want to be my client or have a consultation call.
I think about when they found me,
In honor of the future career changers who are killing it with Pivot Assembly right now (you’re signed up, right? The free part ends tomorrow!), I thought I’d give you even more of a leg up on your impending launch-your-biz career goals.
I admit, the landscape has changed so much since I started working as The When I Grow Up Coach in 2008,
TODAY IS THE DAY! <– I can pretend I didn’t mean to yell at you, but we’ve been working on this since January and I’m so proudcited that IT’S HERE I can’t not scream it and run around like Kermit and write run-on sentences and put all the exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!
The epic Pivot Assembly I told you about launches today,
Have you heard the good news?
I’ve been secretly working on a project for months with my friendleague (that’s my word for a friend who’s a colleague) JobJenny on a one-of-a-kind virtual conference, and it’s finally happening next week!