Three years ago, I revealed a truth about myself that had slowly been coming into my consciousness.
I remember how hard it felt to come to grips with my new identity.
I finally spoke up because I needed to find my community – be around people who understood.
My mother got that email, with the subject line “It’s time to come out” and so did hundreds of my closest friends and family.
But I’m jumping ahead, because it didn’t happen overnight.
In fact, it was only after years of trying and failing – slipping back into my old ways.
I was being stubborn or at least going with what was familiar to me.
No matter how many times I was offered an alternative, I wouldn’t even consider it.
And then, I met Polar Raspberry Lime Seltzer and it was a game changer.
That led to experimenting with other Polar flavors.
I remember walking around a supermarket looking for a beverage to quench my thirst.
What did I buy?
Diet Coke – my old friend?
A zillion other sugary options?
Nope. I got a can of Polar Blueberry Lemonade Seltzer.
It was delicious.
Which felt really weird to admit.
For my entire life, I had abhorred seltzer, and then I started ordering a glass of sparkling water with lime at restaurants – what?!
So yes, three years ago I came out as… a seltzer drinker.
And I didn’t stop there because I then got myself a Sodastream to make my own seltzer at home.
And I didn’t stop there because 18 months ago I started buying a 20lb tank of CO2 to refill my SodaStream canisters at home – which was a seriously good move in a pandemic.
I average 4-5 pints of seltzer with fresh lime a day.
A small change that has had enormous health benefits when compared to the caffeinated and/or sugary drinks I used to consume in large quantities.
That got me thinking, what small change have I been resisting that would help me succeed in business?
Your Challenge For This Week:
What small shift could you make so you were better able to take advantage of the many opportunities and possibilities in the world around you?
Could you keep better track of the people you meet who might become prospects or collaborators?
Could you send one thank you email or gift a week to someone who supported your journey?
What opportunity or strategy have you been automatically saying no to for years that might now be something worth trying?
If I can become seltzer obsessed anything is possible.
Try this and let me know how it goes!
(🏳️🌈 Speaking of coming out, Happy Pride Month! I’m an out and proud queer trans papa married to a queer cis mama. Pride is a major holiday for our family. 🏳️🌈)
Business Growth Strategist & Business Coach
As a relationship-based business growth strategist, I work directly with a limited number of self-employed professionals, aka solopreneurs.
WHO YOU ARE:
You want to have a greater impact and increased income. The problem is that there are so many options for how to build your business that you can feel stuck, overwhelmed, and like you’re running out of time.
The reason options are overwhelming is that you’re looking at them as a series of disconnected steps, when to make the most of your time, you need a strategy that connects only the most important and highest impact ones.
You know that if you try to do everything, you’ll accomplish nothing. This means, to achieve your goal, you have to invest in a strategy to put time on your side.
As a relationship-based business growth strategist, I will work with you to design a year-long plan that consists of three 12-week sprints, each followed by 4 weeks of reflection/assessment, rejuvenation/vacation, and strategic planning. This will allow you to sequence your goals, create momentum, and leverage your limited time.
We can build your plan through a half-day strategy session, a coaching engagement, or a mastermind program.
These are not right for everyone; they’re personalized offerings and are priced accordingly.
What might you work on?
In my coaching work with entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, we focus on the areas where you’d like to grow, which may include:
- Creating a strong sales conversation framework
- Building your referral network
- Lead generation through a relationships
- Growing your visibility in your industry
- Increasing your ability to attract the right kind of clients
- Identifying and launching a minimally viable offer
- Breaking through whatever bottleneck is holding you back from getting the results you want and deserve
- Becoming a published author and marketing your book successfully
- Improving your virtual presentation skills
Learn more about the different ways we can work together – deep dive 3-hour session, private 1:1 coaching, and masterminds. I’m excited to support you in reaching or exceeding your goals.
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