After my wife and I got married we realized it would be smart to meet with a financial planner.
At our first meeting, I asked to see a list of all the “adult” documents we’re supposed to have – our financial planner laughed.
But when she handed us a long intake form the last page asked us if we had a will, living will, life insurance, etc.
Ah, I thought, this is The List!
One by one, over the next few months, we got our financial house in order and soon enough had a bonafide estate plan.
It all felt very adult.
In 2020, as my business quickly ramped from a few thousand dollars a month to 5x that I realized I had some adulting to do.
Again, I wasn’t sure exactly what I needed, but I had this nagging feeling like I shouldn’t just keep going without at least considering my options.
As we head into 2021, my first 12-week sprint has three goals:
- Launch my new website
- Increase lead generation through my free weekly #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour
- Adulting my business
Adulting includes the usual things like finding professionals to help me with my business structure, to improve my contracts, and to help me make sense of business insurance.
It also means buying licensed music to play at my client’s virtual events – which I thought would be a relatively simple process but wasn’t until I found the right person to help.
And setting up redundant internet access so I can quickly switch internet service providers if one goes down.
I guess in a lot of ways, launching a new website is part of this process as I’ve learned so much about myself and who I want to serve by reviewing all the content.
Your Challenge For This Week
Whether you’ve been in business for 2 years or 20 years there is likely something “important but not urgent” that you’ve been putting off doing.
Would it improve your ability to serve your clients, make your business more secure, or help you generate new business?
What if you took action and put that in the done column this quarter?
Write down the next step you’d need to take to move forward.
Try this and let me know how it goes!
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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