I recently wrote a LinkedIn recommendation for a friend and her response was “That is a great recommendation! Thank you! Is there anything you're not good at? : )”
My response? “I generally avoid doing the things I'm not good at, LOL”
In reality, we don’t always have the luxury of avoiding tasks that we feel ill-equipped to perform successfully.
More often than we might like we’re asked to step out of our comfort zones and into the Zone of Proximal Development.
That’s when you are capable if you get the right support but are not yet ready to do it all on your own.
This is why business coaches need business coaches to keep growing.
And it’s why so many of us seek out resources to help us improve our leadership and communication skills.
“If you could be good at something right away without effort, what would it be and why?”
That was an icebreaker question at a recent networking event I attended.
I said parenting.
Parenting is the hardest thing I’ve ever done with the least amount of training.
It often feels like I’m in that Zone of Proximal Development and occasionally it feels like we’re doing a great job.
One thing I know though, my four and six-year-old need to know they are loved.
Every night for the last two weeks, my wife and I wrote something we loved about each of our kids on a paper heart and taped it to their bathroom mirror.
Each morning, we would read the new hearts to them and review their favorites.
Your Challenge For This Week
Is self-improvement part of your 2022 goals? Me too.
Start by making a list of 14 things you love about yourself.
Then, you’ll be much more open to growing out of your comfort zone.
And to help you do that, I highly recommend heading over to the Epic Leadership Resource Giveaway.
Over 20 resources are being freely shared by knowledgeable professionals.
These are leadership and communication skills that will help in all areas of your life – even parenting.
I’m giving away the 90-minute replay of my WBECS global coaching summit presentation, plus a bonus 30-minute replay of another training is included with The Big Results Toolkit.
Get access to all of these resources at www.robbiesamuels.com/epic.
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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- Listen to my On the Schmooze podcast – weekly since July 2016.