Don't be afraid to ask for it, running your own business isn’t easy - there are so many roles you need to fill, you might be awesome at your craft but what about the rest? Because of my anxiety around people, I must admit that I struggled with certain aspects of my business like getting in touch with clients over the phone, talking about my business in a confident way, meeting in person and, networking? … just that word alone still kind of makes me want to curl up into a foetal position in a cold sweat.
Promoting or marketing yourself is so important – how could people find my business or more to the point VALUE my business when I was hiding and when I did speak to clients, I didn’t want to appear salesy so I would basically downplay my skills, my experiences and my knowledge. Why would they want to go with someone who claims to be mediocre, now looking back, it’s just so silly!! I was a little embarrassed to admit it but I needed help.
So with all this said - I truly believe that the universe has got our backs and when we’re fully open to that idea, that’s when good things start happening. This is when the universe brought Shannon Bush - Creative Possibility into my life. Honestly, she was the bright light that I needed and I wish I knew her sooner!! Her classes are so insightful and they really dig deep into your mindset - I’ve been having so many lightbulb moments throughout this journey and she’s renewed my sense of purpose and highlighted what really matters to me.
It’s a work-in-progress but what I’m learning is really allowing me to get pass some of my anxiety and fears so that I can really THRIVE in my business. Moral of this story … if you’re struggling in any area of your business, don’t be afraid to ask for help, don't suffer when you can make a change. Shannon is business yoda with a lot of heart - I have so much to be thankful for because of her support!
I would love to hear from you, what areas do you feel you struggle with in business and life?