Perhaps you have a clear idea of what you want to create and grow and you’re excited … a little daunted, and seeking inspiration, encouragement and help to figure out your next steps.
Perhaps your ideas are just whirling around, and you’re not sure how to catch them, evaluate them, prioritise them, let alone turn them into a tangible business concept…
You know it's time for change
Often this desire for change is because your responsibilities to young children or others are receding, and so new possibilities are emerging.
Or you may have realised that this corporate role you’re in just doesn’t fit you anymore and you don’t want to reach the next stage of life with regret.
And sometimes it’s because you’ve been through a deeply challenging personal experience – redundancy, divorce, illness, addiction, and you’ve emerged stronger, wiser and more determined than ever, with insights and wisdom to share.
Whatever the catalyst, it’s clear to you that you can’t remain the same any longer.
It’s time to reprioritise your own dreams and goals. It’s time to repurpose your skills, experience, and values into a business that has contribution and fulfilment in harmony.
But change can be uncomfortable
Growth and change are seldom clear-cut and easy and without support, it’s even harder to start something new.
You may get stuck in what I call the “Deliberation Zone” in the Model of Change - that's when you're oscillating between Discontent with the ways things are now, and defining what you actually Desire to create. What needs to come to life.
To move into the "Action Zone", where you actively Design Your Next Chapter and then Deliver it to the world, you need to make a Decision.
Doubts, difficulties, derailments, and detours can all get in the way. Your own self-talk and misbeliefs as well as your surrounding influences, the support you have, can hinder or hamper your ability to make that decision.
Is this how you are feeling?
Some of the feelings that my clients who are in this Discovery Stage share with me often revolve around:
- Self-doubt - can I actually do this?
- Ideas galore - but a lack of clarity
- Isolation - there's no one I can really talk with about this
- Fear of things not working out - what if it all goes wrong?
- Overwhelm - where do I start?
- Uncertainty - how do I know if this is the right option for me?
They most often say “I know there is a different future for me. I just need to work out what that is and then have the confidence to act on it. How do I do that? What’s possible for me?”.
The next step to take when you are in Discovery Mode
Purchase a copy of my book
In "Your Next Chapter - Ditch your doubt, own your worth, and build the business you really want" I share my experience of choosing to close my marketing agency, let go of my staff and head in a new direction, exchanging consulting for mentoring and a commitment to self-worth advocacy. I explain the Next Chapter Cycle of Change and walk you through how to embrace and build what's next.
The Aligned Self-Study Program - creating or recreating your business
Even if you’re not actually new to business, it can feel very different this time around. Your message and your work are even more important to you. They're a reflection of who you have become.
If you’ve cast aside the masks of the past, and are tentatively embracing what feels like your true work, allowing what you stand for and believe, the real you, to be seen with vulnerability and openness, that it can feel a little daunting.
Building your business doesn't need to be a scary or overwhelming prospect. It simply needs to be defined by you, not by anyone else. There are core components that you need to align and this self-study program shows you what and how.
Your Journey Board - turn your experience into a business
This is a free self-study program designed to help you uncover and create a Purpose and Vision Statement that will provide fulfillment, focus, and flow for Your Next Chapter business and life. In three audios and workbooks, I will guide you through reflecting on your past, anchoring in your present, and creating a vision for Your Next Chapter. It will take around 3-4 hours of your time to complete.
"As a child of the seventies, I was taught that girls had it all. In a new and liberated world, we could do anything, be anyone we wanted. Fly to the moon? Sure! Become a millionaire? Absolutely! Be the world’s best wife, lover, mother, daughter and friend? Well, of course! The only problem was, no one actually told us how we were supposed to achieve all of these things at once.
In this book, Angela has created a framework that both inspires and equips women so that the remarkable future they envision for themselves is finally within reach. With clarity and compassion, she sensitively shares the way forward for women whose personal and professional lives may have already taken many turns.
Your Next Chapter is an inspiring read that will transform the way you think and feel about your life, family, business and the legacy you would like to leave in our world. Full of practical strategies, real-life stories of achievement and tools to make your decision-making simpler, Your Next Chapter will show you how it really is possible for women to not only dream big but to also create a fulfilling life and business that is balanced, positive and purposeful".
Sonja Walker, Founder, Kids First Children’s Services