Congratulations on your business success
You’ve been in business for quite some time now. People regard you with respect and turn to you for guidance. In fact, they’d likely refer to you as an expert in your field. A leader. And with your depth of experience, that's an apt description.
On good days you feel anchored in that expertise, though you are still committed to learning more, keeping on top of the developments in your industry as you stretch and grow professionally. You make recommendations and decisions with confidence and certainty. You show great dexterity in managing projects, people, budgets, and more and you have ample evidence of your capabilities through completed ventures, positive feedback and the growth of your business or career trajectory.
You could keep doing “business as usual" but...
Something new is calling you. A desire for change, to diversify and expand. To step UP into the Next Chapter for you where you deepen your impact and own your authority.
Yes, you want your business to inspire and nourish you so you feel purposeful and fulfilled. Yes, you want a healthy financial return that reflects the time and energy you invest and the experience and expertise you bring to the table. Yes you want to work with clients who appreciate that expertise and do the work.
But you also know what's important at this stage of life.
Your business needs to fit around your life and wellness priorities as you may have looked burnout or breakdown right in the eye and have no intention of going there again.
You often can’t talk business with family & friends about your challenges and triumphs, because they really don’t understand what it's like to run a business like this.
Is this how you are feeling?
My clients who are in the midst of Expansion are often having thoughts like:
- How can I remodel my business so it fits who I have become?
- How can I revamp the way I work so I have more time for other things that are important to me?
- It’s time to let go of the way I’ve always done it and instead do it the way I want too
- I’m ready to expand my vision of what’s possible for me
- I suspect my ideas and IP and models that differentiate/position me as a Thought Leader can be further developed
- Is there more I can delegate to my team so I can fulfil my role as CEO… or is it time for an expanded team? Do I have the right people around me?
You’re likely to have high expectations of yourself because you have a track record of making things happen. So it can be extra frustrating to feel stuck and you may be giving yourself a bit of a hard time for not yet figuring out your next step.
Change is coming and it might be uncomfortable
Growth and change is seldom clear-cut and without support, it can be hard.
You may find yourself oscillating between Discontent with the ways things are now, and the Desire for change – a frustrating space that I call the “Deliberation Zone” in the Model of Change.
To move into the Action Zone, to actively Design the next chapter of your business and then Deliver this new version to the world, you need to make a strong Decision.
And to make that decision, you'll often benefit from a sounding board, someone with a fresh perspective who can see the options, opportunities and gaps that are not always visible to you. Someone who can help you to embody bold Self-Leadership for Your Next Chapter in business and life.
What you can do right now
Below are 5 suggestions to help you develop deeper clarity and confidence, make a decision that’s right for you and move forward into action:
Actions to take when you are in ready for expansion
Book a Next Chapter Breakthrough call with me
This is a complimentary 30-minute conversation where my fresh perspective on your goals and vision can often be all you need to get you unstuck, clear and moving forward again!
Invest in a Strategy Session - a single mentoring & coaching session
This is a one-on-one laser-focused 90-minute session in person or over ZOOM where we can dig down into your ideas, evaluating, developing and prioritising them. A powerful shot of clarity for you where leave with your big-picture concept mapped out, renewed enthusiasm, and a succinct plan for action.
Book a VIP Day - a strategic planning and visioning workshop
This is a unique and powerful experience. A fusion of vision, clarity, and strategy as we refine or redesign the Next Chapter of your business. A creative and strategic adventure where we will energetically collaborate, thinking clearly, deeply and widely as we shape and map out the steps to take you from where you are to where you want to be. We can cover more ground in one intense day than in 3 months of mentoring!
Join a Mastermind and take you and your business further
My Mastermind Experiences are designed especially for those wanting ongoing support throughout the year as you build your business as a part of an intimate and committed small group of like-minded women.
This is a highly supportive experience encompassing personal mentoring, group masterminding, private retreats and specialist masterclasses. Masterminds open twice a year - in May and December and there are 2 levels available, depending on where you are in your business journey.
Book a Business Mentoring Program
Let's work together to unpack your business history, harvest the experiences and lessons you've had, consider your goals and values and then blend it all into a future vision that inspires and motivates you. We'll get clear on the role that your business is to play in your life now and create a new framework for you to work within, a plan that feels exciting and clear and doable.
A small business owner for more than a decade, I often feel quite alone with thoughts running in circles in my own head when considering the pros and cons of different elements I want to work on in my business.
I didn’t have any fixed ideas or goals when I started in a Mastermind, but 12 months down the track I am astounded at what I have achieved!