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.
And perhaps most importantly, your thoughts are turning to legacy, to the difference you'll leave behind.
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 things and embrace a new way of being
- I’m ready to expand my vision of what’s possible
- I suspect my ideas and IP and models that differentiate/position me as a Thought Leader can be further developed
You’re likely to have high expectations of yourself because you have a track record of making things happen. So it can be a little frustrating to feel in the fertile void between what is and what can be...
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, deeply anchored in your self-worth for Your Next Chapter in business and life.
Actions to take when you are ready for expansion
Book a Next Chapter Breakthrough call with me
This is a complimentary 45-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!
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.
Book a VIP Day - a strategic planning 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!
Personal Business Mentoring - a collaborative experience
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.