Are you wondering if you’re cut out for this?
If you could truly be successful at building that online coaching dream of yours?
I love giving away my best tips and strategy for business growth on social media. I think that mainly started after watching video after video of Gary V in 2015, as I mustered up confidence to start my business. My goal? To lead more people to a healthier, better life backed by real science in nutrition and training. And guess what? I couldn’t do that alone as a single online health coach.
It’s funny, I’ve been asked before: “Aren’t you afraid there’s not enough clients to go around? Why would you help people get clients that you could be getting?”
I shed that scarcity mindset a long time ago (I’ll talk more about this later). There’s a lot more to having a successful business than just a single roadmap, there are intrinsic factors involved and I want to shed some light on them here.
If you’re doing EXACTLY what you’re meant to do, these things will come naturally. They may not all exist inside you at the same time, maybe they come and go as the work gets harder. But use this as a gut check: Am I in this for real?
CONFIDENCE & INTUITION
I need you to SHOW UP and be confident — so confident that you can look inward when the outside world is getting under your skin and think, “I’ve got this.” Easier said than done, right?
We’re able to see the finished products from our peers, those still squares on Instagram. Then we reflect on our “mess”, our work in progress that isn’t quite ready to see the light of day and we want to say, “What’s the point?”
Your ability to tune out the world and ditch the comparison factor is something you need to hone in on. It’s feeling the pull of Instagram and the highlight reel of others… And instead of falling victim, you put your head down and CREATE. You lean into the fact that there is ONLY one you and no one can do things quite like you do.
Just like working out, you’ll strengthen this muscle over time — the muscle that keeps your eyes focused straight ahead on what YOU’RE doing, not what your best friend Becky is doing. And as your dream weighs on your heart, you’ll have no other choice other than making it a reality.
DISCIPLINE AND CONSISTENCY
Can you set a goal and stick to it? Think about the promises you’ve made to yourself. Do you follow through or do you give up when things get difficult?
When I look at my past and try to pinpoint what has helped me become successful, it is this → creating consistency in my life and proving to myself that I can keep those promises I make to myself and others, that I am worthy of that commitment.
Challenge yourself this week. Write down in specific terms what you will do in the next seven days to grow in this dream of yours. Announce it on your social media, text a best friend, tell your family — put it out into the world for some external accountability. And then get to work my friend.
I’m done playing small, are you?
Do you tend to play the victim or do you look at others’ success and see it as a reflection of what is possible for you? Do you believe the universe is out to get you or it’s showing up and serving you what you need every day? Are you going after what you want in this life or waiting for them to happen?
Mindset is more than a happy-go-lucky view of your life. It’s the ability to meet a roadblock and conquer it. It’s knowing that moving forward with imperfect action will get you closer to the finish line than waiting for perfect timing to align.
The whole “abundance versus scarcity” mindset shift was easily one of the bigger revelations in my career. People who live in scarcity mindset are often living in fear. The fear of money running out, of sharing success. In their view, there is only “so much” of whatever it is.
The abundance mindset is the true belief that there is always MORE than enough. For example, there is more than enough money, recognition, joy, success, and more to go around. As opposed to “scarcity”, clinging tight to the abundance mindset allows you to worry less, genuinely cheer others on, and actually attract the things you want in an organic, natural way.
PUTTING YOURSELF OUT THERE
You know the saying: “If you build it they will come.” I’m pretty sure the modern version of that is: If you build it, and tell everyone about it then they will come. Or maybe more specific: If you build it, and tell the right people about over and over again it in a very targeted, strategic way, and you extend an invitation that they have to say YES to, then they will come. Of course, that doesn’t sound as slick… But it’s true. These days with all the noise, you need to be willing to be your own loud cheerleader.
Can you share what you do and who you want to serve? Can you put yourself out there without apologizing? Can you share your wins or accomplishments unapologetically? No one will believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself, no one will invest in you if you’re not willing to invest in yourself. You have to keep showing up and sharing and marketing yourself over and over and over again.
Putting yourself out there can take on different forms — It might be showing up every day on Instagram Stories, without your hair done or make up on – feeling completely exposed as you share your message, your offer or your wins with your audience.
THE BIG PICTURE
I know you can make a significant impact on the world. But maybe you’ve been thinking: “Can I really make this work?” While you might have the roadmap straight to success, there are still those internal factors that will push you into the realm of success.
There will be moments when your confidence fails you, or when you’re scrolling Instagram and you see someone leveling up a little faster than you. Your mindset will shift as you get closer to your goal. But here’s the thing, if you can take your biggest goal, and press it against these indicators of success, and know in your gut you’ve got what it takes — Start right now.