Businesses are built in stages. It’s distressing when you don’t realise this because you keep measuring yourself against people who’re at a different stage to you. You focus on things that are irrelevant to where you’re at and you become confused about what’s important to pay attention to.
It’s so easy to spend time looking at other people. And people encourage this – teaching you how they’ve succeeded. And that’s not entirely unhelpful. It’s certainly inspirational and you can learn a lot. The problem comes when you then try to apply it exactly as they’ve done it. It’s like wearing someone else’s favourite dress; it rarely going to look better on you than it does on them.
Better to find your own dress.
And approach to building your business. (Even if your approach goes against prevailing wisdom or advice.)
That’s why inner work is so important to your business. It means you don’t end up spending all your time creating a poor replica of someone else’s business.
Combine that with knowing what stage you’re at and suddenly you stop filling your calendar with things that don’t matter.
Sometimes I talk to people and they’re stressed out about having an appointment system when they haven’t yet booked their first client. Other times people are worried about getting speaking gigs when they don’t yet know which audience they’re trying to connect with.
So, in pursuit of happiness for online entrepreneurs the world over, I’ve developed a roadmap. A map for soulful entrepreneurship (I couldn’t make it any other way – I don’t understand businesses that don’t consciously integrate soul into their operations, whether that looks like inspiration, passion, creativity, intuition, or plain old love).
The roadmap links the inner and the outer and helps you:
- identify which stage of business you’re at,
- understand what’s important to focus on at that stage,
- get clear on what you need to learn to master the stage you’re at, and
- clarify the inner work that’s needed to help you move through it with ease.
I’ve put a lot of work into developing this roadmap. It gives you the structure and framework that’s necessary to really understanding your business operations. It’s comprehensive – 23 pages and 7000+ words – and it’s intended to be a document you can come back to over and over again, keeping you focused on what’s right in front of you, rather than what’s 6, 12 or 4 months ahead of you.
I’ll be diving even deeper into the roadmap through my podcast series I’m launching very soon(!), and my hope is that the combination of the roadmap and the podcast series will do 3 things:
- give you back some inner peace and calm as you drop the story that it should all be happening today,
- help you to become more strategic and effective in your business, and
- give you the confidence to really take that beautiful business dream of yours and make it a reality.
Here’s where you’ll find Change the Game – the Roadmap.