Welcome back to part 2 of my 3 part series – 3 business lessons from 3 years in business.
I’m sharing 3 of the biggest business lessons from my first 3 years in business.
If you haven’t listened to part 1 – press pause on this episode and go back and listen to that first here.
Ok onto today’s episode and business lesson #2…
You’ll never reach a point in your business where absolutely everything is rainbows, red wine and border collies.
And at every level of your business whether it’s growing from $0 to 5k months or from $5k to $10k months or $10k to $50k months – whatever that next level of your business is – you’ll be faced with new and different challenges and obstacles – especially mindset related.
Now this might sound like I’m being a Debbie Downer BUT I’m not here to sugar coat shit. And the faster you accept this reality, the easier it’ll make your life. The easier you’ll process and move through these things and onto your next juicy biz goal.
I’m a big believer in knowing what I’m going to be coming up against – I like to prepare myself as much as humanly possible.
I speak to a lot of new business owners, business owners at the same point as me as well as business owners who are where they want to be – and the results are unanimous…
You’ll be faced with new devils at every new level of business.
- When you’re growing from $0 to $5k months you might be thinking “how the heck am I going to find any clients when there’s so many [insert what you do] in the online space?”
- When you’re growing from $5k to $10k months you might be thinking “how do I find MORE clients?”
- When you’re growing from $10k to $50k months you might be thinking “How the heck do I keep growing without having to work even more?”
Your old mates fear, self doubt and imposter syndrome are going to keep coming to visit – even if you change your address.
Hey if running a business was easy – everyone would be doing it!
Think about it like this – whenever you hit a new growth stage you’re now doing a job you’re unqualified for.
So how do you become qualified for that new level?
Well firstly it’s about accepting that you’re going to experience these feelings and challenges at some point in your business journey – but then deciding to keep moving forward and working towards your business goals NO MATTER WHAT.
That’s one of my absolute favourite things about being in business – I’m the chief decision maker and I get to decide what I do and where I focus my energy.
So working on your mindset continually so you can maintain an abundant and successful mindset and continue to show up and call in your soulmate clients.
Now a good cry definitely helps me but don’t let your pity party turn into a month long bender.
You’ve got shit to do.
People to help.
Money to make.
So practically this also looks like having a clear vision and goals
Because if you’re not clear on that – how are you meant to pick yourself back up and move forward if you don’t know where you’re going? You’ll also get there a lot faster.
Now of course, sometimes you’ll get lost or you’ll take the scenic route but you just need to pop your destination back into Google Maps and get back on route.
One step in front of the other each and every day. And before you know it, you’ve reached your goal or your next level in business.
So if you find yourself continually challenged in business or not reaching that next level – I want you to sit down and get clear on:
- What do you really really really want to happen in your business?
- And when it comes to making that a reality – what’s stopping you? Where are the gaps? What don’t you know?
It’s not enough to say “I don’t know Tahryn!”
Be really honest with yourself.
I know for me when I was trying to hit my first $10k month I realised my prices were too low and I was going to need to clone myself multiple times if I was going to do the work required to hit that mark.
And when I was building to 6-figures, I also realised that my growth was slowing because I was spending so much time doing client work and supporting my clients to build their multi 6-figure business that I was neglecting my own business. I made the decision to let go of all my done for you content clients to focus on my programs and my 1:1 coaching.
Scary yes…but I also hit that 6-figure milestone 4 months later.
In both instances, if I wasn’t clear on what I wanted and what was holding me back – then I wouldn’t have reached my goals.
You also need to surround yourself with people who’ve been where you are or who are where you want to go.
Because you don’t have to do it alone.
And there’s ALWAYS someone out there experiencing the same thing you are.
The person you look up to – often has shared experiences with you. They can give you amazing insight into their thought process and action steps. So pay attention. Stop thinking it’s just a YOU problem and you have to figure it out yourself.
The moment I realised this – it was extremely reassuring.
So find your biz besties who you can share your experiences with and invest in the support of a coach who has been where you are and knows what it takes to get to that next level you’re dreaming of.
And don’t forget the most important step – TAKING ACTION.
You can dream and put it on your vision board all you want BUT to achieve that next level and to see the results you want – you actually have to implement the strategies and do the things.
There comes a time where you have to stop thinking about it and start taking action.
Because no one becomes successful simply by wishing for things to change…BUT still doing the same things they’ve always done.
- Grew their account to 10k followers just by posting one reel.
- Sold out their program by just speaking about it once.
- Grew a community by not showing up and sharing their story.
- Creates magical content just by wishing they could.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
It’s all about consistent and intentional action.
Be prepared to work. To try new things.
And to not throw everything in the bin and give up when things don’t go exactly as you planned.
Stop waiting, start making magic
There you have it – BUSINESS lesson #2 from 3 years in business.
Join me next week where I’ll be sharing my final biggest business lesson from 3 years in business.