Wednesday September 9, 2020
Recently, I moved homes and I have not moved with “stuff” in over 15 years because I have been travelling as a digital nomad or living in spaces already furnished.
So, moving presented an interesting opportunity because for the first time I had all the things that come with a home to move.
When I was packing I was asking myself ‘Do I really want or need this?’ and I ended up being able to part with a lot of things. Shoes, clothes and old business items were either recycled, sold, given away or worst case thrown out.
At the same time I was going through this process I had a coaching call with a client. On this call I had to remind them ‘What got you here, isn't going to get you to the next level and this is what needs to go.’
Going through the unpacking process made me feel so much lighter afterwards. Everything that I have is because I want it and it's serving me in the life that I desire.
It occurred to me what a great analogy that is, to make sure we are checking on the things that we're carrying with us in our business.
Are the things that we believe about ourselves, others and/or our business, thoughts that are going to get us to where we want to go?
I want to encourage you to have do an “internal move”. If you were going to “move” your proverbial business house, look at what you want to keep and what needs to go.
What do you think about that keeps you stuck in the past or repeating a cycle?
Do some journaling and ask yourself, ‘What do I need to believe to move forward?’.
We all have thoughts that we have to let go of and things we need to embrace, such as the more successful version of ourselves. You are really great at what you do!
One of the things I had to let go of was the idea that I needed even more success stories with clients. I am already a really great coach. I have been for years but it took me a while to catch up with that thought to do bigger things in my business.
Take stock of the things that got you to where you are, but no longer serves you to where you want to go.
In my case I wanted to make sure I had enough experience before I could scale my business.
There came a point where I had to realize that I now had enough experience. That's not to say I'm not going to get more experience, but it’s enough in terms of being able to say this is proven. This works. I can go sell and scale.
What do you need to let go of? What do you need to embrace into your new proverbial house for your business?
Let me know in the comments and if you know someone who's been trying to break through but it's a little stuck share this with them so that they can figure out what needs to be packed or thrown away and what they can replace it with that will help them get to the next level.