“I feel like I have all of these gifts I want to share with the world,” Karnie said. “And I keep taking trainings, and when I’m taking them, I think, I could be doing this!”
“I really want to be teaching other people how to help others heal, and how to be happy, and how to have a great life!”
“That’s awesome!” I said. “So what is getting in the way of doing this?”
“Well, I just don’t really know how to do it,” she replied. “I mean, I know how to help other people get what they want, but I don’t know how to really market that.”
Karnie and I were having an “Ignite Your Business Intuition!” strategy session. She had asked for this session to help her get clear about where she was headed in her coaching business.
As we talked about how she could build her business, Karnie began to realize that in order to build her business the way she wanted, she was going to have to take some actions that would cause her to treat her business as a business, rather than a hobby. She would have to step up in a whole new way.
She had to take a risk, believe in herself, and make some seriously different choices regarding her business.
Karnie was a Hobby Owner (“HO”). And she realized that she really wanted to be a Business Owner (a “BO”).
In order to become a BO, Karnie was going to have to be willing do whatever it takes to build her business, instead of just doing what was convenient.
Even though she felt intimidated by these new actions (particularly marketing action) she said “Yes!”
Karnie knew that in saying “Yes!” she was going to create the business she dreamed about. She was going to be able to have the money she wanted to have, the time to live the life she dreamed of, and she was going to be able to bring her unique gifts to the world in a much bigger, more powerful and authentic way.
She just had to say “Yes!” to herself, instead of saying “yes” to her doubts and fears.
Karnie bravely took action for herself and for her business. And in so doing, she is creating her life and her business in a whole new way.
What about you? Are you a HO? Or are you a BO?