This week’s reflection question: Where are you less than confident? What supports do you have to help you get clear and think things through?
As an entrepreneur, here is what I noticed about myself this week – I get less than confident when I am too scattered, trying to do it all. In this moment, I can lose sight of my core competency as a Coach and Consultant. I can get in overwhelm mode.
When I am clear on what I should be working on at any given point in time – and where I should delegate – then I am more confident in how I am leading my business so I can be more present with my clients. The key is reaching out to those I trust to get perspective. I have colleagues I can call on, and I belong to a Mastermind group. I have found this group invaluable in terms of working with other entrepreneurs who understand my unique challenges.
Here is what I noticed with my clients – the more successful they are – sometimes the harder it can be to ask for help. They may be confident about things that they really should be asking for help on – we call these blindspots. And sometimes they are less than confident on things that they really have nailed, but don’t realize it because it’s new and out of their comfort zone.
The key is discernment. It comes down to knowing who you can trust to help you sort things out – and being willing to take advice or feedback. It starts with picking up the phone and having the conversation.
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