I had a business epiphany over the last several weeks.
I realized that I had completely lost sight of my business goals. This loss didn’t happen overnight. It snuck up over time, little by little and I hadn’t even realized it was happening.
I had gotten side tracked with other things in my life. I was happily achieving some personal goals and I had gotten “comfortable ” in my business. But not comfortable in a good way, it was more of a slow burn out, which really wasn’t comfortable at all. I’m the type of person who knows that I need to get out of my comfort zone in order to grow. I’ve done all kinds of things in my life that made me very uncomfortable in order to grow and I wouldn’t change any of them.
In fact, if the thought of something scares me, I’ll try it because I figure there’s a growth opportunity there. That’s one of the reasons I went sky diving for the first time last year. I had been feeling like I hadn’t gotten out of my comfort zone recently and thought that was just the thing to make me uncomfortable. (It did, but it was great!)
I really enjoy what I do and I have great clients, but I had gotten bogged down with working in my business and I was putting off the things I needed to do to be able to work on my business. I had gotten so comfortable that it felt like a piece of me had died inside.
Luckily, I’m not the type of person who can settle for living like that for very long. A few weeks ago, I had received an email from a coach who was offering a sort of business jump start session, so I signed up. I’m a big advocate of having a coach or a mentor to help me move my business through it’s different growth phases, but I hadn’t worked with one in awhile. Talking to her on our call helped me realize that I had lost track of where I wanted to go. Suddenly, I felt the spark for my business that I’d had before. We talked about where I was and where I wanted to go and I could see how I was completely off track. I had lost site of my big goals.
Needless to say, I’ve hired her to continue to coach me. She had built her business the exact same way that I want mine to be. I feel so much more on purpose now and I’m very excited about the future. I’m sure I’ll have to do things that make me uncomfortable and I welcome them with open arms.
I’d ask you to evaluate where you are in your business. Is it time to get out of your comfort zone and grow? Please comment below.