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Women Consultants, Are You Struggling With The Pressure To Step Up Your Business?

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It can feel so intense when we’re pushing up against a mindset block. You might not realise this issue is stopping you making progress so let me give you some examples of what it can look like:

  • You know you need to go after higher value contracts, or higher profile clients, but you feel like you don’t know how or you fear you won’t be taken seriously.
  • You can’t see a way to break the cycle of wanting to invest and grow your business on the one hand, and needing to grow your business and bring in more money before you can invest on the other.
  • You’re finding it hard to claim your status as the expert in your field.

I often speak to women who faced with these situations have ended up talking themselves into going smaller. The pressure to uplevel feels like too much, so they decide to opt for mid-size or entry-level clients instead. They choose smaller contracts. They tell themselves it’s better to get a yes for a smaller piece of work than risk a no for a high-value contract.

The problem with doing this, or choosing to wait until you can comfortably afford to invest in your business or that you will get another qualification to boost your credibility, is that you will be treading water in your business. It will take you a lot longer to get the results you want. And you will feel frustrated. 

When you make your aspirations smaller, you feel less fulfilled. You enjoy your work less because it demands less from you.

Working through your mindset blocks is not easy. It takes courage and commitment. It can be incredibly painful as we face up to the things we are telling ourselves that stop us from moving forward. 

But when you finally come through to the other side, you experience this energy and clarity and you know it was all worth it.

You aren’t meant to make yourself smaller. Plants don’t get smaller, they grow bigger. A healthy acorn turns into an oak tree. Lean into your mindset blocks and work through them. 

If you know you’re stuck and you don’t know how to move forward, take a look at my website and fill out the application form to work with me.

Let me know, what do you tell yourself when you feel like holding back from doing something in your business?

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