You are at the stage where you know that something has to change, but you’re not sure what and how it should change.
You feel stressed out, and as much as you think you are doing the right thing, something is missing.
You are aware that you lack direction. You have lots of ideas, but you don’t know which ones to follow.
Your current job won’t give you the things you want, but it pays for the bills, and as long as it works you don’t want to touch it.
But somehow you’re looking for something to do for the future that brings up enough money without stressing you out too much.
Let me point out what I believe needs to happen:
You need to walk away from the idea of HAVING TO do something to WANTING TO do something. You need to get some purpose into it, something higher then you or money can ever be. You need something that will inspire yourself and others.
The easiest way to look at it is understanding that money, time and effort is just a form of measurement. You need to decide what you want to measure.
Whatever it is that gets your attention; you need to give it some purpose. That could be that you decide to become the best in your field and help others achieve their dreams and goals. It doesn’t matter if these are friends, family or customers. As soon as you realise how you can help others, you will see your purpose, which is much bigger than you. It’s the driving force of successful people.
With this in mind, you can measure your success on the impact you have in your field. If you are good at something that is of value for someone else, money does not play a role. It will always be there, and as better, you are as more it will be (the measurement of your skill, talents and implementations).
The first step is going to be your decision to make it happen
The second step is deciding in which field you’re going to become the best
The third step is identifying your current position, skills and talents
The next step is to decide on your market, the niche in which you will be known as THE expert (as smaller the niche as better), learning about the people in that field, about their problems, worries and impacts they have or want to have and introduce yourself to the market.
After that, it is time to identify the areas that match your skills and talents and where you most likely would have the most significant impact now — developing strategies, products and services that will help your customers to get where they want to be in the best possible way.
The last step is to create a business model that will support all of this and guarantees a continues platform for your fantastic work.
Like you, I strive to become the best in my field, and I measure myself in the success my clients have, and I know what it takes. Seeing my clients becoming successful (based on their measurements) is amazing.
As a business coach, this is what I do with my clients. Creating an environment where they feel safe to develop their skills and talents, explore their chosen market niche and become part of it.
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