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It was April 2012 when I first launched Your Super Awesome Life. So, with the new year here, this is officially my 2nd year on this magical journey into coaching.
Top 5 lessons I Learned In My 2nd Year of Business
1. Have a plan
Setting goals and having a plan will boost your confidence and leave you feeling organized and prepared for your second year. Where is your business headed? What are your goals for this year? Are you going to raise your rates? Expand your audience? Launch new programs? You’re beginning to feel a bit more steady, so hone in on that feeling and map out where you’d like to be within the next 12 months.
2. Trust the change
Yes, you need to have a plan, but you must also know that your second year is going to be full of change. And that’s okay. Be flexible. Try new things. Be creative. Let it go. Clear out the clutter and open up space for the new. Your second year will be one of transition and transformation, but that can’t happen without trusting the change.
3. Make connections
This is the time to build your community, both within your business and with your fellow business owners. For me, this looked like beginning my first collaboration project and connecting with other entrepreneurs through my Inspirational Interview series on my blog. How can you connect with others?
4. Keep learning
It’s so easy to fall into your normal routine of work, play, eat, sleep, repeat, but you can’t forget that your mind is a muscle and you have to continue to train it. Read books. Experiment with new styles of writing. Work with a coach one-on-one. Join a mastermind group. Challenge yourself and don’t forget to keep learning.
5. Stretch yourself
What can you do today that will get your closer to your big vision? How will you grow? If it scares you a little bit, do it anyway. We can’t create the business of our dreams if we aren’t growing, and we can’t grow if we’re not stretching outside of our comfort zone.
Act as if you already have the business you desire. Simple, yet life-changing.
Now it’s your turn!
What important lessons have you learned in the past two years?