The Scariest Thing I Ever Did in My Business

Tomorrow I’m leading a training program called The Six Figure Mindset: Why Some Holistic Pro’s & Coaches Fail and Others Succeed for graduates of the Five Clients Fast training program.

This is a behind-the-scenes look at my business and I thought I’d share with you a big gem from this call, including one of the scariest things I’ve ever had to do in my business.

First, here’s the gem…

If you want to reach six figures + really help people + build a business you love + create a lifestyle you love, you have to do one thing in your life consistently….

You have to Get Really Uncomfortable.

It sounds simple, but the problem is….

Most Holistic Practitioners and Coaches who are struggling are all doing one thing in common.
This one thing is holding you back from the business and life you want to have.

What is this one thing you’re doing that’s holding you back? You’ve accepted your current situation as your reality. And you’ve gotten comfortable with it, no matter how uncomfortable it is in the day-to-day.

You’ll know if this is you if you’ve found yourself doing any of the following self-defeating habits:

Do you ever….

*Feel frustrated, angry or sad that you don’t have
as many clients as you’d like…yet, you haven’t
spoken to anyone in days about what you do

*Watch on as your colleagues have exciting
and then feel resentful…but you
haven’t reached out to collaborate with anyone
in forever?

*Panic each month when the bills are due, hoping
and praying you’ll have enough to get by…yet you
haven’t shared any new projects with your community
or clients?

See all of this pain is really uncomfortable, but instead of taking action to change it, most people sit in this pain and get used to it….too used it, until they’re faced with a dire situation and then ond only then do they take aciton.

By then it’s usually too late.

Even if you’re feeling the pain right now of not having enough clients, not having enough income or not having enough of “whatever” in your business, it’s likely some part of you is actually comfortable with this discomfort.

Believe me, I know how you feel. Admittedly….

*Have I ever been scared to call a potential JV partner who I thought was “bigger” than me? (yep!) In fact, this was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my business. For me, reaching out to potential partners who were “famous” in my eyes freaked me out. I thought, why would they want to talk to me? What can I really offer them? Who am I to call them, aren’t they super-busy? On tomorrow’s Six Figure Mindset call, I’ll be revealing how I got over this fear and how it changed everything for me.

*Have I ever been afraid to raise my prices and ask my clients for a higher fee? (yep!)

*Have I ever been completely freaked out to speak in front of a large audience? (yep to that, too).

But here’s the thing: I did it anyway. I chose to get really uncomfortable, instead of being comfortable with my discomfort.

And I’m challenging you to do the same. To get so uncomfortable that you just can’t stand it anymore. And what happens at that moment, is that you decide to do things a new way. And this decision is what brings you more of what you want, because you aren’t willing to accept anything less.

Here’s four tips to make the leap to getting really uncomfortable:

1. Focus – Choose the one thing you wish you could change in your business.

2. Brainstorm – Make a list of 5 – 10 things you could do to turn this around, even if some seem crazy, just write them all down.

3. Take Action – Choose the top 3 items from your brainstorm and get them done in the next 24-48 hours, no excuses. Then schedule the remaining ideas in your calendar for the next 7 days. Take action each and every day toward your goals. You may have to cancel some planned activities or make changes to your schedule. It might be uncomfortable.

4. Be Accountable – Tell someone what you’re about to do and ask them to check in on you to make sure you did it. It could be a family member, friend, mastermind partner or coach. Or even your dog! Just tell someone!

And make sure to post your comments on the blog so this community can hold you accountable! I also want you to know that I honor you for being on this path of following your heart, serving others, and healing the planet! You’re amazing!

Thriving Together,



Suzanne Monroe
Founder & CEO, IAWP

P.S. Graduate of the Five Clients Fast Program will be joining me for this exclusive bonus call. If you want to get in on it, check out the program here, it’s not too late!

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