Also through the business planning process I realised that I don’t have skills in technology and marketing and that I can’t do everything. I didn’t want to wait until I knew how so I found some great people who are providing me with help at the most minimal of cost. These people have also helped me network as up until May last year I really didn’t know anyone in this area.
I also took advice about getting a coach. I engaged Kim Helman and it was the icing on the cake. She helped me realise that I was on the right track and that I had what I needed and I realised that the butterflies in my tummy were ‘taking action butterflies’ of excitement and anticipation. I learned that I was so good at fighting for what I wanted in the past but have now turned that around to being in a position to manage what I want without difficulty.
During my journey I have also discovered that if I read or learn something I immediately ask ‘how can I use this?’ I have developed a knowledge based category management system so that I can draw on this when I am thinking about a new product or workshop idea. Over the next 12 months I have set goals in my business plan that are focussed on growing my business and investigating new ideas while still allowing time to learn, grow and enjoy what life has to offer.
I recently ran my first workshop. Eight people were in attendance. Each and every one of them wanted to do a follow up workshop on the same topic. Their suggestion, not mine. They all booked for the coming workshops, two became paying clients and I also sold two CD’s. To me this really meant that what I did would work and that I could build upon it.
I have always been passionate about helping others succeed and I always knew there must have been something more that I didn’t know about that would help me do this better. I found this through TCI, I have used what I have learned by applying it to my own life and now I know how to do it for others as well. The absolute joy of seeing the change in others (and in myself) is worth more to me than anything I have ever done.