Parting is such sweet sorrow, and not just for Shakespeare. Saying farewell at the conclusion of a successful coaching engagement means that one more woman is owning her power and building the life or career of her dreams. That’s reason to rejoice! But, as I did this morning with “Moira,” it also means saying good-bye to someone I’ve grown quite fond of, and attached to. I’ll miss our weekly conversations, witnessing a smart and ambitious woman thoughtfully creating a life for herself and her family. Moira, an entrepreneur, is wise beyond her years, and here are the top-10 things she takes away from coaching:
- Set sequential goals and think sequentially. Always have a goal.
- Identify what my resources are and how to optimize and leverage them.
- Let go of ego.
- Connect the task at hand to the big picture. Be intentional.
- Is it mission critical? Is this okay getting a C grade? What has to be let go?
- No one does it by herself. Allow my husband to be part of the decision process. This is 50% his business.
- Do not spend energy on anything that isn’t beneficial for my family or business. (This is a BIG one for me).
- Say ‘no’ and be okay with it. It’s time to let go of pleasing people. Stop apologizing.
- Thoughtful + intentional = confidence. I will be prepared to open the doors. This includes a mindful business strategy: what kind of agency do I want to have? Who do I want to market to? How do I want to position myself in the community?
- Have a quarterly life review with my husband. Marriage review includes business and family strategy.
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