You’re tired of putting out blog content and not seeing it turn into anything. You want responsiveness.
You’re tired of spending time on social media, and not seeing anyone comment back. You want responsiveness.
And–during the weeks when getting a newsletter out the door doesn’t feel too overwhelming? You’re tired of sending something out and hearing crickets chirping. You want responsiveness.
Whether business-related or personal-growth, it really comes down to wanting to be:
- connected (to our own values, and to others),
- expressed (creatively, or as part of our vision for our lives), and
- effective (we want to see that the investment of our time has an impact, and particularly in business, we’d like to do work we love AND pay the bills).
Most of the time, my head and heart are planted firmly in the world of personal growth, helping people create lives that are bold, confident, and courageous.
But several years ago, other coaches started to ask me for business help, and that lead to the creation of The Coaching Blueprint, a digital marketing program for new and emerging life coaches (that also happened to get some interest from…yoga teachers, art teachers, and others who wanted to learn heart-centered and values-based ways of marketing their businesses).
It’s been through examining the “why” behind how I run a business, and helping other people to grow their coaching practices, that I’ve learned that how you handle business and how you handle life are intertwined.
Which is where responsiveness comes in. And man-oh-man if I don’t find that my business/life connection with responsiveness is that I really want to be liked, and want my stuff to be liked, and sometimes get confused about who I am and what I do.
And I’m not alone.
If you look at it for just a bit, you’ll probably find that how you handle your social relationships mirrors how you handle business.
If you are prone to perfectionism in life, it’ll probably show up in business.
If you are prone to pessimism in life, it’ll probably show up in business.
If you are prone to self-sabotage in life, it’ll probably show up in business.
If you are prone to acting like a martyr in life (people-pleasing, trying to save others), it’ll probably show up in business.
(These are the four most common fear routines that I see showing up).
The two just aren’t so very different as we often like to think.
As you examine why you want responsiveness and what you’re willing to do to get it, make sure that the response is a healthy one.
Make sure you’re staying conscious about your patterns and fear routines, so that you can use growing what you do as a way to grow who you are, at the same time.