How to Come Out of Hiding 1. Be prepared. When someone asks you what you do for a living, tell them straight – in one uninterrupted sentence. If you’re new in your business, it’s especially important to practice this. 2. Show up with full presence and commitment to every task no matter how small. Ask yourself honestly - do you shine or shirk when it comes to showing up with full presence and commitment to a task at hand? Or do you do some things half-heartedly? You can’t expect to be trusted with larger visibility and money-making challenges if you can’t fully face the smaller ones first. 3. Reflect honestly – have you been prioritising meeting face-to-face and getting into conversations with your best paying prospects and potential clients? Or has it been more important to you to spend time on branding, website design and re-arranging your workspace? What good is a gorgeous looking website, fabulous branding and all the trimmings if you’re not generating income? Although a website may indirectly give you exposure, there is nothing like real conversation and real-time connection 9 | SavvyBizWomen Visibility + Vulnerability = Abundance for signing up new business. Your business revenue depends upon you getting clients and customers. 4. Re-assess your marketing plan. Take a look at all the places on your plan which provide you with a stretch towards greater visibility and prioritise these tasks above all others. 5. Know thyself and identify the dark corners in your business. Dark corners are created when you hold beliefs such as, ‘I’m not perfect enough yet so I can’t go for the high-paying clients’ and ‘I feel like a fraud.’ Dark corners are places you’re deliberately not looking in your business because they bring you a feeling of shame or loss of control - so you avoid them. They prevent you from moving towards a full outward expression with ease. In other words, they encourage shirking. They also rob you of abundance. Successful entrepreneurs do not avoid the truth about their figures. They understand what aspects of their business are bringing them their greatest revenue. They know that tracking every dollar that comes into their business enables them to choose the path to greater prosperity. What you focus on expands. Focus on being visible and transparent with money, and you’ll find it will start pouring in effortlessly towards you.
SBW Issue 11 Jeneth Blackert
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