How can you be of more service & do more of what you love?

Remember that post I wrote a few weeks ago? That one that declared what I was going to STOP DOING in 2013?

Welp, I have an update for you. I’ve followed through. On at least one of those items. Baby steps.

 

I’ve taken huge leaps towards re-structuring my business model to include more 1:1 brand coaching, teaching and writing and less design and on-going web clients.

 

How can this help you?

Well, are you struggling or feeling stuck in between 2 directions? Both are pulling you in great ways, but you don’t have the energy or passion to devote to both?

Maybe you’re feeling like you’re not sure what direction to go in, but you know that something needs to change?

 

Here’s my advice –

Go back to the core of your business.

 

Down, buried deep, underneath all of your offerings, services and products – what is the one thing you are helping people with?

What is the one thing that you absolutely love helping people – almost feel obliged to help people learn?

What topic are you intensely interested in?

 

For me, I found that from the start, I had incorporated brand strategy into my design projects. My core message has always been teaching people how to differentiate themselves, identify their perfect clients and teach them what they want to learn.

In the past, I did this through design. Now, I’m doing this through 1:1 personal brand coaching and workshops.

It only required me to go back to the core of what I was truly passionate about and leave out any acquired skills associated to my current business.

 

I’m working on a free mini-course on finding your sweet spot – the intersection of your natural skills & passions and your opportunity in the market to serve your perfect client.

If you’re interested in taking this course, sign up below this post or on the sidebar and you’ll be the first to know when enrollment opens.

 

I’d like to hear from you!

Tell me in the comments below:
  • If you’re currently going through a similar situation – what do you need the most help with during the process?
  • If you have gone through this process – how have you overcome the process and know that you made the right decision?

 

18 thoughts on “How can you be of more service & do more of what you love?”

    1. That’s very scary! I think you just need to trust in yourself. Bet on yourself. If you don’t, how can you expect anyone else to?

  1. Hi Amanda, yes I can totally relate. Last year I was making my own products when I suddenly realised that my skill is in sourcing great products that others have made to sell in my online store. Although this definitely feels much more the way to go I still face the fear of taking consistent action as my mind always creates lots of reasons why I will fail or where things will go wrong…help! : )

    1. @disqus_BKxhew2UKo:disqus – The fear is inevitable! It’s GOING TO HAPPEN! Do you know many times I thought about reconsidering putting design back up on my work with me page? A TON! But, I have a bigger vision in my mind and I’m constantly making changes and working towards that. Remember this – it’s YOUR business. You make the rules. You break the rules. What you say goes.

  2. What I have realized is I CAN NOT do everything. I knew that before but now I am actually ok with it. I am also working on my delegation skills. Assigning things to others and if they don’t “follow through” rather than get mad or upset I just move on. Better planning is helping me with this.

    1. I’m right there with you when it comes to delegating – I’m new at that, but learning that it’s going to help clear up space for me to be working in my ‘genius’ zone, rather than on small tasks that can be easily done by someone else!

  3. I SO needed to read this right now. I’ve been feeling stuck now for several months as far as the direction that I want to take my blogging. Definitely going to sign up for your mini-course. Definitely will need this!

  4. I am in a similar situation – trying to determine the best way to differntiate and where to put my time first

  5. I think my biggest issue is combining the things that I’m passionate about and good at with ways of making money. It’s got to be possible, but seriously, need to figure out the sweet spot of making it work!

  6. Amanda, I happened to stumble across your blog + it couldn’t have come at a better time! I’m currently structuring my service packages, rates + defining my core message….I can absolutely…100% relate to you, your content + the many other fabulous women you’ve brought together 🙂

  7. I have TOO MANY THINGS I’m passionate about; so many side projects, creative projects, volunteer gigs, and part time and freelance roles that it’s positively destroying any hope at branding myself, my skills, my services in a consistent way. What’s worse is that branding is one of the services I offer! I’m so good at helping others and not so solid at doing for myself. Can being all over the map be my “one thing”? Yikes.

    1. Not being able to ‘brand’ yourself is not a surprise. When it comes to design, copy, anything really – it’s so hard to do it for yourself when you’re so close to it. I would suggest hiring out if it’s really important to you. It might be good for you to work with a business manager that can help you pull everything together into a pretty picture that makes sense – a solid business model. Combine all of your passions and projects!

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