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Getting out of your own way

Can I tell you something?

I get in my own way a lot.

I don’t usually like to admit it, but it’s true.

I think back to when I was a few months into my business and frustrated that I wasn’t doing what I had set out to do.

I was working as a virtual assistant for a company but I didn’t have any social media clients or any prospects, and I just didn’t know what to do.

I was doing all the things. Posting great content, learning all sorts of amazing things, getting all the resources, and building the digital course.

I was fed up and frustrated when I found myself asking my mastermind group “why can’t I make this work?!”

It was one of my amazing and loving friends that asked me:

“Autumn, is it possible you’re getting in your own way?”

It took me a little bit to understand what she meant.

So, she asked me a series of questions:

“What’s making you unhappy right now?”

  • I don’t like working as a virtual assistant

“Why don’t you leave that VA client?”

  • I’m afraid of losing all my money

“So, how much would you have to make in your business each month to replace the income as a VA?”

  • Hm. Good question!

“Figure out how much money you need to make, then how much you can charge per social media client, and then start looking for new clients.”

It was a simple answer, but I was so stuck.

See, I was focusing on the wrong thing. I just couldn’t get over the fact that I didn’t like where I was, I wasn’t doing what I said I was going to do, and I couldn’t afford to leave my VA client.

When, really, the answer was staring me in the face the entire time.

So, I crunched the numbers, found out how much income I needed to replace that client, and determined I needed 5 social media clients. I made that commitment in September of 2021, and three months later, I had all 5 clients AND I was able to keep my VA client.

Then, only 3 months after that, I had so many social media clients that I had to leave my VA client.

It’s like I blinked and all of a sudden, I was running my full-time social media business!

So, let me ask you the same question…

Are you getting in your own way?

Think about the goal you’re trying to achieve.

Now think about what needs to happen to get you there. What numbers do you have to crunch? What new skill do you have to learn? What people do you need to contact?

I truly and honestly believe that you can get there. Map out what needs to happen and break it down into one step at a time.

If you’re working on building or growing your brand, then you need to be active on social media. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram where I’m giving out daily tips on strategies to help get you there!

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