I recently went to a really famous business coach's seminar in NYC. About two weeks before the seminar, I received an email about applying to have a business make-over on stage.
I thought it might be fun. You know just for some cool ideas on what I can do next to generate some excitement and have fun!
So I applied. I was kind of nervous about the whole idea of being scrutinized up on stage and all. I am not shy but your business is your baby and I will defend my vision and my client's need for acceptance, tenderness and the time it take to make life altering changes with a vengeance ....hmmm!
Well I had no idea I was picked for the "hot seat" until I checked in! Oh my!
As I listened to the seminar anticipating my name being called I was able to calm myself knowing that I was really dedicated to creating the most effective business that serves my clients.
At 4:20 my name was called - I received a standing ovation even though I felt like the lamb being led to the slaughter - yeah a little dramatic...
What transpired over the next 15 minutes was less than encouraging. The coach scrutinized my business without knowing what I do or how I do it.
I was really discouraged by her comments. It was obvious that she didn't approve of my business model. She advised that I get rid of a lot of my programs. She also believed that I could advise my clients about their health in one afternoon and that would suffice - uh hello!!
As I left the stage less than happy with my niavely
volunteering myself to be critiqued by someone that didn't value health coaching or my method in doing so I realized.....I am happy to be me.
I like that I am very heart centered. That I treat each client as a precious individual. I really get to know each one of my people. I spend a lot of time walking in their shoes so I will really understand their journey.
The money is secondary and I am really glad about that. My clients feelings, history and results matter most!
It took being bullied to really cement that feeling for me.
Ya it's good to be me!
I am a digestive health coach. I help my clients have more energy and a eliminate digestive problems by eating food they love!