How to answer the "What next?" question

As a human and as a coach, I stand against self-stifling, playing small, and shrinking down. I stand against templates, scripts, flowcharts, formulas, Spanx, and anything else you have to squeeze yourself into—and then exist in uncomfortably.

For the record, I’ve used all five at one time or another—because I didn’t trust that I was good enough (i.e. skilled enough, capable enough, smart enough, intuitive enough, smooth enough) as I was. My clients have done similarly and for the same reasons.

Are you relying on what someone else says to do because you don’t quite believe in yourself?

It’s not a bad place to start, I’ll tell you that.

But after a while, you see that you’re not getting the traction you’d hoped for, so you’re starting to doubt everything—whether or not you’re even following the right experts, whether or not you’re doing it right, whether or not you missed some important step along the way, etc.

You’ve gained some experience, you’ve tried the outsourcing approach for a beat, but you suspect it’s finally time to look within yourself to determine your next set of steps. Ironically, you might find that there’s nothing there—you’ve looked outward for so long that you don’t really have any best practices of your own; you’ve refrained from developing opinions because “they” know best.

So, what are you supposed to do now? You can’t go back (you know that way stopped working some time ago), and you don’t feel confident that you know how to go forward.

If you’re ready, I can help you find your inner compass. (I promise you, you have one.) And then I can help you create a map with it—a map of your small steps toward your destination. Because really, who knows better for you than you? (That’s a rhetorical question. NO ONE knows better for you than you.) Chances are, you just need to get a little quieter than you’ve gotten before, in order to hear what you’ve known all along.

The answer to “What next?” is within you, and I can help you get to it in 90 minutes or less. Email me if you’re ready to start the conversation that will move you forward.