022 Mindset and Your Unintentional Thoughts & Unintentional Feelings

022 Mindset and Your Unintentional Thoughts & Unintentional Feelings

Mindset and Your Unintentional Thoughts & Unintentional Feelings

 

Perhaps it got put in place from a lifetime of others around you doubting you, doubting themselves, or even doubting others. Perhaps it came from a series of life experiences where you thought you knew what you were doing, but then… turns out you didn’t. 

No matter where it came from, self-doubt is likely to be showing up somewhere in your business. Here is how it shows up in my clients’ businesses:

  1. Paralyzed. Knowing what needs to be done, but not doing it. Just getting the basics done, but not reaching up for the next level of growth.
  2. Undercharging. Most of my clients are undercharging by significant amounts. Not just $5/hr. Often by 10-50% under what they could be charging, and what the market around them is charging. (I’m not advocating for price-gauging or ripping people off. I’m advocating for you charging what the value of your services is worth to people.)
  3. (2b.) Fear of raising rates. “What if people hate me? Will I lose clients? Will they be mad? Are you sure I can do this?” All those questions lead to the fear, that keeps rates stuck where they are.
  4. Trying to do too much. As in, if you can get everything done, and make it all happen, and get your ducks in a row and poop in a scoop, that will somehow prove that you are actually ok. It looks like trying to be super-hero-amaz-a-mom, or any other cape that gets donned.
  5. Stuck in indecision. Can’t decide, can’t decide, can’t decide… do nothing.
  6. Not trusting yourself… that you can handle whatever shows up. See #5, and #1 – they are interconnected.
  7. Excellent Game-Face. To cover up faltering self-esteem. Which means you hide out, limit yourself, and don’t put yourself out there… so the very people who need you cannot find you or your services.

 

You can address your self-doubt, and loosen its grip. There are many ways; find 5 tools by downloading the PDF “How to Turn Self-Doubt into Confidence here. 

What was your takeaway from this episode? Come share in the She Thinks Big private Facebook Group.  It’s free, and it’s the best place to be if your big ideas need airtime and support to grow.

 

Download:

PDF: How to Turn Your Self-Doubt into Confidence

Carol Dweck’s TED talk:

https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve

Work with Geraldine Carter:

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021 How to Turn Self-Doubt into Confidence

021 How to Turn Self-Doubt into Confidence

How to Turn Self-Doubt into Confidence

Many of us have an undercurrent of self-doubt running inside.

Perhaps it got put in place from a lifetime of others around you doubting you, doubting themselves, or even doubting others. Perhaps it came from a series of life experiences where you thought you knew what you were doing, but then… turns out you didn’t.

 

 

No matter where it came from, self-doubt is likely to be showing up somewhere in your business. Here is how it shows up in my clients’ businesses:

  1. Paralyzed. Knowing what needs to be done, but not doing it. Just getting the basics done, but not reaching up for the next level of growth. 
  2. Undercharging. Most of my clients are undercharging by significant amounts. Not just $5/hr. Often by 10-50% under what they could be charging, and what the market around them is charging. (I’m not advocating for price-gauging or ripping people off. I’m advocating for you charging what the value of your services is worth to people.)
  3. (2b.) Fear of raising rates. “What if people hate me? Will I lose clients? Will they be mad? Are you sure I can do this?” All those questions lead to the fear, that keeps rates stuck where they are. 
  4. Trying to do too much. As in, if you can get everything done, and make it all happen, and get your ducks in a row and poop in a scoop, that will somehow prove that you are actually ok. It looks like trying to be super-hero-amaz-a-mom, or any other cape that gets donned. 
  5. Stuck in indecision. Can’t decide, can’t decide, can’t decide… do nothing. 
  6. Not trusting yourself… that you can handle whatever shows up. See #5, and #1 – they are interconnected.
  7. Excellent Game-Face. To cover up faltering self-esteem. Which means you hide out, limit yourself, and don’t put yourself out there… so the very people who need you cannot find you or your services. 

 

You can address your self-doubt, and loosen its grip. There are many ways; find 5 tools by downloading the PDF “How to Turn Self-Doubt into Confidence here. 

What was your takeaway from this episode? Come share in the She Thinks Big private Facebook Group.  It’s free, and it’s the best place to be if your big ideas need airtime and support to grow.

 

Download:

PDF: How to Turn Your Self-Doubt into Confidence

Carol Dweck’s TED talk:

https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve

Work with Geraldine Carter:

Strategy Session 

1:1 Coaching

 

 

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019 Stop Magical Thinking: The Math Needs to Add Up

019 Stop Magical Thinking: The Math Needs to Add Up

Stop Magical Thinking: The Math Needs to Add Up

Are you running your business on borrowed time and magic math? Do you get to the end of the day feeling overworked, exhausted, and wondering why you just can’t seem to make it all work? 

The culprit could be Magical Thinking: you have not done the math to determine if how much you charge, how many clients you see, how long you see each client for… fits into a 40 hour work-week and meets your income needs. 

In this episode I use 3 colorful metaphors to keep it interesting, while I talk about

1) How many PBJ’s do you need for a 15-mile hike? 2, or 3? Turns out, the math says you need 5. We use this metaphor to get clear about your income needs, and the number of clients you need to serve at what rate and for how much time. 

2) Assume a spherical cow. We don’t want guessing or eyeballing, but sometimes approximate is good enough. Don’t get lost in the weeds. 

3) There is a formula behind everything. Even your pressure cooker uses PV = T. Your business runs on a formula that we can figure out. And once we do, why you are overtired and underpaid suddenly becomes clear, and no longer deniable. 

Download the PDF “Stop Magical Thinking! The Math Needs To Add Up” here. 

What was your takeaway from this episode? Come share in the She Thinks Big private Facebook Group.  It’s free, and it’s the best place to be if your big ideas need airtime and support to grow.

 

Download:

PDF: Stop Magical Thinking! The Math Needs To Add Up

 

Work with Geraldine Carter:

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1:1 Coaching

 

 

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018 Focus Where It Matters Most

018 Focus Where It Matters Most

Focus Where It Matters Most

In a cluttered and attention-grabbing world, it is easy to lose track of where our focus and attention is – and needs to be. Our attention becomes fragmented and our brains cannot keep up with the minutiae. Yet, our success relies on having large chunks of time to do deep, focused work, to become an expert in what we are doing. 

In this episode I explore the idea of focus – where yours is and where it needs to be – from the more global view of what trajectory to stick to, down to the day-to-day of how to block one’s time, down to the neuron-level of how the brain operates and how to care for it so that it supports your best thinking. 

What was your takeaway from this episode? Come share in the She Thinks Big private Facebook Group.  It’s free, and it’s the best place to be if your big ideas need airtime and support to grow.

 

Books mentioned:

Work Less, Make More by Jennifer Whyte

Deep Work by Cal Newport 

Brain Rules by John Medina 

 

Work with Geraldine Carter:

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1:1 Coaching

 

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017 How to Create Your 2019 Strategic Plan in 7 Simple Steps

017 How to Create Your 2019 Strategic Plan in 7 Simple Steps

How to Create Your 2019 Strategic Plan in 7 Simple Steps

Have you created a plan for your business, your goals, your success in 2019? If not, you are likely leaving a bunch of money (and time) on the table. Taking the time to plan for your business allows you to look at what is and is not working, and make smarter choices about how best to run it.

Here are 7 simple steps to creating a plan for your business in 2019:

  1. Block 3 hours in your calendar to plan
  2. Look at your 2018 financials – clean them up if need be!
  3. Decide where you will focus, and what you will stop doing and offering in 2019
  4. Set Revenue, Expense and Profit Goals in a spreadsheet
  5. Determine how much time it takes to create and deliver that quantity of services
  6. Make sure that fits in a real-life calendar
  7. Block 10% of your calendar for white space

 

Download the extended version How to Create Your 2019 Strategic Plan in 7 Simple Steps worksheet here, so you lay out your plan in a methodical, non-magical thinking way.

What was your takeaway from this episode? Come share in the She Thinks Big private Facebook Group.  It’s free, and it’s the best place to be if your big ideas need airtime and support to grow.

Download:

PDF: How to Create Your 2019 Strategic Plan in 7 Simple Steps worksheet

Work with Geraldine Carter:

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1:1 Coaching

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