In life we are always learning something new. Sometimes it is by choice other times it is because of necessity. I have been emerging myself in something I know I have to learn more about. I am learning all about the world of marketing. This is a really uncomfortable area for me but if my business is to grow I need to know how to better share what I do with others I have been talking to people, researching, reading, and taking tiny steps. I have been applying many of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching principles to my current project of learning more about how to let the world know about Special Moments In Time Creativity Coaching. I have been:
Taking Small Steps - Right now I am reading about marketing. It is a totally new area for me so I just read a little at a time and give myself the time and space necessary to absorb all that I am learning.
Paying Attention - As I begin to market, I am paying attention to what is working and not working.
Thinking Out of the Box - When something doesn't work, I think out of the box. I ask myself questions about how I could do this differently.
Having Fun - Marketing can be difficult but I am determined to have fun doing it.
Giving Myself Permission to Make Mistakes - Although I don't want to make mistakes, I know if I am doing something new I am going to make mistakes. I am giving myself permission to be imperfect and to mess up from time to time.
"Just Do It" - There are times when hitting the post or send button makes me nervous. I remind myself there are times in life when I Just Have To Do It and see what happens.
Take a Break - Because I am doing what I love I often forget to take a break. Taking time to do something other than coaching is important and I remind myself often to take a break. And then I actually take it.
Compassion - It is important to show yourself the same type of compassion that you show to the rest of the world.
Self-Care - Part of self care is acknowledging what you have accomplished and celebrating the small victories along the way to reaching your goal. Each day I take a moment to celebrate the things that I have accomplished.
Surrounding Myself with Positive Supportive People - We all need to surround ourselves with supportive people. It makes trying something new easier and a lot more fun. I do this in lots of different ways. It might be coffee with a friend, a conversation with my husband, meeting people through my blog, or taking an art, yoga or writing class.
How many of these things are you already doing ? Is there one area that you do really well and another that you need to work on? I would love to know which of the steps above speaks to you today.
Circle of Dreams begins on September 16th. It is 8 weeks filled with sharing, planning, action steps, and celebrations. The group is limited to 8 women and will be held through a free teleconference. You can learn more about Circle of Dreams here. I would love to have you join us.
When you share your dreams and talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!