Often times on our first "get to know each other to see if this is a fit" call, new clients go straight into their idea or vision and while they are talking I am listening for their motives or intent. I am attempting to decipher if their values align with my values. What do I value? I value making a difference whether it be big or small and reaching for something bigger than we are. You get the idea.
Therefore, I don't want to jump right into the mechanics and components of writing the business plan. I want to connect heart to heart. I want to join you in your efforts toward greatness. I used to think passion was enough. It's not. Passion is an emotion and when the dog days of running your own business hit, and trust me they will, passion can get snuffed out by other emotions, like fear or even anger.
I talked with a new client a couple of days ago. When we emailed, I knew there was an immediate connection. During the initial meeting, I didn't have to direct her with questions that dig for something deeper. She started at her authentic core. I could feel her need for clarity tugging on my unique gifts to help her in this divinely connected moment. We quickly got to that place of true purpose. Now, she can passionately move forward and together we can write THE AUTHENTIC plan. Of course, it may have to be tweaked down the road. However, it will provide a frame for her big vision and an anchor for making good decisions. This is the way I work and I absolutely love it.