If magic pills they exist, I haven’t found them (and boy did I look!).
When I was super unhappy working for someone else, I spent a lot of time looking for magic pills. I searched all over the internet for something that would just make my life happier and easier. I had no idea what it looked like, but I was sure I’d know it when I saw it.
When I started my business I didn’t think it was a magic pill. Thankfully at that point I was pretty at peace with my job, and confident that it was time for something new.
But, I was still looking for magic pill, but now it looked different. It was how to earn money without leaving my comfort zone. How to stay as “safe” in my business as I had been in my job, but be more fulfilled.
And I had a plan, it involved having a website and doing a little networking. And voila! I’d have clients right?
Okay, so looking back I see I totally did the “I’ll hang my single and clients will just start coming” thing (didn’t think I was at the time, but hindsight’s 20/20, right?).
Before my magic pill’s result was happiness. Then it became a “successful” business (meaning one that at minimum paid the bills and left me with a little spending money).
These days, I’m pretty secure in the fact that there are no magical pills that provide happiness, fulfillment or a “successful” business. And I’m pretty suspicious of anything that claims I can make $$$,$$$ money in 30-days (or even 90-days).
And I know that for my business, people need to get to know me a lot better than is possible via a website.
This means that getting out of the house and networking is extremely important to my business. As is recognizing where are the best places for me to be and letting go of the ones that are fun, but not great places for me.
How do I do that?
Well, I have a pretty good idea who my ideal client is. They are solopreneurs who don’t make excuses, are ready to do the work to get the results, are excited to work with me, happily pay me and know that I’m there to support them for the bumps along the way.
Does that sound like enough to know were I should and shouldn’t go networking?
It certainly helps narrow things down, but sometimes you have to go to a group a couple of times or so to get a feel for it.
Basically, I know that if there is a magic pill, it’s me doing the work. And I’ve learned that I have to stretch my comfort zone to do that.
So, if you’re someone who’s looking for those three magic steps to take you from zero to a six figure income in 30-days, I’m not the right person for you.
However, if you’re someone who’s ready to do the work (inside and out, on and in) then stick around. We’ll get along great.
What magic pills have you looked for in the past? I’d love for you to share in the comments below.
Wondering how to figure out where you should be networking, or if it’s time to gracefully bow out of a few places you’ve been going?
This is covered in my new KiT program (Keep-in-Touch). In this program you’ll get clear about who your ideal client is and where to find them