Ever need someone to just hit you with a “fairy stick”? Apparently I did!
I had a breakthrough this week (okay, I’ve had more breakthroughs than I can count this week, but I’m focusing on a particular one right now) in my Success Circle Coaching mastermind with Richard and the wonderful businesswomen in my group.
My question for the call was focused on when/how to know it’s okay to step up and claim authority or expert status on something. Richard asked me how long I’d been working in my business (15 years overall, 10+ years professionally), and how many happy clients I had (hundreds). Then asked me what number I was waiting for.
I’ve never thought of it quite that way. Really, what number of websites do I need to design or rescue? How many clients do I need to help learn to create their own website or choose the right shopping cart? How many server issues do I need to know how to fix before I feel adequate? How many testimonials do I need from clients who love me?
Is it about knowing every possible answer in every possible situation? Or just being very good at what you do, and knowing where to find the answers for what you haven’t dealt with yet?
What’s the difference between really, really good and authority? Mindset? Time to change mine. How about you? Are you what’s holding yourself back?