Swimming Alone

There’s one vital skill that you must learn if you want to succeed in life. I call it “Swimming Alone.” Company is good, indeed there is strength in numbers. But when it comes to following your dreams, there will always come a time, even if brief, when you will have to swim alone. You know it’s time to swim alone when:

  1.   (a)  All the other ducks in the pond just want to say, “Quack!”

Your dreams and aspirations are too “lofty” for your friends and family. They think you are crazy because you aspire to a life beyond “quacking.” Their well-meant warnings could prove a snare. Perhaps it’s time to swim alone, even if only to think.

   (b) Suddenly, just paddling around and scooping up food doesn’t seem like success to you.

You want more out of life. You’ve out-grown the pond. If you are going to get anywhere further you may just have to forge your way ahead. Perhaps alone. Because no one else is interested.

 (c)  Swimming in a group is proving a hindrance

Teamwork can be powerful. Sometimes synergy is just what you need. But when your team no longer gives you synergy but rather decimates the effort, it’s surely the time to break out. When old alliances no longer align with your mission, give going solo a thought, even if only for a while.

Are you at a point in your life or career where you are considering swimming alone? Do you feel this is the right step, but are afraid to take it? The support of a coach could be just what you need.

As a coach I am happy to help my clients explore their options and decide what they really want. Sometimes this is different from what they started off with.  And when they decide to take the route of solo-preneur I could be the extra eyes,  ears and shoulders they need in the absence of a large team. Following are some of the ways I’d be happy to support you on your journey into self-employment:

1.  As a sounding board for your ideas. Bounce them off me and I’ll help you find the path that’s right for you.

2.  Helping you overcome internal blocks to success. Are you afraid you won’t make it? Constantly putting yourself down? Hindered by procrastination or analysis-paralysis? Terrified of the competition? I have a range of tools and techniques to help you handle these situations. Why not avail yourself of the help you need, today?

3.  Accountability. With no boss breathing down your neck to get things done, it could be easy to slacken the pace. With me in your corner you’ll have someone to hold you accountable and help you keep your commitment to your goals.

4.  Support in learning new skills. Such as making presentations, handling difficult clients,  assertiveness and more.

If you’ve been meaning to take the plunge into self-employment but feel afraid and overwhelmed, or  if you feel the urge to go solo in some other area of your life,  I am here to support you. Why not get in touch today to see how this could work for you?  You have nothing to lose but a dream to gain!


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