Do you have the fear of goal setting?
It’s an actual thing, so you’re completely normal! You are suffering from the fear of setting goals. Why? Fear of failure is more than likely sitting at the top of the list – failure sitting there defiantly and yet quietly. You have been holding back from sharing this big fear with other people, so in your head you are justifying the reasons you are not moving forward in your life or business: it’s not the right time, the money isn’t there to support the goal, not enough people want what I want to put out there.
Whereas the real reason is that you are scared that you will fail or even worse…fail again.
By not setting any goals for what you really want to achieve you are experiencing an even greater feeling of failure, one that you are suppressing and pretending isn’t really there. You are diverting your attention onto other, lesser projects or focuses in the hope that the desire to go after that thing you really want to achieve will go away. It won’t though will it, because you’ve been thinking about that thing, whether it has a name or not yet, for a long time, maybe even years. If you carry on like this, you know eventually you’ll be left with no choice but to go after it as that is what your heart wants and it’s not going to let up, so ultimately it’s a case of now is better than later.
The truth is out there!
It’s the sole reason why when clients come to see me to work out their future paths and what they really want to pursue in their business, at this stage they feel they don’t know what that exactly looks like. However, it never takes long before they come out with a great picture of their future business and all the intricacies of what that involves. It shows answers have been buried deep and after a little prompting, a few challenging questions in the right places and reflective exercise the answers were there and waiting all this time.
Let’s call her Pauline. Pauline came to me to gain clarity on her future career or business path. After her 3rd coaching session, Pauline shared that her real passion lies in creativity, recently renovating and up-cycling a few household items, with extraordinary results. Her body language completely lightened, her voice was full of excitement and passion and her face as the realisation dawned was priceless. That’s the power of business coaching…
I used to have the fear too, in my early days of my business. Getting frustrated with setting goals I just didn’t achieve. The difference was that I was unprepared to give up on them. So I kept setting big, bold goals and taking consistent daily, weekly action against them. I knew this was what I wanted to do and was good at; helping others achieve their dream businesses too – we are here to make a difference with other people, for me that’s helping business owners find financial freedom, balance and more simplicity and motivation for their future.
Ready to overcome your fear of setting goals for your business? Follow the link and book your place for Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal Setting Workshop.
Clare Whalley celebrated 10 years in business in 2017. A great milestone to achieve. She graduated with an International degree in English and Education and went into corporate life to pursue a career outside of teaching. Successfully passing a rigorous graduate scheme into a blue chip company; working in several positions across team management, customer service and sales roles. A working trip to India helped her decide to resign, retrain and set up her own coaching and training business.
Clare now lives in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham with her two young children, Isabelle and James and her husband Rob.
Clare works with fellow business owners to help them create a business they love too. She uses strategies and tools which will help business owners get to the clients they love to work with, with more consistency and ease.
To find out more about my small business coaching programs click to download here or to have a chat with Clare to find out more about how coaching can help you and your business book in for a free one hour business strategy session.