She was only in her early 50’s, had reached success as a financial advisor, providing an amazing life for her family when she was told she was going to die. Her whole life she struggled with a blood disease that caused intermittent illnesses but this time was different. Preparing for her end she sold most of her business, only keeping a handful of high-end clients.
Just nine months later, after defying the odds and with a minimal book of business she started our coaching program. Within the next six months, her business started to explode with new clients and she tripled her business almost overnight.
How did she make the shift?
Was it the coaching? I’d certainly like to think so, or was it something else?
Was it a secret script or powerful tool that made the difference? Was it a system or process that created the newfound flood of business? No, it was something bigger and so much more powerful.
Unfortunately for many women advisors, it takes a crisis or life event to get them to rethink their business and life. It is during and after these challenging times that we finally realize it’s time for a change. The key to this process is recognizing there is no going back. What worked in the past is not what you need today. Just as your life has evolved so must your business.
For many women, your business is a reflection of you, who you are, what’ is important to you and the impact you want to make on the world. The challenges and hurdles we experience in both our personal and business life provide us with the insight, clarity and courage to create an extraordinary business and life.
It is during these times of clarity when we decide we will no longer settle, we will no longer accommodate, we will no longer pacify the pressures of our industry. It is time to carve out our own path to success, putting ourselves front and center in our business and our life.