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“Cash loves clarity, and the clearer that you can be on who you serve, what you provide, and how you help, the more referable you will become, the easier it becomes for people to talk about you, and the easier it becomes for business to come to you. That’s how we transform businesses.” – Laura Khalil
There are key pitfalls that coaches, consultants, and creatives make when growing their businesses, but today’s Finding Brave expert guest shows how it is possible to accelerate growth with just a few small, key shifts. In this episode, she reveals three simple questions that business owners can ask that will provide predictable revenue, and consistent growth.
Laura Khalil is the founder of Brave by Design and her key focus is on rebalancing the scales of financial justice for women. Laura helps consultants and creatives move from burned out to building thriving businesses filled with ideal clients, in only 30 minutes a day – even if they hate sales and marketing.
As a business owner, you will find it requires bravery to ask and answer these questions and implement the changes necessary, but the strategies and perspectives that Laura discusses today will help you move down the path to getting what you want, and what you deserve through offering your great work in service of others.
Highlights from this Episode:
- What Laura is seeing in the online space, and the biggest issue she has with marketers today [7:14]
- What she sees is the purpose of a real coach, and why there are no “secrets” or shortcuts to success [8:54]
- Why action over insight is the best way to achieve real change and results [11:59]
- The reasons that Laura is so passionate about rebalancing the scales of financial justice in favor of female entrepreneurs [13:52]
- Why business owners need to first get very clear on what they are selling before doing anything else, and the importance of the statement that “cash loves clarity” [16:56]
- Her thoughts on what happens when we ascend and create space for new people to come into our business [21:25]
- Laura’s “CAMP” test and how you can use it to determine if you’ve found your target market [24:58]
- The danger in not niching down in identifying your target market, especially when just starting out in business [32:26]
- The “flat tire” test that will help refine your offers [37:03]
- How she is solving the acute pain being experienced by her clients, and what all good service providers can do to show the value of ongoing support [42:24]
- What entrepreneurs need to understand about the power of referrals, and why paid advertising isn’t always necessary [44:49]
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Other resources mentioned:
Laura’s Revenue Calculator
Her LinkedIn Live with Kathy Caprino
Kathy’s 6-part video training series for coaches on the 6 Critical C’s To Building a Successful Coaching Business
Sponsor Highlight – Brave By Design
With the near year coming up, it’s the perfect time to start taking steps towards your business’ financial future.
If you’d like to grow your business as a coach or consultant, but the thought of figuring out how to do that stresses you out, I want to share something that will give you real peace of mind.
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Brave by Design founder, Laura Khalil, has been on Finding Brave twice, most recently discussing the three key questions you need to ask yourself if you want to grow your business now, and I know you’ll find the revenue calculator helpful and a great complimentary resource to that episode.
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QUOTES FROM TODAY’S SHOW:
“What a coach is meant to do is help guide you through the process of taking info and modifying it to use in your own business.” [9:04]
“I just say this as a warning. If you are going into a program where you will not talk to a human being, and you will not get actual real boots-on-the-ground help, please find someone else. Find someone who will work directly with you, because they are the ones who will help you implement that knowledge in your work.” [9:19]
“Business is built on consistent, daily action towards our goals. We know that this road is not always easy. We know there will be highs, there will be lows, and there will be lulls, and that is the truth of business.” [10:55]
“It’s about helping women know their worth, see the bigger picture, and for them to be able to go after it confidently.” [14:32]
“I can’t control all of society. That’s out of my control, but I can make a lot of change with one person. We can affect our communities one person at a time, and that has a ripple effect.” [15:50]
“What I’m trying to explain to people is that the more specific we can get about who we serve, the easier it is for them to find us.” [28:57]
“Say yes to [working with] more of the people that excite you, and you want to get to the point of being able to say no to people who do not do that.” [38:42]
“Trust is built through consistency, and people buy according to the amount of trust we have earned with them.” [46:09]
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Coaching so many professionals and leaders as I do each year, I see that leadership and career growth training programs today are so often NOT effective because they simply don’t go deep enough to address what really holds us back from thriving, believing in ourselves, recognizing our talents and abilities, communicating effectively, asking for what we need, saying “STOP!” to mistreatment, building a great support community, and making the true impact we long to.
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