When I was just 21, I started my first business.
At 26, I launched my first profitable business, my PR company (Muddy Paw PR)
Today, I’m a PR coach for female coaches and entrepreneurs.
But you know, it didn’t happen overnight. In fact, I’m not sure I’d have had such a successful PR business so quickly had I not spent those 5 years prior building up a following, network, and experience through my first love—my blog.
I say this because we’re overrun (especially in the coaching world), with stories of what seems like neverending overnight successes who went from $0 to $10k + months just by shifting their mindset, changing their prices, and thinking positively.
It can be pretty easy to feel like a failure when you’re inundated with those messages.
I’m not saying there’s no value in those kinds of stories because believe me, I find as much inspiration in them as anyone else.
I’m just saying, if that’s not you, if you’re still trying to figure out your stride, don’t feel down. Don’t get discouraged. We all take different paths, and what works for someone might not work for you. Just like what works for you may be totally ineffective for someone else.
I just want you to know, if you’re feeling stuck, if you’re struggling to get to the next step, you’re not alone. You’re not a failure. You’ll get there.
Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help either. There’s no shame or weakness in asking for help, and in fact, it’s one of the things I wish I’d done sooner. Because when I stopped trying to do everything on my own, and started seeking the help of trusted colleagues, friends, and experts, that’s when my career really started to smooth out and skyrocket.
All of this to say, building your career, especially growing a business, is a marathon, not a sprint. So pace yourself—you’ve got this.