As a recovering perfectionist, I know that the idea of failing can literally be the stuff of nightmares, especially as an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to not see things as black or white, good or bad, win or lose, or as a success or failure. But here’s the thing, as a wellness coach and entrepreneur, you can’t have that mindset when it comes to building a successful coaching business.
The truth is that in order to be successful, you need to fail.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve failed at this coaching and entrepreneur thing. It takes time and lots of lessons to figure out what works for you. It takes sitting in a lot of shit to understand what feels aligned for you and your business. How I run my business may not feel 100% right for how you run your business.
The magic isn’t in getting it right on the first try or never ever failing. The magic is in TRYING. You need to be brave enough to smash through your fears and doubts on the daily and do the hard, scary shit anyway, despite those fears, doubts, and the possibility of failing.
And remember – always follow your inner knowing. That’s why it’s so dang important to build a strong connection with your intuition and higher self. There have been times in my life when something logically made sense, but my gut was telling me to run for the hills. Every single time I’ve ignored my intuition, I’ve failed. Whereas every single time I’ve followed my gut, even when it made no sense whatsoever, amazing, beautiful things and opportunities flowed into my life.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is just a lesson. It helps you hone in on what is right for you, and what is right for your business. You won’t be lying on your deathbed, agonizing over your failures – you’ll regret the chances you didn’t take, guaranteed.