What do you need to EXPAND in order to move into your Brave Yes?
In last week’s podcast, I talked about the 3Cs of a Brave Yes CEO, which makes up the basic foundation of my work in Brave Yes Coaching:
Every day as entrepreneurs and CEOs we are faced with a lot of decisions to make — or unmake. Where should we put our energy, time and resources? What do we need? What do we want?
- Some decisions are easy.
- Some require effort.
- Others, though, require full-on EXPANSION.
Brave Yes Coaching with me is really about the latter two areas.
No matter the Brave Yes you want or need to make right now for yourself or your business, expansion is likely needed.
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WHAT IS EXPANSION? AND WHEN DO YOU NEED ONE?
For me, Expansion can be defined as … growing, stretching, reaching, opening up. breaking free, upleveling, uprooting.
For me, I have had many, many EXPANSION chapters as a business owner.
After all, I went from freelancer to blogger
Blogger to creator.
Creator to Coach
Coach to business owner.
Business owner to CEO.
Once I realized I had outgrown my first business model and the work we were doing together, boredom took over. I could stay the course — or work toward my next chapter — my Brave Yes.
In 2019, I began actively working on my own expansion of capacity. The clarity was the last piece I worked on because I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to go in.
My expansion took 1.5 years — the hard way. All but 3 months was spent in spin cycle, ruminated and fear.
The awakening happened when I fell apart after falling apart.
The breakdown led to the breakthrough, which started the journey to explore what was next.
Who did I want to be?
WHAT EXPANSION IS CALLING TO YOU? AND WHAT IS REQUIRED?
Currently, my clients are working on expansions around — their leadership roles, permission to allow for pleasure, mindset, self-trust, confidence and, of course, courage.
I’m in the process of creating a new Brave Yes Power Tool that I”m calling Your Brave Yes EXPANSION Excavation — this is a tool to identify the area in which you personally need an expansion to help you get to your next level or to take your business to the next level.
INVITATION — > Are you interested in going through a Brave Yes Expansion Excavation with me? This assessment is a deep dive into your role as the leader of your business or company — and what you need to do to uplevel. Schedule a Free coaching discovery call and make sure you mention the Expansion Excavation.
Expansion requires a number of resources.
:: It requires the capacity to expand. Essential. If you aren’t sure if you need to invest in your own capacity, see my last podcast.
:: It requires support. I can’t stress this piece enough. Finding safe, calm and strong support for your ability to bloom and expand out of your current life or business container is essential. Few people are going to get it. Few people are going to be rooting for you. Few people are going to be able to hold the kind of safe space you need to explore your own edges of expansion.
:: It requires a vision and permission to dream bigger and play bigger. Sure you can stay safe and comfortable under current conditions. I did that for years. I even searched for people to help me stay where I was and not change a thing. That didn’t work. Cultivating a playground for perspective building, pushing yourself to dream bigger and staying with all of it without falling back to safety is crucial.
Wherever you are feeling called to EXPAND … the inner work you need to do to get there is important. It’s not a step to skip or else you may find yourself shrinking back or feeling out of alignment.
Do the work.
Let yourself grow.
Let yourself go.
Take a moment today to consider this: Where are you being called to expand in your life, work or identity this year? And what inspired action is required?
LET’S DIVE INTO YOUR EXPANSION AREAS — > Are you interested in going through a Brave Yes Expansion Excavation with me? This assessment is a deep dive into your role as the leader of your business or company — and what you need to do to uplevel. Schedule a Free coaching discovery call and make sure you mention the Expansion Excavation.