Solopreneurs own their work, determine their value & live by design.
Solopreneurs set out on a path to live a unique life. Creating businesses, art, charities, personal care services, novels. Becoming resources in gardening, personal fitness, living healthy. Offering services in their communities like home-improvement, estate planning, event coordination. Sharing how to’s with DIY guides in jewelry making, sign painting, and oil changing. These are just a few ways people are taking charge of their lives and stepping forward into business ownership – and life independence.
Solopreneurs have an intense and amazing desire to offer others what they know how to do and how they can add to their lives.
ARE YOU A SOLOPRENEUR?
If you have a love-hate relationship with sitting alone at a coffee shop working on your latest project [hopefully] without interruption, you might be a solopreneur. Your office might be in your truck or on your back porch. Whatever your business is, wherever you do your best work, you are doing it solo.
Solopreneurs love to work with others, but we don’t want to work for others. This path is a mixed bag of freedom and frustration, excitement and isolation, digging deep and working hard. It takes a special kind of person to keep pushing forward to build their own business, especially when progress is slow to measure. But knowing that you determine your value and own your work keeps you moving toward your goals. One taste of accomplishment – whether it’s booking your first client or finishing your website – and you’re hooked.
Solopreneurs design businesses that fit their lives.
A solopreneur journey is different than a traditional business, or even entrepreneurs. Not fitting into this category can leave us feeling out on our own. There’s no way to sugar coat this, working for yourself, on your own, is tough – especially in the beginning. It’s filled with challenges and unknowns. But the rewards are immeasurable.
Just because you work for yourself, doing your own thing, doesn’t mean you can’t build a team. The people who make solopreneuring work – and get the results they set their sights on – are the ones who surround themselves with support. Your business may be solely up to you to run, but it depends on your relationships with people – and the skills you develop along the way – to make it successful.
HOW CAN SOLOPRENEUR COACHING HELP?
Collaboration is a truly underrated secret ingredient of success. Bouncing ideas off someone, pouring out your thoughts and plans and goals on the table and sorting through them with another set of eyes to create strategies, hearing yourself talk about what gets you up in the morning – and what keeps you working through the night – these are the things that I do with my solopreneur clients.
Solopreneur coaching will:
- Get you clear on your purpose and direction
- Assess your strengths and resources
- Determine what you are willing to do to get what you want
- Set goals to move your business forward
- Create a path you will easily navigate as your grow your business
READY TO GET STARTED?
Are you ready to showcase your skills to the world with a solopreneur business? Start with a solid foundation by investing in support designed to fit your unique needs. Getting clear on your purpose and identifying what differentiates you from the masses will push your business beyond its goals. Schedule a quick (no charge) strategy session to outline the steps to designing your solopreneur business.
Solopreneurs are just a different kind of people. And my favorite clients.
A lot of my coaching clients are experiencing transitions – personal or professional -and they are amazing to work with. But what I have discovered, over the past ten years of my own solopreneur journey, is that I love coaching people who want to create something of their own.
It energizes me to hear about people’s big plans, tall orders and dreams. I did this for a long time without realizing it – I would get a call from a friend or acquaintance inviting me to coffee (I drink tea, fwiw) to talk about a new project or a stalled business idea. We would chat and create workable plans for taking their ideas and making them a reality.
I realized that we were really on the same path; I was just a few steps ahead of them. And I was able to share the challenges I had faced, how I overcame them, and the insights that I gained working on my business. This knowledge moved them forward quicker than the trial and error of doing it on their own.
So now, since tea doesn’t grow on trees, I call these friends and acquaintances what they were all along: clients. I work hard to support them in reaching their goal to create a sustainable solo-business.
If you are ready to have someone in your corner, reach out to me to learn more about solopreneur coaching. It makes my day to hear about what you want out of your life (and business) and create strategies to make that happen.
I look forward to connecting with you.
RESOURCES, TOOLS & MORE:
If you have any specific questions or are looking for help but can’t locate the right resource, send me a note. I am always here to help.
If you are in the Centre Region, join me at Centre Solopreneurs – a knowledge-based networking group that meets monthly to connect, collaborate and work together on building successful solo-businesses. You can connect with us on Facebook here. Or visit our website for more information.