What’s happening? Are you making a change?
When I first started Remotely Connected, I imagined it would be a business that stood completely separate from the rest of the ventures of my dreams. I was very focussed on keeping it separate, and I was really conscious not to cloud the vision by joining it together with other pieces of my jigsaw puzzle.
It turns out it fits quite neatly with something else exciting I’ve been working on for some time now, but now I feel it’s time for a little change. I want them to join together as part of the Remotely Connected umbrella.
What have I been working on?
Some of you may know that I’m starting a Coaching business. I don’t love the term Life Coach (it feels a little old fashioned and a little patronising), but I think that is the most recognisable description for most of you to understand what I’m building.
I won’t go into too much detail about that specific venture (you can see more on my Instagram), but there is a key message I wanted to share with you all.
I started out a little too rigid in my idea of what Remotely Connected might look like. I thought this was going to be something that magically made me enough money to work completely for myself, without a clear sense of what I was really trying to build and who it was for. How was I going to reach these women? What was I trying to share with them? What value was I going to offer them?
Over the past four months or so, I’ve been working behind the scenes to narrow down who I want to work with, what their concerns are, and how I can help them. I did this in the context of the Coaching business, but I think it’s going to be really relevant for Remotely Connected too.
Do I think there is still space for women who work remotely to find a better networking space? Of course I do! Do I think those women might benefit from one-on-one or group coaching? Definitely. Do these things feel like they could work neatly together, and offer more value for each group of women? Absolutely!
I want this to be a space for both of those groups of women. There will be some women who want to network and have no interest in coaching. There will be some women who want coaching and have no interest in networking. There’s space for them just as much as there is space for women who would love to do both.
I want Remotely-Connected.com to continue to be a space that exists to connect. A space that is about meeting other like-valued women first and foremost, and is a commercial enterprise second. I want us to build a community that allows women to feel supported and connected wherever in the world they are, and to grow at the same time.
What’s the lesson?
What I want to say to you is: don’t be afraid of your plans changing. Don’t be too fixed on your path, because it can change even in a very short time (and where you want to get to can change pretty quickly too!). Build in some flexibility, because you will never be entirely in control of the direction of travel.
Don’t forget that you purpose (your ‘why’) is far more important than the ‘how’ or the ‘what’. It doesn’t matter if you apply that to your business, to your corporate career or to your relationships. It’s all part of your life, and your life as a whole can be fuelled by your WHY. Why do you get up in the morning? Why do you love (or not love) your occupation.
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