If you want to make your dreams – business-related, and otherwise – become reality, you need to know how to be a go getter.
That’s why this week on the #PrettyAwkward Entrepreneur Podcast, I’m teaming up with Rachel Sproha – better known as Rach Marie Official – to share actionable steps anyone can use to become a go getter, release expectations and step into what you truly want. And this is yet another episode that’s loaded with so many gems of wisdom, you’re gonna want to take notes!
But before we dive on in, let me introduce myself. My name is Megan Yelaney, and I have built two six-figure businesses and one multi-six-figure business by fully embracing my authentic self and not trying to hide the quirks that make me, ME. As for Rach Marie, she’s an online life coach, a def go getter, and the founder and CEO of Go Getter Girl Company, which will be releasing various kinds of planners.
So if you’re a female entrepreneur looking to learn, grow your business strategies and mindset, and scale your biz to multiple six figures while having fun doing it…you’re in the right place, girl! Because I made this podcast exactly for YOU!
And today, we’re talking ALL about the tools, strategies and tips you need to be a go getter and step into the life you really want.
Rachel shares how it was scary to leave her “comfort bubble” of a 9-to-5 job, and it’s still scary now that she’s launching a new business called Go Getter Girl Company. She would find herself thinking things like, “What if I don’t make it? How can I compare myself to these huge planner brands (competition for Go Getter Girl Company) and everything like that?”
But then she realized that she’s a go getter and doesn’t let herself fail if something doesn’t work. Instead, she’ll figure out what works and what will work.
And that’s such an important reminder for any entrepreneur to remember. Instead of viewing failures as only that, see them as obstacles that are testing you and teaching you a lesson you can use later down the road. The real problem happens when people immediately quit at their first obstacle. But, truthfully, nothing you really want is ever going to be easy. And some of the hardest things you’ll learn enable you to handle bigger decisions you make in the future of your business.
And this reminder is perspective change on “failure” is especially relevant during the uncertain time we’re in right now. Because people are realizing that even though they chose the “safe” route, there is no safe ground anymore. And that can be terrifying…but it can also be liberating. Because you realize that if you fail, you can just start over and that’s OK.
This podcast was created with YOU in mind. The female entrepreneur looking to learn, and grow your business strategies and mindset, to get your business off the ground and scale to multiple six figures and have fun doing it. To inspire and empower you to take the required action you’ve been putting off to create products and make sales.
Each week we will be covering topics that will help you start, grow and scale your business. Some topics that you can expect to be covered include:
I can’t wait to hear about what you learn, what makes you laugh, and what tips allow you to grow your business and brand as your authentic self.
When Rachel switched from a 9-to-5 job to becoming an entrepreneur and working from home, she faced so many comments from family, friends and a lot of judgment in general. And if you make the same life changes, everyone’s probably going to say something until they see what you see. And what I mean is: you see the dream, you see what you want and you see yourself being “successful,” but others don’t get it until they see it.
Now, it’s easy to get really defensive and get upset with people passing judgment. However, they’re probably coming from a good place and trying to protect you. And keep in mind that every person I know on a personal growth journey has their relationships struggle for a while. And that’s usually because their family member or friend isn’t on a personal growth journey so they have a different view of the world. And if there is someone who is judgmental who you can’t distance yourself from, just avoid talking about your job change.
The biggest thing to remember if you’re worrying about what people will think or about losing a friend is that they’re not the ones who have to live your life or do your career every day. And no one’s going to care about your dreams as much as you. So if you can’t take action and step up, then no one’s going to and you’re gonna keep living this average life. And you’re better than average.
In order to be a go getter, you obviously have to know what that is, so here’s Rachel’s definition: a go getter is someone who doesn’t wait for magic to happen. They make the magic happen. Similarly, a go getter is someone who not only believes in their dreams, but who will also quite literally make them come true.
One important note, though, is that Rachel not only goes out there and makes things happen. She also trusts that it will and is patient for the results. And one important question she asks herself is, “What are you actually energetically available for?” Because if you don’t have the capacity for something, it can’t happen for you when you’re not ready for it.
And that is such a good point to keep in mind while starting your business, scaling it, or switching industries. Because that’s when a lot of that doubt comes up and when people start forcing things. And while strategy is super important, so is letting things go and saying, “It might happen differently than I planned, but that’s OK.” And if you’re saying one thing and doing another, no amount of pushing through is going to get you that goal because you don’t actually want it.
So there are two types of people in the world right who are dealing with uncertainty. First, the kind that know what they want but lack the direction to get there. And then there are people who don’t feel fulfilled but don’t know what will fulfill them.
Rachel’s favorite way to handle both of these uncertainties is by journaling about a few questions:
Answering those questions can help give you some guidance for your future career path, but it’s also important to not get too stuck on one exact path. Because all the best ideas you’ll have will probably be the ones you literally didn’t expect. Inspiration is going to strike when you’re not really trying to have inspiration strike. And the hardest part is letting it go and then trusting it will come back when the time is right. You really can turn absolutely nothing into something if it’s aligned with you, you’re ready for it and you take action toward it.
When reflecting on her journey to starting her new planner business, Rachel mentioned that one of her new favorite sayings is: “You can’t not do something because you don’t know how.”
So Rachel just started! She met with a bunch of printing companies in Florida and she walked in and was like, “I have this idea. It sounds crazy but I don’t know where to start.” And so they helped her. And creating a network and building helpful relationships are so important for creating a product or a service or a business.
Of course, not everyone’s gonna see and understand your vision. But that’s the point. You’ve got to level with people who are also up leveling. So don’t be scared to ask for help because that is going to make you better and help you grow. And you’re not expected to know everything anyway! So to all my coaches reading this or listening to the episode, just know that if you don’t know the answer for a client’s question, you can go find it out. Don’t freak out. Just learn and keep evolving.
And part of that involves investing in yourself. Like most people, Rachel often feels like she doesn’t have the money but it’s important to accept that you might have to invest in yourself. Otherwise, you may not get where you want to be.
And everyone has different views about what is responsible investing. But I personally look at coaching as an investment in my future business. And if you’re on a plateau in your business and your life and your goals, whatever, you have to change something and sometimes that involves paying for the help that you need.
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So if you’re feeling ready to take action on your goals but also feeling some resistance, what are some actionable steps you can start taking ASAP? Here are some helpful tips from Rachel:
And whether that action plan is written in a planner or on sticky notes, breaking down your big goal into more doable steps is going to make it so much easier for you to succeed.
What if you’re feeling unmotivated or uninspired? Here are a few more ideas:
Now, there is a fine line between pushing yourself when you’re not feeling it and really forcing it when it’s not right and you’ll learn that distinction over time. But if you do have a day when you’re feeling really unmotivated or down that you just lost five clients or whatever, a helpful mantra from Rachel is, “This too shall pass.” Give yourself permission to feel grief or throw a pity party and then realize this is all happening for a reason. And you don’t have to be religious to trust that there is some kind of plan in place, and that can really give a lot of reassurance during uncertain days.
I feel like I say this every episode, but this is again one of those episodes you’re going to want to rewind and take notes on, especially because there are just so many good quotes, good affirmations and good mantras inside it. So I hope you enjoy this episode and take advantage of all the tips Rachel has to offer.
And let Rachel and I know what actions you’re actually taking from this episode by DMing us on Insta or Facebook!
And as always, stay safe, stay healthy and stay #PrettyAwkward!
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