Firstly, happy V day! Sending love to you wherever you are in the world.
Now onto the biz stuff….
Are you currently hiding?
And when I say that I mean, is there something holding you back from being visible, saying what you want to say, reaching the people you can help?
There might be a multitude of reasons why you are currently feeling this way.
Anxiety used to make me hide, stay small, not speak to people. It made me run away from my career, stop communicating. It put a stopper in me standing up and speaking. So, I avoided and distracted myself instead of facing it straight on.
Along the way, overwhelm, life stuff, lack of clarity and good old covid have also made me want to close the curtains and curl up with a blanket away from the world.
Here are a few tips that have helped me to get back on the path towards confident and consistent visibility.
- Give yourself the nudge
If you know deep down that you are avoiding showing up right now, take a minute to shine a light on it and find out what’s really going on. What are you fearful of? What is really stopping you? Confidence? Clarity on what to say? The potential consequences of your visibility? It doesn’t always have to take a huge wake up call to start shining a light on your awareness and making a choice to think or act differently.
- Face the facts
What is it really going to take to start showing up consistently, and how can you manage that in a way that works best for you? For example, one of the blockers to my visibility was lack of structure. So a while ago I came up with a simple content and repurposing plan that looks a little bit like this:
Weekly I write
- One email (just like this one!)
- That email will be turned into a blog for my website
- The blog will be shared to my Biz Page
- The blog will be turned into a LinkedIn article
- It will be broken down into three posts and shared on Instagram, my FB personal profile and LinkedIn
I have the support of my VA to help me deliver this so I don’t have to worry about ‘showing up’ when I’m not feeling it or when I’m looking after my kids. What could this look like for you?
- Focus on what you want
If you are suffocating behind your silence and invisibility at the moment, stop focusing on what isn’t happening and start focusing on what you want to happen. When I started to focus on the outcome instead of the current reality, I was able to galvanize into action whilst working towards a positive goal.
So, if your lack of visibility is having an impact on your income streams right now….
Get clear on what you need to bring in each month and what that looks like in terms of your work.
Then put together an action plan of what needs to happen to achieve that goal. What content plan can you put in place to get you visible and heard? What clients can you reach out to sign up to your programme? What events are happening that you want to speak at? What podcasts or publications do you really want to feature on?
Take consistent and considered action towards those goals at times when you can give it your focus. If your current routine is up in the air, where can you find a bit of headspace and focus to take action and tick things off the list one by one? It doesn’t have to be huge, but all action is progress, so even taking one tiny action today can make all the difference in your visibility mindset.
Visibility is a key part of my free AIR assessment. Give it a whirl if you haven’t already and let me know how you get on!