Your superpowers: You’re passionate and love creating. You’re also a people pleaser!Your weaknesses: You lack structure and have trouble charging what you’re worth. You’re a people pleaser ;)You’re passionate and got into the design industry to make a living from doing what you love! While you’re on a mission to make a difference, protecting your energy is also important to you. You strive for balance and make efforts to achieve it in business and in life. You’re a bit of a lone wolf and don’t really have a big community of like-minded entrepreneurs. You’re an independent thinker and rely on yourself to get things done and done quickly.When it comes to planning out your days, it seems next to impossible to set a schedule to do everything that you plan to do because every project is different and every single day is so unique. You often feel like you’re playing catch up! You love your work so much that you would do it for free...and you basically do! The truth is you feel like you’re running a legit business, you have the to-do list to prove it. But your finances tell a different story...one that looks like less of a job and more like a hobby. Thinking about money causes you stress and anxiety because you don’t necessarily have a lot saved up for a rainy day… or season… and there are times you worry about where the next job will come from. Although you have a good relationship with your clients, sometimes your clients are treated more like friends than clients. More often than not, there seems to be miscommunication and confusion between yourself and your clients - your process isn’t totally clear to them. This then leads to you second guess your decisions and whether running a design business is for you. You have dreams and ideas of how you want your business to grow but not many solid plans on how to get there. You don’t have to become a celebrity designer, but you want to become a successful one.For you, the most important next step is to start treating it like a business. You work way too hard to do this for (almost) free. To really see your business grow, you have to say goodbye to that expensive hobby and hello to your new money-making machine and that starts with getting your process in order. No more lazy and chaotic days! Want help owning your value? In order to meet your goals, you need to charge what you’re worth and shift your way of working with clients. If you stop second-guessing your decisions you’ll feel more confident. If you’re ready to get serious and uplevel your business, then save your seat at my next free masterclass on March 4!
Your superpowers: Creative, Kickstarter, thinker, achieverYour weaknesses: You’re always looking for the best thing to improve and what’s the fastest way.You are a thinker, a learner! You consume content like crazy--anything and everything to help you chart the path to business success. Sometimes, finding the right community that inspires you can prove difficult. Help is not something you often seek out because you’re more inclined to keep to yourself. You’re strong and independent. You find yourself planning out your days, but most of the time things just don’t work out as planned, and you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted, like you're always playing catch up with your business and your schedule. There are things that end up taking a backseat because you’re just too busy.You love to make plans and you have loads of ideas, the problem is: you never take action and your goals constantly feel slightly out of reach. The planning becomes your version of procrastination. You’re doing so much work behind the scenes planning where you want to go, but you aren’t doing the work to actually get there, and so your big hairy audacious goals seem harder and less attainable than ever before. Sometimes clients are waiting on you to make decisions. You wish your clients understood how you worked a bit better than they do. Clients are often asking for clarification, or somehow ahead of you. A positive thing about open client communication is that you receive constructive feedback that will help you grow. You almost never turn away clients (even if they aren’t the right fit) because you’re top priority is keeping your business afloat and filling your pipeline. You have been actively searching for solutions to bring in extra profit for a rainy day and grow your business, but haven’t found the right formula yet. For you, the most important next step is taking those plans and putting massive action behind them. You likely need to create a step-by-step process with firm deadlines. You have the ideas, and now it’s time to start acting on them! Your excuses (and planning) stop today. Want help taking action? In order to meet your goals, you need to start taking the steps that will get you there. If you’re ready to get serious and uplevel your business, then save your seat at my next free masterclass on March 4!
Your superpowers: The ability to balance life and be a friend to everyone.Your weaknesses: You focus too much on the plan and may miss an opportunity.You have the potential to be a top player in your industry. Typically observer individuals tend to embody the entrepreneurial spirit and can appreciate the ideas that would make their business great. You’re pretty happy with your business, you know it’s pretty great but not perfect yet! You have managed to take calculated risks and have also managed to make progress in leading your business. You’re protective of your energy and passion because you don’t want to get too excited about something that has the possibility of not working out. You're independent, but there are moments where you seek out trusted individuals for encouragement because you need to boost your mood and energy. You will often use terms like "it’s fine", "I did my best", or "it could be better, but". You tend not to get too upset about downtimes and not too excited about up times. Waiting sometimes for the other shoe to drop. You take responsibility for your actions but get frustrated when those around you do not. You’ve been able to plan out your days to have some structure so that you mostly accomplish what you set out to do, but there are still those moments of overwhelm and exhaustion that “happen to everyone”. That said, when you realize that you need help or extra hands on deck, you do use your support systems. You have a decent roadmap for your business. You know where you want to go and some of the steps to get there, you just need to find the time and energy to execute them. There’s so much involved in running a business that sometimes there’s a delay and as a result, not a whole lot of efficiency when it comes to executing your plans.You are a bit afraid to rock the boat with honest criticism of trades; either because you don't know the words to use; or because you are getting some level of performance out of them and don't want to jeopardize your current position. Sometimes you can recognize when a client isn’t the right fit but often you ignore your gut in favour of keeping people happy or because your pipeline isn’t completely filled. Your clients seem to be happy with the end result and rarely get client complaints (that you know of). From a profitability perspective, your business is doing well, you have money in the bank for some rainy days, but you don’t know exactly how long that would last you if the prospective lead well dried up. You’re somewhat satisfied with your current earnings, but like any business owner, you’d love to make more - it’s a marker of success for you.For an Observer, the most important step is to buckle down and do the work while also taking some risks and putting yourself out there. It’s time to stop dreaming about outcomes and make them happen! If you’re ready to get serious and uplevel your business, then save your seat at my next free masterclass on March 4!
Your superpowers: Influence and the ability to inspire others.Your weaknesses: You’re often impulsive, and you don’t wait to evaluate all angles. You can sometimes miss the little details & need to remember to delegate when you get too busy.You have the potential to be the top player in your industry. Typically powerhouse individuals tend to have raw talent and drive which is a powerful combination. You are a powerhouse, a doer, an achiever. You make quick decisions and get stuff done. You have found your tribe, your type of people; people that have similar business dreams and are working hard to get there. You know your own weaknesses and you get help to compensate for them. Your clients love your hustle, they are always raving fans and give you amazing referrals. A key strength that you have is self-assessment and self-awareness, which means you’re good at seeing the red flags in clients - and often dodging them!Your design business has always been a priority, and for the most part, all of the plans that you’ve made have happened! If it wasn’t clear before that you should be in this industry, think back now, and look at how you’ve brought your A-game. You always take challenges head-on, & do your best to plan ahead which helps you feel prepared and energized.Here’s a perk of loving what you do: You’re seeing financial success! You’re always working on keeping a healthy financial runway for your business and typically give yourself a bonus at the end of the year, because, hey you definitely deserve it! For you, the most important next step is to find a work-life balance—and trust me, I know this all too well! There are simple but powerful techniques that you can put into place that will help you expand your business. The goal is to have a profitable design business without having to be so hands-on so that you don’t have to burn the candle on both ends during peak times. You need to scale your business, without overwhelm. Make it all manageable and balanced, so that if you want to take a week off for your birthday, you can! When you can get this balance right, you’ll make more money and enjoy it in the process. Want help finding more balance? In order to meet your goals, you need to avoid burnout and find balance in your life. It’s ok to say NO to a client or to set your own timelines. If you’re ready to get serious and uplevel your business, then save your seat at my next free masterclass on March 4!