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Are you settling in your business? 5 indicators you're playing it safe

Do you feel like you’re just playing it safe and not aiming for that next level of growth?

Too often I see business owners staying small and not stepping into their potential in business. I know, it can be comfortable and comforting to keep doing what you’ve always done but you’ll always get the same results, time and time again.

In this episode, I wanted to share the signs that you’re playing it too small and are just settling in your business. You may not even realise you’re doing it. To help bring clarity to your current status, I’ll give you 5 tell-tale signs that you're stuck in your head.

But firstly, it’s important to recognise the difference between stability and staying safe. Every business needs periods of stabilisation after a change and before the next level of growth. But don’t let yourself stay there too long.

I know this episode will resonate with so many people and I can’t wait to bring it to you. Take a moment and think about if any of these 5 signs sound familiar to you. Start unpacking the emotions and thoughts that are swirling around your head and stopping you from pursuing that next level.

Now, all there's left to do is take action!

Topics We Covered:

[2:58]: The doors are open for the Run Your Business Like A Boss Academy! They’re only open for 4 days (closing Friday the 6th of May at 6pm AEST) and the first module starts next Monday.

[5:36]: Don’t confuse sustainability with staying safe.

[6:00]: Recognise the difference between staying safe and stability. Every business needs periods of stabilisation before it hits another level of growth.

[7:02]: 5 signs you’re staying safe and limiting your growth and potential. #1 You’ve failed in the past and now have a fear of failing again.

[9:13]: You can move through and overcome this. Firstly, recognise your fear of failure is guiding your business decisions for the future.

[9:30]: #2 You get jealous. Jealousy can inform you of how you’re feeling. It’s an indication that you have a desire for whatever you’re jealous about. Ask yourself, ‘what is it about this person that makes me jealous?’.

[11:43]: #3 You’re stuck on learning and not taking any action. Knowledge is not power without action.

[12:57]: Reasons why we get stuck on learning: #1 We fall into the trap of believing you need to be great out of the gate so we just keep learning more things. #2 You don’t want to look a fool and you want to make everything perfect and safe. #3 You get dopamine hits when you learn.

[14:37]: #4 You don’t have support or accountability. When I launched my podcast, I knew I needed support and accountability to keep up with it. I engaged Brianna from Bamby Media to receive that accountability and they keep me on track with my release goals every month.

[17:59]: It’s so important that you have support and someone in your corner to help you chase down your big goals.

[18:43]: #5 You don’t know where to start. You know what you want to achieve but you don’t have the space or strategy to figure it out.

[20:20]: Recap.

[21:17]: If you’ve had a lot of growth and change recently, it may not be the right time to go after big things. BUT if you’ve been in this place for a while, take this as the sign to lean in and start.

[22:07]: Take 5 minutes to sit with your thoughts, write them down and unpack what came up for you in this episode. Now take action!

[23:20]: Remember, the Run Your Business Like A Boss Academy is open - Don’t miss out!

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About your host, Kristy

Hi, I'm Kristy, thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like a Boss Podcast. My purpose for the podcast is to help Business Owner’s in the growth stage of business (messy middle) have a sustainable business, they love.


I’m an online business coach, based in Brisbane, Australia. I provide 1:1 business coaching, to Service Based Online Business Owner's and a group coaching program commencing in 2022. I believe whole heartedly that having a Business Coach is what gives you the competitive edge. As your coach I support you to overcome challenges quickly, uncover blindspots and make business decisions with confidence and clarity. All of which keeps you moving forward and maintaining momentum. 

As your Business Coach, my role is to help you organise and formulate your ideas, turn them into a goal and then into an actionable plan! All while meeting you where you're at and providing you relevant tools and support along the way.


Thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like A Boss podcast!

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