Tina Forsyth

Tina Forsyth

author of The Entrepreneur's Trap, founder of the CEO Business School for Transformational Leaders

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About every 3 years I get the itch. The itch to make a change. To take my business to the next level. I remember the first time it happened. It was about 3 years after starting my Certified OBM® program. I had written a book. I had started an Association. And I had been training and mentoring our OBMs to help them own their expertise and make a great living. I was making good money. I was working with great people. It was all amazing BUT... I was secretly bored. I was secretly craving a change. And I HATED to admit it! I found myself fighting it every single day, thinking things like: "Are you kidding me Tina? Things are great - you worked hard to get here... and now you are bored and want to change?" or "Who do you think you are... you should be happy with what you have. There are people who would love to be in your shoes" So I tried to ignore the itch. I worked really hard to avoid it. But it wouldn't go away. And in fact the itch became stronger. I was talking with a friend one day and admitted how I was feeling. And I remember her saying to me: "Tina, what if all the work of the past 3 years was setting you up for the next 3 years?" In that moment it was like a light switch went off in my mind. And it changed everything. In that moment I saw how my past success was not an OBLIGATION on my future success. I didn't have to keep doing what I was doing just because people wanted it from me. And that everything I'd learned in the past 3 years was meant to become the foundation for my next 3 years. Once I gave myself PERMISSION TO CHANGE it opened up a door to freedom. A door to start doing what I felt called to do next and to fulfill my potential. I wrote another book. I launched a new program. I started a Mastermind. And about every 3 years I find myself ready to shift again. To take what the previous 3 years has taught me and take my business to the next level. To offer new things and work with the people who I know I am meant to serve. In fact, I'm in the middle of another shift right now! See here's the thing... Your past success is not meant to be a chain that holds you back. Just because you've created success 'doing what you do right now' doesn't mean you have to do it forever. Even when the people around you are pressuring you to keep doing it, because you do it so well! And it takes only 3 years of doing great work to develop your next level of expertise. If you have been 'doing what you do right now' and have clients who are happy with your work, then I guarantee you have knowledge and wisdom that you didn't have 3 years ago. And it might be the key to taking your business to the next level. My question to you today is this: Are you feeling the itch? Is there any part of you that is feeling like something needs to change? Maybe you are secretly feeling bored like I was. Or maybe you have hit the point of outright frustration! Maybe you are feeling like you aren't living up to your full potential and you have so much more to offer. Maybe you DREAM of taking your business to the next level but have no idea what that looks like. Hit reply and let me know... I'd love to hear more about it. (And yes, your response comes direct to my personal inbox... for my eyes only) Tina _________________________ P.S. Whenever you’re ready... here are 4 ways I can help you grow your service business: 1. Grab a free copy of my book 'The Entrepreneur's Trap' It’s the road map for service providers who want to take their business to the next level without hitting burnout. — http://ed.gr/tjg9 2. Join the Fearless Women Leaders group It’s our Facebook community where women business owners share insights, advice and REAL stories about what it takes to grow, lead and make an impact. — http://ed.gr/tjha 3. Join our 'Creating your Expert Offering' Program Created exclusively for service providers who are ready to break free from 1-1 doing and start getting paid MORE for their expertise. Together we will create a personalized action plan to leverage your expertise into a new offering that will allow you to make more money in less time.... If you would like to work together on this just send a message at http://ed.gr/tjhb and put "Expert". 4. Work with me and my team privately If you’d like to work directly with me and my team to help you double your income in half the time... just send a message at http://ed.gr/tjhb and put "Private".... tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details.
I've had many a conversation this past week around "How do I know when it's time to change? To up-level? To do that 'new' thing I want to do?" In my experience it's not always enough to just WANT it. The wanting part is easy. I daresay we all want more time/money/love, and we all have many opportunities available to make it so. We also need to consider the COST of not doing it. I can't help but think of this quote here: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anaïs Nin There have been MANY times where the 'comfort' of staying where I am has been outweighed by the 'discomfort' of going to where I want to go next. So I stay put. And there have been many times I've beaten myself up for this ... maybe I don't want it bad enough. Or I don't have what it takes. I need more will power. Blah blah blah. Now I don't know if this is always the best motivation - but the truth is, I often won't make a change until the DISCOMFORT of where I am becomes bigger than the discomfort of where I'm headed. That's what usually lights the fire under my ass to make it happen. To take the risk. To make the change. There is some kind of spiritual math at play here - the 'bigger' side is the one that wins, be it discomfort or desire. I'm curious how this works for you? Are you more of an "I want it so I'll make it happen" kind of person? Or are you more of a "This no longer works for me so it's time to change" kind of person (like me.) I'm also a generator in Human Design which I feel like plays a part here as well... 🤔
Here’s my take on bots and automation Automate the question - not the answer. I’m finding myself overly suspicious lately anytime I engage with someone online (via Messenger in particular). Am I talking to a real person? Or am I talking to a ro(bot)? Sometimes it’s obvious it’s a bot - when I say one thing and it comes back with something totally different. That’s just poor programming. ;-) Other times I can’t tell and THOSE are the times I’m feeling really ick. I find myself suspicious of almost every conversation I’m having via Messenger these days... I want to have a conversation with a PERSON, not a machine. And yet I get it - from a marketing perspective there is huge value in online conversations. And a goal of marketing can be to start as many conversations as possible so as to engage potential clients. So here’s where I land. Automate the question - not the answer. If you want to have your ‘bot’ ask me a question to open up the conversation I’m totally fine with that. I do that myself with my business too - be it via email or messenger. But if I take the time to respond please have a human respond back to me. And let me know who that human is! I’m also finding myself feeling suspicious about whether I’m talking to the person themselves or a member of their team. If it’s a member of your team have them identify themselves as such. I don’t like feeling hoodwinked thinking I was talking to Bob when I was talking to Suzy all along. I love automation. I love engaging with people online. I’ve had many amazing and powerful conversations with people online and I’d love to have many more. My promise to you is this. I might automate the question but you will ALWAYS get an answer from me. :) Tina ______________ P.S. Whenever you’re ready... here are 4 ways I can help you grow your service business: 1. Grab a free copy of my book 'The Entrepreneur's Trap' It’s the road map for service providers who want to take their business to the next level without hitting burnout. — http://ed.gr/tjgx 2. Join the Fearless Women Leaders group It’s our Facebook community where women business owners share insights, advice and REAL stories about what it takes to grow, lead and make an impact. — http://ed.gr/tjgy 3. Join our 'Creating your Expert Offering' Program Created exclusively for service providers who are ready to break free from 1-1 doing and start getting paid MORE for their expertise. Together we will create a personalized action plan to leverage your expertise into a new offering that will allow you to make more money in less time.... If you would like to work together on this just send a message at http://ed.gr/tjgz and put "Expert". 4. Work with me and my team privately If you’d like to work directly with me and my team to help you double your income in half the time... just send a message at http://ed.gr/tjgz and put "Private".... tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details.
There is a mistake that many service providers make when talking with a potential new client, and it's the reason that they aren't being hired on the spot. It's the reason why your best prospects don't always say yes (and move on to hire someone else when you KNOW you were a better fit!) The good news is - it's an easy mistake to fix when you understand what is happening. >> Watch today's NEW video for the simple fix :http://tinaforsyth.com/2018/05/18/how-to-get-hired-almost-every-time/ Tina _________ P.S. Whenever you’re ready... here are 4 ways I can help you grow your service business: 1. Grab a free copy of my book 'The Entrepreneur's Trap' It’s the road map for service providers who want to take their business to the next level without hitting burnout. — http://ed.gr/tfjk 2. Join the Fearless Women Leaders group It’s our Facebook community where women business owners share insights, advice and REAL stories about what it takes to grow, lead and make an impact. — http://ed.gr/tfjl 3. Join our 'Creating your Expert Offering' Program Created exclusively for service providers who are ready to break free from 1-1 doing and start getting paid MORE for their expertise. Together we will create a personalized action plan to leverage your expertise into a new offering that will allow you to make more money in less time.... If you would like to work together on this just send a message at http://ed.gr/tfjm and put "Expert". 4. Work with me and my team privately If you’d like to work directly with me and my team to help you double your income in half the time... just send a message at http://ed.gr/tfjm and put "Private".... tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details.
I know I could choose an easier path. A simpler vision. A more 'secure' way to make a living. A business what wouldn't ask so much of me. That wouldn't require me to dig so deep. And yet, I can't walk away from what I'm called to do. I know I could choose an easier path. But every time I'm offered the option - which usually comes wrapped in the security of consistent income - a part of me rebels and says NO! You were not put on this earth to take the easy way out. Your people aren't waiting for you on that path. I let myself dream for a moment of what life might be on the easier path. How I might feel living in the certainty of safety. And then I breathe a deep sigh. Pull up my bootstraps and get back to it. Back to the work I know I'm meant to do, even when the demons of fear are knocking at my door. Business is where I'm meant to be. It's where I KNOW I get to do my best work, and make the biggest difference... even when the fears of an uncertain future loom large. Business is where I'm meant to serve, and to serve those who are on the same path... as I believe business to be one of the greatest self development and self acceptance journeys available to us. If you want to know who you are - and what you are made of - start a business. And stick with it. Ooooooeeee! I've learned more about myself here than I have anywhere else; parenting a close second. I know I could choose an easier path, but I don't. I may be right. I may be wrong. I may be slightly crazy... but it's a chance I'm willing to take. 💜 #tomyfellowbusinessowners #wevegotthis
2010 was the year that my business officially became bigger than me. It was the year that I shifted my business model from 1-1 service provider to a training/coaching model. And as part of the shift there was simply too much work for me to keep doing it all myself - so I needed to start hiring. My very first hire that year was my OBM Tiffany. She jumped in with both feet - working side by side with me to manage projects and move the business forward. I delegated stuff to her and she took it on. It was EXACTLY what I wanted, but what I didn't expect was how I was going to feel about it. I remember waking up one morning thinking: "If I'm no longer the one DOING all the work - then what value am I bringing to the table?" It was a major identity crisis for me! I had spent the past 10 years of my business as the DOER. It was what I was good at. It was what people paid me for. It was the place I knew best and felt comfortable in. And suddenly here I was - less doing on my plate (which is exactly what I wanted) and feeling like I needed to take it all back because I didn't know what else to do with myself! Thankfully I had a great coach at the time who walked me through this, and helped me to realign my identity from DOER to ADVISOR. To realize that I could still provide huge value by sharing my knowledge and expertise instead of being the person doing the work. Perhaps you can relate? I find that when people struggle with delegation it is often based on an underlying fear of losing their identity. And that if they aren't careful they will default to 'taking it all back' simply to keep that identity in place. If this resonates with you my best advice is this: - Notice It - we can't change that which we can't see - Honor It - your identity has been the foundation of your success to date and it deserves to be honored! - Redefine It - what new identity will serve the next level of your growth? Maybe it's the shift from DOER to ADVISOR (like it was for me.) Maybe it is something else - Shift It - operate as though the new identity is in place. Make decisions from that space. Spend your time in that new identity. It will probably be really uncomfortable to make this shift and the lure of going back to your old identity may be strong... but the only way to make the change is to stay the course here until your new identity becomes your norm. Let me know how it goes k? Tina ________ P.S. Whenever you’re ready... here are 4 ways I can help you grow your service business: 1. Grab a free copy of my book 'The Entrepreneur's Trap' It’s the road map for service providers who want to take their business to the next level without hitting burnout. —http://www.tinaforsyth.com/freedigitalbook/ 2. Join the Fearless Women Leaders group It’s our Facebook community where women business owners share insights, advice and REAL stories about what it takes to grow, lead and make an impact. — http://ed.gr/s0qf 3. Join our 'Creating your Expert Offering' Program Created exclusively for service providers who are ready to break free from 1-1 doing and start getting paid MORE for their expertise. Together we will create a personalized action plan to leverage your expertise into a new offering that will allow you to make more money in less time.... If you would like to work together on this just send a message at http://ed.gr/s0qg and put "Expert". 4. Work with me and my team privately If you’d like to work directly with me and my team to help you double your income in half the time... just send a message at http://ed.gr/s0qg and put "Private".... tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details.
Do you need STEPS or do you need SPACE? There are times that we need the steps - someone to tell us 'do this, go here, follow this path'. And then there are times when we need space - a place where we can pause, ask questions and go deeper to find the answers that are already within us. We all need both of these from time to time - the key is to know which one you need and when! If you need 'space' but keep trying to find steps instead - you will run around in circles. When the answer is within you won't be able to find it outside of yourself (believe me, I've tried ;) If you need 'steps' but keep looking and questioning where you are headed then you might be (subconsciously) resisting the work that you know you need to do! Which one is most important to you right now? And how are you honoring that?
I was talking with a client the other day about launches and I was slightly surprised to hear these words come out of my mouth. "I hate launches!" Gasp! Am I even allowed to say that as an online entrepreneur? ;-) But the truth is I do... and here's why: There is an 'all or nothing' aspect to launches - by nature a launch is a contained event based on a strategy of opening and closing registration. But what happens if the launch doesn't go as planned? If we don't hit our targets during a launch we are left scrambling to make up 'lost' revenue - not to mention the cost of running the launch itself (which can be substantial!) I've seen people's businesses stall or even shut-down after a failed launch. Launches are A LOT OF WORK - they require a strong strategy with a lot of planning and foresight. Even a smaller launch can have many moving pieces and players involved to bring it to life. And if we don't have a team already in place to support the launch - nor the budget to hire one - then the bulk of that work lands on us. _______ I was at a mastermind retreat a few years ago where the leaders of the group pulled back the curtain and shared EVERYTHING about a successful 7+ figure launch they had recently done. And what they shared was GOLD - they literally gave it all to us and I was madly taking pages and pages of notes, with the intent of doing a similar launch in the near future. Then I got back to my room that night and the only thought running through my mind was HELL NO. I was not willing to put in the amount of time, energy and money it was going to require to do a launch of that size. And so I didn't. Did it cost me income? Probably yes... but I became clear in that moment that it was not the type of business that I wanted. The 'roller coaster' ride of launching is not for me. What I prefer instead - and what I'm working on now - is a flow model vs. a launch model. I'm working on creating a consistent flow of leads. I'm shifting one of my main programs to allow for entry at anytime - so that we have something to offer at all times. And I'm being purposeful to be in constant conversation with people - be it online or live. Weekly writing. Weekly sharing. Weekly conversations. THIS is a much better fit for the type of business I want. For the experience I want to create and the life I want to live. How about you? Do you prefer a launch or a flow model? Tina _______ P.S. Whenever you’re ready... here are 4 ways I can help you grow your service business: 1. Grab a free copy of my book 'The Entrepreneur's Trap' It’s the road map for service providers who want to take their business to the next level without hitting burnout. —http://www.tinaforsyth.com/freedigitalbook/ 2. Join the Fearless Women Leaders group It’s our Facebook community where women business owners share insights, advice and REAL stories about what it takes to grow, lead and make an impact. — http://ed.gr/s0p2 3. Join our 'Creating your Expert Offering' Program Created exclusively for service providers who are ready to break free from 1-1 doing and start getting paid MORE for their expertise. Together we will create a personalized action plan to leverage your expertise into a new offering that will allow you to make more money in less time.... If you would like to work together on this just send a message at http://ed.gr/s0p3 and put "Expert". 4. Work with me and my team privately If you’d like to work directly with me and my team to help you double your income in half the time... just send a message at http://ed.gr/s0p3 and put "Private".... tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details.
The sweet spot of what to offer next... Trying to decide what to offer next in your business? There are two questions to ask yourself when you want to change your service offerings - and the right answer falls right in the middle. Click to watch today's NEW video: http://ed.gr/s0o4 Tina P.S. Whenever you’re ready... here are 4 ways I can help you grow your service business: 1. Grab a free copy of my book 'The Entrepreneur's Trap' It’s the road map for service providers who want to take their business to the next level without hitting burnout. —http://www.tinaforsyth.com/freedigitalbook/ 2. Join the Fearless Women Leaders group It’s our Facebook community where women business owners share insights, advice and REAL stories about what it takes to grow, lead and make an impact. — http://ed.gr/s0o6 3. Join our 'Creating your Expert Offering' Program Created exclusively for service providers who are ready to break free from 1-1 doing and start getting paid MORE for their expertise. Together we will create a personalized action plan to leverage your expertise into a new offering that will allow you to make more money in less time.... If you would like to work together on this just send a message at http://ed.gr/s0o8 and put "Expert". 4. Work with me and my team privately If you’d like to work directly with me and my team to help you double your income in half the time... just send a message at http://ed.gr/s0o8 and put "Private".... tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details.

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