I don’t know the answer to this - OMG! I’m a loser! What do I do?
Don’t worry- just fill out what you can answer. We learn just as much from what you aren’t able to complete as we do from what you are.
Wow- is this really where I am? I had no idea.
This process is very illuminating for most people. We believe that clarity is one of your greatest assets. Feel free to use this Roadmap to inform your strategy and next steps as you complete this planning process.
Do I fill out this roadmap from where I am or where I want to be?
The Roadmap is designed to assess your current state. Answer the questions from the perspective of where you are right now.
I don’t think I’m an entrepreneur - should I even bother filling it out?
Give it a try! We’ve had a number of “intrapreneurs” gain great value from our course offerings. You might try filling it out from the perspective of your current job or area of work, and see what you discover. It might provide a very interesting new perspective for you on what you are doing. And where you’d like to go.
Do I need to get all my ducks in a row before I have have a coach?
Nope! Your coach can help you get your ducks in a row :-).
What if I don’t have all the answers - can I still talk to you?
Absolutely! One of our roles as a coach is to support your clarity. There is great value in seeing what is clear versus what isn’t clear yet. Bring it all with you into the conversation.
What is a conscious entrepreneur? How do I know if I am one?
A conscious entrepreneur is someone who wants to incorporate their deeply held values and their unique talents, gifts, abilities to make a difference in the world and get paid for it. If this sounds like you, even if you don’t know how to do it yet, you are one.
Why do I need to look back over the year?
Taking Stock is an incredibly valuable way to examine your greatest lessons, victories and insights from the previous year. So much happens in a year, that it’s hard to keep track of everything you’ve learned and grown through. This process enables you to savor where you’ve been which builds greater confidence and clarity as you approach the new year.
Do I really have to celebrate? Can’t I just buy myself a latte and keep it moving?
You don’t have to do anything. But you might consider - how much fun are you having? How much are you enjoying what you are doing? How much are you savoring the journey and everything that you are accomplishing? Are you able to see your progress or are you only focused on what you didn’t get done? Celebration gives us a chance to acknowledge and appreciate all we’ve done.
Do I really have to go through the whole process of acknowledgment?
Yup! Trust me. It’s worth it, even if it’s uncomfortable. It’s so valuable to tell the truth about what you’ve done (it may be more than you think!) and what you haven’t done (so that you can learn from it, without guilt or shame).
What if I can’t or don’t want to talk to the person I need to get complete with?
If you aren’t able to talk with the person you need to get complete with, choose another action that you can take that will represent completing whatever needs to be resolved. f you don’t want to speak to them directly, you can create a ritual- you might make a donation in their name, plant a tree, or write a letter and burn it. Whatever you choose, remember - this is about letting go of any negative emotions or expressing any undelivered communication so that it’s not lingering on your mind or in your heart. Completion is an act of liberation.