Authority is something that takes time to build in business. Owning your authority is another way to step forward in your business and as an individual. I love it when people ask for recommendations on social media, and I get tagged in the subsequent replies. It’s the same when someone responds to one of my emails, thanking me for the value I’m sharing inside, or when they message me asking a question.
That feeling of being a trusted authority in your industry is as humbling as it is amazing.
And I don’t take it lightly.
Authority isn’t something you immediately have from the outset
The thing is, it wasn’t always that way for me. It wasn’t so long ago that I felt like I wasn’t worthy enough to be an expert or have any authority. For many years I struggled to even see myself as an authority, let alone put myself out there on the internet as one.
And before I even started this business, I lacked the confidence to go out there and start it – because I didn’t believe I had enough experience behind me.
That was a little over 3 years ago now. I remember it vividly (and A LOT has happened since then).
I remember feeling frustrated. I had no direction or no idea what I was doing. A while before that day, I’d already decided I no longer wanted to continue with my jewellery business. This was a business I’d been running for around four years.
It burnt me out! I was thankful for the journey but knew it no longer served me.
I was also working in a part-time freelance role, which I had a feeling was coming to an end (and I was right!). Truly, I felt so stuck and didn’t know what to do next.
So I had a good old cry.
Because sometimes, we need a little help recognising our own expertise
A notification came up, reminding me that I had a 1:1 call with Gemma Went.
I’d completely forgotten about this call, as it had been booked ages ago and had been in the diary for months. I think I’d won this session, and with hindsight, I believe it came at the right time.
I had just about enough time to dry my eyes and compose myself before jumping on that call and pouring my heart out. It was fresh and raw.
And Gemma calmed me down, asked me some questions and told me the next steps I needed to take.
That one hour call saved me, and I’ve not looked back. Gemma was (and is!) an utter genius, and I’ve had so much respect for her ever since.
Yes, I probably could’ve just gone and got a job – but that’s not what I wanted for me and my family.
Having been made redundant twice (first while returning from maternity leave and second while 7 weeks pregnant!) I knew deep in my soul that traditional employment wasn’t going to work for me.
Action and commitment help you own your authority
I came off the call, purchased my domain name, created a Facebook page and mapped out a basic package. And the rest, as they say, is history.
My business has evolved over these 3 years. And over the past 6 months, I’ve been on a new journey with Gemma, one that’s enabled me to own my authority and step into those expert shoes.
These days it just comes naturally to me, and the results I’ve had in my business have been phenomenal.
Those results have included:
- Being really clear on my vision, mission and goals.
- Having the confidence to show up as me and not worry about what others think of me.
- Working less and looking after myself more (self-care is top of my list these days).
- Increased and consistent revenue in my business.
- Better business and personal boundaries.
The thing is, if you’re reading this and feel like you haven’t fully stepped into your authority yet, there is a shortcut.
Aligned Authority Accelerator
On the 11-13th of October, Gemma Went is running a FREE three-day Aligned Authority Accelerator where she will show you EXACTLY how you can do just that.
You’ll understand how to blend mindset, energetics and strategy to take back your personal power and step truly into your brilliance, fast-tracking your next level authority and revenue.
If you haven’t signed up yet, head here to do that.
If you follow the process that Gemma is going to share with you and don’t let this be yet another thing you sign up for but never implement, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll see results.
Shall I see you there?
After the transformational work I’ve been doing with Gemma and seeing firsthand in the Conscious Consultant Certification, I’m proud to be an affiliate of Gemma’s. By signing up for this (and also if you wish to invest with Gemma later), I may receive a commission. But rest assured, I never promote anything I don’t fully trust and believe in. 🥰