So I guess I failed…

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As you’ve probably seen, I launched a career coaching program called Pathway to Your Purpose that was set to run this July. I made a program webpage, a registration form, set the prices and dates, wrote blog posts, made social media flyers, did a Facebook Live and Linked everything In.

I pushed and pushed and pushed.

I got some comments, some interest, some people considering the program. Some encouragement but no registrations. I passed all of the deadlines and nothing. Nobody. A zero dollar launch.

I felt like a failure. All through the launch period I tried to keep my heart and chest open, my mind optimistic but once it was clear I had failed, I let myself collapse.

Why am I doing this? I’m not good at this. It’ll never work. I’m not meant to be an entrepreneur. I’m not meant to be a career coach. I don’t know how to really help people and I certainly don’t know how to help myself. How am I going to pay for my school next year? I’m going to end up poor and alone.

I look at the women in business I admire and think, How did they do it? They’re so successful and happy. They were able to quit their day jobs. They’re able to help people. They’re able to live their dreams. There must be something wrong with me.

And so I let myself pout for a couple of days. I don’t work on my business. I don’t try to make myself feel better or pretend I’m happy.

I focus on the other things in my life. I go on a couple dates with a man who’s smart and sexy. I go to an amazing dance and film festival. I dance until my body hurts all over. I feel inspired again.

And I get some great business advice from friends. I realize that I believe in this month long coaching program. So far what I’ve been doing is single coaching sessions and I’m helping my clients but I know that we could go so much deeper and they could get so much more out of it if we both committed to a 4 week coaching intensive.

And so my story around the launch changed. It’s no longer a complete failure. Now I see it as, yes, no one signed up. So maybe I didn’t give a long enough launch period. Or maybe I wasn’t able to explain the coaching program well enough.

I go from despair to problem solving mode. What can I learn from this experience? How can I launch better? How can I get back on my feet?

So I’ve decided push the deadlines back and I’ve decided to increase the discount of the early bird rate. I’ve decided to keep going with this program I believe in.

So I’m here to ask for your help. I’m opening up 4 spots in the program that now will run July 24th – August 19th. And I really want to sell out!! I would absolutely love it if you would share this article on social media or with someone struggling in their career.

Pathway to Your Purpose will help you figure out:

-What is keeping you stuck?
-What are your gifts and strengths?
-What makes you feel alive?
-And help you to take practical steps to make your dream career a reality

Program includes:

-(4) 75 minute Coaching Sessions
-Weekly homework to go deeper into each topic
-Unlimited email support
-And BONUS: One follow up coaching call in October to see how you are doing and keep you on track

Program runs: July 24th – August 19th and we’ll find coaching times that works for you

Full price: $400
Early Bird (before July 17th): $300
Student Discount: $350
Student + Early Bird: $250

LEARN MORE HERE – https://couragecompass.org/pathway/

We all fail. And the more risks you take the more often you will fail. But you get to choose how you handle it.

If you fall off a horse, you can choose to never ride again. Or you can get back on and keep riding.

If you love the thing you failed at, give yourself sometime to be sad and then keep going. Learn from your failure, but don’t let it devastate you.

And I would love, love, love if you helped me through my recent failure. Please pass this program onto someone who’s struggling to find their purpose.

Thanks so much for listening and helping.

Talk soon,
Bryn

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Author: Bryn Bamber

I’m interested in how to bridge the gap between the dissatisfaction people feel with their jobs, relationships, spiritual and physical well-being, and their desire to live a life filled with meaning. To bridge this gap, takes courage and what I share focuses on the everyday steps to find that confidence. To learn more go to brynbamber.com/about/

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