What’s your next?
So, I’m at this point in my career… I’ve loved every second of being on the air with the Todd on TV, radio, and now this gloriously expansive digital platform. But I keep feeling this nagging sense that I’m missing something – something important. I feel like there’s more I should be knowing and doing and… I just know. I’m not sure where I should be focusing- there’s so many choices and as women, there are always things we should be doing.
I need coaching. I don’t know if you’ve been subjected to “consultants” in your line of work, but I vividly remember one very expensive consultant who listened to a bit of our morning radio show and told me, “Hey, Erin. You should start saying you’re into NASCAR.”
“I should- why would I say I’m into NASCAR?” (Mind you, the only name I think is from NASCAR would be like… Dale Earnhardt? He’s NASCAR, right?)
The consultant settled back, tugging at his belt a little. “You should say you’re into NASCAR because guys dig it when girls are into racing.”
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What’s your next?
Maybe this is the kind of coaching you’ve gotten. Maybe you haven’t gotten any. But if you’re at a point where you want to rise in the ranks at your company, maybe make a move to a better opportunity, or maybe you’re between jobs and you want to decide what your next should be – you need to be at this retreat! There’s a different energy with women, the way we approach professional challenges is different. We feel a huge pressure because of home, kids, our extended family, church, community, blah blah blah… Everything feels equally important, but how you handle the balls you’re juggling with all twenty fingers and toes changes when you have a better understanding of what you want and what your skills are. This is the gift that Merrilee Buchanan – the CEO and founder of Villa Consulting – will give you.
The retreat is September 8-12th in the beautiful Heber Valley. Everything- ev. er. ee. thing. Is included in this package- a beautiful villa, chef-prepared meals, all the coaching and training, even cocktail hours and adventures designed to stretch your boundaries are included in a price that is a fraction of a regular consulting fee. And when we all charge out of there and back onto the Road of Awesome, Villa Consulting is still behind us, with a support network and checking in to see if we’re reaching our goals.
I was surprised that the hardest thing for me was asking The Todd if I could just scoot off for three days and four nights. We have kids, the show – and all the other stuff that makes us all feel snarly and anxious about leaving our lives – and I felt guilty. He, of course, looked at me like I was a moron and said, “Of course you should go!” Give yourself permission. You likely need this as much as I do.
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The next challenge is this: getting your boss to pay for it. Ironically, since I’m the boss it was an easy discussion. But here are some crucial tips and facts to show to your boss to convince them of the wisdom of this move. It’s all about making you more valuable to the company. And it’s helpful to have a little “script” that’s worked well for others. In the end, if you can’t get your company to cover it, ask yourself if it’s worth investing in yourself, in your career. I guarantee it’ll be a fraction of that last family trip to Disneyland.
You can find all the information about the retreat and what’s included here. When you book your place, be sure to add TODDANDERIN for 10% off – you can also bring a friend or co-worker for $1,500 as well. This is our time- Villa Consulting travels all over the world to coach women executives- in fact, they’ve consulted with women in Saudia Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt. If they can convince business owners of a woman’s value in the corporate world there, then these are some genius consultants! So take advantage of the moment and join me. I’m ready for more- I need help getting there. If you’re in the same position, then let’s do this together. Don’t forget, there’s only 10 spaces open at the retreat as I write this, so please hurry! I’m looking forward to learning with you.
What’s Your Next? Super-charging Your Career With a Villa Consulting Retreat.