As my business has been growing, one question that I haven’t been able to figure out is what kind of support to get.
A few weeks back I took a Creative Business Retreat At The Beach.? The purpose of the retreat was to step back from everything, get a better view of where I’m at and where I’d like to be, to explore what it would mean to grow my business truer, deeper and sparklier (as opposed to just growing it “bigger”).
Part of the amazing-ness of a retreat is that it invokes intention and magic and intuition and SOLUTIONS as it shows you everything from this different perspective.
As you know, my retreat did not go as planned.
And it was in the unplanned chaos and working my way through it that I learned something really important about support and what kind/flavour/style of support really works for me.
It’s the kind of support I get from my mechanic.
He sees my car regularly.? He knows my car, he knows me.? When things go wrong he knows exactly what to do.? He already has all the info.
When I called him from the beach, stranded, with no keys, I didn’t have to go crawling around the car looking for the serial number or whatever it is they need to have new keys coded.
And I don’t have to worry about something going wrong with the car and not knowing what to do about it.? I’ve got someone who knows what to do about it.? He’s there when I need him.
I love knowing that.
It’s definitely the kind/flavour/style of support really works for me.
I filed that away under “Good To Know, But I’m Not Sure What That Means For My Business, Just Yet”.
And then last week I broke my website trying to move it to its lovely new home.
I emailed my friend Wendy Cholbi and was so glad she was willing to add this to her schedule and get on it right away.
Going from complete despair of having broken my website and not knowing how to fix it, or if fixing it was possible, to putting the whole thing into Wendy’s capable hands was such an incredible relief.
And then Wendy suggested her Website Tune-up program so she could tune-up a few things that she saw could use help, and then let her handle the ongoing maintenance and updating of my websites.
And this felt like exactly the kind/flavour/style of support that I learned works for me and that I would like to have in my business.
(So, thank you, me-from-then, for losing my keys at the Creative Business Retreat At The Beach which led me to clarity about what kind of support I want.)
So, Wendy now handles the maintenance for both of my websites.
Which is relief and delight and support and right-fit and Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
There are so many options out there.
Tech support, virtual assistants, marketing advisers, business coaches, etc, etc, etc, etc.
They all provide valuable services.
It’s really hard to know what is the right solution for you.? As far as I am concerned, the only way to go is to explore support itself, get a grasp on how support feels for you, what kind of support you want and how you want it.
Once you’re clear on how it’s going to feel to have it, you’ll be able to recognize that right-fit support when it shows up.