You are listening to The Life Coach Business Podcast with Amanda Karlstad episode number 165.
Welcome to The Life Coach Business Podcast, a show for coaches who are ready to up-level their business and take their impact, leadership, and results to a whole new level. If you’re ready to start taking powerful action and become the leader your business needs in order to grow and thrive, this show is for you. I’m your host, Amanda Karlstad, certified life and business coach, and entrepreneurial leadership expert. Now, let’s get down to business.
Hello, and welcome everyone. Welcome to today’s show. I hope you’re doing amazing. I am doing so great. I just wrapped up my high level client retreat. This was our third retreat of the year. These retreats that we hold our quarterly for our high level clients. These are our clients who are scaling their businesses to that multiple six and seven figure revenue level and beyond.
I have to tell you, this retreat, and really every retreat for that matter, I am continually blown away at the level of breakthroughs that our clients experience and the level of takeaways and the learnings and the overall level of awareness that they’re able to leave each and every retreat with. It’s literally million dollar work. It’s million dollar conversations that we have. It’s million dollar decisions that are made.
It’s really mind blowing when I look at the changes and the implementations that they all are able to make. It really blows my mind. So it was. Funny one of my high level clients in our last retreat, she said, “This is the manifestation portal.” And she was talking about the retreat. She was talking about just the level of power, the level of what really happens in these containers.
At first when she said it, I laughed. But what I really thought about it more, and I really thought about the level of shifts that my clients make and the results that they’re able to create as a result of this work. It actually makes a lot of sense. I really believe that these retreats in this container is a portal for manifestation.
I was joking with my clients at the end of this retreat, they actually brought it up again, that it’s the manifestation portal. After they said that, I was thinking about it after the retreat ended. The reality is, is that one of my personal strengths, one of my archetypes is that I’m an alchemist. That essentially means that I help make dreams come true. So for all of my clients out there, this is great news for you. Because one of the things that happens over and over again in my containers is just that, is helping my clients to be able to really grow and scale the business and the life of their dreams. That really is the core of what I do.
So I was thinking about some recent examples that we have of this. It was really amazing to reflect on this because we recently, just to give you some context, had a client who just launched a brand new program to a brand new niche who this coach is actually a newer coach. She’s in her essentially first year of coaching.
When she came to me, she didn’t have a program. She was actually focusing on a completely different niche. Really in just a matter of a couple of weeks, she was able to create this beautiful brand new program and really hone in on this brand new niche that is so much more in alignment with her strengths and who she really is and the work that she wants to do.
As a result of that, literally in the first four weeks, she just created her first $20,000 month in business. Y’all this was in the just the first few weeks of working together. As I was thinking more about this, I see this happen over and over again. For example, we have another client who came to us a couple of months ago. They’re actually in the process of scaling their business.
So they came in. They were already in the six figure range of their business. They, again, just in a matter of a few weeks are now in the process of launching an entirely new program and really taking their work and their brand to the next level. When we were debriefing November, the reality is that they created one of their biggest revenue months in terms of sales for this year with an entirely new program.
This was, again, just within a matter of weeks of our work together. We have clients that have literally more than doubled their businesses this year. They’re working only three days a week. Clients that this time last year literally were on the verge of quitting their coaching business who have now made well over $100,000 this year.
It was funny. I was recently just having a conversation with one of these clients. She was looking at her 2023 goals. She said, “You know, I feel like $200,000 is actually a low goal for me.” So it’s just incredible when I look at the level of change and the level of growth and the level of transformation that happens. Clients that are hitting their first million dollar years or multiple million dollar years, the level of results are truly extraordinary.
So when I think about my work, and my work being that I am an alchemist. There are a lot of elements to that. There are a lot of intangible things with that there are a lot of things that I will tell you are not linear in that process. But it’s also work that I love doing with my clients. It’s something that even when I’m meeting with a client for the first time, I can see so clearly. I can see the million dollar version of them. I can see their business three years down the road, five years down the road, and see so clearly what that really looks like.
The beauty is I also am able to help them get exactly there. I know exactly how to get them there. I provide the frameworks and the tools and the resources to actually power that vision and help them get there. So I really want to tell you all. If this speaks to you and we are not working together, I want you to apply to work with my team and I. Depending on where you’re at in your business, if you’re looking to grow to let’s say $100,000 or maybe you’re looking to grow to a million dollars and beyond. Regardless, you’ve had some success in your business then I’m confident we can help you get there, and we can help you get there very fast.
So go to the show notes of this episode, or go to my website at amandakarlstadcoaching.com. There’s going to be a short application. You’ll have an opportunity to schedule in a call with us. I would love to have a conversation and show you what’s possible for you in 2023.
All right. Today, I wanted to bring back an episode that I did a while back. It’s titled Believing Beyond Your Current Results. Because as I’ve been thinking about moving into the final weeks of this year and seeing where so many of you are at, and I know so many of you are looking at this year as well. Depending on what it is that you’ve created this year, I’m guessing that there is still a next level for you. That there is a next level to what you truly want to create. That there is a next level to what you want to see happen in your business.
For many of you, maybe you thought that you would get there this year. Maybe even when you started out this year when you were looking at your goals, maybe that was your goal this year. So I know that so many of you right now are looking at your results for this year. You might be questioning whether or not it’s possible for you.
So I felt like it was important to bring this episode back to you because I think it’s a really important message for you to hear, especially at this time of year because it’s a great reminder that the most important element, no matter where you’re at, is your belief. Specifically as I talk about in this episode is your level of belief beyond your current results. It’s having a level of belief and cultivating a level of belief for what is possible for you.
So no matter what that is, I want you to know that without a doubt whatever that is that it is 100% possible for you. So it might be that million dollar business. Or maybe it’s that $250k per year business. It might be the business that allows you to work three days a week, to have freedom and to have more time, but also a serious impact. I want you to really lean in and hear me on this today. I want you to know that it’s possible for you.
So I want to really encourage all of you to lean into today’s episode, really take in this message, really take in this teaching to heart, and really think about this concept of believing beyond your current results. Just know that whatever it is that you desire, it’s there for a reason. Know that you can achieve it. All right let’s go to today’s show.
Today I want to talk with you all about belief beyond current results. So this is a topic that as I was thinking about today’s episode, as I was thinking about what I want to bring to you today and teach you, it was a topic that I felt really inspired to bring to you today. The reason for that is because I know so many of you are working towards some really big goals in your business. Some of you, I know, are working towards some really major life goals as well.
So if you’re like most of my clients, I know that so many of you listening have extremely big goals that you’ve set. You’ve got extremely big dreams when it comes to your business and the level of impact that you want to make. With that impact, I also know that so many of you also want to not only serve a lot of people but also make a lot of money in doing this to create amazing wealth in the process.
I just want to tell you if that’s resonating with you, then I want you to know that you’re totally in the right place here. Because the truth is, that is really the core of my work with my clients. It’s truly building not only the foundation but building and growing a business and a brand that’s in full alignment to you. That makes a huge impact and ultimately creates millions of dollars in the process. This is honestly what I do.
So in my work with clients, being able to have a level of belief that is beyond their current results is a very important part of the process. It’s one of the reasons that I wanted to bring this topic to you today because what I observe in the coaching industry, and this is even with entrepreneurs, business owners in general, whether or not you’re even a coach, is that there tends to be what I would call this conditional level of belief when it comes to your results. When it comes to your business and what you think whether can or can’t achieve.
I think this is especially true if it’s a big goal. It’s especially true if it’s a goal that requires a level of growth from you that you’ve never achieved before. So I like to think about this in terms of impossible goals. I’ve done podcasts on impossible goals. I think they’re wonderful and extremely important.
So an impossible goal, just for those of you that may be new, is a goal that requires you to stretch beyond your current capacity. It requires that you become that next evolution of yourself. Very often it’s a goal that when my clients or when I observe coaches in general think about the achievement of their goal, it’s something in most cases that brings a lot of excitement, right? It’s something that is met with a high level of anticipation, a feeling of accomplishment.
When I observe clients, or again coaches in general, thinking about their goals. Whether that’s building and growing their business to that million dollar level or if it’s another business for that kind of matter, there’s a certain level of anticipation that comes with the goal, right? The anticipation of what that will feel like. What that will mean once those results are achieved, right, once that actually happens. How your life will change as a result of hitting and achieving that goal.
I want to tell you this. I do think that spending time anticipating that future result, your future business is very, very important. It’s very important to spend time at the destination where you want to go, envisioning your future business, and operating as if that future business already exists. What I’m talking about here today is just as important as spending time with that future version of your business, whatever that might look like for you. It’s just as important to be spending time and directing your thoughts and your energy towards your belief and your ability to achieve that goal.
So this is what I call spending time in your belief beyond your current level of results despite whatever your current results are. So, for example, you might be in a place right now where you have enrolled clients. You have experienced some degree of success in your business. It might even be substantial success, what the industry would kind of consider substantial success, right? You might already be at that six figure level or beyond. You might have already proven that you’re capable of building your business, let’s say to that consistent $10,000 or more per month.
What I want to tell you is that on your journey as you work to grow your business to that next level, right. So in the scaling process, very often it’s going to require that you believe beyond your current results. It’s going to require that you believe in your capacity and your business’s capacity to reach that next level.
This is very, very important to understand because the results in your business will be the effect of your belief. The level of belief and the level of consistency that you apply that belief, that you spend time in that belief, that you hold as you work to take your business to the next level is what is going to determine the results.
Here’s what I see happen. What I see happen so often is that in this pursuit, in this pursuit of a goal that there are inevitable challenges that do come up, right? There will be inevitable challenges that in so many cases that you evolve, that you change, that you become that next version of yourself. It requires you to also evolve your strategy in your business.
In some cases, it might even mean restructuring your program. It might mean restructuring the way that you market or just the way that you do things. It might mean that you take different types of risks. That you learn something new that requires a lot of time, that requires a lot of mental space. What I want to say about this is this, my friends, is all a given in this process.
The reason I think this topic is so vital to your success is because unless you are willing to believe beyond your current results. Unless you are willing to cultivate your belief in the result that you do want despite what your current circumstances are, despite what your current results are versus spending time on the results that you currently have, right. This is the only way to cause those results to happen.
I want to emphasize that again because unless you’re willing to do this work, unless you are willing to cultivate your belief in the result that you want. Unless you’re willing to believe, again, beyond your current level of results versus spending time on the results that you currently have. This is the only way to cause those results that you most want to happen.
So I did a podcast similar to this topic a while back on the topic of cause and effect. It was episode number 68. I highly recommend you go back and listen to that episode because in this journey of being an entrepreneur, it is very important that as the leader of your business that you understand. That you operate from the truth that you are the cause. Your results, so aka the results in your business, are just the effect of that.
So if we take this into consideration and understand that as a business owner, as the leader of your business that you have full control over your results. Understanding that you have full control over the results you either have or don’t have, this is actually a very empowering thing if you think about it. I want to encourage you all to take a pause for a minute if you need to really think about what I just said. Consider that what I’m offering here to you surrounding the importance of believing beyond your current level of results is so, so vital.
Here’s what I also want to say to you about this, and I want to bring your attention to it. In the pursuit of growing and scaling your business, you will face challenges. You will fail. It’s in those moments where your belief beyond your current results will matter even more. It’s in those moments where it might feel like nothing is working in your business. Or that launch that you’d been planning for for months and leading up to it, it ended up just not producing what you wanted it to produce, right. It just ended up not being what you wanted it to be.
It could be you’re heading into the fourth quarter of the year, which we are right now. You’re realizing, wow. I’m not on track for where I wanted to be this year. Right? It’s in these moments that I encourage you to really listen to what I’m saying here and lean in even more. Cultivate your belief beyond your current results even more fiercely because what will not create the results you want is by lowering your standards. What will not create the results you want is by lowering your standards in terms of where you want to take your business. I see this happen very often, right?
When we go into the pursuit of a certain goal. Whether it’s a launch or it’s something where we are gearing up for a big move in our business. When it doesn’t go as planned, we start to then lower our standards in where we want to take things. We start to lower our expectations of success in our business. So your standards in terms of how you are choosing to show up in your business is vital. Your standards in terms of the impact that you want to make in this world through your business and with your clients.
Yet this is exactly what I see happen so often is that there’s this tendency… The reaction is to start to lower standards for what you believe is possible. It’s starting to allow the doubt surrounding what it is that you most want to create when you are starting out on this journey, right? So it’s allowing that doubt to really creep in.
What quickly happens is that there becomes this conditional level of belief that appears that very often it’s not a conscious decision, but it’s a conditional belief that whatever that goal was—Whether it was building the business to a million or any other goal that require significant personal and business growth.
There’s a level of thinking that starts to seep in that becomes very conditional where certain parameters get placed on the business. Like, for instance, if I don’t generate X amount of revenue by such and such a date, I’m going to go do something else. Or I’m going to take a step back. I’m going to put things on pause. I’m going to change course.
What I want you all to really understand here is that whenever this starts to happen and whenever those types of conditions or parameters are then acted upon. In most cases what’s actually happening, the truth of what is happening, is that you are taking yourself further away from your goal. You’re slowing any momentum that you might have had. That may be even though things aren’t at the level that you initially wanted, but instead you’ve made the choice to focus on what’s not working.
I do want to be clear here that as a business owner, it is important that you’re continuously assessing the things in your business and making sure that you’re fully aware of what is working and what is not working in your business. What I want you to be really careful of is that you also don’t just start to lower your standards.
Meaning anytime you lower your standards, what’s happening on an internal level is that you’re telling your subconscious especially those goals that you had originally set. Those goals that were so important to you starting out at the gate, that they’re no longer important. That you no longer believe that you’re capable of achieving them. The result of that is it greatly impacts your self-concept.
When this starts to happen, when those standards start to get lower and your self-concept starts to dissipate, it becomes even more difficult to show up powerfully in your business. It becomes even more difficult to execute any strategy at a level that’s congruent with the level of results that you want to create. Things will seem so much harder. There will be so much more “mind drama” that will feel even more insurmountable. Executing on the daily things that need to happen on the business are going to feel increasingly more and more difficult.
Here’s the great news with all of this. All of that can be solved by choosing to believe beyond your current results. All of the struggle, all of the difficulty. It only comes back to how we decide to perceive it. How we choose to respond to the challenge, and how we choose to direct our brain and our energy and our time towards what it is that you want to create. Choosing to not be at the effect of your current results, but making the choice instead of creating what it is that you most want to create. The results you most want will follow your belief.
So I want to encourage you to go out and believe beyond your current results this week. See what you’re capable of. See what’s available to you when you do this work. I can’t wait to hear what you’re able to create. All right my friends. Have a beautiful week. I’ll talk to you all again very soon. Take care. Bye-bye.
Thank you for listening to this episode of The Life Coach Business Podcast. If you want to learn more about how to build, grow, and scale your business and accelerate your results visit amandakarlstadcoaching.com.