Hi Its Linda Dent from Just Ask Linda Business Coaching
Today I want to share a story with you.
Its called “The Hero’s Journey”
An American mythologist, Joseph Campbell, wrote a best-selling book in 1949 called “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”
All journeys begin with the hero at rest in a place of comfort or discomfort like a business owner, entrepreneur or employee just ticking off the days doing the same routine things.
Then one day there is the call to adventure. An outsider comes along and convinces the would be hero that there is something better, greater, more exciting waiting for them.
The hero enters the unknown in search of treasure, learning many new things on her travels, facing many challenges and dangers but she also meets various mentors and companions on this journey who try to help her or are just there for support and eventually the reward is hers.
Think now about a small business owner, perhaps like you and apply the same storyline.
When you start a business after years as a corporate employee perhaps, it is a call to action to help others in some way, someone comes into your life and convinces you to take the chance, you set off on a very daunting new journey, one without a clear map, in search of fame and fortune but you meet the wrong people who don’t pay you for your services, others who convince you to spend lots of time and money on marketing methods that don’t work for you and maybe you end up with nothing.
Then along comes a guide and together with friends who support you, things get better and the path becomes clearer and then you are rewarded with more time, more money, better clients, suppliers and more time for you and your family.
It’s a wonderful story, I am on that journey too and I want to share my learnings and be your guide if only for part of your journey.
Until next time This is Just Ask Linda