There is a running joke that a consultant's favorite answer is "it depends" - but the reality is that should always be the answer.
Because in business it does depend...
🔹 It depends on your business model
🔹 It depends on your target market
🔹 It depends on your vision and goals
🔹 It depends on your strengths
🔹 It depends on a lot of things
So beware of anyone who says they have THE answer.
Because the answer for them may not be the answer for you.
The best coaches, products, and programs give you frameworks and systems built on patterns of success that you can then make your own. They don't prescribe only one way to do something.
Sadly I am seeing the opposite of that in the coaching industry lately...
Have you seen the same trend I have been seeing with newer entrepreneurs and programs that feel overly "scripted," prescriptive, and cookie cutter?
I had a conversation with someone recently and she was convinced of what I should do next in my business (gotta love when a coffee chat turns into unsolicited business advice 🤦).
She was well-intentioned, but the problem was that she was convinced that what she does is the right answer for EVERY business, at every stage, in every industry.
And it couldn't have been any further from something that would fit my business or align with what my clients would want or need.
But instead of even trying to understand me or my business, or asking about my vision + goals, she jumped right into "you should... and I can help you!."
Um, no thanks.
And sadly, this is all too common. So many of my clients have been sharing their frustration with their experiences working with previous coaches or in programs they participated in.
Maybe you've experienced it too?
There are some amazing methods and frameworks out there, but the key is making sure they align to and can be adapted to YOUR vision + goals, and that they are right for your business model, your business stage, and your clients.
EVERYTHING we do inside Lean Out Method, whether working privately with clients or inside our S2S Business Accelerator, is built to be adapted to your specific business and your specific needs because... it depends. Always.
When you are ready to scale your business and get back 10+ hours per week while saying hell no to cookie cutter coaching and solutions, join me for my free Simplify to Scale Workshop Series.
This is an ADVANCED workshop series for experienced coaches, consultants, and entrepreneurs who want to learn how to scale their online business simply and sustainably, without overwork or overwhelm.
By the end of this 3-part workshop you will:
- Gain clarity and alignment around the right things to be doing right now to simplify your business and get time back in your day
- Identify the specific systems your business needs to level up and scale
- Develop your scaling roadmap based on what it REALLY takes to scale a business simply and sustainably
👉 Register to join for free here: leanoutmethod.com/simplifyit
by Crista Grasso
Crista Grasso is the go-to strategic planning expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to scale. Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to scale a business simply and sustainably. She specializes in helping businesses gain clarity on the most important things that will drive maximum value for their clients and maximum profits for their business. She is the creator of the Lean Out Method, 90 Day Lean Out Planner, and host of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast. She is also the founder and CVO of the Profitable Planner Co and Criscara Jewelry.