Gabriel's Story - Making Money Even During a Recession
Gabriel attended my three-hour leadership webinar and realized he was indeed holding onto the common view that people can’t make money during a recession. He did the Votta Exercise, and then he was off and running in a different direction.
Gabriel is a consultant whose area of expertise is leadership. He had already done a ton of professional development, but he knew he wanted some guidance during the difficult time of the pandemic. Gabriel had recently moved from a large corporation to a small business, and he was managing people and selling services at the same time. (Most entrepreneurs know this is how it goes sometimes.)
The purpose of this step is to determine what is witnessable by others versus what could be going on only in your head—the latter is the part we can control, and therefore it can lead us to achieve our goals.
With regard to the goal or issue you are taking on, take a look at the current state of affairs. If you didn’t have to worry about being diplomatic, politically correct, or using the right words, how would you answer the questions below?
When picking your goal, you may have a lot of clarity—you know exactly what the goal is and the result you want. But maybe you are still figuring out what goal to choose. Perhaps you are at a crossroads in your career; you aren’t exactly sure what the next best step is, or what new service you want to create for your business.
The Votta Exercise is a six-step method I use with my coaching clients—leaders from as large as Fortune 10 companies, entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives, and more—to achieve new results. I started my business, Votta Coaching and Consulting in 2018, but I have been coaching leaders and facilitating seminars for over sixteen years. Time and again, I see my clients overcome obstacles, including big transitions or “pauses” in their lives, by separating facts from their personal views, and using that new awareness to shift perspectives, take new actions, and garner great results. In law, the definition of a fact is ‘the truth about events as opposed to interpretation’.
Have you ever been a part of a meeting where someone says something like, “We’ve always done it that way"? As a leader, these can be dangerous words.
The only thing constant in life is change. Our ability to change and adapt is a true measure of our health and resilience. Change is challenging, and you don’t have to go it alone. One possible goal of coaching is to help you take the next step. This step may be a difficult one that you need some structure, support, and accountability to accomplish.