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.)
As you gain experience with the Votta Exercise and see it start to produce positive results in your own life and career, you may wish to share it with others, whether it be family, friends, or members of your team. It’s true—the Votta Exercise is about creating actions and structures that work for you or the person you are coaching—and I just told you not to give advice. However, there are times when one-on-one clients have asked to have coaching calls only when they need me, instead of holding weekly calls.
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?
As you gain experience with the Votta Exercise and see it start to produce positive results in your own life and career, you may wish to share it with others, whether it be family, friends, or members of your team.
As a leader, it is so easy to give advice as to what other people should do. In my line of work, I can see actions others could take pretty clearly, and I can even yell at them to take those actions.
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.