Yay, we are on the road again for the weekend. Enjoying some days in nature close to the Pelorus river.
Have you seen the Hobbits movie Desolation of Smaug? The Pelorus river and the bridge, between Nelson and Blenheim, are the filming locations of the barrel scene.
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, find it, borrow it, or buy it. Shut down your phone and make yourself comfy on the sofa. And if you like binge-watching, get the whole Hobbits trilogy 🙂
In the meantime, Victor and I will be exploring the real thing, up and down those majestic New Zealand hills. But we’ll skip floating in those barrels. That’s more a hobbit kinda thing 😉
So we left Nelson in the early afternoon in our good old motorhome. Before getting to the Pelorus bridge, you have to cross two major hills. An endless windy road takes you up the first hill, higher and higher.
So, slow slow slow we moved forward in third gear. Now and then stopping in the shoulders to let others pass by.
Being in business, slow slow slow and stopping to reflect once in a while are good things to do as well. Many people who start a business or coaching practice rush off to promote their products and services.
And then get frustrated because it doesn’t work. “Why aren’t people coming to my workshop? I spent hours and hours working on that!”
“Why is the phone not ringing? Where are my coaching clients?”
Well, there are two main reasons. The first is that you have skipped 5 (!) essential steps. The result is that what you do is not aligned with your ideal clients, and mostly not with yourself either.
And secondly, you don’t need methods or techniques only. You also need a roadmap that shows the whole way from A to B.
Many people run from one expert to the other, who all tell you that their method or their technique is THE way to success. But that’s just another piece of the business puzzle. That’s just one part of the route. And who says that it fits with who you are and with your clients?
Where might you find such a roadmap? Here in New Zealand! And thanks to the digital world, I can show it to you wherever you are. Sitting comfy on your sofa, on your bed or computer chair.
Enjoy your weekend!
Monika de Neef – The Wayfinding Entrepreneur
Have a short behind-the-scene look of the making of this famous Hobbits barrel scene: https://youtu.be/9h16sSK9pSw