I have seen numerous people turn their talent into a business. They are excited to share their gifts and are determined to make a difference in the world. The really successful ones are all that and more! The thriving entrepreneurs have also developed their leadership abilities. Here are three ways I have seen leadership help them reach more people and build incredibly successful businesses.
Lead your peeps into committed relationships. Potential clients who are a good match for you and your services are counting on you to lead them into the process of working with them. They need you to inform them about how the relationship works, manage their expectations, offer them the opportunity to say YES and direct them on how to pay for your amazing gifts. Without your leadership, many will fall to the wayside and never get the benefits that only you can provide.
Lead them with your amazing expertise. Your peeps want you to take the lead. They want and need you to make suggestions, offer alternatives and explain how your product or service helps them with their particular need. If you have additional services that would benefit them, they need you to make the recommendation. They are counting on your expertise and trust you to offer solutions and alternatives that help them to accomplish their goals that moved them to work with you in the first place.
Lead them to be your champions. We are a sharing society. There is no better time to ask them to share their experience than when they have said how happy they are! This is the time to lead them to be your champions by asking for the testimonial, sharing on social media and sending you referrals.
Your gifts and talents got you into business. Your leadership skills will help keep you there!