What does it actually mean to play big?

By Jennifer Hall | Uncategorized

Aug 15

Well, this is so different for everyone depending on where you are in your journey.

When it comes to up-leveling we think this is only reserved for those who aren’t newbies but actually, we up-level the fastest when we’re just starting out as we try and raise ourselves up to meet those that are further along than us.

We then reach a place where we start to feel more comfortable with where we’ve got to, and we ride the wave until we realise we WANT to play bigger. It’s no longer a case of ‘need’.

Before this, we felt a needy desperation to get to a level where we feel deserving and confident to be where we are but after this, it’s a case of I WANT to go higher and I WANT to play BIG!

Big for me, in the beginning, was getting to a place of success where I could confidently say I have a profitable business and I’m helping others in the process.

Big for me once I reached that stage was then very different…

I wanted to help women at a different stage in their journey because I wanted to help them achieve bigger and different results. Because here’s the thing…

Some coaches/entrepreneurs would have us think that we can leap straight to a bigger stage and skip out the steps in between! But just as you’re not going to become a 6/7 figure coach over night, you also can’t run before you can walk. You HAVE TO up-level in increments otherwise you end up pinging backwards to where you started with a huge bump!
In order to get my clients different and bigger results I have to pick them up at a different stage in their journey, they have to be further along!

Yes, we help our clients leap further than they could on their own but just as they need to be patient we also need to be patient with ourselves.

We are where we are and playing bigger is different for everyone.

Organising this up and coming summit is a physical representation of my uplevel. I reached out to people like Marie Forleo & Pam Grout both of which were sadly a no BUT I didn’t let that stop me and I continued to reach out to many legends, big names and underground genius and I now have people like Regan Hillyer, Kat Loterzo, Heather Gray and Jess Lorimer attending MY summit! 

I need to tell you, it was f-ing scary to reach out to these big names and face rejection, it took some ovaries of steel to even ask them! Getting over the ‘who do I think I am’ gremlin was a big task.

Having the courage to face rejection from my own community when I asked my Facebook group who wants to stay and then removing those who didn’t voice it was HUGE! 

Before this, playing big meant asking people to leave of their own accord and having maybe 2 people disappear and then dealing with that rejection from those 2 people was huge and horrible. But those small steps allowed me to take the bigger ones that I have in recent months.

We are all on this journey and none of us got to where we are currently are without taking those small steps. Those small steps are CRITICAL to your progress, so don’t ever stop taking them. And give yourself a break. Acknowledge where you are, keep your eyes on where you want to be and then keep taking those steps. It takes time, it takes patience and it takes the willingness to push through the resistance and be uncomfortable in the process.

If you’re at the very beginning of your journey and you’re desperate to feel that confidence and get to a place of excitement instead of struggle and frustration then my best advice is to get support! Invest in someone (it doesn’t have to be me) but invest in someone who can show you what steps you need to take and who will push you outside your comfort zone to get to that place. Because it’s only through doing that we’ll ever achieve that confidence and have someone who can get you moving instead of spinning wheels will relieve that frustration.

Invest in someone (it doesn’t have to be me) but invest in someone who can show you what steps you need to take and who will push you outside your comfort zone to get to that place. Because it’s only through doing that we’ll ever achieve that confidence and have someone who can get you moving instead of spinning wheels will relieve that frustration.

P.S. If you haven’t heard of my telesummit Monetize Your Mission, here is the link: it’s FREE and it’s going to be epic!

About the Author

Jen Hall is Business Clarity Coach for Coaches, Consultants & Experts who want to become Unrivalled Go-To Experts. Jen not only gets you clear on your micro-niche, message and what makes you unique and desirable, but she helps you to define what makes you an irrefutable offer to the market so you can position yourself as a high-end 'must have' option for your prospects. She is a Multi-Award Winning Speaker and Best Selling Author of Expert Unrivalled.