Tell people what it is that makes your pulse quicken and lights you the heck up. Be straight-forward and clear with communicating how you see the world and what excites you. Chances are, you’ll be starting conversations with similar-minded folks right away.
Value thoughtfulness? Make it a point to remember client birthdays and send them a note of love when the day crosses the calendar. If you value creativity, can you build longer project timelines to account for more creative brainstorming time? What if you value service? Try scheduling days of giving where you volunteer your time to help your community.
If connection is a value you care about, is posting endlessly to Pinterest helping you build relationships? Probably not. What might help is starting a Facebook group where you can have real conversations with your audience. Or perhaps you need to get out into the community; you could try hosting workshops to experience those in-person connections in real time.
If you value independence, but your offerings are not giving your clients a opportunity to use their own strengths (aka, you are telling vs. encouraging), then maybe a new offering for you could be a coaching or consulting packing. You can teach your skills while allowing your clients to hone in on their own choices and decisions as you guide them.
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