Have you ever wonder why the gold medalist athletes have a coach to train them every single day? Life and business are similar to being a sportsperson. When we start to realize our passion or purpose of life, we should hire a coach to help us experience the best from it and ultimately get rewarded with success. Getting instruction and guidelines from the mentor will open the gate to next level which otherwise will take ages to get into.
We are excited to share an interview with Cait Scudder ( Business Coach and Success Catalyst for driven women entrepreneurs) and honor her as the Influencer of the week.
Hello Cait, We are excited to interview you and share your thoughts to our readers. Please tell us a little bit on how you ended up in coaching
Cait Scudder : From the time I was a kid, I always knew I wanted to coach, teach and lead. I was a big time tomboy and athlete, and grew up being coached from the time I was in kindergarden, all the way through high school, where I played competitive basketball 11 months of the year. After college, I went immediately to graduate school where I earned a Master’s of Arts in Teaching, and taught high school for a few years before deciding I was ready to teach and lead outside the classroom. Transitioning into coaching felt like a natural fit and perfect vessel to channel my passion for leadership and creating transformational learning spaces.
How do you differentiate yourself from others in your field?
Cait Scudder : I think there’s a lot of talk in the coaching industry, particularly among spiritually-minded entrepreneurs, around “trusting the flow” when it comes to creating what we desire. While I think the concept of trust in the universe is great, I think the less glamorous parts of building a brand empire — namely, grit and consistency — are vastly overlooked. I’m not saying that building a successful business has to be hard, but I do believe that many phenomenally gifted women fall short of scaling their businesses to meet their impact and income goals because of the misconception that when things aren’t “flowing” it’s a sign from the universe that we’re off track. I believe when we get down to it — talking real brass tacks about what it takes to truly succeed— launching and leading a successful business involves the relentless decision that we’re willing to ride through the highs and lows that come with turning our vision into reality. That means grunt work. That means being willing to be bad at it to start, and to stay devoted to the process. That means deciding that nothing else is available to us but success. That fire is so crucial for making it through to the other side – after you lose the deals you thought you had, or your web developer gets it wrong for the fourth week in a row. You’re going to need thick skin and a resilient heart to make it work, and I coach my clients to develop this kind of grit and tenacity. Hustle isn’t a four letter word.
How do you personally define success? What does it mean to you?
Cait Scudder : Success to me is about energy and freedom. Success in my book means waking up inspired, happy and genuinely excited to get to work. To feel like my ambition is channeled, clear and on purpose. The other key piece of success in my book is freedom – time freedom, financial freedom, emotional freedom. Yes, making multiple 5 figures a month in income is awesome, but it’s the freedom that income avails me that motivates me beyond the money itself. I know the legacy I’m creating and the movement I’m building is ultimately about liberation – not only for myself and my family, but for the women I serve who are building lives and businesses that empower them to be more fulfilled and free.