Episode 70: Cultivating a Habit of Courage as a Consultant—with Laura Khalil
In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview Laura Khalil, a speaker, teacher, consultant, and host of the Top 100 Apple Podcast, Brave by Design. She helps women achieve incredible success in their careers and lives by increasing their confidence and gaining the courage to do things that scare them.
In this episode, she talks about how to cultivate a habit of courage and get past common mindset traps so you can build the consulting business you most want.
Laura Khalil knows the path to become more courageous in your business and life. In this podcast, we talk about:
Understanding that there is never going to be a perfect, magical moment to be courageous and feel ready for change
Taking step after step to develop the habit of courage
Recognizing the myriad aspects of consulting that require courage
Becoming a consultant after getting laid off and getting her first Fortune 500 client quickly
Embracing your resourcefulness and your history of overcoming things in your life
Overcoming the fear of conflict, which happens with client interactions all the time, and developing the skills to have challenging conversations
Getting out of the fearful scarcity mindset so you can make better decisions
Doing the pre-work of cultivating courage so you can rely on it when you need it
Developing the self-worth you need to create the consulting business you truly want
Acknowledging how common imposter syndrome is and facing it to get past it
Seeing how perfectionism holds you back
Allowing yourself to see how big your consulting business can get and networking with people that think bigger than you