People-Pleasing is Normal

distressed woman sitting on lakeside and touching face in despair

It’s normal to be a people-pleaser.

We’re practically raised that way.

Be nice. Be a good girl. Smile more.

This is why, when you get to the point that you’re ready to take the next big step in your business, you come up against a lot of shitty feelings.

Business growth can mean setting boundaries, raising prices, and making new policies—and sometimes, other people don’t like that.

“How dare you?”

“But we’ve always done it this way.”

“So-and-so isn’t going to like this.”

I don’t make it through a single week without coaching a client on this transition. Making big moves in your business pretty much guarantees you’ll piss someone off.

And it’s okay.

It doesn’t mean you’ve made a mistake, even though this is what your brain will automatically tell you.

It just means you’ve grown.

And if you play your cards right, your business will keep growing. And with every leap, you’ll face another set of tough decisions. That’s just how it goes.

If I can help you take the next big step in your business despite all the icky feelings that are going to come up, book a free consultation. Let’s chat.

Published by Katelyn Gray

Katelyn's a yoga-loving, sugar-addicted, craft beer drinking ex-banker now living her best life as a business mentor for women entrepreneurs. She's also a freelance writer and host of Start | Grow | Pivot, a podcast for small business owners. Katelyn helps heart-centered women entrepreneurs design and grow service-based businesses using unique systems and strategies. Leveraging 10+ years of experience in commercial lending, formal business education, nonprofit leadership, and her own entrepreneurial perspective, she's the business BFF you always wished you had. Katelyn lives in Northern IL with her husband and two rambunctious little boys.

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