Meet Becca Briggs from Astoria, Oregon. She has been in business for 2 years where she empowers individuals to live authentically, tapping into their creativity and igniting their potential. She has become a catalyst for transformation, offering a range of coaching and healing sessions. Continue reading to explore Becca Briggs’ inspiring story.
What does your dream life look like? Are you currently living your dream or still working on it?
I believe that our dreams can be (and usually are) ever-changing and growing with our experiences. But I can say I’m actively creating and building my dream life every day and am focused on living a life of passion and purpose.
Tell me more about what you do and who you help.
I am a Creative Life Coach, who helps the sensitive creatives of the world to learn how to live and thrive in a life of passion and purpose.
What inspired you to start this business?
I’ve always been a creative and sensitive person myself and spent many years being told who I needed to be and what my life needed to look like. I put my needs and desires aside for what others wanted, and had convinced myself that the life I wanted to live was unattainable.
When I finally hit rock bottom and decided to make it possible, I realized how much more enjoyable life was when I was finally living how I was meant to live – regardless of what others thought.
Coaching was naturally a part of that, my calling that I never thought could be a career, and with it my vision to helping other people learn to live true to themselves as well.
What’s a challenge you’ve faced along your entrepreneurial journey?
Just like life, learning to create a business that works FOR you instead of against you is key. There are many people out there saying how you should have your business be this way, market it that way, do these things to be successful, etc. But similar to life, we’re all unique in how we best thrive in business.
Learning what works for me, regardless of the pressures and expectations of others, has been challenging but key.
Has being an introvert affected your business?
Only in terms of making decisions that honor that. As I mentioned before, everyone has an opinion on what “successful” businesses look like, and deconditioning from those pressures and expectations is so important to not get burnt out and exhausted.
The times I felt like I needed to show up on social media every day, have a group coaching program, or be talking to people every day were the times I became exhausted, frustrated, and stressed out the quickest.
In realizing I can work at my own pace, use the marketing strategies that I enjoy, and prioritize resting and recharging as needed, I’ve actually started loving my business more than I ever did before!
What methods do you use to bring in new clients?
I currently use a website, social media (primarily Instagram and Facebook), podcast guesting, niche websites, in-person events, and referrals. I think it’s important to mention that in terms of social media, events, and guesting I do so in a way that feels comfortable and aligned with me – I’m not doing all of these every day or even every week.
Is attending networking events a part of your marketing strategy?
It’s something I’m open to, but it would have to be the right vibe for me to want to attend, and unfortunately, I haven’t found that as of yet.
How do you define success for yourself and your business?
I believe success to be a blend of feelings and results.
I know it’s successful in the moment when it feels good, right, and energizing, and if I’m seeing progress on my goals and desires. If it doesn’t feel that way, and if I’m not seeing progress, it means it’s time to reassess and make some needed changes.
What advice would you give to other introverted women who are just starting their own businesses?
I would advise to do a visualization exercise around what your ideal day in business looks like, maybe even different types of days (slow day, busy day, marketing day, strategizing day, etc.) and identify what components and non-negotiables are a part of your business.
This can help you with managing your time, resources, and attention, and bring awareness to the areas you want to prioritize versus delegating to others when you’re able to as well as what’s important vs. unimportant to you.
What tools or resources have you found to be helpful to you in building and sustaining your business?
I know many people focus on systems and strategies for building a business, but I found what was most helpful was revisiting the modalities I use with my clients; the inner work.
I used various NLP-based techniques to reframe limiting beliefs as they popped up, Timeline Integration to release the emotions that were holding me back from showing up, and a combination of Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, and Human Design to get clear about how my energy works, what my purpose is, how I’m meant to lead in the healthiest way, and how I can best share and support others while still honoring myself.
Thank you for taking the time to share your story. Where can our readers find more information about you?
I’m on social media @thebeccabriggs, and my website is www.beccabriggs.com where you can find information about me and my skills, as well as free resources such as a webinar replay for The 5 Secrets to Overcoming Blocks and Burnout and an archetype quiz to identify your next steps in growth.
Photo credits: Amanda Valentine
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