Take a look at your business model, from prospecting, through sale, through delivery, and follow-up. There are things you absolutely control (who you call, explaining your value, amount of personal labor, etc.), things you can influence which you don't absolutely
The more your career progresses, the more you become a thought leader or icon or avatar, the more people will critique you. This is a sign of success, not failure. There's no sense critiquing people who are minor players and also-rans.
I receive a monthly, personalized diagnostic on my Corvette, which includes all performance characteristics (oil quality and levels, tire pressure, etc.) and all management aspects (insurance coverage, warranties in force, On-Star, etc.). Wouldn't it be nice to have this for ourselves
When I find coaching clients "overwhelmed" (or even merely "whelmed") I ask them to list the issues that are causing them stress. It's often something like this: • Recording a promotional video • Getting tickets to a performance they want to see •
There are two tests I find especially powerful if you're honest. The Wall Street Journal "stink test." What if what you're now doing or considering doing was in the Wall Street Journal tomorrow? How would people react? Kant's Categorical Imperative: What