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Closed Doors, Open Books, and the Legacy You Help Others Leave

Have you ever played that game where you open up a book to a random page, having faith that whatever’s on that page was meant for you to read at exactly that moment?

It’s one of the many reasons I love keeping a library of physical books…being surrounded by so much wisdom that’s literally at my fingertips comforts me; it reminds me that I don’t always have to have everything figured out, because I have shelves full of sages to guide me.

Recently I played this open book game with Where to Begin by Cleo Wade, and was struck by this:

Without reading the previous two pages, I knew she must have been referring to Harriet Tubman, who bravely freed hundreds of slaves between 1849 and 1859. Like most of us, I remembered learning about Tubman’s remarkable story in school and celebrating her over the years since. But I’d never thought about the generational effects of her bravery until I read these words…and it got me thinking about the impact we all could potentially have on the lives, and legacies, of others.

What if the flavor and design of the wedding cake you create for your clients becomes a tradition they pass down for generations, along with the story of how you married all of the seemingly conflicting elements the bride and groom each told you they wanted into one delicious, beautiful cake that their guests talked about for years after?

What if the tax strategy you implement for your client allows them to send their kids to college—and be the first (of many not yet even born) in their family to be able to do so? 

What if I teach my client one little sales shift that results in year-over-year doubling or tripling of her income, giving her the self-confidence to know, without a doubt, that she will be okay and secure, no matter what happens in the economy or in her personal life? 

Our work is so much more impactful than we give ourselves credit for—probably because we’re just not thinking about the generational effects our efforts can have. But when you do start thinking about yourself, your business, and your customers and clients in terms of legacy, your idea of what’s possible expands exponentially.

One of my favorite “books” is Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Day Planner, and when I opened it this week to begin planning for March, I saw that the 10th is Harriet Tubman Day…which, admittedly, I wasn’t aware was a thing. The same day, I received a text from Danielle LaPorte’s team announcing that they were retiring the Day Planners…which was a HUGE bummer because I’ve been buying them as a Christmas gift for myself for almost 10 years! To say they’ve had a big impact on my life is an understatement.

That door was closing for her, but I couldn’t help wondering…was it creating an opening for me? Or, at the very least, opening my mind to the possibility of doing something I hadn’t expected and have no idea how to do?

Is it part of my legacy to create this type of book that could complement what I teach, add more value, and touch even more lives? I don’t yet know. I’ve already passed down my love of planning to my daughter…could this be an opportunity to show her how to step up when she feels inspired to try something new, knowing that she doesn’t have to have it all figured out to explore what’s possible? And if she is so empowered, what will that do for all the lives she’ll touch through her work, and for my future grandchildren? 

Our work is powerful. I feel so much inspiring energy in the air lately—remarkably different than a year ago, or even at the beginning of this year. Pay attention to the doors that are closing around you, and what opportunities may be opening for you to deepen your impact on customers’ and clients’ legacies…as well as your own.

Client Love

"Amanda is amazing at what she does! She was great at helping coach me into stepping into my confidence and becoming better at enrolling new clients. She set a great example of how you can be fierce and direct without hard selling. My business has experienced an incredible transformation and growth since working with her."

Adrian White, AMW Marketing & Design

Amanda Buse Mindful Business Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs
2020-07-28T01:06:02+00:00

Adrian White, AMW Marketing & Design

"Amanda is amazing at what she does! She was great at helping coach me into stepping into my confidence and becoming better at enrolling new clients. She set a great example of how you can be fierce and direct without hard selling. My business has experienced an incredible transformation and growth since working with her."
"Amanda is a very successful sales professional and a terrific human being! I have enjoyed getting to know her and I know you will, as well!"

Amanda Buse Mindful Business Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs
2020-07-28T01:22:51+00:00
"Amanda is a very successful sales professional and a terrific human being! I have enjoyed getting to know her and I know you will, as well!"
"When I did a sales call as a client with Amanda, she made me feel so comfortable and was easy to talk to. It was easy to say yes. What’s even better, is she has coached me how to do the same. I never want my prospective clients to feel like they are being sold to and Amanda is a master at coaching people how to close sales calls without being pushy or salesy."

Amanda Buse Mindful Business Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs
2020-07-28T01:26:26+00:00
"When I did a sales call as a client with Amanda, she made me feel so comfortable and was easy to talk to. It was easy to say yes. What’s even better, is she has coached me how to do the same. I never want my prospective clients to feel like they are being sold to and Amanda is a master at coaching people how to close sales calls without being pushy or salesy."
"Amanda helped shift my mindset to my new identity and embracing what that looks like for the future so I can lead with improved confidence and clarity."

LaReesa Ferdinand MD, The Estrogen Doctor

Amanda Buse Mindful Business Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs
2020-07-28T01:13:34+00:00

LaReesa Ferdinand MD, The Estrogen Doctor

"Amanda helped shift my mindset to my new identity and embracing what that looks like for the future so I can lead with improved confidence and clarity."
"In my work with Amanda, she was able to break the mental barriers down about sales into relationship-building and serving clients. In learning some of her techniques, my confidence on calls improved DRAMATICALLY. After working with Amanda, I was more comfortable asking questions and digging into a client's situation to really listen and learn from them. I was better prepared how to move from understanding pain points into something actionable that could serve and benefit a potential client. So grateful to have worked with Amanda and to have learned from her!"

Amanda Buse Mindful Business Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs
2021-01-29T18:27:14+00:00
"In my work with Amanda, she was able to break the mental barriers down about sales into relationship-building and serving clients. In learning some of her techniques, my confidence on calls improved DRAMATICALLY. After working with Amanda, I was more comfortable asking questions and digging into a client's situation to really listen and learn from them. I was better prepared how to move from understanding pain points into something actionable that could serve and benefit a potential client. So grateful to have worked with Amanda and to have learned from her!"
"Amanda is an AMAZING coach and has helped me shift my mindset regarding valuing myself and whom I serve as a new CEO of my coaching business. Amanda is a great listener and brings out the qualities in me that I may undervalue. At the end of a call with her, I am ready to move into action with confidence and courage! Amanda simply brings out the 'goodness' in me and she does it in sweet but 'kick your butt way'!! Only Amanda can do that!"

Akira Hazer, Integrative Life Coach

Amanda Buse Mindful Business Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs
2021-01-29T18:32:01+00:00

Akira Hazer, Integrative Life Coach

"Amanda is an AMAZING coach and has helped me shift my mindset regarding valuing myself and whom I serve as a new CEO of my coaching business. Amanda is a great listener and brings out the qualities in me that I may undervalue. At the end of a call with her, I am ready to move into action with confidence and courage! Amanda simply brings out the 'goodness' in me and she does it in sweet but 'kick your butt way'!! Only Amanda can do that!"
"You've been really helpful with thinking about how to reframe my calls with potential clients so they are more productive! I also appreciate the attention you give to mindset because it has so much impact on my success. You have a wonderful way of delivering your point and advice in a very supportive way so I better understand what I need to do and know that you've got my back. Thank you!!"

Melinda Hurley, ML Hurley Consulting, Inc.

Amanda Buse Mindful Business Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs
2021-01-29T18:36:24+00:00

Melinda Hurley, ML Hurley Consulting, Inc.

"You've been really helpful with thinking about how to reframe my calls with potential clients so they are more productive! I also appreciate the attention you give to mindset because it has so much impact on my success. You have a wonderful way of delivering your point and advice in a very supportive way so I better understand what I need to do and know that you've got my back. Thank you!!"
"Amanda listens very closely to what you are saying and always responds in a very thoughtful, knowledgeable, concise way. Reading between the lines and conveying answers that are exactly what I needed to learn and hear. Direct and on point, always leaving me knowing exactly what to do next. I highly recommend!"

Rev. Tonya Henderson, Artist & Entrepreneur Coach

Amanda Buse Mindful Business Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs
2021-01-29T18:41:41+00:00

Rev. Tonya Henderson, Artist & Entrepreneur Coach

"Amanda listens very closely to what you are saying and always responds in a very thoughtful, knowledgeable, concise way. Reading between the lines and conveying answers that are exactly what I needed to learn and hear. Direct and on point, always leaving me knowing exactly what to do next. I highly recommend!"
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