Interview Patty

♪♫ I Can See Clearly Now… ♪♫

February 20, 2024 

There are many things you can control and many things you can’t. As women business owners, we often feel responsible for issues, people, and actions over which we have no control. That leaves us feeling frustrated, angry, and powerless.

When you are realistic about what you can control and use that power wisely, you’ll discover many benefits, such as the ability to:

  • Reduce your anxiety
  • Tune into your intuition and feelings
  • Envision your choices
  • Simplify your life and business
  • Be seen by the buyer as professional and valuable
  • Achieve consistent results

To clarify what you do and don’t want in your business, consider these four aspects of control:

  1. what you want to gain
  2. what you do not want to gain or have
  3. what you want to lose
  4. and what you do not want to lose

-- Excerpt from Patty’s book, Your Hidden Advantage: Unlock the Power to Attract Right-fit Clients and Boost Your Revenue

Today’s Question:

How can you get very clear about what you do and don't want in your business – or your business exit?

But Here’s the Twist
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Business owners know better than most people the critical need for setting and achieving goals. But more often than we’d like to admit, we’re building the ship as we sail and hoping for the best.

With three key building blocks, you can develop real business value and ultimately, position your company for your exit.

These three building blocks seem deceptively simple and virtually every business owner says they have them. Yet there’s a complex configuration that is needed for the right outcome.

What are these building blocks? Clarity, intention, and discipline.

Now What?

We can apply the four aspects of control to your exit journey, with responses like:

  1. “I want to gain wealth, freedom, and validation for what I’ve built.”
  2. “I do not want to have a terribly stressful exit, more complexity in my business, angry staff, and frustrated clients.”
  3. “I want to lose potential buyers who take my time but clearly aren’t the right fit, and financial offers that aren’t based on value.”
  4. “I do not want to lose the focus on what’s most important to me, having some control over the exit timeline, and my ability to negotiate a fair deal.”


What else comes to mind that you want or don’t want? The clearer you are, the less stress you’ll experience and the more likely it is you’ll achieve those results. Can you see clearly now?

Exit readiness is a strategic and ongoing process that involves setting the stage for a smooth transition, maximizing business value, and ensuring your legacy endures.

This foundational strategy is timeless and positioning your company for your exit will help you generate more revenue, streamline operations, and build real business value.

Your exit can lead to wealth if you choose to sell your company, but what brought you here won’t get you there.

An Elegant Exit™ requires a new way of thinking, new skills, a simple and elegant design, and an advocate on your side. Contact me to learn more.

Discover your Exit Readiness Index™ with this assessment: http://she-exits.com/

How can you get very clear about what you do and don't want in your business – or your business exit?

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A Note from Patty...

My life’s work is empowering high-achieving women business owners to fine-tune their operations and scale their revenue for strategic growth, creating real business value and emerging exit ready. That value can transform into wealth when they are ready to exit their company - and I believe that wealth in the hands of women elevates society as a whole.

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