The secret sauce of success!

Ever wonder what’s the “secret sauce” to success?  Like no matter how hard you work or what you try, the results you want always elude you.

Well, I’ve got to tell you something that really hit home for me this past week that I know will help you…

Backstory: If you’ve been reading my emails or watching my Facebook posts lately you know that I’ve just returned from L.A and being supported by my coach and a community of other hi-caliber women.  You also know that I’ve been adding new members to my team, like a personal assistant, a weekly housekeeper and even a grocery delivery girl.

But I wasn’t always so supported. Truth is, for 7 YEARS I struggled in my business waiting for things to take off (talk about having a high pain threshold)!

As a Super-nerd with an independent streak, I isolated myself from people who could help me because I was afraid they’d make me do something I didn’t want to, or worse, tell me I was doing something wrong.

Sound familiar?

I thought:

  • I really couldn’t afford the help,
  • No one else would really understand me and my situation
  • I already knew what was best for my career and biz
  • Getting help would only make me look weak

It wasn’t until I was basically on my knees, ready to give up on my dreams, and finally got over myself that I discovered the No. 1 secret of successful women:

They don’t do it all alone! 

 (No, it’s not rocket science but hear me out on this…)

When you’re juggling a career or business, a family, and your dreams you’ve got to surround yourself with other hi-quality, committed sisters that are really going for it.

And HERE’S THE CATCH: you can’t wait for success to get support!

Too many women put off getting the help they need, thinking, “Someday I’ll hire the housekeeper, an assistant, my coach.”  But that “someday” keeps you trapped in today.  If you truly want to be successful, you need to be that woman today.

When you get support – success follows (not the other way around).

Today, I’m happy to say that I’m a recovering “Isolationist.” I’m surrounded by a team of hi-vibe women who’re really rooting for me!


Every day they inspire me, speed up my path to success, keep me accountable, and cheer me on when I need to dig deeper.  Most important, they don’t let me waste my time on self-pity, self-doubt and confusion anymore.

Amen, Sister!

And the results speak for themselves. I’m on pace to double my gross income (again!) this year and I’ve discovered even more ways to grow my business that I never would have imagined thanks to the collective wins and challenges these women have shared with me.

I’m writing you this today to remind you how powerful you are when you commit to yourself and get the support you need.  You can’t just say that you want to be successful.  You have to be that woman today.

Heather Petherick is a master success coach for high potential business leaders, having established her private coaching practice in 2007. Since then, she’s coached hundreds of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from around the globe to overcome the mindset traps that keep them playing small so that they can realize their potential and create the impact they’re meant for. Her areas of speciality are: • Mindset • Confidence • Communication • Speed of Implementation Her clients include corporate rising stars at WestJet, Agrium, Suncor Energy, Manulife Bank, TD, Royal Bank of Canada, KMPG and PepsiCo International as well as big-thinking entrepreneurs from around the world. She has been featured as a career and success expert with Women Engineering The Future, The Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Living Magazine and Chatelaine magazine. Heather’s journey from growing up on a humble sheep farm on the prairies of western Canada to building a global coaching business have lent to her signature coaching style that combines both wit and humility, style and business savvy. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and lives in Lethbridge, Alberta with her husband and two children.

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