EPISODE 31: Get your business started already!

 

There is no better time than now to get your business started!

1 - EVERYONE is online! Yes, your business can be seen and known so easily!

2 - It is so CHEAP to get your business online right now - for real! You do not have to spend thousands yet to get your business creating income. You can begin a Facebook page or group and simply start selling there. Or you could open an Etsy store - or even have your own website like I do - on Squarespace, which is only about $25 a month. So, no more excuse that it is expensive to start your business.

3 - Remember that every day you stall, you are depriving the world of what you have to offer. Yes, you have unique strengths, knowledge, experience, and creative passions that the world needs.

I’m so excited for you to get your business going and can’t wait to see you get started!

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EPISODE 30: Stop comparing your business all the time - it's stealing your joy!

 

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Have you ever felt like your business is less-than compared to other businesses you see around you? Do you feel like you don't quite measure up & find yourself wondering how you are ever going to be as successful as "they" are? Have you noticed that it's lowering your self-confidence?

Then it’s time to get a grip and stop comparing yourself to others - it’s doing you no good! You don’t realize how much you are probably subconsciously comparing your business on a daily basis.

We all know the effects of how social media causes anxiety with teenagers. I’m a parent - and if you are too then it’s a big topic I’m sure you have had to cover with your kiddos. Science has proven what constant comparison can do to your brain and how it can negatively affect the kids.

The same goes for you and your business too. Here’s the big ways it’s affecting you and may not even know it:

1 - It steals your...

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Ep 29: Your sales techniques are only as "slimy" as you make them!

 

Do you get worried that by "selling" you are annoying or pushy? Does it feel "slimy" to try and help customers buy or buy more?

In this episode, I want to help you realize that you can sell in a humble yet clear way that actually helps the customer make decisions that will help better their lives. They may not realize they need that "push" and they may not realize they need the results you can give.

This, in fact, was something that happened to my son. He has a power-washing business and it’s been awesome watching him go through all the stages and things entrepreneurs normally do! He shared how he was quoting a driveway for a client and then he saw her sidewalk was dirty and felt bad asking if she wanted a quote on that too. He was worried he was being “pushy”. I explained that no - he was actually HELPING her by quoting it because in the end, she would be much happier with her home if it was all done. Plus, it would be cheaper to have him do it now, versus...

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Ep 28: What you are WILLING to do is what matters in life & business!

 

I heard a great saying the other day - and it hit me like a brick:
"You can't have what you aren't willing to become." Wow. Think about that for a minute. Think about it in terms of your life - AND business.

In today's episode, I share how you can create boundaries & parameters for what you are and aren't willing to do - because it matters big-time.

Let me repeat the saying again: “You can’t have what you aren’t willing to become.” Let it sink in….

It made me reflect on my process of seriously considering opening a facial spa in my town. After working through everything with the consultant…I soon realized what I WAS NOT willing to sacrifice to have that business.

  1. I was not willing to risk all the money in a town that had many awesome businesses go out of business.

  2. I was not willing to work 6 days a week until 7pm since 2 of my 3 kids are still home.

  3. I was not willing to do ALL of that considering I am not the breadwinner of the...

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Ep 27: My #1 productivity tool that helps me (and my family) get stuff done!

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Are you using timers every day? You may not even realize you do - for cooking, for an alarm clock, etc. But have you considered using them for getting stuff done in life & and business?

Seriously, they are probably the most underutilized feature on my phone and clocks. The other day my family was in the kitchen - and we all looked around to notice it was a complete disaster. (Too many people home during this whole Covid-19 stuff!) My son then suggests we set a timer for 10 minutes and get every member of the family to clean at the same time. My daughters then come downstairs and we Ready-Set-Go!  

I can not believe what got done in 10 minutes! My daughter got busy sprucing up the living room and the rest of us ran around like crazy people. My son was emptying the dishwasher, I was picking stuff up off the counter, my husband was moving all our work junk out everywhere and my oldest daughter was cleaning everything she could.  To our astonishment, the whole...

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Ep 26: Your peak creative state is not when you think it is!

 

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Have you ever had an ah-ha moment or revelation come to you at the oddest time? Meaning have you ever been in the shower or just when you woke up in the morning and all of the sudden come up with a great idea? You are not alone - there is actually SCIENCE behind it!

Personally I have experienced ah-ha moments right when I woke up in the morning. I can think of 3 major times in my life when I had big decisions I was pondering and trying to figure out solutions for…and WHAM: when I woke up in the morning I had the answer! And those answers came to me just as I was waking up, still in bed, still groggy.

So, I started researching why this could be. And I found out some interesting things! First of all, many people know for themselves whether they are night owls, or morning people or somewhere in between. And with that, most then think they would be most productive when at the time of day that corresponds with that. And they are...

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Ep 25: Your struggle IS your process. How to feel it, own it, and LEARN from it!

 

Are you struggling personally, or in your business? Feeling anxious during this whole shift that is taken place in our world with the quarantine?

Realize that your struggle today is actually the process that you NEED to be going through to become the person you are truly meant to be!

I heard a story the other day that my pastor shared and I just had to share it here:

"The emperor moth is the most majestic species among all the moths. It has wide wings spanning out majestically when it flies. Before it can become a full-grown moth, it has to be a pupa in a cocoon. Now, the interesting fact about the moth’s cocoon is that the neck of the cocoon is very narrow.

In order that it becomes a moth, the pupa of the moth must squeeze its way out of the narrow neck. One day a man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he could watch the moth come out of the cocoon. He sat and watched the moth struggling to force the body through that little hole. Then it seemed...

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Ep 24: Create your personal MISSION statement!

 

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In last week's episode (23), I shared how why and how to start crafting your personal VISION statement. This week I share now how to take the next step and create your personal MISSION statement. Yes, they are 2 different things - and you need them both!

Whereas your vision statement is about your future self, your MISSION statement is about the actions you can take today to move towards your vision. Whereas your vision statement is your NORTH STAR, your mission statement is your COMPASS. So your mission statement is your over-arching action plan - not the specifics but the big-picture idea.

Here are the questions you want to answer in your mission statement:

  1. What do I do?

  2. Whom do I serve?

  3. How will I serve them

Here is an example of a statement: To use my [skills or expertise] to inspire/lead [group of people] so that [ultimate goal].

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Ep 23: Personal Vision Statement - have you created yours?

We all know businesses create vision statements, but what about you - have you created your own PERSONAL vision statement?

It’s time to create yours today if you have never taken the time. It can be your over-arching guide, GPS, north star, a compass for everything you do. This will help ensure that you stay guided and on the path, you have set out to take for your life.

Well, here are the reasons why you need to do it:

  1. It forces you to know yourself better.

  2. It clarifies the direction of your life.

  3. It actually inspires you and gives you more joy in all that you are doing.

  4. It motivates you on unproductive days.

It only has to be 1-2 sentences and can be something you memorize and keep top of mind every day! Get the 2-page Personal Vision Statement Guide below and get started on yours today!

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Ep 22: How your perspective matters (especially during Covid-19.)

 

Everyone's perspectives are different - from the way we see things in life and in our businesses. 

With this Corona Virus, we all have a perspective on why it is happening, where it started, etc. And the sad part is, it's hurting many small businesses. And it completely breaks my heart. I know the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into building a business, and I pray this whole debacle ends soon.

But what perspective are you taking during this time? Doom & Gloom ...or do you see it as an opportunity to grow? Read more about how you can gut check your perspective on all this!

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