I did it again. I hosted another Finish Strong 2019 Mastermind this week. It was absolutely amazing to listen as the entrepreneurs shared their visions with me.
I was so eager to help them and I did. They left ready to put into action the things we discussed and I have no doubt they will finish this year out strong and move into 2020 with momentum.
One of the things that became clear to me as I navigated these 35 plus years as an entrepreneur, was that I needed to invest in myself and my business.
Oftentimes, I encounter entrepreneurs who are so excited about building a business that they ignore doing the most important things upfront.
They run out and get a business license, an LLC or corporation, a logo, a website, business cards and start posting all over social media and telling everyone about their brand. Only to discover that their efforts were met with little to no profits.
Why is this? Because they didn’t spend enough time, money, energy, planning and formulating a solid foundation for their business. I see this all the time.
They don’t have a clear idea of who they are serving. So they try to sell to everyone. They don’t have a clear ideal of how their services/products will benefit that client because they have not studied the clients’ spending patterns to know what they really need.
They also have no clear idea of how to get their ideal client to look in their direction due to all the noise out there competing for their business.
They don’t understand how to clearly communicate their offers in a way that speaks to their prospects and help them to make a qualified decision to buy.
In other words, they have not built solid foundation to support the dream. Your business is a living breathing thing and an extension of you.
If you don’t invest in yourself, invest in your growth and expansion…and your business, it will suffer.
My mother owned a very successful business for 38 years, and she used to say, “You have to spend money to make money.” When mom retired she turned the business over to my niece, who now runs this profitable business that’s been in existence for over 50 years. Now that she’s no longer with us, her legacy still lives on in this family business.
I also understood that I had to invest in my growth and expansion if I was going to be successful. I knew that I was very talented and gifted, but I needed to be a better business woman than talented.
When I invested in a coach to up level my personal growth and up level my business skills, I became very successful.
I stop looking for the free stuff. It simply would not take me deep enough.
I knew that investing money into myself and my business would also create an energetic law of compensation in my life and business. Yet, if I only looked for the free offers, then clients and customers would only want the free offers from me as well.
I want to encourage you to make room in your budget to invest in yourself and your business. You simply cannot afford NOT to do it.
I have found the best vehicle for this has been coaching. It’s a powerful vehicle for transformation and change. There’s tons of data to support this claim.
I’d love to be that coach for you. I only had two slots for 2020 and they sold in a couple of days. So, I have opened two more slots and would love for you to have one of them.
Contact me immediately (803-920-6853 or email@example.com) to grab one of these slots.
I look forward to talking with you. Remember what my mama said, “You got to spend money to make money.”
Is this truly what you want and the kind of life you want to live? Do you seriously want to answer all those emails and phone calls, constantly create new content, figure out your next social media post, email your list, do enough videos and lives to help with the algorithms, update your website, host another event, launch another program, secure enough speaking engagements, even it’s for free, join the right groups, clubs and networks to gain visibility and at the end of if all, you are exhausted, frustrated, still broke, relationships diminishing, can’t turn off your thinking, losing sleep and money?
Whew! It makes me dizzy to even think about it. Yet, we continue to do it all in the name of business, ministry, being an influencer or change maker. Is this truly what you should be doing because everyone else is doing it? Do you really have to write a book, do a podcast, create videos, have a list, be on seven different social media outlets and go to THAT networking event, get to know THOSE people?
Does your life really have to be THAT BUSY? Can you really sustain this pace long term? Or are you ready to live your TRUTH? What is your TRUTH for this season of your life? Are you living someone else’s version of what your life and work is supposed to look like? Is this level of busyness really resonating within you or does deep down inside you feel it could be different? Are you saying to yourself, “There has to be a better and easier way?” Or have you brought into the illusion that this is the ONLY way to be successful and reach your goals.
Are your days filled with “I have to, I got to do, I must go?” Do you really want this hustle and bustle of a life? Is this the best way? It is the ONLY way? Or is there ANOTHER way? What if there was ANOTHER way to achieve Bigger and Better results?
What if you didn’t have to feel drained, stressed, overwhelmed, edgy, tired, frustrated and sometimes defeated? What about the extra pounds you’ve accumulated, the high blood pressure, the stomach pain, the back pain? Is your body speaking to you? Do you really think one day all of this is going to pay off?
In our attempt to change lives, make a difference in the world, grow our brands, get richer, achieve success…have we omitted to see how our own lives, relationships, health and even our income may be diminishing? Or are we all too busy to recognize it? There has to be ANOTHER WAY. What if there truly was ANOTHER WAY…even a faster way to achieve your goals without the overwhelm and busyness? It’s called simplification.
Where in your life can you simplify? When we begin to simplify our lives, then we can Amplify. Are you ready to SIMPLIFY in order to AMPLIFY?
Have you ever had an unexpected expense that you were not prepared to pay? It happens to the best of us. Just the other day I went to get an eye exam because it was beyond time for me to get some new glasses. I figured that I would probably have to make my co-pay of $10 and then maybe another $70 for the glasses.
But when I selected the frames and they added up what the doctor had ordered in the prescription and after what my insurance paid, I had a balance of $195. That was much more than I had anticipated having to pay. Yes, you can tell that I haven’t purchased glasses in a while.
It was not a problem for me because I had the money. I didn’t have to put in on a credit card, nor did it put me in a financial bind. But I can remember when an unexpected expense of $195 would have set me back for a while. I was not always in a place where I could have afforded an unexpected expense of almost $200.
My money struggles were real. I just couldn’t seem to catch a break. I was constantly worried about having enough money. I would work hard and yet somehow never manage to make ends meet. I also was constantly worried about not wanting others to know that I had money problems. I held a whole lot of shame around my money issues.
It wasn’t until I recognized this reoccurring pattern and understood there was something deeper going on that I got serious about healing and transforming my relationship with money. Then and only then was I able to breakthrough my money barriers, blocks and belief and move into the flow of money in my life.
My first step was to identify, uncover and banish forever all the hidden negative subconscious beliefs that I held around money that sabotaged my best efforts. Many female entrepreneurs struggle with money issues.
Some of the ways you know that you are dealing with some invisible money wounds are:
- Your clients don’t pay you what they owe you are they are oftentimes late with their payments.
- You are afraid to raise your rates and prices for your services or products for fear that no one will ever pay you that much money.
- You make great money for one or two months and then your income drops back down again. You work really hard to get your income back up again by lowering your prices so you can sell faster. This is successful for a short time, but your income eventually drops back down again. You simply can’t seem to ever get your business revenues above a certain amount.
These are just a few indicators that you may be the victim of the up and down money roller coaster. Your wealth thermostat needs to be reset.
I know what it feels like to be in the space of not enough. I know what it feels like to appear to look successful and yet, know deep down inside that things are not as they appear. I know what it is to make up justifiable reasons to my friends why I couldn’t go on trips, purchase their products/services, or go to an event. But the truth was, I simply couldn’t afford it and didn’t want them to know.
You see, no one told me about a wealth thermostat and that I could reset it and change how money would begin to flow into my life and business. When I finally discovered the tools and methods to breakthrough my money issues, my entire business income shifted.
Now I want to share this information with you that could be the game changer for you and your money in my upcoming Awaken Your Wealthy Place in the Next 90 Days Program.
I’m going to show you how to identify the two money traps that keep women entrepreneurs in the up and down money struggle and how to breakthrough them. I will also share with you my 4 Part Money Mastery System that will help you to put your financial house in order and begin to enjoy freedom from money worries.
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Do you have money struggles? I doubt very seriously if you would answer this question honestly. Why? Because there’s a lot of shame that goes along with financial struggle. No one wants to tell people their money problems. We tend to place our value and worth on how much money we have or don’t have. And yet, so many female entrepreneurs and business owners are constantly on the up and down money roller coaster. You work hard everyday building your business and at the end of the month, you have very little money to show for it.
I understand this struggle all too well. One month I would earn great money in my business and then all of a sudden my income would drop back down to where I could barely meet my financial obligations. Or when I did have money, something always happened to drain my bank account. The car would break down, the pipes in the house would burst or the air conditioner would stop working. It was one unexpected expense after another.
This is a constant issue for many women entrepreneurs who find themselves in financial trouble. You tell yourself that if you could gain more visibility, get more customers, charge more for your products and services that you would increase your income. So you get busy working, going to every networking event, speaking on anyone’s stage who would ask you, posting all day on your social media platforms, doing live videos, sending out emails and press releases…only to find very little revenue gains. And you dare not tell anyone because at least you look successful and prosperous. Your website is beautiful, your business cards look expensive and your brand has all the bells and whistles. You believe you can fake it until you make it. But the truth is, you feel like a fraud who is not living your truth.
I’ve been an entrepreneur for over thirty five years. Yet, I have not always been financially successful. On the outside, it appeared that I was flourishing, but internally my company was always on a constant up and down money roller coaster. I thought this was a personal failure on my part. But I soon discovered it was something much deeper. It was only when I became sick and tired of being sick and tired that I identified my internal money wounds and leaks. My defining moment came when I discovered that I had some deep invisible, hidden barriers, blocks and beliefs that were preventing me from experiencing a consistent money flow into my life and business. I had money issues and they were deeper than I’d realized.
When I stopped denying the truth about my money wounds and traps, and learn new skills to breakthrough them…my business and finances began to flourish. Not only did I learn new money management skills, but I also uncovered the hidden controlling beliefs that literally sabotaged and prevented me from awakening unto my wealthy place. I learned how to breakthrough these beliefs, barriers and blocks to my wealthy place and I transformed my relationship with money.
Many female entrepreneurs remain in a space of not enough, survival, defense and struggle around money. Is it because they don’t know how to solve it? Truth is, they refuse to do something different and they don’t know what that something is. They don’t know how to go behind the screen in their mind to make the internal shifts that’s needed to create external results.
This is why I am so pleased to invite you to enroll in The Awaken Your Wealthy Place Program designed to help you break the patterns that have been pushing money out of your life and business. This program will offer you the tools and insights to release and remove the beliefs and behaviors that have prevented you from achieving the kind of financial success you deserve. If you’re finally ready to shatter your money shame and willing to make the shift from “Just Enough”, “Not Enough” to “More Than Enough”, then enroll now! Let’s get started now, learn more here.
I’ve been pretty quiet this week because I’ve been in my creative laboratory…Lol…my home office, creating and crafting tons of new content, programs and services. My company, Oasis Promotions, LLC, is a personal and professional development company dedicated to building new awakened female leaders for the reshaping and transformation of the world through empowerment, enrichment and entertainment. Whew! That was a mouthful. It’s my elevator pitch that the gurus tell us we need to have. LOL.
Anyway, it’s important that you revisit your mission for your company/brand so that you don’t stray too far away from it. There’s so much noise out here and lots of people coming at you. It can become overwhelming and you find yourself running after every shinny thing. But never getting into action.
I am committed to helping you get into action and providing the best paths, services, programs, guidance and opportunities for you to soar. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, work for a company, stay at home mom or retired, you have a place in this world and a message for this current time and season. And the world is waiting on you.
When I say the world, I mean the corner of the world that you were born to serve. This could be the folks in your home, on your street, in your church community, your city, your state…your country or many countries worldwide.
Because what matters most is that you answer that calling…that pulling that is beckoning you to “do something.” Or perhaps “to do more.” And I show up in your life when you are sensing this feeling…I call it, The Divine Ache™.
The truth is…you can’t get away from the Divine Ache™, until you do something. It will continue to build up inside of you and the pressure will leave you feeling out of sorts, frustrated, and even overwhelmed. It’s because you don’t really know what you should be doing and if you do know…you don’t know where or how to get started. And for some women, they know the what, they know the how…they simply have lost their courage and inspiration.
I get that…and I understand it clearly. I was once there myself. In fact, I’ve been there many times. But just like you’re reading this and wondering what’s my intentions here, I’ve done the same thing with those who would reach out to me. They would show up just the right time when I needed to make a move or take some action. I wish that I could tell you that I would align with the persons showing up, but there were times when I missed it. As I look back, I missed some great opportunities to serve and soar because I lacked the ability to trust people and trust life’s process.
As I evolved and began to work on my hidden and unrecognizable fears, I was no longer suspicious and I learned to trust life’s process for me. Because every missed opportunity that I didn’t take due to my fears, not only hindered my life, but the lives of those I was meant to serve.
As I started to look at the “Bigger Picture” I knew I had to make my life count for something more. We have big issues in our world right now. It will take all of us to stand forward and say, “I want to be apart of the reshaping and transformation of the world anew.”
Once you make this declaration, look for the people who are now showing up in your life. These maybe the people who are meant to help you in this season. Perhaps it’s someone like me who knows how to help you identify your gifts/talents, your message/mission and help you to advance it through a thriving, sustainable and profitable business model. The power of entrepreneurship is huge and will create many opportunities for you to help others.
If you’re still reading this article, this tells me that I’ve said something that resonates with you or struck a cord within you. So why don’t you and I explore this a little further by having short a conversation. A simple soulful conversation that goes deep enough to awaken your soul and get you inspired once again. I’ve been told that tend to do that to people. And the best thing about this conversation is, “it’s free.”
All you have to do is trust that reading this could be a sign that it’s time for you to say yes to your “Next Level Calling” and allow life’s process the flow. Take a moment and access my calendar at www.youactnow.info
so you and I can have a short conversation about your next level. Don’t forget to schedule our conversation. I’ll talk with you soon.
I’ve been out here a for a minute as a full time entrepreneur. Thirty three years to be exact. I have had my share of failure and successes. I’ve been in the penthouse and the dog house. I’ve studied under and learned from some of the best in the business world. I’ve been coached and mentored by household names.
Over the years, I’ve seen business change. Much of it for the better and some for the worst. I’ve heard that because of the internet, we can collapse time and do more. While this maybe true, there’s also a lot of cons to this who internet and social media craze when it comes to operating a business.
There are many business and success gurus that are teaching us the latest techniques for getting our brand to the masses. We’re told that if we don’t do certain things and do it regularly and often that we will not create the kind of success that we desire.
So what do we do? We create a Facebook and Linkedin profile, an Instagram page, Twitter, Youtube and for many you’ve added some others. Now, you’ve got to learn how to use all of these effectively to get prospects to look your way. You now need to get people, lots of people to follow you, like your posts and etc. You’ve been told this is real marketing.
Then there’s your website. You must have a website? Right? Not only a website, you need a stand out logo, brand colors, banners, business cards, brochures, post cards and etc. Are you tired yet? Hold on a minute, because you’re not finish.
You’ve got to drive traffic to your website, get SEO and build a massive email list. Because you’ve been told that you can only earn good money if you have a big email list of at least 5,000 or more. There’s more. Like conference calls, google hangout, Facebook Live, uploading to Youtube, answering emails, text messages and returning phone calls.
Next, you are told to do live events, create a product and write a book in order to gain entry into mainstream. Okay, take a deep breath. Just breathe because there’s more. Does this sound familiar to you? It’s enough to drive a woman insane. Even though you’ve hired assistants and virtual assistants, your hands and your head is about the explode. Because you still have much more to take care of than just your business.
There’s groceries to be purchased, dinner to be cooked, laundry to do, homework to look over, taking the dog to the vet, dance classes and sports for the kids. Who has to do it? Most often we do. Not to mention, you having to deal with hot flashes, thighs getting bigger, girlfriend drama and you can’t forget getting in the time and sex with your husband. Whew! Are you tired yet? Is there any time left for you? Is there time to sleep?..not only sleep, but to rest.
You’re trying to be the “Boss Lady” “The Woman hear me roar.” But you can only belt out a whisper of a “Meow.” That’s because you’re overwhelmed, overworked and overloaded. Can you truly be happy and physically thrive in this kind of rush?
So many women entrepreneurs can relate to this and so have I in times past. But it was within the past few years, that I discovered these strategies were simply too masculine for my system. They were killing me and many other women.
When women try to tap into strategies that are not in alignment with their feminine essence, the truth of who they are, it can become draining and depleting. Oftentimes resulting in illnesses. As a result, you’re tired emotionally, feel stuck, used, abused and you still are not seeing the results that you’d hope to see.
As we continue to evolve, it’s important to understand that doing business from a deeper place is necessary to ensure permanent success in our lives. As I was working so hard from a masculine energy, I would experience success. Yet, that success would not be permanent because I would have to work even harder to keep it.
I simply didn’t want to continue on this up and down roller coaster. As women we want much more than overwhelm and our heads filled with all the things we have to do next. We want success in the boardroom and the bedroom. At least this is what I wanted. I wanted to know that my business would be successful and my family life would be successful.
I wanted to know that I could work and play with ease and grace. I wanted time and money freedom, but I wasn’t interested in implementing strategies that simply were not authentic or natural to my system as a woman.
This is why I created my Awakened Life Journey experience. It’s for the woman who is ready to dump all of that stuff that no longer serves her feminine power. It’s for the woman who knows there’s another way that speaks to the core of who she is. It’s not just a program filled with feminine strategies that work for women, it’s a way of life. It’s a lifestyle. It’s the Awakening to your truth. The truth of who you are, the truth of what’s possible for your life and the truth of actually achieving it without the stress, strain and overwhelm. When you Awaken Your Life, you open the flow of infinite possibilities for your life. The women in this program with me have started to see a new paradigm for working and living.
I’ve been able to reduce my work time down to 3 days a week when I’m not traveling or doing events. In these 3 days, I am able to accomplish much more, attract and manifest more money, more love and more success that ever before. You’ve heard the phrase, “It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.” I have a new phrase for you. “It’s not what you’re doing, it’s who you’re being.” Living the Awakened Life is more about WHO you are. When the shifts happens, life and business becomes so much easier.
You have only one life to live. Are you sure you want to live it in chaos, confusion, stress, and overload? This keeps you on empty and you cannot give to others out of an empty cup. I’m not saying that my Awakened Life Journey is the ONLY way…but it sure is Another Way. It’s a new journey. But it’s a journey worth taking.