I couldn’t resist snapping this photo when we were in Florida last week…
It made me laugh as well as pause…
I tend to be a quick decision maker. And frankly, I don’t work well with clients who prefer to hang out on the Porch of Indecision, who tend to overthink/analyze things so much that they never really move forward.
In fact, one of the questions on the application to work with me asks what kind of decision-maker you are.
There’s nothing wrong with thinking things through, considering the pros and cons, especially if it’s a really important decision to make.
But rarely are the decisions we need to make to nurture and grow our business so critical that they require that much time or thought to make them.
Just make a choice and know you can (and will) adjust as you go…
It’s not making a decision that keeps you stuck.
So… what’s one thing you need to make a decision on right now?
Then take the next step forward.
Good for you!
Now share with me here so I can congratulate you!
It’s easy when it’s flowing, right?
When your cash flow is stable and predictable, when your expenses are covered and there’s money to spare, when you’re planning vacations or home remodels or other ‘up-lifts’ to your life.
That’s when it’s easy to pay attention to your money.
It’s when you’re struggling month-to-month, when your program isn’t filling, when your offer falls flat, when you start scrambling to make the next offer because, well, you need the money – that’s when it seems easier to not actually look at your bank balance.
But here’s what I know (and you probably do too):
If you don’t pay attention to your money, it will demand your attention – and usually not in a good way!
I’ve made huge strides with my money mindset over the last 15 years – from huge credit card debt, defaulting on student loans, owing back taxes, and a credit score so low, FICO wouldn’t even give me a number, to personally debt-free, student loans paid off, taxes in good standing, a very good credit score that allowed me to co-sign on our mortage and buy my Jeep (two things I could not do the last time we bought a house and I needed to buy a new car).
None of that happened overnight, of course, but the more I paid attention to my money and the more I cleaned up my money mess, the more it flowed – and the easier it came too.
I’ll be talking about money throughout our retreat this fall. We’re going to work on not just identifying the big boulder(s) that are impeding the flow of money to you, but I’m also going to share with you what I do that increases the flow every single time it starts to slow down.
And it’s not just one thing, and it’s not just intellectual concepts – these are real things I do that I’ll be teaching you as well. They’re simple but powerful ways to increase the actual flow of real money into your business and life.
Oh, and if you register early enough, we’ll be playing with some of these in our private Facebook group before the event too. 😉
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PS: Know you need to clean up your money mindset/mess? It’s overwhelming when we don’t even know where to start. But I’ve got you covered…
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We’re just at the end of our second week at the lake, and although it’s been cooler, we’re still having fun. Here we are on the high ropes course at Monkey Trunks.
This is our 4th visit to Monkey Trunks, and the 3rd time we’ve done the entire course together as a family (the first year, Jack wasn’t tall enough to go on the big course, so he did the kid course while James watched from the ground).
I love doing things like this as a family. Not just for the bonding experience, but because we get to witness how much the kids have grown and matured each year too.
Each visit prior, one of the kids got stuck on an element and got upset (we are 60+ feet in the air and on the most difficult part of the course, so… and there’s a lot of trust riding on those ‘monkey paws’ staying attached to the wire).
This year, when Jack got stuck – swaying in mid-air – he was able to keep his panic enough at bay to listen to me coach him through to taking just the next step. And within minutes he had made it across to the next platform. It was a proud moment for both of us.
This reminded me of how much I’ve always tended to run my business this way, by taking just the next step. Whether because I was overwhelmed, couldn’t see the whole picture, or only had tiny pockets of time in which to move forward.
To take just the next step…
Consider where you are right now. What’s just the next step you can take? Not the leap… just one single step? The one task, the one email, the one phone call, the one piece of content, the one connection, the one thing?
And then share with me below.
Until next time…
Ever have a project due or a deadline looming
that really stresses you out?
Well, that was Chloe’s shark project for her science class.
This girl had a vision, and she made it come alive, but wow – what it took to get there was some serious time reconfiguration, lots of that time spent in the Fabrication Lab at school during lunch, recess, and after school when she wasn’t at musical rehearsal, and lots of support, though she did all the work herself.
This photo is her completed project, and I have to say, from it coming home in many separate pieces to 4 hours later to completion – I’m impressed.
I’m even more impressed that she had a really great attitude about it all – even when she had to go back to store at 7:30pm to get less strong magnets! (Thank you, James, for taking that trip with her.)
But something she said while she was hot glue gunning struck me (I admit, with a tad bit of unease)…
I commented that she didn’t need to do something, that it was fine the way it was, and she just smiled at me because she was going to do it her own way anyway (she is so my daughter) and said, “But Mom, I’m a perfectionist.”
From a recovering (almost) perfectionist, I cringed a little. But I also recognized that part of the reason this project was stressing her out wasn’t just the limited time she had to work on it, but because it’s really important to her to do well.
In this case, she saw clearly what she wanted and she went for it – focused, determined, and yes, it took more because she wanted it to be more.
And that’s not a bad thing at all.
And it made me think, where in my business could I give more so it could be more?
I’d love to know your thoughts…