Any Energy Leak is a Profit Leak

Any Energy Leak is a Profit Leak

What do you close out in 2014 so you expand your clarity, cash and confidence? Every winter, I look at my business systems, JVs, office, friends, clients, health and overhaul things that aren’t working. Why? Every energy leak in your life is a profit leak in your business. I like my life to be clear, focused and drama-free. The bottom line is when you think about being able to focus your intuition and inspiration on things that can make a difference instead of handling drama, sabotage and broken systems or relationships, you can make more money by helping more people. You create true FREEDOM. In order to embrace what you DO want, you’ve GOT to let go of what is taking up space and energy in your life. Personally I knew it was time to finally bite the bullet and switch from Infusionsoft to Ontraport. This is no small task when you are taking four years of contacts and customer history and putting it into a new system. You can check out why I did this and my recommendations for email systems here. I also knew I was doing wayyyyy too much in my biz and I hired a great team last week. I’m thrilled with this decision and it’s a big uplevel in my business. Cleaning up systems and making space for what you want is an income-producing activity as long as you aren’t using it to distract you from attending to the primary activities in your business: building relationships, marketing and sales. I’m seeing a lot of brilliant business owners with broken systems trying to piece things together and...
Email Systems for Every Business

Email Systems for Every Business

I’ve been doing lots of research on email systems to see what is best for my clients. This has been a focus since I’m undertaking a big transition in my own business – I’m switching from InfusionSoft to Ontraport. Why did I make the switch? Rumor is that Infusionsoft is getting ready to go public. Nothing wrong with going public, just something wondering if their focus is going to be all about their board members and numbers, rather than the real people running businesses. Energetically, my experience has been that their focus on getting ANY business to use their system. I don’t believe brand new coaches and service-based businesses should be using Infusionsoft. UNLESS you are selling a bunch of products online and need automation for that, Infusionsoft and Ontraport can be overkill for what you need. There are quirks in Infusionsoft that drive me crazy: To create a product, then create a promotional coupon, then to make a payment plan for the product, you have to go to three separate places in the system for ONE product. When inserting images into a newsletter, there is no thumbnail image, just the name so you have to remember what you name every image if you want to use it again. And the spellcheck function while writing a newsletter…don’t even get me started. Overall, the ENERGY of every vendor I work with and every system I use in my business needs to be in alignment with who I am. I rarely refer clients and colleagues to use the system and so if it’s not something I would happily refer, why is...
You may not have a money mindset problem

You may not have a money mindset problem

This post is part #2 of: The Lifestyle Myth – It’s Not Unicorns and Butterflies All of the Time We have to talk about something even more important than the Lifestyle Myth. This THING is telling people that there is something wrong with them, when there really isn’t.  We’ve got to talk about money mindset. Specifically, how your money mindset is only a small portion of actually creating more money. I keep seeing stuff like this: Feeling broke? Do more affirmations. –If this worked then people wouldn’t have money issues. Not enough money to pay your bills or hire a coach? You must have a money block. –Heal it with this healing modality or technique. Jump up and down seven times while spinning counter clockwise and you will rewind the pattern in your brain. Bam! You are healed. Hallelujah. Can I get an amen!? <forgive the sarcasm, but come on…) And I believe some super woo-woo stuff! You don’t have the mula you want? (But you’ve “put it out into the universe.”) Then you’ve got to change your thoughts and that will change everything. –Um…guess what. YOU are a part of the universe. The universe is not this holy energy that is OUTSIDE of you. YOU are a part of IT, IT is a part of YOU. You are an extension of the divine, however divine is defined for you. Remember this (when it’s tempting to beat yourself up): Shame around money only creates more shame. It does not change your money pattern. Feeling bad about something for a day, a week, or a lifetime, will not heal your shame. You just feel bad. Your...
The Lifestyle Myth – It’s Not Unicorns and Butterflies All of the Time

The Lifestyle Myth – It’s Not Unicorns and Butterflies All of the Time

There are two things in the coaching / personal development world that have got my attention right now. #1: Folks talking about how a lifestyle. But are they really living it all of the time? “They “work 13 hours per week, travel when ever they want and make lots and lots of money. If you don’t have this LIFESTYLE or at least want it, there must be something wrong with you. While some weeks I work more than 40 hours per week when I’m launching something, getting ready for an event typically, some weeks I “work” 20 hour or less. I take time off regularly. I do my own writing (typos and all) and my own marketing. It’s how I choose to run my business now. In full transparency, there are a few things I know I’m over-extended in and I’m in the process of hiring an Online Business Manager. I’m not condoning burnout. But I’d really like to see the every-day life of folks talking about 4-hour work weeks. How long did it take them to get there? How many people work for them? Of the multiple six and seven figures they talk about, what is their actual cash flow like? I have a feeling that it’s not unicorns and butterflies all of the time. The other thing (I said there were two things that have my attention right now) is Money Mindset and how it’s really not the problem. (Sometimes it is, but what if it’s not?) Get the real money solution...
Another Closet to Come out of + Marketing Tips for Introverts

Another Closet to Come out of + Marketing Tips for Introverts

Introvert. Extrovert. Which are you? Introverts get a bad rap. I’m going to be bold and say that most “introverts” I meet are really extroverts that are incredibly empathic and they use the “introvert” label as an excuse to play small. I know this because I’m describing myself. Before you get upset or defend your introvert label, hear me out. I’ve been silent for the past month. It takes a lot to shut me up. I’ve been coming to terms with the fact that I’m not as introverted as I thought I was. I’ve been hiding out. In my cave. Pretending to be introverted in my internal process and world. And I shut people out. I left money on the table. And I made my business a whole helluva lot harder than it needed to be this year. The truth is I love people. (I hate small talk, but I love people, especially when they are willing to have a REAL conversation.) I also need solo ME time that is totally silent. While I am an introvert on some level, I’m highly empathic. What is empathic? Imagine being a dry sponge and everywhere you go, everything you hear and everything you watch gets absorbed into your energy. So at the end of the day, you sift through a bunch of crap and most of it isn’t yours. Until you learn how to manage this energy effectively, it results in overwhelm, anxiety, depression, shutting down, feeling burdened and on and on. Introverts are people who recharge their energy better by themselves, not around other people. Extroverts recharge their energy best...

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