Because here’s the naked, blaring truth: NO ONE gets into owning their own business for a carefree, easy-breezy, stroll-through-the-fields kind of life.
Not in the beginning, anyway.
Easy-breezy might be your end goal: that bills are on auto-pay.
Or your end goal might be that tasks are delegated and you’re working part time doing ONLY the things you LOVE while your team handles everything else (even while you’re poolside/hiking/reading stories to your kid/having date night)…
But easy-peasy-summer-breezy is an end game– NOT what you can expect when you’re new in biz, OR in a transition period from one level to another (and those will happen regularly if you’ve got a healthy, growing business!).
The reality is: growing a heart-centered biz that packs an impact while ALSO delivering you into the lap of financial stability and abundance can take you down a rocky road.
That part isn’t negotiable. But HOW rocky it FEELS is actually up to you.
You get to choose if you want “Basic Rocky Road,” or “Sweat, Blood, and Tears Rocky Road.” It’s like choosing your ice cream flavor and how many scoops you want- but WAY less yummy.
And here’s something that shifts you onto the “Sweat, Blood, and Tears” path quicker than you can say “shot of whisky to go with my wounds…”
Or that planning ahead will cramp your creativity and make you feel restricted (I’ve actually found the more I plan ahead, the more I have TIME to be creative and do the other stuff I love!).
You might simply have a memory of attempting to plan and not achieving your goals or sticking to it- there might be a fear that you’ll experience that again.
I’ll be totally honest with you- right now we’re in the middle of planning ahead for two promotional events that are including the following team members: my client care VA. My new tech VA. A copy-writer. A FB ads manager. And my branding/design guru.
I eternally carry memories of setting up plans and not sticking to them. Or not working consistently, so I felt like I failed when I didn’t meet my end goal.
So I do something DIFFERENT now- I GET SUPPORT. Because planning ahead in my biz led me from making ends meet to SURPLUS of money. From JUST paying my bills to auto-pay. From enough money to buy our groceries to enough money to use to help others. Go on vacation with. Take time off.
Success doesn’t come when you labor under the delusion that you have to do it alone.
It doesn’t FEEL good when you feel like YOU have to be the one doing everything. When you operate from fear and scarcity mentality, you attract prospects who have the SAME issues- and it makes it SO much harder to get the business- to convince THEM that they’re worthy of support when you find it so hard to invest in YOURSELF.
And here’s what I remember when I’m feeling uncomfortable: I deserve support. Support makes my work more effective. Support allows me to reach MORE women. Help MORE women. Teach MORE women. Inspire more. Work less. Be more comfortable. Save pit bulls. Have more time with my kid. Do ONLY the things in my biz that I LOVE and I’m good at.
The more you can PLAN ahead, the more you can make deliberate choices about what kind of support would be the BEST for you to start with.
The more you plan ahead, the more you can prioritize for what you WANT- what will move you the fastest and most comfortably towards ease, towards working smarter but not harder.
What would be different this time next year if you planned ahead and allowed yourself support NOW?
Try doing it with support. Join me for a day-long virtual planning retreat on August 8th (if you can’t make it live, we’ll send you the video after!)
Join us for the first-ever Virtual Planning Retreat DAY on August 8th– I’ll be leading you and an amazing group of women through getting clear about your 2017/2018 goals, a clear path of action steps towards them, and clearing the bullshit that stands in the way.
You’ll get plenty of time for questions, my support, and group feedback as you write out your 12-month plan with expert support and guidance.
August 8th, 9-2 pm EST (recording available!)
Early bird special of $57- then it goes up to $97. Grab your spot now!