As I sit and prepare for my clients this week, I want to drop a truth on you that no one really talks about.
It’s hard, hard to dip in and out of cash flow as a full-time entrepreneur.
Everyone always talks about the freedom of entrepreneurship. And while that’s great, incomparable and totally exhilarating, it comes with a heavy price.
I have never experienced any other career that makes you feel quite bipolar ( happy one day= new client, and sad the very next day = someone gives you bad feedback)
It takes freaking nerves of steel, the ability to stop yourself from grinding your teeth with money anxiety, and the patience to wait out the nausea from wonder of how you will pay your bills and keep the business going.
You must stay in business long enough to learn how to create, how to build systems and what kind of team you need to build
But the secret is…. most times, we are the cause of our problem.
We. Us. Our insecurities. Our friends we allow to speak into our lives. Our secret limitations on how much money we think we’re supposed to make, and our self-inflicted assaults on our talents…. all of that.
Taking a hard, nakedly vulnerable and honestly reflective look on your current situation and the part we played in it, is not only exceptionality painful and even privately embarrassing, it makes you question yourself to your core. Question your abilities, your path, and even your purpose. But,
Ask yourself these questions:
How many books are on my shelf that I spent money on but haven’t read?
How many courses did I buy last year that I didn’t take?
How many calls did I say I was going to make to develop a partnership but backed out?
Why am I still on chapter 4 of the book I was supposed to be done with?
How many times have I said I was going to hire that consultant, only to let another year roll around?
What products did I say I was going to create for my business that I’ve procrastinated on?
We’re self sabotaging. We’re our own liability. We’re holding our business and all that it could be…back, and it makes us even more scared about money and taking chances. It’s an unfortunate loop we’re in.
But more importantly, it keeps us behind, our business broke, always talking about “next year”.
Another truth CEOs…
The last time I dipped really hard in my business, ( no rent, depleted savings, business was my 100% full-time job and livelihood), I built my way out. I seriously had no freaking choice and I couldn’t sleep.
I vowed never to get in that place again.
I got an enormous amount of clarity, and I built.
This is what I built.
I built products.
I built programs.
I created proposals.
I built my confidence.
This is what I lost along the process.
My “one way” to get it plan.
My insecurities about folks asking me ” who was I ” to put such a high price on my talent.
My need to please anyone who wasn’t in charge of my livelihood, running my business or paying my bills.
My fear of putting my knowledge out there prime, plump and ready for anyone to criticize.
My thoughts that I would never make more than 30k a year in my life.
Most importantly, I lost my need to compare myself to others whose path, stones, and roadblocks were different than my own.
I lost a lot of crap along the way.
And I plan to never pick it up again.
And I even have the nerve to start teaching exactly how others, who are ready, who want to drop off some baggage, and want to pick up a better business, and create their way out-can do the exact same thing.
How they can build things. Build products. Build relationships that add. Build programs that showcase your knowledge. Build your confidence around your “worth”. Pick up a spare 85K simply because you “went for it”.
Yes, I’m teaching ALL of it in 3 Two hour webinars.
Create Your Product ( May 31st 7-9pm CT )
Create a Database for Your Product ( June 1st 7-9pm CT)
Create a Marketing Plan & Automated System for Your Product ( June 4th 7-9pm CT)
The last thing that I’ve lost along the process, is the thought that I, alone, with the talent that I possess today, and not needing anyone to award me that expert status, can use what I have, to create products and a business that pays me daily.
And, I’ll share the information with you…
Piece by piece. Lesson by lesson. Block by block.
If you’re ready, I’m ready.
Let’s commit to change our own lives in 2017.
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See you next week!