Watch out-if you stick around long enough, I’ll brainwash you into believing in yourself.
believing in myself changed MY life. I know it can change yours.
If I were to describe myself 5 years ago, here are the words I’d use:
Eesh. Have you ever felt like this? Maybe you do right now. If that kinda sums up life for you right now, can I just pause for a beat, hug you and say “hey, this is kinda sucky, isn’t it? That’s okay.”
Why’d I feel this way?
5 years ago I was an elementary teacher and part time business owner. I felt safest relying on someone else to tell me what to do and give me a paycheck.
Entrepreneurship made me feel unsafe and scared, so I hid behind my husband in our wedding photography business…which led to a big ol’ mess in just 3 years.
Here's the thing with running scared though: when you're running your own business, it won't be too long before you've gotta deal with your fears or you'll just keep spinning your wheels!
For me, that time came our fourth year in business when I realized I'd run our business into the ground out of fear. We hadn't had a booking in over 8 months. And I didn’t know it, but I was about to dive headlong into a series of losses that devastated me.
I felt like everything I touched had crumbled.
It wasn’t long until I realized that, when everything crumbles, the only option left is to rebuild.
So I got help, rolled up my sleeves and got to work on ME-my mindset and my energy. And as I did, some pretty incredible things happened.
It wasn't long before I started experiencing massive breakthroughs. I decided it was time to really OWN my business and in a few short months, I single handedly booked our calendar full for the next year while increasing our sales average by $600/sale.
I launched two new businesses and, before I knew it, had clients lined up to work with me. I tripled my side business income in a matter of 2 months and began tracking the measures that lead to these successes.
Surely, if I could do it, others could too, right?
I started testing my methods with others and found that the successes weren't limited to me!
As we worked on mindset and value, my clients started seeing their sales averages soar by $800-2,000. And we hadn't even talked about their pricing!
I found that, even though we weren't talking about the numbers yet, when we worked on mindsets and aligning their business with their true purpose, the numbers began correcting themselves. Soon, their income began to reflect the true value of what my clients were offering.
Why did it work for us? The common thread for our success is this:
We trusted the process. We chose patience, and we opted for success instead of safety.
Because of THAT, everything changed.
I want that for you. Because the reality is that, as small business owners, we all get preeeeetty scared sometimes. And we all need someone to come alongside us and say "I've been there-here's the path."
You're not alone, my friend and you never were. Let's team up and make your business something you AND your clients truly believe in.