What goes through your mind when you hear "financial freedom?"
Is it a pipe dream? Something you've always wanted but never thought was possible?
The truth is, it might not be as far off as it seems.
It will take work, of course. And much of that work starts by getting really cozy with your numbers. We need to break down the fear of looking at your financials and getting on an up-close-and-personal basis with them to set off on the path toward financial freedom.
So, today I'm going to share with you three things: what you need to STOP doing, what you need to START doing, and HOW to do it!
It's time to STOP avoiding looking at and understanding your numbers. Time to stop spending without a clear plan, without absolutely knowing where money is going in and out. This can cause real problems in both your life and business.
The sooner you can get a complete understanding and a clear picture of...
What does integrity mean to you? Better yet, what does radical integrity mean to you?
If you ask me, it comes down to commitment. But not only keeping your commitments to others. Instead, it also means being fiercely committed and accountable to YOURSELF.
All too often, we're great at keeping our word to other people.
We promise someone we'll get something to them by 5 PM, and it's in their inbox by 4:30. We tell our children we'll have a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, and even though we're exhausted, we come through for them with a spread fit for royalty.
But what about the things we promise ourselves?
Maybe it was a commitment you made to attend three yoga classes a week for six months. By the second month, it dwindled to one class a week. By the third month, you had stopped going at all.
The commitments we make to ourselves are often the easiest to break. The consequences seem less severe. We're not disappointing someone else....
Time management. It's one of the greatest frustrations and challenges entrepreneurs will face. And without time management skills, we end up overwhelmed, overworked, and resentful of our obligations and commitments.
But there's good news: time management is a skill that can be cultivated! Today I'm going to show you how.
Before we get to that, let's talk about why time management is so critical.
As a business owner, you have really specific tasks and priorities. Chances are, you also have a lot of people who want a lot of things from you – from your clients to your team to your family and friends.
If you're someone who struggles saying no, you might often find yourself saying yes to these people when it really feels like a no. And it's not a no because you don't WANT to help them or serve them.
It's a "no" because it isn't 100% in line with your values, mission, or vision. And if it's isn't aligned with those, it isn't...
Take a moment to focus on what you need to get done tomorrow.
What comes to your mind? Picking up the dry cleaning? Getting groceries? Packing school lunches? Responding to client emails? Making client calls? Cleaning the bathroom? Going for an oil change?
Chances are, those are just a few of the dozens of tasks that cross your mind. The problem is, with so many things we think we need to do each day, it becomes incredibly difficult to focus on what's truly important.
And when I say "most important," what do I mean by that?
Well, what's most important for one person will be completely different than the next.
For me, it's always been about finding a balance between getting to be in the moment with my three kids, while still being present in my business, my marriage, my health, and every other part of my life.
Many of us get so caught up in thinking about the million things we "need" to get done each day, that ultimately the most important things get pushed...
Something tells me you're already a great leader. You do your best to lead with soul and confidence. But if you're like me, you also know there are always ways to be an even better leader.
Today, I'm going to tell you exactly how to do just that.
First, the fact you're interested in becoming a better leader already tells me you're a great leader! You want to lead your life, your business, your people, with more ease and grace.
So step one is covered.
But now it's time to keep going on the path to becoming a better leader.
I know it sounds counterintuitive, but to get you going on this path, I'm first going to ask that you STOP.
Stop pushing against the flow.
Yes, you are a leader, a driver, and you make things happen.
And I know firsthand, when you push so hard in so many areas of your life, the struggle, stress and exhaustion become consistent. They feel like a part of you. You've gotten used to them being there.
You've convinced yourself it's...
The first blog post I ever published was all about how the #1 thing you can do as an entrepreneur right NOW is to raise your vibration. Yes–raising your vibration is THAT important.
Today, I want to talk even more about why raising your vibration is so vital to your success.
Your state of being matters, and anything you can do to improve this state goes a long way to improving your life, your business, and every other aspect of your life.
But let's start at the beginning.
Every single one of us has our own energy and vibration.
Sometimes, your energy might not mesh so well with someone else's. But sometimes, it feels like a perfect match and you immediately start "vibing" with them.
One of the most exciting things about your energy or your vibration–your energetic quality–is that it's not written in stone. You have the power to adjust and shift your energy as you need to. (More on how to do that in a...
"If only I could make more time! I wish there were 48 hours in a day! There should be a stop-time button!"
Ever hear yourself saying things like this out loud? Or even in your head as you look at what needs to be done TODAY?
Even the most optimistic among us feel like they just need more time each day.
I call myself a "time-optimist." You know, someone who thinks they can squeeze everything into a short window, no problem.
While this optimism is great, it often results in late-ness, frustration, and the feeling of not having everything completed...Three things we all wish to avoid as entrepreneurs!
But still, I refuse to aim low and settle....That being said, I am no longer interested in trading my health for my to-do list. That means I've had to get creative, fierce about boundaries, and find ways to get more done in a day as a momma of three businesses and three babies.
I've also come to realize how highly...
...And just like that, we are diving into the cozy fall vibes and that “fresh start” feeling. We’re entering a whole new season (in more ways than one), so what better time for a website refresh and a bunch of exciting new offers for you?
My website and my offerings might look a little different now, but these things remain the same:
So, let’s talk a little more about how I’m going to do that and what I have to offer you!
To start, I’ll be sharing LOTS of useful information on my blog you can use in your everyday life and in your business.
Here's a great post...
One of the most essential skills as an entrepreneur (and just a generally amazing human being!) is to be able to change your state at any time. As you develop this skill, it becomes a superpower for entrepreneurs. And one of my favorite ways to build this skill? Meditation! And even more specifically: My Take 5 Meditation Method.
Before we dive into The TAKE 5 method, let's talk about some of the great reasons to explore meditation in the first place.
Managing stress: One study even showed how a certain meditation method can reduce the inflammation response from stress. Read more about it here.
Strengthens your attention span: For an entrepreneur with a million things calling for your attention, you know just how important a strong attention span is!
Improved sleep: Do racing, runaway thoughts keep you up at night? A meditation practice can help you control these thoughts and fall asleep better and improve your sleep quality, too!
I'm going to let you in on a little (BIG) secret: Are hard work, productivity, and "getting things done" important? Absolutely. But as an entrepreneur, what's even more important is taking steps to raise your vibration.
That's right, I'm telling you to:
Stop all the working pushing, driving, force. Simply stop.
The number one thing you need to do as an entrepreneur before you take another step is:
Raise your vibration? What do I mean by that? And what does raising your vibration have to do with being an entrepreneur? Or your bottom line?
Well, in his book A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle teaches how your business and what you're creating can only be as great as the energy you held when you were creating it.
Translation: Your business is a direct consequence of the energy you hold.
To further translate: Your business will be a direct result of the feeling, thoughts, and ultimately, the vibration you hold.
So, if you are pushing and forcing from a place of...