And how your core stories might be running the show
Two weeks ago, as I was preheating my oven for dinner, with my baby in her high chair by my side, my oven caught on fire…and that’s not the most interesting part.
Terrified, I grabbed the fire extinguisher, and when my husband wasn’t able to put it out using it, I called 911, we grabbed our kids and dogs, ran outside, and waited for the fire truck to arrive.
Because of my husband’s quick thinking to turn off the power to the house, the fire was out by the time the sirens arrived, but what was really interesting was what happened next. …
Discover the better way & ditch the burnout
“Be the hardest worker.”
“Hard work = results.”
“Anything worth doing/having is hard.”
In our achievement-based culture, we hear these types of phrases from the time we grow up in school and sports, to when we enter the workforce and are taught that to get ahead, we have to work the most.
So when we start our own businesses, we naturally think and act like the same thing is true.
Our society very much has a “work hard to achieve, work hard to receive” mentality, and this mindset has permeated the entrepreneurial spaces as well. …
I have a confession to make: My top limiting belief I still have to work on. My mentor calls it your “core story.”
It’s super annoying. 😂
I thought I was going to conquer it and check it off the list. I like for things to be DONE. But it’s like exercise. You can’t just do it once and be done with it.
We all have limiting beliefs. And mine is that it needs to be hard.
I’m the oldest child in my family — and I got a lot of positive attention by achieving. I was a school nerd, and I worked hard, did all the right things, colored in the lines, and I learned that applying yourself gets you positive attention. …
Here’s what the issue REALLY is — & how to solve it
What’s your biggest struggle in finding more time to build your business?
If you’re like many aspiring entrepreneurs creating a side hustle, or full-time in your business but still doing most things on your own, you experience time management issues.
Mary told me she had trouble in two areas of time management:
1. Letting go of things she could get someone else can do
2. Getting distracted with non-income producing tasks
I think we can all relate to that; in fact, these are two of the biggest time sucks I see high-achievers dealing with on the daily. …
Use it to blow up your side hustle into a full-fledged business
Feeling selfish is something that a lot of high-achievers struggle with.
We judge ourselves as being selfish for having big dreams, for spending money investing in ourselves or on our desires, for putting time into our businesses instead of spending more time with our kids (fur or human), for making time to do things for ourselves, just for fun…
Female entrepreneurs are even more prone to this as we’re typically conditioned to put others first, and most of us are starting our businesses because we’re helpers by nature; we want to make a difference, so we easily fit into this role. …
Break Down These Common Myths So That You Can Replace Your Income and Run Your Dream Business
Did you know most of what you’ve been taught about how to replace your income is actually a MYTH?
Let’s break down the most popular myths I see holding high-achievers like YOU back from running a business doing what you love, and making great, income-replacing (and then some!) money doing it.
If we’re being honest, most of us are looking for the security of a 5 year plan of how things are going to play out before we get started.
We put pressure on ourselves to find that ONE THING that we will be doing for-EVER, our life’s work, our purpose, our calling. …
So that you can become an income-replacing, passionate entrepreneur
There’s 1 simple thing you’ve got to do to set yourself up for success as an income-replacing, passionate entrepreneur.
It’s not a tactical strategy.
It’s not an algorithm to master.
It’s not the next hot thing (or how Facebook ads are dying).
It’s not sexy, but it IS true. To replace your income, start doing this NOW:
How do you know whether or not you’re exercising self-trust?
Clicking on a bunch of opt-ins/ads/webinars…
Pursuing more than 1 business idea…
Googling or reading more and more business advice and not doing any of…
Understand these to speed up the process of building your side hustle, so that you can quit (or stay out of) your 9–5 for good!
Want build an income-replacing business that’s also fun and energizing for you?
Learn and master your 3 “P”s, so that you can do exactly THAT.
The combination of these 3 Ps is POWERFUL and absolutely critical to creating a business that isn’t just a flash in the pan or one that burns you out like your 9–5 did (or does), but one that continues to be something you’re excited to show up for day after day, even after the honeymoon is over. …
3 lessons from a little-known genius
“Making chalk mark on generator: $1
Knowing where to make mark: $9,999.”
-Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Have you heard the story of the man who identified the cause of Henry Ford’s broken generator and charged him $10,000 — roughly $150,000–200,000 in today’s dollars — for this seemingly simple service?
My great-great Uncle Howard worked for Henry Ford and was witness to this event, and my dad got to hear this tale told at every holiday gathering growing up.
Why do I share this legendary lore now? I believe Mr. …
And how a mindset shift can make every day feel like your birthday
Oh, my birthday.
In the past, I’d have been dropping hints and anticipating the big day for weeks. I would have been dreaming of it, thinking about it, and wishing for its arrival. I’ve always LOVED my birthday.
But one year (in 2015, to be exact), I realized I hadn’t been very excited.
It knew it wasn’t because I was bummed or having a bad birthday. …