The Real Truth About Running Your Own Business.

The Real Truth About Running Your Own Business.

Anyone who ever tells you that it’s easy to make six figures running your own business needs a good old slap in the face. It’s not. It’s the hardest thing ever. Next to childbirth.

It was hard for me. Although I’ve never had a baby so I have really no idea how hard that thing is, I can tell you that getting my business to where it is today was the most challenging obstacle I have ever overcome in my life. And if you know me by now, you know I have been through a lot.

Lately I have been getting those messages from people wanting to know how they too can launch and thrive in their own creative space of entrepreneur life. And it’s always a question that I am excited to answer, but also have no clue how to answer at the same time.

“How did you get your business off the ground?”

and

“What did you do to make WIP as successful as it is today?”

If these are the questions I am getting now at this stage – I can’t wait to see where I’m at in five years!

I am always excited to answer questions like that because – well lets face it – I messed up a LOT in my life. Now that I finally figured out the right stuff to do – it’s kind of cool to talk about it and share it with the world. And I am always up for talking about the good stuff to celebrate how I got here. But trying to answer those questions is also really confusing for me too.

Where exactly do you want me to start?  And Am I really successful? Is this it? Like.. is this the real deal now? Can I relax and take off my lady boss pants, put on my pajamas and binge watch Netflix for the rest of my life? Yes! Finally! Success!

It’s time I get real with you guys about the questions – and give you the answers bold and raw. You run a business other there? You trying to launch your own brand? Listen up. This post is for you.

 

I see ads on my Facebook all the time – “Make your first 10K” and “Learn how to create your first six figure launch,” – I some times wonder if whatever they are teaching is what I am practicing. Do I run my sales funnels the right way?  Do I network and advertise my programs properly? It’s really easy at this stage to fall into that trap of constantly trying to figure out if you are doing it right. Well guess what. You are doing it wrong. All of us are.

So here’s me telling you everything that I know and believe about running a solo business. The truth. At least the truth for now. This is everything I wish I knew back then when I started. And some of you out there may not believe the advice, or take the advice or even listen to it. But here’s my advice on that (lol) – take the parts that work for you and leave behind whatever isn’t valuable in this post. Consider it practice for the mindset you should have running your own biz! Taking what works and leaving behind what doesn’t … you are gonna have to get used to doing that a lot. Okay. Here we go.

-Numbers Are a Big Lying Sack of Poop. I used to sit around and count the dollars rolling into my bank account each month. In fact, talk about nerding out – I used to keep a chart where I would track my income each month just to make sure I was improving and growing at the rate I was “supposed to be.” I still have no idea what the heck that rate was. And it wasn’t just money numbers. I would do this with social media numbers, page followers – everything. Seriously, every month I would track my income, my ad revenue, my sales, my Facebook followers, my instagram followers, my number of email subscribers, my website visitors. I mean seriously. I had this ridiculous excel spreadsheet that I was keeping track of to document all of my growth. I promised myself that every single month would be better than the month before – and yes.. I had to be better in each of those categories. It was…. exhausting. And ridiculous. And pointless all at the same time.  Why was I doing it? Because in the beginning – I wanted to make myself believe that I was achieving success – and for me at the time – I thought that meant money. You see… when you start a business everyone shames you. Everyone tells you that you can’t or that it’s going to be hard or that you are crazy… and so that really weighed on me in the beginning. And if I had the numbers to prove I was successful, then I could finally say “YES AH HA! See! I LOOK WHAT I DID!” It was pointless. Stop it. Stop it right now. Your numbers have literally NOTHING to do with your success.

-No one gives a shit about your success so stop obsessing about “not failing.” Let’s just roll into this one since its on the tip of my brain here. Yeah. Stop obsessing about NOT failing. And if you’re obsessing over not failing because you don’t wan to be a failure to other people, well Stop even sooner please. If you run your business paranoid about making all the right choice because you don’t want to fail – you might as well quit. You are going to fail. And people are going to see it. You are going to make big messy giant failures that people will laugh at and make faces at and hey – guess what – it’s their problem not yours. Because while they are sitting around playing “same old life,” you are out there learning from whatever that big failure was and making even better decisions for your business. What they think means nothing. They are not you’re ideal client and they don’t own your “permission to success” ticket. Let them go so you can grow. Which brings me to my next point.

-There is no right way to do anything. Remember those ads I mentioned before? The ones that show you how you’re doing it wrong? Yes. Like I said. We all are. But here’s the thing. So are they! I work with a lot of clients who are trying to market their businesses in the online space. And they tell me “So and so is doing this,” and so “so and so is doing that, should I try it?” They spend so much time learning what others are doing that they spend so little time trying to figure out what works for them. Don’t be on twitter because you’re “supposed to have a presence there.” Be on twitter if it works for you. And if it doesn’t, F it and move on. Oh… and another thing.

-What Worked 2 years ago will get you nowhere today. I used to spend hours trying to study successful online bloggers – how did they possibly grow their audience so big that they could make a living off of ad revenue? Well.. Those bloggers? They’ve been in the market online since before the internet was even a thing – And so now – 10 plus years later – they are thriving. Do you want to wait ten years to afford food on your table? I don’t think so. Stop looking to other people and do what you notice works for you. Develop your own method. Create your own sales funnel. Come up with your own marketing strategy. Success leaves clues so finding people who are successful and modeling them is definitely a bonus -but don’t use their practices as a cookie cutter way to create your own business.

-If you aren’t sharing your life you’re failing your business People WANT to see you. And they want to see your shit. It doesn’t matter what you are selling, what product you rep or what shake you drink (sorry fitness MLMs) What matters is YOU. your client isn’t buying an awesome product. This isn’t 1950. There are awesome products everywhere. This is the land of amazon where you can literally get what you want delivered to your door. No customer is going to buy your product just because it’s awesome. They are going to buy into whatever you are selling because they resonate with the story you tell and the personality you have and the things you have overcome to be the person you are today. Because that’s what THEY want. People want to level up – so if you don’t show them you are leveling up in your life too – then what’s the point?

-If you are feeling emotionally disconnected to what you are creating/sharing/posting about – your potential clients will be disconnected to it too. “my upline tells us to do this,” and “my upline says I should be sharing X amount of photos per day with the shake or the workout or whatever.” Does it make you feel good? Does it feel authentic? Does it resonate with you? If the answer is no, guess what – that system is dead for you. Kill it. Say goodbye. Don’t go back. You should never be trying to be something your not. And btw isn’t that totally the opposite reason of why you became an entrepreneur right?

-You should never have to hound hunt or private message randos about your business to make your business work. If you are doing it, you are doing something wrong. your business is not a  telemarking service. Stop running it like it is. When you show up to serve the community and be that shinning light for people who need your help – then your clients will randomly appear!

-Entrepreneurs need to be spiritual junkies. If you have no faith in God or have little spirituality out there and your hustling running your business – I am so sorry for you. I don’t care what faith you have – just find one and hold onto it. Entrepreneur life is a rollercoaster. Go get a spiritual practice. And hang on tight. You’re gonna need it.

Stay tuned for a part 2.

xox

Screw Planning. Time for Adventure.

Screw Planning. Time for Adventure.

One year ago I planned  a trip to Florida so I could attend my first Tony Robbins seminar. I went – and it was amazing. The universe is magical, and I think it is only ironic that now, one year later, I am going again. This time it’s in Los Angeles.

WHATUP WEST COAST!

Yup. This morning I sat on my computer, opened up google flights and boom. I made a decision. I am going to L.A.

Life comes full circle. For real.

My second Tony event and an amazing first time visit to Los Angeles are about to go down. And while that all may sound exciting to you, here’s the part that may not sound so good: I don’t have a hotel booked yet. I don’t even have my seminar event ticket yet. I don’t have a car and don’t have any idea how I am getting to and from each airport.

You heard me right. I have zero plans other than the flight booked. And I’m going solo.

And want to know the even more shocking part? It doesn’t bother me at all!

Don’t care. Guess what Tony – I’m coming for yah.

It may seem impulsive to you, or irresponsible. I totally get it.  The old me would have never done something like book a random flight without hotel plans or an itinerary schedule. And a trip on my own? I would have probably cried at the thought.

I used to live my life needing all the details plans and schedules worked out before I so much as left my house.

(Like even on grocery day.)

But I don’t live like that anymore. And it’s a beautiful thing.

I stopped micromanaging my life. I listen to my heart and do what feels right.

And boy does it feel amazing.

 

Disclosure : This is all that’s left of the long post I wrote because I got disconnected from the internet and lost everything else.

Had little internal freakout for a sec, but then I realized the universe was being silly:

“Lauren… you said you don’t micromanage …. go with the flow while I test you – Sincerely, the universe.” 

 

 

No but seriously. I stopped micromanaging.  I think for a longtime I had this big fear that if I wasn’t planning out all the details, then I was being irresponsible and too much of a risk taker.

Guess what: No I wasn’t. And there is no such thing.

My life is so different now. And it is all because I changed how I was thinking.

I stopped limiting myself with the shoulds and the shouldn’ts, the supposed to’s and the not really a good idea’s. Because honestly, what’s the point?

“Don’t buy that you are too broke” will only leave you feeling more broke.

“Don’t wear that your too fat” will only make you feel more fat.

“You can’t afford it,” only means “You aren’t prioritizing it.

I turned off the negative nancys a long time ago guys. Seriously it was the best decision ever.

But every once in a while the “should” monsters come back into my head – not really so much in my person life, but in my business.

“You should be posting on your Facebook every hour, Lauren.”

“You should writing five blog posts a week, Lauren.”

“You shouldn’t be watching TV right now you could be trying to hustle and run your communities online.”

“Don’t shave your legs Lauren, you should be using that time to help others.”

Hustle hustle Hustle.

Running my business with the hustle mindset didn’t do anything – It only made me more stressed and more pressured to keep up with some imaginary “success timeline” that I had mapped out in my head.

“You SHOULD be making more money by now.”

Calling bull shit.

This is my PSA to everyone out there that I am done with the should’s when it comes to my biz.

Why?

Well, because my business thrives on the sole principal of living a life authentically. And in order to thrive, it needs to live up to that standard.

Following some rule book of how to make it big in the online market just seems fake to me.

How can I be teaching people to be their authentic selves if I am not running my business that way?

I don’t want to strategize the topics I write about and “plan them out” because I feel like my creativity should never be forced – or else it sounds forced.

So I stopped planning out my articles based on what should “attract the most viewers.”

I don’t want to carefully select SEO key words to boost optimization of my blog posts because it forces my hand in my writing style and that makes me feel icky.

So I stopped picking topics and seo keywords that should “generate more search engine hits.”

I don’t want to carefully market sales funnels or plan out launches of products in “the ways it works” that are advertised all across social media because I am not in this to make money.

So I stopped trying to sell, and I started trying to serve.

And yes I know I need money to eat and live – but I’m doing just find holding true to my values thanks. In fact, breaking away from those should’s of the business I have actually tripled my income.

Anyone can do it.

But you have to be comfortable with breaking past “what you should be doing” and start thinking for yourself.

Life is an adventure. And my business is a part of that. And I am not playing by the rule book planing shit out for the sake of trying to get ahead or “doing it the right way.”

There is no right way.

The end.

 

My “Big Leap” Story.

My “Big Leap” Story.

I have been thinking a lot, long and hard about my life. The choices I have made in the past that led me to where I am now. So many people feel like they want to take that big life leap but they are scared

What started it all:

Hitting rockbottom. In my career. See before I was a life coach and business owner, I was working for the big man in the city, running the daily grind at CBS News. And for a while, I loved it.  I was eating living and breathing my job. I loved it. I thrived there. I wanted nothing more than to be the best producer I could possibly be for a company I totally adored. So much news obsession. I loved it.

Then one day I got a offered the “big break” promotion I was waiting for.

I finally felt like my hard work was paying off. My years of 12 plus hour days were finally fruitful. My life was changing. I finally felt like I had “made it.” Except.. I didn’t.

I had a serious life change and a really bad bully.

The hours were overnight. My life totally changed. My position was very challenging and extremely overwhelming. My boss was a bully who was constantly talking down to me and throwing me under the bus for things. I felt like I was watching my life fall apart. The reputation I spent so long trying to build to be successful was crumbling. It was like nothing I had ever experienced in my five years there.

Working for her made the last year of my professional career at CBS a living hell. I came home crying more times than I could count. It wasn’t just a job to me, it was my life, and so when things started to fall in my career, I started to crumble too.  I started drinking constantly to cope with the stress and anxiety related to work. My boyfriend came home on several occasions to find me passed out on the floor. It was a shameful, shameful time in my life. I felt totally out of control of my happiness. The long over night hours of midnight to nine am were draining me of my energy, and on top of that, the bullying was so constant that I just wanted to run away and hide.

I tried talking to human resources but in that industry, it is hard to voice your mistreatment. Despite everything I went through, H.R. told me I had two choices: I could report the incident and get an X on my back for the rest of my career, or I could fight it and push through it knowing that one day she wouldn’t be my boss anymore.

I had a third option: Preparing my exit.

So I started looking for an exit .

I applied for jobs left and right – searching for any opportunity to get out of there and move on to something bigger and better. When nothing pulled through, I started looking for anything at all to pay the bills. But nothing felt right to me.  So I made a decision.

I decided that from that moment on, I was never going to let someone else dictate my happiness. If I was miserable in my career, which was my whole life at the time, then I needed to take action and do something about it. I needed to change my life. Even if I wasn’t being handed a new job on a silver platter. I needed to take action myself.

If no one is going to give me an opportunity, I am going to make one for myself.

So I left. I left the company and decided that even though I didn’t have anything lined up, everything would be okay.

I knew that if I did that, there would be tough consequences: Financial consequences. Living situation consequences. Some big adult decisions would have to be made. And I made them together with my boyfriend. I quit my job, left my career and moved our apartment into a storage unit while Matt and I moved out to Connecticut with his family. It was a really tough choice full of a lot of compromises and sacrifices. But the one thing that mattered that I wouldn’t compromise in the process was my happiness.

On my last day at CBS, I saw her in the hallway. I turned to the woman who was responsible for causing me so much unhappiness and I told her “I wish you nothing but the best.” And truthfully, I did. And I still do. She taught me a valuable lesson that I am so grateful for: Never settle for less than you deserve when It comes to your happiness and self worth.

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Moving on Out…

After that, I decided it was time to go into recovery mode. I caught up on sleep, organized my life, and took some time reflecting on my happiness and my passions – what was this all for?  Everything happens for a reason, so why did this happen exactly? Why did I work so hard to build a career just to walk away from it all? There had to be some deeper purpose for my life. And then I founded What is Perfection. And it all made sense. Not everything is going to magically fall into place the second you shake things up. Change takes time. And I am in it for the long haul. My business is the beautiful baby child I created in a moment of darkness, that now shows other people how to pull out of their rock bottoms. And it’s fucking beautiful. I love it.

Don’t Ever Settle..

I guess the moral of the story  here is to never settle for being unhappy, but also to remember and recognize that life isn’t always what you expect it to be. If I continued on my life journey with the goal of being a successful news producer at CBS with 25 plus years under my belt, I would have been compromising my happiness in so many ways. By changing my purpose, and realizing that my main goal was happiness, so many new doors opened, but the CBS door had to close too. And that’s okay. Having the expectations that life is supposed to be perfect is simply not a way to live. Sometimes things work out differently than we originally had planned, but when we decide to be open to new possibilities, it makes life even more amazing.

So be clear in your mission to find happiness, but always be flexible in your approach. Don’t be afraid to close doors and open new ones. There is a world of possibility out there for you.

 

 

Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Life Coach

Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Life Coach

I’m not just a life coach. I have a life coach. And no – that doesn’t make me a fraud. It makes me a real deal human being who believes in what she does and the value it has- so much so – that she actually invests in herself.

Would you buy an iPhone from someone who told  you how awesome it is but he didn’t actually own one? Don’t think so.

Like Shoshana on Girls, I have my own “crack spirit guide.”  My life coach is freaking awesome. I love him to pieces. He has seriously changed my life. (I’ll get into that in a minute. But first, real deal talk.)

When I started my self love journey, I decided I needed to take massive action to change my life and I couldn’t do it with a therapist or a psychologist. (I ha tried that FOR SO MANY YEARS BEFORE.)

Here’s why I gave up on that:

* THERAPY FAILED ME *Western psychotherapy – the psychologists visits and therapy couch sessions – didn’t work for me. All they did was remind me I had a ton of messy problems. I never learned how to get unstuck in therapy – all it did was remind me that I was sad, unhappy and stuck.

And stirring up shit doesn’t make shit go away. It just makes the water in the pool of life feel a lot more dirty.

So I stopped swimming in circles and finally got out of that old cycle of unhappiness. And I found a system to fix my life and rebuild my happiness. 

I stopped stirring up the crap and started creating a system to dramatically change my life.

I let go of limiting beliefs and was finally able to achieve my goals.
-I quit my abusive unhealthy relationships and found new love.
-I organically developed my self worth and emotional education so I knew exactly what I deserved, wanted and was capable of.

Now I smile all the freaking time. And the water on this side of the pool is crystal clear baby!

And I did that with a life coach. My awesome amazing fantastic life coach.

Today – I am so freaking inline with my mission, my life, and my dream – and it all happened because I took a big step to invest in my future and stat finding a guide to help me do what I didn’t know how to do.  So let’s talk about it.

-Hiring a Life Coach is not like hiring a therapist.

Western Psychology is all about rehashing the pain of your life over and over again hoping you will heal it eventually.  “One day, you will wake up happy,” is usually the plan. This is not what life coaching is about.  No ill will to people who have therapists, in fact – a lot of my clients actually do both! Having someone to talk things through with is amazing! And if it helps you, don’t shy away from it. But it’s important to get real about the difference  here: When you go into a life coaching program – be prepared to take massive action. Life coaching is for people who feel hungry for that big change in their lives and are willing to do what it takes to be guided into a new big life change. So while therapy is about healing, life coaching is more about getting the results you want to live the life you have been hungry for.

-Be ready for homework assignments.

The best coaches provide you homework and personal development assignments. So take notes during your calls and get ready for some serious self reflection.

-Commit for at least three months. 

It may feel like a big investment, but get into the journey and be serious about it by committing for at least 3 months straight. It will solidify any work and progress you make with your coach so that when you are done, you don’t feel lost or unprepared for staying committed to the changes you made.

-Find someone who you relate to and feel comfortable with. 

I lay it all out there for my coach – I get real about everything, with no holding back. The more I am open and honest, the more amazing breakthrough lightbulb moments I have. Having a coach who you feel you can be open and honest with is key.

-The certification doesn’t matter  It’s about Connection.

When I hired my own coach, I never asked, “Oh where did you get your certification?” Because it didn’t matter to me. I knew from the minute  I started listening to his podcast that he had so much knowledge about life, happiness and love that I was hungry to absorb. I saw someone who was doing what I was trying to do, and I knew I could learn from him. That was all the credibility I needed to feel comfortable making a decision to hire him.

There are so many life coaches out there, and not all of them are the same. Some coach with a masculine energy, some are more spiritual woo woo. There are some that are more focused on motivation than they are massive action. It’s important that when you go into your “search to find a life coach,” that you make sure you truly connect with the person you are working with. The more you connect and relate to that person, the more you will be comfortable putting yourself in a vulnerable place, opening up and getting clear about your goals. It is all about trust. The more you trust your coach, the more amazing results you will get.

-Be honest with your coach and yourself about what you want.

Get ready for some serious self reflection and inner work. The greatest life coaches get you speaking a new inner language and teach you how to become more aware of what you want and what you are needing. That inner language work is super important so make sure you are ready for it.

-Get ready to let go of limiting beliefs. 

If you don’t go into the journey ready to let go of your old mindset, you won’t get the most out of your experience. It’s time to start thinking differently! The more open you are to changing the way you think, the bigger and better your coaching experience will be!

-Don’t go into it unless you feel ready to make a massive change.  

Life coaching is about transforming your life. There are some people out there who feel really stuck and unhappy with where they are, but they aren’t quite ready to take that big massive leap and make changes in their lives. So before I take on a client, I always try to figure out whether the person is “emotionally ready.”

I am very very careful about who I take on as a client, and for good reason – I am just as serious about being a coach as I am about getting results for my clients. Some coaches don’t have a screening process though. There are a lot of people who will just try to take your money even when they know in their gut that you aren’t quite committed to the change.

The best thing you can do is to find a coach that you feel has the same morals as you do. Someone who values honesty, truth, vulnerability and trust.

Listen to your gut. And if your gut is telling you it’s right – run with it. Don’t let fear hold you back

-Find a coach that offers a package with 1:1 calls, and direct-mail contact.

I always offer my clients direct contacts for me so they can follow up when they need to and that way I know they are feeling safe along the way. Make sure you have that in a coach.

-Be prepared to get nervous before you start your journey.

A lot of my clients come in nervous. They don’t know what to expect, they don’t know what the journey will hold, and so yeah they get a little bit of the butterflies. It’s totally normal. If your gut is telling you that you are ready for this change – that is ALL you need. You don’t need to know HOW you will do it – that is what your coach is there for.

-Be ready to change your beliefs about money, love, and success.  

In my unhappy life way back when, I believed that money was this thing that was always scarce, that I would struggle to get and spend years trying to save. Boy was I wrong. That mindset only left me feeling more stuck, more discouraged and more “broke and cheap” than I ever wanted to be.

Hiring a life coach, investing in myself, buying programs for personal development – these were things I used to think were a waste of money or a “gamble” of my funds. In fact, it was jut the opposite. Investing in a life coach total shifted the energy of the universe for me. The minute I started placing value in myself – fighting to invest in my future (even at times when I couldn’t afford it) I was telling the universe I was so serious about making changes.

Ever since the first step, there have been a million steps. I keep investing, keep growing, and keep feeling happier and more fulfilled in my life (which honestly is the whole point of living isn’t it?) And I am so far from that broke cheap lifestyle I used to live.

Be prepared to have a shift in your lifestyle, your money, love and success vibes. I see so many of my clients going from a place of feeling lost and broke to completely transforming their financial state. It’s ALL possible.

Believe in the change and the journey you are on.

Having a life coach/ a business coach/ a personal development coach/ a crackspirit guide like shoshana on HBNO Girls did, whatever the F- you want to call it – it is the biggest bad ass amazing fantastic unicorn freaking awesome game changing thing you can do for your life.

I can’t say enough amazing things about it. It changed my business, my life, my career, my everything.

IT IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO.

Take the freaking leap. Do it.

Because if you see someone doing what YOU want to do and being successful at it – they hold the secret. And they are 100 percent willing to share it <3 you are legit just 2mm away from creating that life you deserve. SO FREAKING CLOSE.

Why I Decided to Change My WIP Work Schedule.

Why I Decided to Change My WIP Work Schedule.

I have been emotionally conditioned to think that success only comes with handwork.  I think we all have. “You get what you earn,” “The early bird gets the worm,” and all those other mottos we’ve learned. Well..  somehow along the way of becoming an adult they F-cked me up. Real bad.

The more stressed you are and less relaxing you do – the more successful you can become.

It’s the biggest piece of phony bologna in the deli section.

And I’ve been trained to believe it  all these years.

I’m calling it. Calling bullshit.

I refuse to stress anymore. Stress does not increase your chances of being successful. It only decreases your chances of being happy.  Because a stressful life does not create a fulfilling life.

I refuse to spend countless hours pushing and hustling and exhausting myself only to feel pushed hustled and exhausted. It doesn’t work.

I refuse to think I need to put every single hour of my day aspiring to achieve, because it will only make me feel less inspired and less joyful.

Living life that way does nothing….Except give me big ugly baggies under my eyes and one too many swipes of my credit card at the Wine and Liquor store down the road.

2017 is the year of change for me. And my work schedule and business life is no exception.

I am changing my lifestyle in order to create the best version of myself – So that I can be the best little original WIP Girl role model and mentor there is. And feeling more happy and inspired in my life is my mission.

 

There is no point to living an unhappy life.

Life is meant to be beautiful. It is meant to be fun and adventurous and exciting. And lately I’m realizing that success and stress are not synonymous. They aren’t required to go hand in hand. You can in fact be very successful and live stress free.

The science of success, vs. the art of fulfillment. Sometimes you can have both.

I love my job. I love being a roll model for women, sharing my stories and helping them change their lives. My coaching courses, e guides and books (oh and the podcast…. oh and this blog. Oh and the community) Life is fucking great. And I love what I do.

But after some careful consideration, I decided it was time to really evaluate how I work… because I haven’t been taking care of myself.

And that makes me sad. So here’s what’s happening: I’m freeing my schedule up for some me time. Good old fashion me time.

 

I am no longer being a hustler.

Success and stress are no longer the two S*words I’m living life by. My work ethic is changing. Some people may say that stress is expected when you are successful. I refuse to be one of those people who let’s it into my life. That is not why I became an entrepreneur and started this business. And it’s not what I teach either!

So I’m walking the walk. Changing my S*word.  It’s about Service. And That’s what I’m focused on.

The other day I was deeply meditating and I woke up from my session with a powerful mantra:

“The more you give the more you receive.” 

In my moment of deep meditation, something told me this would be my new life mission – to focus on serving, rather than being successful.

When you focus on serving and what you can give, you will receive so much back. 

And if the more I give the more I receive is true, the same applies to my body.

“The more time I take caring for myself, the more I can give to the world.” 

I need to be the best version of myself. So I can help other people be their best too.

So I completely restructured my work schedule. I took a hard look at the things I do each and every morning.  I realized that from the minute I wake up to the minute  I go to bed I am 100 percent wrapped up in my blog, my course, and my coaching.

And I’m burning myself out. There is little time for anything else when you are wrapped up in your biz 24-7.

So  I decided it was time to really get clear about the things that make fulfilled:

What do I need to do every day to put myself in the best state possible so I can better serve others? 

I made a decision. No working until 10AM.

I made a checklist for myself and decided that in the mornings I am going to spend my time:

Reading

Journaling

Reflecting

Setting three solid intentions

Working out

Meditation

Taking a nice long bath, getting ready and starting my day.

These are the things I know will make me emotionally clear and focused on helping others. And the more I take care of myself, the better I can do that!

Just putting it out there.

The moral of the story is if you’re out there hustling to succeed  – and you’re waiting to be happy and fulfilled in your life… I got news for ya – you’ll never see the day.

Enjoy life NOW. Later isn’t an option.

xoxox

 

P.S. In case you’re wondering – I wrote this post yesterday and scheduled it so that I could be enjoying my morning today <3 As promised.