Do You Prefer the Happy Meal or The Harvest?

Do You Prefer the Happy Meal or The Harvest?

I just closed a big launch. How did I do this? Through lots of hard work and effort. There was no luck involved. I’ve met many people who want results like this but without putting in the work. It’s what I like to call going for the Happy Meal instead of the harvest. A Happy Meal is a quick meal that’s eaten fast, digested fast and is soon forgotten. A harvest is something you reap after cultivating land, sowing seeds, watering your crop and finally reaping the benefits. The former is quick and effortless while the latter requires effort, consistency and dedication. 

This post will outline the key things that will make you succeed in the long run, through mindset, action and being specific about what you want.

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Developing a Harvest Mindset: 

In one year, I generated over 6-figures for my business. Despite this, I pay one of my product managers more than I do myself. Why? Because I’m growing everything to be sustainable. That means creating long term advantages over short term financial gains. Rather than paying myself a big salary, I’m creating a system that will grow my business more in the long run by investing in what will drive the business forward.

When you’re starting at nothing, it’s easy to look at successful people and say you want what they have: the wealth, the clients, the freedom. What you don’t see are the years of hard work and toil that it took someone to achieve what they have. Do you have the patience to take action and do the things that move you forward?  

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Taking Action and Being Consistent: 

To make something happen, the first step is taking action. For example, are you thinking of starting a business? If so, getting started involves asking questions: What can I do to help? How can I add value? How can I build my business based on a client’s need? By answering these questions, you’ll identify how you can best get started. Once you develop relationships with the people you help, you’ll grow with your clients, bit by bit. By adding value, you create the platform on which you can grow, and ultimately this relies on you taking action.

Many people spend $2,000, $3,000 or $10,000 on a program or course hoping it’ll change their life. No matter what program you’re in, you will not change if you don’t take action. Instead of investing in an expensive, time consuming program, take the first step towards your goals and see the results you can get. If you want to build a business, acquire and add value to one client. After helping one client, you can move to two, then three and so on. Start with the smallest step and then go from there. It’s as simple as that. No program will take action for you, you have to do it yourself. If you don’t take the first step, you won’t go anywhere. There are no external solutions to taking action yourself. 

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It’s All About Execution, Trail and Error:

One of the biggest mistakes I see are people who try to do everything possible with no clear direction of where they’re going. If you start at the beginning and begin with building sustainable systems, you’ll be more successful than trying to everything at once. Start little by little instead of imitating marketing activities or people who are much more advanced in their business. Don’t try to compare yourself with someone who has a million more followers. Just take small actions that will help you get to where you want. It’s about execution, trial and error. That’s what will take you forward, not coaching or programs. Be humble and start taking small actions every day that will take you forward towards your goal. 

For my first business, I initially launched a massive course. Unfortunately, but predictably, nothing happened. When I asked myself if there was a better way, I made adjustments and eventually the business generated 6-figures. Once you get started, you can decide if you love something or not and go from there. If you decide you want a change then feel free to try a different direction, but getting started always involves taking the first step.

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Final Thoughts: 

Growing from zero means growing sustainably. Try different things. Tweak what doesn’t work and improve on what does work. You don’t need coaches or $3,000 websites. Working intelligently means you are clear where you want to go. Ask questions like, “What can I do today to put me closer to my goals?”. Even if you encounter huge success along your path, always remember that your sustainable system is what brought you there in the first place. 

In life, many people chase the shiny things. They chase quick fulfilment rather than long term fulfilment. It’s choosing the Happy Meal over harvesting the fruits of your labour. Rather than putting in the work, people want the quick fix. 

Not everyone has the patience or resilience to wait until they harvest the benefits of their handwork. Many people don’t think about what they’ll have to sacrifice in order to reach their goal. For example, are you willing to have minimum income for a year until you reach your goal? Are you passionate enough about what you’re doing to go for months without getting paid?  This mindset is why I am able to pay my product manager more than I do. I know that I want a sustainable business that I love so I can keep on growing it for years and years. From my experience, it’s better to grow bit by bit with strong foundations instead of being an overnight success. 

If you love what you’re doing enough to keep going for months, then you’ll know you’re doing the right thing. 

Guys, don’t go for the Happy Meal, go for the harvest!

Why Alignment Can Make You More Successful in Business and Life

Why Alignment Can Make You More Successful in Business and Life

I was once a professor in one of the top universities in the world. I spent 12 years studying to be a professor and was the youngest in my department. Why did I leave? I left because I wasn’t truly being aligned to myself and who I was.

Sometimes being true to yourself is the hardest thing in the world. You’ll hear criticism from all sides and people will doubt you. However, if you’re not aligned to with who you are nothing will go well.

Now, I’m excited. I’m excited because the people I engage with who read this blog have so much potential to be awesome. All of you have the cards to be successful. My job is to connect all the dots and help you have the best mindset to succeed as I have done with many people in the past. My hope is that this blog post will give you insights into how to align yourself best to yourself and your business.

Aligning Yourself with Questions:

What do you want? Are you working because you love what you do? Are you just working because of the money? These are all difficult questions that are tough to answer but are key to your personal and business success.

Some people are totally disorganised when it comes to their business and engage in dozens of activities with no results and high costs because they don’t know what they want. Some people will spend $10k on a website just because they think they should. Other people use Facebook Live and e-mail marketing but get no results. Your real priority should be asking meaningful questions which are much more challenging and force you to reflect on what you truly desire.

Being Aligned with Your Clients:

A major part of any business is working with clients. Before diving into working with a client, you need to know who you are, who your clients are and what they want. An important question I ask a client is, “In 6 months what do you want your life to look like?”. This strategy allows me to align my client’s goals to the actions they’ll take. Understanding how to solve your client’s problems will truly make you of service to them. Being fully aligned with what your client wants means you know exactly how to help them. This means you’re offering valuable help instead of pushing a solution onto them they don’t necessarily need or want.

As You Grow, Your Business Does Also.

The big pillars of life are you, who you are and your business. To truly align yourself to your business, ask: how do you want your business look based on the things you love? As you change and evolve, your business will evolve with you. If you accept how you feel your business will grow and change with how you feel. Once you align yourself with what you truly want, you free yourself from the anxiety you feel. The result will be a happier, more fulfilled you. 

Why Product Value Ladders are the most important assets in your business

Why Product Value Ladders are the most important assets in your business

This week we’re going to talk about ladders… for your products and services.

Let’s face it: The days where you could post an offer in a Facebook group and get people to buy it are pretty much dead. Sure, if you had a really popular Facebook group or if you can establish one now, you’re fine, but nobody wants to buy an offer from someone that they barely know.

That’s where the value ladder comes in.

The whole “pay $10,000 for my services for three months” paradigm is great but… how many people have 10k to drop straight out of the gate in their business? Very few people.

That’s where a value ladder comes in. It establishes trust, gets your customers buying from you asap so you can help them at lower price points and work them up to the higher cost 1:1 coaching, masterminds, and live events.

Let’s break down the steps, shall we?

Are Facebook Groups Dead?

Are Facebook Groups Dead?

A white-hot new trend has been sweeping Facebook-land over the past month and it’s time that someone offers a fresh perspective: Lots of group owners are shutting down their Facebook groups.

Although it’s been said in different ways, what it basically comes down to is this: It takes too much time to manage/the group isn’t active enough/it doesn’t make money so it feels like a dead part of people’s business.

So why is the group not working for some people yet other people have a collaborative space that practically runs itself with very little work?

Simple: It’s all about how you start, not about how you finish.

      Why military spouses make the best online entrepreneurs  As a military spouse, I’ve worked firsthand with veterans who are making their way back into the civilian workforce. I know how talented they are, how loyal they are to the companies they work for, how they can become amazing entrepreneurs, and the ways that they can continue to give back to the community.   But there’s a part of the community that gets ignored for how talented they are each and every single day: Military spouses. We work hard and so many of us have skills and talents that never get recognized. It can be hard being a military spouse - you have to help prepare the family for deployments, deal with periodic relocations, and keep your personal ship afloat.    We military spouses are tough, we’re resilient, and we are valuable contributing members of society and military life in our own right. But everyone seems to forget about that! Our spouses do incredible, important, life-changing and life-saving work, but we have our own skillset that makes us perfect to stop working for other people and start working for ourselves.   I run not one, but two businesses from my home office. That means that I get to set my own hours, I have my own team of employees, and I even work in two different languages. My first company ELEInternacional, helps people become Spanish tutors online, and Women Entrepreneur School helps women all over the world, including military spouses, run their own business.   Like you, I had a civilian job before I started working for myself - I used to teach at Cambridge University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Top of the world right?? Nope, after 3 years in that “perfect” position we were deployed to another base in the US and then I had to start my career all over again. Not anymore, I was done with that!   I know that military spouses have what it takes to become great entrepreneurs because these are skills that we all share. Don’t think you have a business idea? I bet you do, but just in case, I prepared a handy sheet with 35 different business ideas you can start online. Some of them require very little overhead money - and no, there’s no MLM company or Tupperware parties required!           Get your free list of 35 online business ideas!       
 
   
   
     
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           Here are five reasons you’ll make an amazing digital entrepreneur, fellow military spouse  1. You’re flexible and adaptable (aka you can make any situation work)  When you’re a military spouse, flexibility is the name of the game. You know what it’s like to pack up your whole life at a moment’s notice for base transfers, to prepare the kids for deployment and be their rock, and starting over. When you are knocked down, you know how to get back up again.   Trust me, I know from experience, that’s a skill that you’re going to need to know. Being an entrepreneur requires you to be flexible! You have to be able to pivot with the market, try new things, and sometimes, even give out a harsh dose of reality when it’s needed!   2. You want to be of service to other people.  Let’s face it, your job is no less difficult than your partner’s. While your partner is deployed, you’re juggling a million different things, still making it to community events and doing it with a smile. You often do it without praise or even so much as a thank you. I’m sure you’re also used to seeing your spouse get thanked, but you are as much a part of their service journey - you’re the glue that sticks. You also make a sacrifice for your country.  You already know what it means to be of service.  As a business owner, your main job is always to be of service to other people. Whether you have a business that sells products or requires you to be present and be compensated for your time, you’re always serving others to the best of your ability.  Since you’re already a master at this, you’ve mastered something that takes others years and years to learn.  3. You know how to handle stress.  Who knows how to handle stress better than someone who has a few days to pack up the whole house, throw out anything you don’t need, while managing crying kids, nosy family members, and about 20 other obligations? A military spouse does.  There are few people on the planet better equipped to handle stress than you. You know how to make friends in a new community, you will pitch in to make sure that everything gets done, and you’ve probably helped your fair share of friends and fellow military spouses during their transitions, too.  Even though you’ll eventually grow to the point that you can have a staff, sometimes, things come up. A problem with an order. Missing something off a calendar. The internet totally shutting down when you’re mid-way through a launch.  You’re an excellent problem solver and instead of going into major freak out mode, you are already prepared to handle that stuff.  4. You know how to think of the big picture.  Want to know one of the main reasons why businesses fail? It’s not because their founders aren’t smart. It’s not because they didn’t make money.  It’s because most people can’t think of the big picture.  You’re a master at that! You know what it’s like to think of the bigger picture as a military spouse because you do it constantly. You know that we’re all fighting for a world of equality, of justice, of safety. You’re able to picture your spouse coming back in through the door even as they’re leaving.  You know what it’s like to hold onto the dream even when others have abandoned it.  Never undervalue that quality. It’s one of the biggest traits that an entrepreneur needs. You can see that what you’re doing today will take roots in the future and as long as you have that to motivate you, you can keep going. There are many entrepreneurs who wish that they had that ability, trust me.  5. You have superhuman powers that don’t fit on a resumé.  Let’s face it - your work resumé doesn’t really represent who you are. With all the moving, having to keep everyone together, sometimes not being able to work because of stuff that’s going on at home, you probably don’t have a neatly packaged work resumé like other candidates.  Your skills probably don’t even fit on a resumé. Where do you put “Can balance on a chair with three boxes in hand while leaning backwards to grab the tape that you forgot in the other room”? Other skills?  An online business allows you to take the best of your skills, mash them up and turn it into something great. You’ll be able to shred your stack of resumés because you won’t need them.  Having an online business is one of the only ways to be sure that you can weather the storm of moving and deployments safely. It doesn’t matter where you live, as long as you have an internet connection, you can work. You don’t have to explain why you’re starting over, you don’t have to take whatever job is available, and you don’t have to make new roots every single time you move. Your business moves with you because all you need is your laptop and you’re good to go.   You can do this. I have faith in you. I did it, and I’ve seen so many other military spouses do it, too. If you’re not sure what kind of business you can start, here’s a list of 35, just for you!           Get your free list of 35 online business ideas       
 
   
   
     
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As a military spouse, I’ve worked firsthand with veterans who are making their way back into the civilian workforce. I know how talented they are, how loyal they are to the companies they work for, how they can become amazing entrepreneurs, and the ways that they can continue to give back to the community.


But there’s a part of the community that gets ignored for how talented they are each and every single day: Military spouses. We work hard and so many of us have skills and talents that never get recognized. It can be hard being a military spouse - you have to help prepare the family for deployments, deal with periodic relocations, and keep your personal ship afloat. 


We military spouses are tough, we’re resilient, and we are valuable contributing members of society and military life in our own right. But everyone seems to forget about that! Our spouses do incredible, important, life-changing and life-saving work, but we have our own skillset that makes us perfect to stop working for other people and start working for ourselves.


I run not one, but two businesses from my home office. That means that I get to set my own hours, I have my own team of employees, and I even work in two different languages. My first company ELEInternacional, helps people become Spanish tutors online, and Women Entrepreneur School helps women all over the world, including military spouses, run their own business.


Like you, I had a civilian job before I started working for myself - I used to teach at Cambridge University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Top of the world right?? Nope, after 3 years in that “perfect” position we were deployed to another base in the US and then I had to start my career all over again. Not anymore, I was done with that!


I know that military spouses have what it takes to become great entrepreneurs because these are skills that we all share. Don’t think you have a business idea? I bet you do, but just in case, I prepared a handy sheet with 35 different business ideas you can start online. Some of them require very little overhead money - and no, there’s no MLM company or Tupperware parties required!

Why you DO need to pay attention to what others are doing on social media

Why you DO need to pay attention to what others are doing on social media

“Stay in your own lane”
“Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. Just focus on your own business.”

We’ve all heard it a hundred times by now. That you need to just focus on what you’re doing and not pay attention to anybody else. 

But this is some of the WORST advice that you can take. Yes, it’s important to be unique and to have your own voice and perspective on things. But you also want to pay attention to what’s happening on social media to make sure that you stay on top of trends and you don’t get left behind in the dust.

If you don’t keep up with social media and what others are doing, you’re going to become irrelevant.

Are webinars dead?

Are webinars dead?

This week, we’re busting another myth: That webinars are dead.

You’ve probably seen a lot of ads about one of two things: Attending a webinar, or how webinars are dead so it’s time to do something else.

People like to be very polarizing in their ads, which is good - you want to only have ideal clients opting in, but if you’ve been worried about webinas being dead, or if you haven’t seen the best conversions, it’s not because the webinar format is dead.

It’s because you’re probably doing them wrong.

What’s the blacklash against FB ads and funnels all about?

What’s the blacklash against FB ads and funnels all about?

I’m sure you’ve noticed these ads and posts in your social media feeds - we have: “HATE FUNNELS? THEN THIS IS THE SYSTEM FOR YOU”

It’s the latest in a series of trends of people trying to sell you a bunch of snake oil disguised as something new. I’m calling it “hate marketing” - capturing a consumer’s attention based on something that they hate/dislike and feeding off of that hate like a vampire.

The biggest backlash right now in Facebook land seems to be against funnels and Facebook ads.

How to manage yourself and your team

Here you have one of my Facebook live I did about the apps that I use to keep myself organize and handle projects with my team. I talk about Trello, Asana, Google Docs, and Calendly.

 

Let me know the Apps that you use in th comments!! 

 

 

      An ouch for your ego,  a win for your business     Have you ever heard or said things like:   Nobody engages with my posts    I cannot get clients to sign up for my coaching packages    I do Facebook live all the time, but no clients!    I am all day posting Facebook groups, and still broke!    Why X is doing it if she is not really that good?    I do a lot of discovery calls and no signs up         

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
          
             
                  
             
          
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Sounds familiar? The simple answer why it's not working is:  Either you are talking to the wrong people or you are talking about something that nobody cares.  Ouch I know, right in your ego, and if you have a big ego please stop reading now because I am about to hurt it a bit more.   Ouch number 1:     Social media is your window shopping, not your market.   Social media is for you to engage and give value…read that again….engage and give value, so they know who you are and that what you do is valuable. Do you really engage? or you just drop a looong post about YOU and how great you are? That is not engaging…and this goes for posts and Facebook live videos.   Ouch number 2:     The Facebook group of coach X is not your tribe its hers .  Meaning the people in her group are HER ideal client and not subsequently yours, so you are giving your “value” to people who might not really be interested in that.    Ouch number 3:     Like you, most of us are in several groups .  Meaning: Posting about your “last spot” for yourprogram in 5 different groups with probably the same people on it is not going to take you very far.     Ouch number 4:     Since you don't really know your client, you don't talk/offer programs or coaching packages that resonate with her.   Your content is key, but if we start in the wrong path withan image of our client that is wrong or not really specific, you are going nowhere. Do your clients really want that? Or is just the program “that you want” AKA being in love with the perfect program that you created in your head without taking into account your client.   Ouch number 5:     Offering free discovery calls to either people that are not your ideal clients or do discovery calls just to tell them ho great you are   and that they need to join your program is not going to work because, again you are not engaging or giving value. Offer a free session in which you really tackle a problem, it´s about them not about you, provide them value and they will be happy to work with you (if they are your ideal client)  And when I talk about  “ideal” client  I don't mean that exercises that we all have done before.   “My ideal client is a women entrepreneur that is not afraid of taking risks and up-leveling”   That translated into practical marketing terms means NADA.   So the first phase of flourishing your online business is the type of clients you want and the ideal customer base that you’ll target that will help you and your business to achieve goals.  Join me in this free video and workbook where you can explore WHO your clients really are and how can we apply those characteristics to find them in social media.   

An ouch for your ego,

a win for your business

 

Have you ever heard or said things like:

Nobody engages with my posts
I cannot get clients to sign up for my coaching packages
I do Facebook live all the time, but no clients!
I am all day posting Facebook groups, and still broke!
Why X is doing it if she is not really that good?
I do a lot of discovery calls and no signs up

 

Sounds familiar? The simple answer why it's not working is:

Either you are talking to the wrong people or you are talking about something that nobody cares.

Ouch I know, right in your ego, and if you have a big ego please stop reading now because I am about to hurt it a bit more.

  • Ouch number 1:

Social media is your window shopping, not your market. Social media is for you to engage and give value…read that again….engage and give value, so they know who you are and that what you do is valuable. Do you really engage? or you just drop a looong post about YOU and how great you are? That is not engaging…and this goes for posts and Facebook live videos.

  • Ouch number 2:

The Facebook group of coach X is not your tribe its hers. Meaning the people in her group are HER ideal client and not subsequently yours, so you are giving your “value” to people who might not really be interested in that. 

  • Ouch number 3:

Like you, most of us are in several groups. Meaning: Posting about your “last spot” for yourprogram in 5 different groups with probably the same people on it is not going to take you very far.  

  • Ouch number 4:

Since you don't really know your client, you don't talk/offer programs or coaching packages that resonate with her. Your content is key, but if we start in the wrong path withan image of our client that is wrong or not really specific, you are going nowhere. Do your clients really want that? Or is just the program “that you want” AKA being in love with the perfect program that you created in your head without taking into account your client.

  • Ouch number 5:

Offering free discovery calls to either people that are not your ideal clients or do discovery calls just to tell them ho great you are and that they need to join your program is not going to work because, again you are not engaging or giving value. Offer a free session in which you really tackle a problem, it´s about them not about you, provide them value and they will be happy to work with you (if they are your ideal client)

And when I talk about “ideal” client I don't mean that exercises that we all have done before. 

“My ideal client is a women entrepreneur that is not afraid of taking risks and up-leveling”

That translated into practical marketing terms means NADA.

So the first phase of flourishing your online business is the type of clients you want and the ideal customer base that you’ll target that will help you and your business to achieve goals.

Join me in this free video and workbook where you can explore WHO your clients really are and how can we apply those characteristics to find them in social media.

 

        
  
 
  
    
  
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    If you were to scroll down any busy street in any city in the world and asked a dozen women if they'd like to be self-employed to be their own boss, we guarantee that nearly all of them will shimmer a glowing smile and say "Heck yes!"     What they don't fully grasp is that creating a business is not the same as being self-employed. When you're self-employed, you work for yourself, but it stops at your skills. Whereas a company can scale up and take advantage of other skills of talented people they hire.     There is no problem with starting your business solo as a self-employed entity just don't allow yourself to remain stagnant while watching others thrive in this economy. The tips we are sharing will guide you on your way to having a successful business instead of working a job.      Don't try to be a Theresa of All Trades - Allow Others to Help You      As aforementioned, take advantage of the skills of others and use it to build a sustainable business. It's easy to see spent revenue when hiring other people, but trying to be cost-effective will cause your business to slow in growth, and you will burn out in the process.     Try delegating the work that needs attention by giving it to the people that have the talent to deliver high-quality work. Such as, if you run a success website but have zero time to write content hire a writer that can ease the stress while you are giving yourself time to focus on the more important details.           Develop a Balance Between Work and Home - Time Off is Crucial       Working from home delivers so many advantages, but one of the disadvantages to sharing a home with your office is that you never fully clock out from work.     Family members will get upset if they see you sneaking off to your study to "finish one more thing," or "I forgot to email an invoice to so and so..." instead of sitting down for a meal together or enjoying a movie in the living room as a family. When your office is 10 miles away those little things you forgot to do aren't as important when there is wasted gas and traffic involved. Implement this into your business plan:      ·         Having free time to rest is important, so always take time for yourself   ·         Make time for loved ones and fun activities   ·         Stick to a set work schedule - Having your own hours, as a boss doesn't mean working all hours     Downtime is necessary for everyone, and it doesn’t make you a weak person or that you’re not strong enough it just means you’re human and need time for yourself to avoid hating the business you originally loved and had the passion for. Instead learn to delegate as follows:      ·         Hire Trusted assistants or contractors that can oversee the business when you're not available   ·         Take advantage of automation tools such as auto responders and utilize your auto webinar systems   ·         Fully train your staff to run the business like you would      You don't necessary have to throw caution to the wind and completely neglect your business to have a vacation or a little downtime. You are allowed to check in with your assistant or staff to see how everything is from time to time but don't it turn into "I'll be there in five minutes..." in the middle of a Medi-Pedi with cotton balls still in-between your toes.

If you were to scroll down any busy street in any city in the world and asked a dozen women if they'd like to be self-employed to be their own boss, we guarantee that nearly all of them will shimmer a glowing smile and say "Heck yes!"

 

What they don't fully grasp is that creating a business is not the same as being self-employed. When you're self-employed, you work for yourself, but it stops at your skills. Whereas a company can scale up and take advantage of other skills of talented people they hire.

 

There is no problem with starting your business solo as a self-employed entity just don't allow yourself to remain stagnant while watching others thrive in this economy. The tips we are sharing will guide you on your way to having a successful business instead of working a job.

 

Don't try to be a Theresa of All Trades - Allow Others to Help You

 

As aforementioned, take advantage of the skills of others and use it to build a sustainable business. It's easy to see spent revenue when hiring other people, but trying to be cost-effective will cause your business to slow in growth, and you will burn out in the process.

 

Try delegating the work that needs attention by giving it to the people that have the talent to deliver high-quality work. Such as, if you run a success website but have zero time to write content hire a writer that can ease the stress while you are giving yourself time to focus on the more important details.

 

 

Develop a Balance Between Work and Home - Time Off is Crucial

 

Working from home delivers so many advantages, but one of the disadvantages to sharing a home with your office is that you never fully clock out from work.

 

Family members will get upset if they see you sneaking off to your study to "finish one more thing," or "I forgot to email an invoice to so and so..." instead of sitting down for a meal together or enjoying a movie in the living room as a family. When your office is 10 miles away those little things you forgot to do aren't as important when there is wasted gas and traffic involved. Implement this into your business plan:

 

·      Having free time to rest is important, so always take time for yourself

·      Make time for loved ones and fun activities

·      Stick to a set work schedule - Having your own hours, as a boss doesn't mean working all hours

 

Downtime is necessary for everyone, and it doesn’t make you a weak person or that you’re not strong enough it just means you’re human and need time for yourself to avoid hating the business you originally loved and had the passion for. Instead learn to delegate as follows:

 

·      Hire Trusted assistants or contractors that can oversee the business when you're not available

·      Take advantage of automation tools such as auto responders and utilize your auto webinar systems

·      Fully train your staff to run the business like you would

 

You don't necessary have to throw caution to the wind and completely neglect your business to have a vacation or a little downtime. You are allowed to check in with your assistant or staff to see how everything is from time to time but don't it turn into "I'll be there in five minutes..." in the middle of a Medi-Pedi with cotton balls still in-between your toes.