10 Things You Should Do Every Month if You are a Lifestyle Entrepreneur or Blogger (or You Want to B
If you’re a lifestyle entrepreneur or blogger (or you want to become one), then I think we can both agree — creating a life and business you love isn't easy. Like the Aladdin song, it's a whole new world - especially if you didn't grow up with any entrepreneurial influence or all your friends or most people you know still work a 9-5 salaried or hourly job.
There’s a lot of soul searching that goes on into becoming a lifestyle entrepreneur, transformation coach or lifestyle blogger. Yes, there are a ton of resources (thank you Google, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).
At the same time, what works for someone else may not be your "ideal life", business, or day. I know that was absolutely the case (and still is for me). The hustle and constant grind not for me. Been there - done that (and almost killed myself literally).
In Corporate America, from 2003 - 2011 (especially the time between 2007-2010 when I was >55 lbs. heavier, doing part of what I loved, massive people pleaser, losing myself, generating others >7-9 figures annually yet completely miserable with barely any time for my life, health, friends, travel, learning - anyone else relate?)
Now, with that being said - are there times when I put in a lot more time - absolutely! I am constantly in tune though with my spirit, soul, mind, body and how they feel all around. For me, self care is a non-negotiable.
It is so easy to get lost in passion and purpose - especially when you know that you are helping others transform + inspire their lives from the inside out (health, wealth, and business!) I also LOVE to serve. At the same time, acknowledging, how can I possibly serve at the highest level if I am burned out? Hello?! At the same time, recognizing there are times where I push (and I know you do), but I assess way faster than I used to with ALL areas of my life being in flow (spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, physical, financial, and playful!)
It is definitely an art and a science in creating a life and business you love. Like us, it constantly evolves.
You, my friend, want to create a life and business you love. I can tell. That's probably why you are here reading - hello?! You probably love the challenge because like me, you’re crazy (we are the ones that change the world though - yes?!)
So, since you really want to create a life and business you love, this post is for you.
In this blog post, I’m sharing 10 things that you should do every month if you are a lifestyle entrepreneur, blogger, transformation coach (or want to be one!) It may sound like a lot, but the more you do this you will find yourself doing these daily with time like I do!
Plus, if you truly want to create a life and business you love - don't you owe it to yourself and your tribe to invest the time to be sure you are in alignment with who you are all around?
1. Get Clear Each Week. It is very easy to get caught up in reactive states versus in proactive or creative states. The more clarity we have on the direction we want to go, the easier we get there. It is no different than putting in an address in a GPS so you know where to go. Questions to Ask Yourself / Your Team:
What did you do great with last week?
What worked absolutely great?
What do you want to shift this week?
What are the three - five things to get done?
Who do you want to connect with?
How are you creating your life?
How are you creating your business model?
How are you creating your tribe?
How do you want to feel?
How do you want to start the day?
How do you want your spiritual practices to be?
How do you want to be mentally and emotionally?
How do you want show and spread joy?
How do you want to create community?
How do you want to create boundaries?
How do you want to serve people?
How do you want to share your message?
How will you feel when you are serving?
How will you feel when you get things done?
What type of people do you want to connect with?
The more people + models + impact =
the more growth.
It's simple, not easy.This includes gratitude for:
Your loved ones.
to name a few.
Energy is everything!5. Take the Next Best StepI've struggled with three major roadblocks in the past, and see many do the same. The key is to focus on the next best step - and to TAKE it. Faith is taking the next step! Some potential roadblocks:a. We get caught up in all the things to do and what to do it all today, and then beat ourselves up when we don't. Hello - Rome wasn't built in a day... or Oprah... or Beyonce... or Apple... or Disney. b. We see the whole vision and want it all here now, and get impatient. c. We take the a step or two or three, but then doubt or get frustrated because of impatience or fear of the future. I often also see people get paralyzed and do nothing because the tape that is playing is - why bother or no one cares or I don't matter.
Let me tell you something - you - your story - your voice absolutely matters. You may be the EXACT person someone needs to hear something from.
Your content creation.
to name a few.
You will also note what is something you get to learn.A big thing I had to reframe (recovering perfectionist and fear of failure) is that we always win or learn (so ALWAYS win). When we learn, we simply get to shift (see point six hello). In every single thing I do, I take note of "lessons learned". The basics of this is what worked, what didn't (for myself, for the team, for the tool, for the approach, for the technology). This recently has included things like:
Increase in traffic
Social Platform growth
Manifesting next level
As a result, this has massively impacted our business model.I don't ever want to feel like a slave to the business (or want anyone else to). I also want to show true freedom and scaling smart. As a result, over 80% of our business is fully scaled with automation (this includes our Freebies, 7 Day Challenge, Creation Club, Academies, and upcoming programs). This means that we film, add supporting materials, set up automated step by step emails one and done, and a 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, a million students can be in the lifestyle platform all at once. Now, granted it takes scaling a community to respond to the online portal, questions, feedback, transformation packs, and more. At the same time, we don't email each time the materials. Everything is all. set up. I've also helped scale entrepreneurs, medium size companies, and multi million and billion dollar brands so this is a big part of my influence. I am also heavily influenced by Tim Ferris - Four Hour Work Week - and being sure I practice what I preach by having a scaled and automated platform. This includes components like:
As a result, about 20% of our platform involves live components.I also set up our influencers, retreats, and academies with scaleable components to grow the team with support, endless collabs, retreat leaders, transformation coaches and more as the community grows. Simply put, I may not want to travel a ton however I see how we may create opportunities for others to leverage all the components. 10. Travel on Your TermsSpeaking of travel! I LOVE to travel. However, I have been a Road Warrior and have zero desire to become one again. I like to say I have roots and wings. I have dreams and desires to travel to 100 countries solo, with my future family, family, and team. Some people love being a digital nomad, or never ending traveler - and that's great if that is you. However, if it isn't you will know very quickly either what boundaries to put in place, or how you want to shift. There have absolutely been seasons in my life where there may be more (or less) depending on what goals or things I have going on. For example, right now I am training for a fitness show in July in Atlanta so I am aware of potential impacts. I also know travel may impact my consistency. So, for now I am focused on being consistent, and/or I've handed things off and scaled smart with a team member.
Travel on Your Terms is Finding Your Happy Place.
Phew! Thanks for creating with me! . More ways for you to create in our community would be in our FREE 14 Day Challenge - in our Creation Club - our monthly mastermind!
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