Your Only Obstacle is YOU

Updated: Oct 23

I don't know who needs to hear this, and it might ruffle some feathers, but I feel like it needs to be said to help some fellow business owners with moving forward in their business.

Let me preface this by saying, if you're comfortable where you're at and you have no desire to grow, that's okay. Some people don’t want to grow and scale to a huge following, a huge clientele, or end up in big box stores. Some people like staying small and that’s 100% okay.

But if your whole goal is to grow and expand your business, this one is for you, friend. And it’s coming from a place of love.

If you are scrolling through your feed every day wishing you had the success in your business as others in your industry, then put down the phone, quit feeling sorry for yourself and PUT. IN. THE. WORK. FRIEND. 👏🏼

YOU are the only thing standing in your way.

YOU are the only person stopping yourself from succeeding.

YOU are the only person that can push yourself to do better every single day.

YOU are the one that runs your business, not the competition down the street or across that computer screen.

YOU are the one that's in charge of how you structure your business and set it up for success.

YOU are in charge of setting your prices and creating your product or service to the best of your ability, not anyone else.

If you find yourself wishing you had the success of others, I'll let you in on a secret...

Those people didn't get where they are by sitting around looking at their Instagram feed, mad at others because they're successful, and they aren't doing as well as their competition.

Those people didn't get where they are by giving up on themselves.

Those people didn't get where they are by being stagnant.

Those people didn't get where they are by throwing in the towel, procrastinating, or letting themselves get burnt out.

Those people didn’t become successful by losing sight of the bigger picture.

If you’re struggling with these things, here are 3 things I want you to do…

Unfollow any account that distracts you from growing personally, and in your business

What we consume is what we become. Whether we like it or not. That’s human nature and that’s how we’re wired. If you stick with something for too long, listen to something for too long, or do certain things for too long, it becomes part of us, and if we aren’t careful, it can consume us. So if you're following accounts on social media that you’re jealous of, or that are in the same industry as you and you want to gain the same success that they have, unfollow them. It’s one thing to be inspired by someone else, but if you’re finding yourself obsessed with trying to figure out their “secret formula” for success (news flash, it doesn’t exist— success just comes from hard work and determination) or starting to loathe them for growing more quickly than you, UNFOLLOW THEM. Only follow accounts that inspire you, educate you, or that you truly align and connect with. It’s only when you eliminate all distractions and outside voices, that you’ll truly be able to listen to your own voice and focus on your own business.

Sit down, audit your business, your goals, and where you want to be in a year

Now I love a good plan. My personality is the perfect storm combination of planner and impulse. There are certain things that I just have to plan out in order for them to go well, or for me to feel more at ease, like setting big goals for my business. That’s something super important that has to be planned out and a “roadmap” has to be laid out to help me reach those goals. My Instagram feed, on the other hand, I’m a total impulse poster. I find that if I try and plan out my feed, it doesn’t feel authentic and I find myself just posting filler content to keep up with the algorithm. My posts to better when I post what’s truly aligned with my business and my ideal clients. Anyway!— I want you to sit down and look forward one year. Or start with 2022. Write down your income goals, your customer or client goals, your paycheck goals. For example, if you wanna be making $5000 per month next year, write it down. If you want to start offering a new service or launch a new product, write it down. Once you’ve written down all of your goals and the different milestones you want to achieve, move on to step 3.

Make a plan for how you're going to achieve these goals, and execute that plan at all costs

For example, as I mentioned, if you want to make $5,000 per month, and you sell a service that you sell for $1,500, that means you need to sell at least 4 of those services each month in order to pay yourself that much. And that’s not including whatever business bills and costs you have that you need to account for. Then, that’s when you plan out what you need to do in order to book 4 clients per month to reach your income goals. Do this for each goal you wrote down. Write out a detailed plan of what you need to do to turn these goals into realities. A goal without a plan is just a dream. Remember that!

If you need help getting organized in your business, need feedback on certain business practices, or establish goals for where you want your business to be, feel free to reach out and let's talk! If you’ve got some goals in mind already that involve branding or web design, use the button below to book your free 30-minute discovery call, and let’s chat, friend. I’d love to {virtually} meet you!

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