Setting goals is a task every single person should embrace...especially entrepreneurs.
Whether you do it every New Year or at various times throughout the year, knowing what you want in life and what you want to accomplish - will prevent that feeling of just "going through the motions" each day without purpose. Knowing your purpose and having clear goals will motivate you to wake up and take action every single day. But not just any ACTION - the action that leads to PROGRESS and RESULTS!
I personally commit to setting goals with desired results, quarterly! But more on that later!
Setting goals in every aspect of your life will not only keep you focused on what you want, but it will help you eliminate the confusion of what you should be doing in your business and your life, on a daily or weekly basis. Whether it’s about losing weight to regain your health or increasing your business profits, knowing what you want allows you to put action steps in place....
As a serial entrepreneur, I'll be very transparent when I tell you - I've done an amazing job at managing multiple businesses - and I've done a horrific job at it.
Here's the truth, it's not that challenging - if you can manage YOURSELF well.
In the beginning, I failed miserably at managing ME! I was so busy juggling time and tasks, that my life, my health and even my business goals became burdensome and overwhelming.
As a multi-passionate, I wanted to accomplish "all the things" all at once!
Until I learned two words that changed my days and weeks and years into the most successful seasons of my business.
I embraced this Biblical principle and instead of being overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted and confused...caused my quality of life to increase and my finances to soar!
I couldn't believe that this simple principle kept me creative and provided me with a healthier (and blessed) work-life balance.
What are the two words that contributed to my success?
If there’s one thing that keeps people stuck, it’s a lack of clarity.
You know you want to quit your soul guzzling 9-to-5 in exchange for the freedom of entrepreneurship, and maybe you even know what business you want to start, to help you get there...but you just aren’t clear on the steps to take.
Maybe you want to take an exotic vacation, but you aren’t sure exactly where to go—or how to make it happen.
You want to grow your business, but aren’t even sure exactly what it will take to move you to the next level of income.
The truth is, with vague “goals” such as these, in three, five or even ten years, you’ll still be stuck right where you are today.
What is it that moves the needle forward? What causes some entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in lighting speed - versus - those that creep by, not sure of how to get ahead?
I'll be transparent right from the start! I am AWFUL at building a business!
Yep! There you have it! And I'm not being easy with my wording...I said AWFUL and I mean absolutely AWFUL.
I'm not too fond of routine (I love spontaneity)
I don't follow "trends and fads" (I've always trailed my own path)
And I LOVE being there for everyone (something that has caused me to lose THOUSANDS of dollars and friends)
I don't like having to focus on "one thing" (Shucks! I'm a multi-passionate - so go figure)
So, in complete transparency - I will tell you that I struggled in business for nearly 5 years, before I realized that I was never going to build anything profitable if I tried doing it the way everyone did.
First of all, I'm a Jesus Girl - so I thought a lot differently than those in the "business support groups", I was a part of.
The latest business "trend". Most recent "social media" tool. And all the conflicting marketing 'strategies" -...
I work hard to make sure I "practice what I preach"!
Not just because it would be hypocritical NOT to, but because I want my own students and business buddies to see that DOING THE WORK...works!
Results are proof! Results are receipts! And just last week, all the things I teach others - came into play in my own, product based business.
When I received the phone call, from a representative of a VERY, REPUTABLE ORGANIZATION - of course, I thought the call was about a "personal order".
"Yes! This is Joy, how can I help you?" - I asked
"Hi, Joy! You don't know me, but I've heard lots about you and your amazing brand." (insert my deer in headlights stare and a big, cheesy grin)
*now let's pause for a moment* TAKE NOTE: The caller admitted that I didn't know her (SHE WAS A STRANGER)
But how did she hear about me and my "brand"? *I'm gonna share the details, soon*
I even questioned if I was referred by someone or if we had a mutual "friend"....
Use A 3-Part Sales Funnel To Make More Money- More Often!
Every business should have a sales funnel! Yep! Every.Single.One!
Whether you sell products or services, or even a bit of both! Sales Funnels help you to guide your target audience on a journey that leads them from followers to fans to paying customers or clients.
Your sales funnel is a visual representation of how to attract people into your business and convert them into paying customers. The term ‘funnel’ is a huge buzz word lately, so it seems that lots of business owners aren't too eager to create a funnel or they simply believe that it's something over their heads or too advanced, for where they are on their own business journey!
Most commonly, many business owners simply get overwhelmed at the idea of having to have multiple offers for...
I see it all.the.time. People setting goals...and never achieving them! Not necessarily because they can't achieve them, but because something gets in the way! Something hinders them or discourages them or worse - they just don't do the "right" kind of work to stay disciplined and focused in order to reach their desired goals!
We've all been there! Setting out with the highest of hopes, only to allow them to fizzle in a few weeks...and then having to generate the energy and excitement to start again building the momentum we need!
This doesn't only happen in business! It happens with our relationships, faith, careers, health, finances...you name it! Losing the zeal to reach our goals, happens all throughout life!
Goals, of any kind, are healthy! They set up a standard and a plan to get us to a desired destination or result! But here's the thing: Goals must be ACTIVATED! They can't just stay on paper or in our minds! It...
This topic is probably the one I'm most passionate about - when it comes to building a profitable business.
I had to learn the hard way - but honestly! the days of working in a job you hate or struggling to stay afloat by creating a business you no longer love, are long gone!
Even if you think there are no other alternatives - I'm here to tell you: you are so wrong! I used to think the same way, but it isn't true! Every circumstance has an alternative; sometimes you just have to think creatively to see it - other times, the way you're doing the things you do, could be the issue!
Just so we're on the same page - understand that I'm a HUGE believer that if you're doing work you love, work that is created in your GIFT ZONE (my term for the area that combines your gifts, passion, purpose and personal value), you’ll be happier, more fulfilled and have a more profitable business.
Which is why BUILDING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS DOING WHAT YOU LOVE, has to be created and...
Happy Blessed New Year!
Whew! If You're Able To Say That...YOU ARE BLESSED!
2020 Was A Tough One For Sure! But Apparently, You Are Still Here For A Purpose...A Divine One At That! So Why Not Thank God And Get Prepared To Maximize The Time!
Here Are 7 Steps That Will Help You Grow Your Business (And Increase Profits To...If You Follow These Steps Consistently In The New Season Ahead) :
But Wait! You Know I Have To Add A Little "Sermon" In The Mix, Before I Give You My Tips!
IF YOU DON'T DO ANYTHING FOR YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR BUSINESS CAN'T DO ANYTHING FOR YOU!
Most new start ups, die because of INACTION and INCONSISTENCY!
You have to have a PLAN and take consistent action on a regular basis, to grow your business.
Once you allow your business to become stagnant, your customers, clients, following AND YOUR REVENUE will do the same!
Let’s start the year with a commitment to prosper!
(Ok! I'll step out of the pulpit now) LOL
Let me start by saying...It's not enough just to throw up a quick website, create a thousand different social media accounts and say you're in business!
It takes work to manage, engage and create the RIGHT content for your audience.
I know I don't always follow the steps that the billion dollar "gurus" tell you to follow or the high end business coaches.
Because, honestly? No! Seriously...do you want my raw and uncut answer?
Here it is: A lot of those "systems", "methods" and "programs" - never worked for me.
I literally had to learn from God! And I'm not being super deep here, I promise you I'm not...but it's true!
I spent THOUSANDS of dollars - FOLLOWING, STUDYING and PRACTICING from "the best" coaches in the industry.
Some things worked....most didn't.
Does that mean they were frauds! Not really...I took what worked, but also listened to my own insight to grow my business.
So, when it comes to creating...
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