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Anything can happen in 90 days.
Starting a business and setting goals for an entire year can be overwhelming, at best. Sometimes the goals can get so big that we often fail to take action on them, feeling they are unattainable. Because of that, I recommend you create and implement 90-day action plans when starting your business.
90 days is long enough to make big things happen but also short enough to know that you will be reaching your goals in no time!
My signature group coaching program is broken into a 90-day plan, I did this after working with so many different clients and realizing that at the 90-day mark is where the magic happens they have an “A-ha” moment, where results start happening.
This is why I encourage you to make plans for your most amazing 90 days ever. When you do and implement that plan, you will see that small actions can add up to BIG RESULTS.
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
free 90-day planner
Free 90 Day Planner
If you’ve decided that it is time to leave the 9-5 and you are going to work from home running your own business, you may need to have a form of income while you finish creating products and developing your business. Here are 7 Ways to make quick cash, while you get your business off the ground.
7 Ways to make quick cash
Provide a Service
If you plan to make your own products and sell them, you likely have skills that other people will want to use. Try finding out if anyone needs the types of service you could offer. Perhaps you’re good at graphic design, database management, transcription, or something else entirely. Put it out there and people may buy your time.
Get a Part-Time Job
If you can’t wait for services to take off, and you need to leave the 9-5 right away, you can get a part-time job. Sign up to be a substitute teacher or a temp at an agency, or head over to your nearest fast food place and you’re likely to be hired on the spot.
Get a Work-at-Home Job
There are also work-from-home jobs that you can get pretty quickly if you have the experience, education and skills. Look for call center work, and you could be bringing in money within the month.
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Sell Stuff on eBay
Have too much stuff in your house? Try selling some of it on eBay. You can also buy from stores on sale and then sell for a higher price on eBay. Believe it or not, everyone isn’t able to get to the same sales you can.
Sell Stuff on Amazon
Sort of the same idea as eBay, but you may not be aware that you can sell your old books and pretty much any items that Amazon sells, right from your home office. You can even ship some qualifying items to their fulfillment service and you just collect checks. Look up “fulfillment by Amazon”.
Have a Yard Sale
One of the fastest and most tried and true methods of bringing in a little cash is the old-fashioned yard or garage sale. You can still do that, and if the weather is not right, look on Facebook for groups dedicated to online yard sales in your area to make quick cash.
Babysit or Dog Sit
One of the fastest ways to make a buck is to babysit or dog sit but make sure you do it in their house or you’ll have to worry about licensing. Tell everyone you know that you’d like to babysit or provide animal care or both in their home and your fee. You’ll be amazed at how many will jump at the chance.
7 Ways to make quick cash
Showcase Your Expertise
Your Credibility and Experience is the Key to a Growing Business
Think about the last time you hired a contractor, either for your business or to do something around your home. Did you look for the lowest price, or did you look for someone with experience? Did you check the contractor’s references, or just take his word at face value?
You likely have heard the old adage, “you get what you pay for,” and usually, when you hire someone simply based on the lowest price, you’ll get someone who’s not as experienced as the higher-priced contractor. Lack of experience can lead to mistakes, and sometimes they are costly. And let’s face it, not everybody is as honest as you are, so if you’re not checking references, you might get scammed.
What’s the lesson here? Successful businesses stay afloat when they gain years of experience and build their credibility with their audience.
No matter what stage of business you’re in today, whether you just opened your doors or have had a string of clients for years, today is the day to concentrate on building your credibility and sharing your expertise with the world.
Download Step one of the Showcase Your Expertise Bootcamp and start building your credibility today.
Be proud of your success and start sharing it with your audience.
Looking for more? Check out the entire course inside the Virtual Studio Classroom below!
P.S. Why not stop over in The Leave the 9-5 Facebook Group/Workshop and share with us your Zone of Genius!
Showcase Your Expertise
Showcase Your Expertise
Recognize Business Burnout
Whether you are an entrepreneur, online or off, a full-time employee building your career, or both, it typically means working more hours than you want, at the start of your new career, as you build your personal or business brand… but what if you’re still working all those extra hours, two, three, or more years later?
That’s when business burnout really strikes.
You’ve heard the term, I’m sure, many times. So, what exactly is it, and why does it happen?
Burnout is defined as physical and emotional exhaustion that takes all the joy out of your business and saps away your ability to be proactive and engaged. In that way, it lies dangerously parallel to depression. It can manifest any time in your career, whenever two conditions creep into your work life: Stress, and the feeling that your business is controlling you, rather than the other way round.
I’ve been there, it isn’t pretty and it is an easy spiral down that is very hard to climb out of. I do not want to see anyone go through it – ever.
- No longer feeling energized by working long hours
- Frustration with your inability to accomplish tasks that were once easy
- Not wanting to come to work (or sit down at your computer)
- Feeling angry with yourself at not accomplishing more
- Procrastination and avoidance behaviours
- A decline in self-worth and self-esteem
- Resenting clients and customers
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling hopeless
Above all, burnout is characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion. It takes a toll on your family relationships, your health, and your business … and makes a mockery of your freedom-based purpose of going into business for yourself.
Or take further action by signing up for my How to Recognize and Heal From Business Burnout, available in the classroom. If you would like to learn more about the masterclass, take a peek at the course page, here.
Join us inside the TVS Workshop and share your experience with Business Burnout. Do you have some advice you can help others with? We’d love to hear it!
How to turn a dream into a workable plan
As a business mentor, it can be difficult to watch the lack of progress of so many promising entrepreneurs. They’ve dreamed for so long about creating a solid, sustainable business, and yet, all they do is dream.
You know the people I’m talking about. They attend conferences, sign up for free webinars, buy paid training, and sometimes even work with a coach or two. And yet week after week, month after month, year after year, they fail to make any progress toward their dreams.
Are they just lazy? No. It’s something worse. They don’t know how to move from a dream to a plan and they’re stuck.
It is my mission to get every single woman who is “stuck” in that phase of their business moving toward their dreams and accomplishing their goals. So, if this is where you are, here are a few tips that may help give you that gentle nudge.
Starting With the Long-Term
If you’ve ever been on a job interview and were asked, “Where do you want to be five years from now,” you might have thought it an odd question. But as a business owner, that might just be the most important consideration you can have.
Without knowing where you’re headed in the long term, it’s impossible to create a map to get there. You need to know what your destination is, so that every day, week, month, and year you can check your progress to be sure you’re still headed in the right direction.
Once you know your ultimate destination, you can draft a plan for getting there, and create the interim goals that will help you stay on track.
For example, if in five years you want to be free to travel for 8 weeks every year, then you need to have a few pieces in place before that can happen:
- Enough income to cover travel costs
- Passive income to sustain your business while you’re not working
- A staff who can manage the business while you’re away
With this list, you can then work backwards from your five-year goal, and create milestones along the way. If you know you’ll need to earn $150,000 annually in order to fund your travel plans, and right now you’re earning $60,000, then reasonable milestones might look like this:
- Year 1: $70,000
- Year 2: $85,000
- Year 3: $105,000
- Year 4: $125,000
- Year 5: $150,000
With these milestones in place, it’s much easier to figure out exactly what you need to do to achieve them, by setting monthly, weekly, and daily goals.
Create Small Goals
If you have ever spoken to me, or read any of my articles on goal setting, this is given…If you say to someone, you need to move from $60,000 to $150,000 in five years, that’s a pretty overwhelming task. After all, it’s a $90,000 increase and most people will look at that and immediately dismiss it as impossible.
But when you break it down as I have above, and then again into smaller steps, it suddenly doesn’t look so daunting.
In the first year of the plan we have outlined here, your income needs to increase only by $10,000. That’s less than $1000 per month! Surely that’s easy enough to accomplish!
You can further break that down by week: $1000 per month is just $250 per week. If you sell just one more service package, big-ticket item, or five more of a $50 training program, you’ve already reached your milestone.
That might mean sending one more email to your list, or investing an additional $20 per month in Facebook ads, or perhaps reaching out to one more JV partner. The point is, reaching this much smaller goal is far easier than thinking about that five-year plan.
So what’s your big dream? How can you deconstruct it into achievable milestones, workable goals, and finally, daily and weekly tasks? Share in the comments below!
If you can do this (and you definitely can) then you can achieve anything in business and in life.
If you don’t already havea business plan, download my Superstar Business Plan template. It is a step-by-step template on how to create an effective and simple plan for your new business, along with a few other great resources to turn your dream into a plan!
Why not join us inside the Studio Workshop and share your dream and tell us your plan!
If you have a direct sales or network marketing business, chances are parties are the lifeblood of your business. One of the most important aspects of to having a successful party is to work with your Hostess. Setting your Hostess up for success is just as important to your business as your sales. Effective hostess coaching is how you are able to do this.
It all starts with a plan, who knew “party planner’ was part of the job description of Entrepreneur Goddess?
Basically, when it comes to having a successful party, it will come down to a strong strategic plan, communication and truly partnering with your host or Hostess. You will be able to increase your party sales, and bookings, by working with them on several different levels. Here are a few things to remember when working with your host or Hostess.
Remember, if they have a successful party – you will have a successful party!
1. Appreciate your Hostess!
• Send your Hostess a handwritten thank you and let her know she’s appreciated. Build a solid foundation of trust and confidence by sharing that you’ll be there to guide her along the way. Include a link or email her a “save the date” graphic (easy to create in Canva) that she can easily send to her guests.
• Mail a Hostess packet with a cover letter, catalogue and order forms. Be sure to place post-it tabs in the catalogue on the Hostess program page and special products. Also, put a few extra post-it tabs in the package, so the Hostess can tab her favourite pages and products.
2. Be A Good Listener:
• Call your Hostess and set up a “Wish List, time it so you call soon after her packet arrives. Write down everything on her list and create an action plan to help her get it all. The plan should include pre-party orders and a pre-arranged booking.
• Discuss any concerns that your Hostess might have. Brainstorm ideas on how to get outside orders, create e-vite reminders for friends and family, not on Facebook, and possibly teaming up with a friend to double-host.
3. Set High Expectations:
• We’ve all heard, “Aim for the moon and you’ll fall among the stars.” So, aim high. Add a Hostess tip and tricks checklist in your hostess packet.
• Don’t settle. Challenge your Hostess to beat your highest or last party. Be sure to recognize her efforts on the event page, using fun graphics, emojis and stickers to build her confidence.
4. Create a strategy:
• If it is an online Facebook event, advise your Hostess to only invite FB friends that she knows well enough that she’d invite them to a home party. That will help keep both you and her in a spam-free zone.
• Encourage rules of engagement: Personal phone calls or send hand-written invitations to the party. Encourage social media engagement by having your Hostess comment on all posts on the event page put up by you and to post some herself. She could tag friends who shop and share her own pics of her fave products.
• Make sure your Hostess builds excitement for her own party: review your “day of party” game plan prior to the event, which should include personal reminders to everyone who is attending, a “party crashers welcome” post on her personal page and an “I’m so excited” post on the event page a few hours before party time.
5. Use your phone:
• Remember that your phone was created to be used as a… phone. Personal phone calls with your Hostess could be the most innovative risk you take and encourage her to do the same with her guests.