The 3 Things I Did That Made My Biz Take Off!

As entrepreneurs, sometimes we try too hard to work on #allthethings, but we’re not necessarily focusing on the right things to grow our business. Today I’m sharing with you the 3 things that I focused on that allowed my biz to take off.
First, I got serious about mindset work.
Before I started my business I knew mindset work was important. I worked as a therapist, read all the books, and saw how my own confidence and ability to be positive impacted the results I created in my life. Yet, I didn’t PRACTICE it regularly. I had the knowledge but I wasn’t putting it to great use.
Can you identify with that? Knowing how important mindset work and self-care is but always making it last on your list?

When I really saw major shifts in my business was when I got relentless about doing the work, when it became a top tier priority on my to do list… not something relegated to the bottom of the “I hope I get to it” list.
Some of my favorite daily practices (though I’m not super rigid about them) include:
*journaling
*meditating
*belief/affirmations statements (these happen daily for sure!)
*visualizing
*reading/listening to something positive on this topic
Having a daily practice has really helped it to become a habit, not something I have to think about or “make time for”. It’s just a non-negotiable like washing my face or eating.
So today I’d love for you to ask yourself…. If I’m being totally honest am I REALLY making mindset work a daily priority? Even if it’s only 5-10 minutes am a I truly giving it the focus it deserves? How can I make this a daily habit?
Aside from foundational mindset work one of the most important things I did to see my business take off was to be strategic with what I was creating, and give my strategy time to play out.
Meaning, I didn’t just throw a lot of stuff at the wall to see what stuck (although let’s be serious…sometimes there’s a little element of that in entrepreneurship). I created a strategic plan and I gave that plan time to work.
I see too many entrepreneurs trying a TON of different things but never giving any of them a chance to work out, so I got strategic and I played my strategy out and gave it time to work.
I once had a mentor tell me that the results that you create in your business don’t show up for at least 60 days, and then to really see them come together you have to wait at least 90. I’m not sure this is true in EVERY case, but I do know that we can’t decide something “isn’t working” before giving it a chance to work.
It’s like we talked about yesterday with shiny object syndrome… it can stall you not support you. To many strategies are exactly the same! Pick one… stick with it. When I did that things started to transform!
Hint: Strategy doesn’t have to be super complicated! Keep it simple, but effective!
Finally, the last thing I did to really make my business take off was to be consistent.
I’m going to give you the #letsgetreal truth… I showed up every. single. day.
It doesn’t mean I showed up ALL day every day, but I definitely showed up.
I think this can be one of the toughest things for new entrepreneurs. Really creating that consistency BEFORE we see results. I hear a lot of things like “I’ll be more consistent once I have a client, gain more traction, have a bigger FB group, have more followers, etc.” Yet, the consistency is what actually gives us all of the things we’re waiting for… Showing up for your tribe consistently and giving them valuable information is ultimately what allows it to grow.
I see my relationship with my tribe and my business just like any other relationship where you want and expect consistency. If someone you’re dating showed up to see you for 5 days in a row, then dropped off the face of the earth for 10 then came back for two, etc. you’d be DONE with them. Your potential clients, tribe, and followers feel the same way.
I see this as building a relationship with my community, and I treat it like I would any meaningful relationship by making sure I set a good foundation, and incorporating it into my schedule.
I now make this consistency a habit (because habits ensure you get things done more easily and with less fatigue). It’s a non-negotiable part of my day… I don’t even think about it… I just do it.
Which of these areas do you need to work on in order for your biz to truly take off? Where do you need support?
I have ONE spot opening up at the end of June for private coaching. If you’re ready to do the work to create a mindset for success, get serious about your strategy, and execute consistently then NOW is the time!
You can sign up for a discovery call with me here to talk about if coaching with me is the right fit for you.
I look forward to supporting you as YOUR biz takes off!