Today, we're talking all about hiring an effective virtual team for your coaching company. This is the secret sauce of freeing yourself from a J-O-B in your business and really creating leverage and leaning on people, which is the number one way that companies grow.
A lot of times, what I see is that coaches are really struggling to get their business off the ground, or to help more people, or to make a bigger impact. When you look at what's going on underneath the surface, you will see that it's the beliefs and ideas like, “if I want to get this right, I have to do it myself” or “I tried hiring a VA and they couldn't follow directions or it didn't work out” that is causing this struggle.
I want to share with you the idea that when we hire and when we lean on people is when we can have our freedom back. It's when we can grow and scale and have the ultimate business. This is really what building a company and business is all about. It's not...
A few years ago, I wanted to have the freedom to make my own schedule and do what I wanted when I wanted to. I achieved that and I learned a lot in the process and that is what I want to share with you today.
Whether you are still in a job or you are a full-time entrepreneur, this blog + video will show you how to create a master schedule that turns your ideas into reality.
Let’s go back to the idea of “doing what you want when you want”. This is such a catch phrase in the industry. But what no one tells you is that having the freedom to do what you want when you want can be both freeing and disorienting.
When you beat the 9-5 grid, you also lose all the structure that was built into that.
Add working from home into the mix and now you don’t even have the environmental cues to know that time is passing. Days mashed up together and I found myself procrastinating more and more in my business.
Since my reality...
Imagine this: You are at a restaurant ordering breakfast with your family.
You want an omelet.
The server asks you what kind? spinach and feta, ham and cheese, bacon, bacon with cheddar, vegetable, plain, cheese, western?
Then she asks, do you want toast with that?
You say yes.
Then she asks you, what type? Sour dough, White, wheat, rye, multi-grain?
You think you are done deciding then she asks untoasted, lightly toasted, toasted or dark toast?
Then she asks, do you want butter or jam?
After 2 minutes of back and forth making decisions, you feel a little annoyed. For some people this process can take a long time as they slowly consider each option or ask more questions.
While for others they know exactly what they want and it takes no time at all.
Running an online business can be like this.
The difference is that with an online business, you may or may not be...
“YouTube is the best channel for growing your business”
“You have to be on Instagram otherwise you don’t exist”
“Podcasts increase customer acquisition by 1000%”
These are the messages that we are bombarded with as online entrepreneurs.
In our attempt to continue to grow our businesses we give into these messages believing they are what will finally allow us to have that big breakthrough.
We come to believe that we must do more and work harder to get more clients which of course causes us to work more and more.
In this blog, I am going to talk to you about minimalism in business as a way of becoming more intentional and strategic so that you actually produce more with less.
We can’t get there without first asking...
What is the point of all of this?
I like to start my high-level coaching...
After 7 years of being an entrepreneur full time, I am going back to a job.
I want to share a little bit about why I made this decision.
Let’s back it up and explain how I got to where I am.
In 2015, I was working full time as a case manager in South Texas and running my coaching business part-time after my 16-month-old would go to bed for the night and bright and early after his morning feeding at 4:30 AM.
I was looking at ways to continue to advance up the corporate ladder and my boss at the time offered me to go into her position as the head of 3 hospitals in South Texas.
I was super excited about doing this and was even looking at schools to go back and get another degree that I would need after I made that switch.
That same week, my preemie daughter was born. She was only 2 lbs and ended up in the ICU for 68 days. Needless to say, that was a huge sign from the universe that it was not the time...
Over the past few months, I have been contemplating on the idea of adulting.
You know, staying on top of ALL. THE. THINGS.
Shit we collect in our homes,
All the renewals,
All the insurances,
And their renewals
I don't know if this is a problem with our current time.
But this is not that easy.
And although I have really good systems in my business, I realized I didn't have a strong adulting system.
My inbox was at over 2,000 emails, stacks of mail all over my house, and unread messages on my LinkedIn over 20.
I didn't like showing up in my life like this so naturally...I built a better system.
I have used it since July and already I feel more "on top" of things.
Does stuff still pile up? Sometimes.
Does it mean that I will be ready to renew my passport when it comes due?
Time will tell.
What I do know is that I am the type of person that likes to stay on top of my stuff and systems are what help me do that.
Is it perfect? Nope. No system ever is (especially in the...
This episode is a part of our Glossary of Terms series and we are talking about what exactly is messaging and how to increase your income with your messaging.
Several years ago, a friend of mine who was in a mastermind with me and is a health coach decided to massively up-level her business.
She was doing Reiki sessions, meal plans, and work out plans for clients but felt that she was undercharging.
Didn't think that it would be possible for her to charge the "premium rates" that business coaches offer simply because her market had an income cap.
She had helped some really high-level clients but was unsure how to really communicate the value of all she did in a way that would create more of these high-level clients.
Our coach at the time worked with her on messaging to attract more of those high-level clients.
She was charging from $300/session to $5K/month in a 6-month contract simply by changing her messaging.
In this video, I want to break down what messaging is and how...
In today’s blog, we are going to talk about what the point of being productive is, is that the goal, and how CEOs should be spending their time when they run online businesses.
Productivity defined: Output per hours worked. What you actually accomplished in that time.
The problem with productivity is that it is often done just to get more done instead of focusing on getting that desired outcome. For most impact driven entrepreneurs, generally the desired outcome is an increase in take home pay for the business owner while doing work that matters to them and helps others.
Have you ever been ultra busy, maybe checked off a lot of boxes, but felt like either no progress was made forward OR that you still have a million more things to do?
That is due to lack of effectiveness. Effectiveness is far more important the productivity.
Effectiveness defined: How well you are able to produce the result you want.
So if you do a...
In this video and blog, I am going to talk about how to scale up a business without launching.
Let's rewind back to 2016. I was sick and tired of launching. I was constantly doing challenges or webinars to sell my programs and I was exhausted by the entire process. I didn't know how to make consistent revenue and I had to do launches monthly to pay the bills. This was not only exhausting but it was also not very profitable. I would have to invest into ads and expensive contractors each launch which meant less profit margin to pay my household responsibilities. I had to find a way to scale a business fast without product launches.
I knew things had to change but I wasn't sure where to start. One day in talking with my coach I told her, I am going to fill this program but I am not going to launch. She was very good at holding belief for me and was just like okay, you don't need to launch to make money. That was the little confirmation I needed to move forward. Up until this point,...