Do you NEED to spend money? No. But here’s why you should…

Do you NEED to spend money? No. But here’s why you should…

I just read an article written about a woman who decided to spend nothing except on the bare necessities in life. So food, housing, toiletries, and a few other odds and ends. It was meant to be an inspirational story about how you can get by on very little, but to me it was just straight up DEPRESSING. Of course you get by on very little money. But why on Earth would you want to simply “get by”? I did the whole frugal living thing for many years. I even built a business on the concept of saving as much money as possible and spending the minimal amount. And in the beginning, I liked it! It was fun. It was a good challenge.  But in the end, I was depressed.  I would sacrifice anything I needed to in order to save a buck.  I got into couponing and forced myself to eat shitty, chemical-filled foods because those were the ones I could get for free I avoided taking any kind of vacations and when I did, I would stay in the shittiest places pavailable I stopped buying presents for my husband during the holidays I wore the same clothes for years and years, even if they were stained and/or ripped I didn’t allow myself to go out and have fun unless someone else offered to pay  I did whatever necessary to avoid spending money.  And in the end –  I wound up depressed, alienated from many friends and family members, and I’d turned into a raging bitch that could be set off at any given moment.  I sucked the...
Every time I open my email I see a new sale!

Every time I open my email I see a new sale!

Let me start this off by saying that I’m not telling you this to brag. I’m telling you this because not long ago, I was right where you are right now:  Scared about making ends meet Upset that I couldn’t have what I wanted Money trickling in, never any big waves of it Pissed off that I was working so hard and for little in return Terrified I was never going to make it big Even though I have always made money in every business I’ve started, I’ve never really had that RUSH of money, nor did I have consistency when it came to my income.  It’s like I was fighting daily to make sure I always had enough. And each month, enough was never enough, because I always wanted MORE anyway! Which meant I was never satisfied. Until I did this –  DECIDE HOW MUCH YOU *NEED* The first step in creating wealth is to first determine how much money you NEED to bring in for you to continue living the lifestyle you have now. This is the bare minimum. Your personal savings (pay yourself first at least 10% off gross income), housing, food, entertainment, clothing, etc. What is the total amount? Now, add a 10% buffer to that. So if you need $5,000 a month, add $500 to the total as “buffer” money, that you’ll use only if necessary. That total amount is what you are going to aim to bring in each month as PASSIVE income.  DECIDE HOW MUCH YOU *WANT* The second step you need to take is to determine just how much money you...
CREATE MORE. SELL MORE. IMPACT MORE.

CREATE MORE. SELL MORE. IMPACT MORE.

One of the most frustrating things about the online coaching world (or any online business world, really, not just coaching), is the amount of people telling you what you SHOULD be doing.  And it’s normal to look at those who appear to be mega successful and want to replicate exactly what they do, so you can get the exact same results they are getting, but –  That’s not how it works. One BIG lesson I’ve learned over the past 13 years of working online is that you have to do what feels right to YOU. Fuck the rules, ignore everyone, else, go deep within yourself, and do whatever YOU feel called to do. You don’t HAVE to create a funnel You don’t HAVE to spend a penny on Facebook ads You don’t HAVE to spend a month launching You don’t HAVE to do sales calls You don’t HAVE to create sales pages You don’t HAVE to wait until you sell You don’t HAVE to do webinars or calls You don’t have to do a damn thing that you don’t feel called to do.  Your people? They want to know YOU. They want to know who you are. They don’t JUST want your how-to’s and step-by-step’s. They want to know who you are as a person, at your CORE level. They want to know what you believe in, what you stand for, what you DON’T stand for.  And all of that? All of that is CONTENT! It’s all stuff that you can share, it will help people, and you can make money from sharing it.  Remember: They want to know...
4 daily tasks that make you money and why you need to make them a priority

4 daily tasks that make you money and why you need to make them a priority

This morning I didn’t feel like doing much of anything.  I got up and journaled, because that’s the ONE thing I will always do, because I know that it just WORKS at getting me the results I want, in EVERY area of my life –  But then I was like –  Now what? And my brain tried to tell me I should go upstairs and rest for a bit. I should have a nap. My sleeping has been fucked up the past 2 weeks. I’ve been cranky and out of whack most of the time.  So here I am, sitting in bed, smart enough to bring my laptop so I don’t have an excuse to lie down, and I can’t shut it off. Can’t turn my brain off. I’m nestled under the blankets and my eyelids are heavy and I WANT to sleep, I WANT to just let myself close my eyes and drift off for a little while. But then I remember I have a fucking job to do. I have lives to change, including my own! Rest will come later. Sleep will come later. Right now I need to own my shit and get the fuck on with it. Perhaps you’ve felt the same from time to time. Rearing to go and then starting.. stopping.. starting.. stopping. Can’t seem to catch a break so WHY even bother? I’ll tell you why you bother –  Because your community needs you. The people that follow you and see how you show up and live your life, the people you inspire on a daily basis without you really even realizing...
The stuff that sells (it’s not what you think!)

The stuff that sells (it’s not what you think!)

The month when everyone steps away, takes time off, and relaaaaaaaaaxes for days or weeks at a time. The content is pre-scheduled in Hootsuite and Buffer.  The emails are already written and ready to be sent to their list of eager fans. Celebrating the end of another year. And I’m over here like “BITCH, THIS IS THE BEGINNING, NOT THE END. I’M JUST GETTING STARTED!”. Ain’t no breaks happening over here! I’m in full on planning mode.  I’m about to uplevel. I’m about to set massive goals. I’m about to take huge risks.  I’m about to create new things. I’m about to go WAY MORE in than I am now. Will I take a bit of time out to celebrate the holidays with my family? OF COURSE. I’m not a TOTAL Scrooge. I love the holidays like anyone. But I love my business, too. And I love my community. I’m not gonna just disappear on them. Here’s the thing you need to realize, –  If you have to take a break If you feel like it’s NECESSARY to take a break If you truly WANT to take a break You’re in the wrong fucking business. Just admit that you’re in it for the money. Just admit that this is WORK for you. A job that you need, so you can pay the bills. This is NOT your life. Do you understand what I’m saying? You can simply be YOU and THAT can be your business! Why would you want it any other way?? I just don’t get it. Maybe I’m delusional, thinking that people want to monetize their life....
Letting go of the dead weight + how to make money EVERY day

Letting go of the dead weight + how to make money EVERY day

There comes a time when we must ruthlessly get rid of everyone and every thing that isn’t serving us. In fact, this really needs to happen on a regular basis and I’ve just now decided that this is something I’m going to do every month.  Because fuck –  It feels so damn good to let go of the baggage! Whether it’s cutting loose a pain in the ass client, deleting all those old photos from your computer because they are SO off brand, or purging your email list of those who never open a single email. It’s important to constantly let go of the dead weight following you around so you can focus on who you truly LOVE to serve and what you love doing, who you want to be around, and everything in between. Not only does this make life that much more fun, but it makes YOU that much more fun to be around! It makes business easy, it makes living easy, it makes the hustle easy. There is a common belief that the more people you have in your community, the better. And this is true - somewhat.  The more TRULY IDEAL people you have in your community, the better. Those that speak your truth, resonate with your message and act JUST LIKE YOU, who essentially ARE you in another body, THAT is when you’ve succeeded.  Those are the people you want in your tribe. You don’t want the followers that never take action You don’t want the people that challenge you You don’t want those that question everything you say You don’t want the whiners, the...