(Warning: This post is over 3,000 words of badassery. I just had to share this stuff with you today. It’s everything I know to be true about making money online in a big way.)
I used to spend my days reading the blogs of women I found interesting.
I was inspired by what they had achieved and wanted to be around them all the time, to soak up that success energy, even just online.
Most of these women never knew me. I rarely commented on other blogs, I’ve always been the lurker who just kind of peeks over your shoulder and checks out what you’re doing. If it seems interesting, I’ll try it, too.
There were many times I felt inadequate. I’d mutter statements like “it must be nice” and “I wish!” when they’d share stuff that they’d accomplished or received.
I doubted my own ability to also have what they had. I didn’t see it as possible, and so, it never was.
In truth, I was jealous.
It wasn’t fair! I worked hard, I spent hours a day working on my business, helping others, doing my thing, and I wasn’t getting the same kind of results that they were! Their stuff wasn’t even good!
Judgement came over me like a bat outta hell and I was livid. I hated everyone. I’d make a disgusted face and groan to myself whenever I saw someone that was successful.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but what I was doing, was actually pushing success farther and farther away from me. It was never going to happen for me if I didn’t change my attitude around success.
It took me a few years of struggling, working 12+ hour days, landing myself in the hospital with a panic attack for over-working myself, and I felt trapped. It wasn’t until I made the decision to let it be EASY, that it actually turned out to be that way. 🤷🏻♀️
For the past 18 months, I’ve been on a pretty crazy journey.
I’ve been learning how to heal my traumatic stories from my past.
I’ve been discovering new ways to love myself.
I’ve been studying and implementing strategies to live a FULL life, instead of one that was always so full ON, all of the time.
It hasn’t always been easy for me. In fact, in the beginning of my business, it was really, really hard. That being said, I’m grateful for it.
I’m happy that I had that experience because it taught me what I don’t want. It taught me to stand up for myself. It taught me to live in the moment.
Most importantly, it taught me how to be me - the real me - and get paid for it.
These days, I spend my time writing, creating, speaking, travelling, eating delicious vegan food, mentoring others, and living large with my friends and family.
I am no longer glued to my laptop. I don’t spend more than 4 hours a day on average working on my business.
I am FREE. Life is FUN again. Everything feels so damn EASY.
Now? Now I get to enjoy my life, sell shit I’m passionate it about, make multiple 6-figures doing it, and live an easy, fun and free life. It took me years to learn this stuff, not to mention all the blood, sweat, and tears I had to offer up, as well.
There was a lot that I learned building this business of mine, and in this book, I’m going to share with you 7 of the Top Secret 6-Figure Secrets that had the biggest impact on my life, and my income.
1️⃣ Know Who You Are, And Share Your True Self With The World
You must, absolutely MUST be willing to show up in the world and be YOU, the real you, completely unfiltered.
The only way you’re going to make amazing money and get paid to be you, is to show us… you. We don’t want the cookie-cutter version of you, either.
Or the version of you that puts on a show to impress us. We want the real you. The one who is always anxious.
The one who is afraid to say what she wants to say, for fear of being hated or judged. The one who has big dreams and things she wants to do and see in the world, but who doesn’t know how to achieve that.
We want to see you, hear you, know you.
We want you to have an opinion.
We want you to take a stand for what you believe in.
We want you to inspire us with your persistence and go-getter attitude.
We want to know what makes you tick, what pisses you off, what makes you cry, and what gets you pee-your-pants excited.
We want to know where you’ve been, what you’ve done, mistakes you’ve made, and the lessons you’ve learned along the way.
We want to know about your family, your background, your lifestyle, and yes, even your cat, too. (Bonus points if you share cute cat videos.)
There is nothing about you that isn’t good enough. In fact, everything about you is MORE than good enough.
All the things you’ve been through, all the things you have knowledge about, all the things you WANT to say but have been keeping quiet on? That’s what you need to share. That’s what we want from you.
Sure, the “How To” guides are nice, and so are the tips and tricks you love to teach us, but what we REALLY want? Is more YOU?
If you thought about all the different things you read online in a week, what would you say really stood out the most to you? Or that had the biggest impact on you and/or your business?
Was it the email from Jenny that shared her top 3 sales tips? Or the post from Megan who gave you a behind-the-scenes tour of how she runs her 6-figure business?
I’m willing to bet that the behind-the-scenes post? Is exactly what you wanted (and maybe never even knew you did). It likely inspired you to re-vamp your morning routine and how you do sales emails, or something to that effect.
The truth is, we don’t need more tips. We need more authenticity. We need more “watch me do what I do”, as opposed to “here is what you need to do”.
We want to see YOU in action. We want to hear about how YOU do things. We want to know your thoughts about certain issues.
And really, want we want to know more than anything else is this:
“Do I resonate with this chick? Do I like her?”
If you can’t get to the bottom of THAT in a post, an email, a video, or any other form “showing up”, then forget about having a tribe of raving fans who love you, learn from you, and yes, buy from you, while at the same time, tell all their friends how freakin’ awesome you are.
Action: How can you show up and be more YOU this week? What can you share with your audience that is vulnerable or just something that has been on your heart to share for awhile now?
⚡️ Write a list of 10 ways you can be more YOU, and then get started on it, today!
2️⃣ Always Do First Things First Straight Away, Before Anything Else
The worst possible thing you can do is start your day focusing on someone other than yourself.
You need to get straight into your YOU tasks, before you do anything for another person - including your partner or your kids.
This may sound selfish, and maybe it is, I don’t know, but it’s damn well important. Remember: If YOU aren’t taken care of, how can you expect to take care of anyone else?
I start my days with journaling and a hot drink. Every morning, I get up before everyone else, and I sit down with my drink and I write.
This is anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, sometimes longer if there’s a lot going on in my head that I need to get out and onto paper (tip: always do a brain dump first thing in the morning so you can start your day with a fresh and clear mind).
After I do that, I write.
I write because it feeds my soul, but also because it’s a key component in my business. The more I write, the more content I have. The more content I have, the more people I can help. The more people I help, the more money I make.
Writing is also a release for me. It allows me to speak my mind, say what I’m feeling called to say, and serve others with my words.
You can’t help, if you don’t first SPEAK.
So, writing it is.
I also spend my mornings getting inspired, by listening to podcasts or reading books that motivate me, teach me something, or make me feel good.
Usually I get a hit of inspiration from this, and will write some more (or create content in some other way, like a video, or a livestream).
From there I do my money work. This is CRUCIAL and a daily non-negotiable for me (and it should be for you, too - if you want to grow your income of course!).
I spend about 20 minutes every morning looking at my money and giving it attention. I start my tracking my income and expenses from the day before.
I also look at my debts, savings, and investments and do any work pertaining to them (like move money around).
I often end with my money intentions and goals, and some solid money and sales affirmations, which get me feeling good about money before I go out and start to sell.
At this point, everyone in my house is usually awake, so I can do other tasks like sales activities, list building, engaging with my community, and anything else that needs to get done.
If I ever miss this morning time, my day goes to shit. That is not a joke. It happens every time. My days simply run more smoothly, and are much more productive and profitable, when I do first things first (take care of ME and do MY feel-good activities).
You are not a slave to your inbox, your clients, or your Facebook feed.
You were born to do something incredible in this world, and you can’t do it unless you give YOU the space and time to do so. Starting with taking care of yourself. Only then are you truly able to serve others and make an difference in their life.
⚡️ Action: Get clear on 3-5 activities that you can do for yourself each morning (journaling and money work being included) that allow you to take care of you, feed your soul, and feel ready to take on the day.
Make a commitment to yourself to do these activities every single day, no matter what. You ARE worth it.
3️⃣ Pay Attention To (And Act On) The Little Nudges Along The Way
There will be many messages that you get in your mind throughout each and every day - you always have, always will –
You just need to remember to listen in and act on the messages/nudges that you’re receiving.
Whether this is through meditation, or just simple asking yourself the question “what do I need to know right now?” and sitting quietly until the answer comes through, make the time to check in with yourself.
Make it a habit to tune in to your surroundings, and to really NOTICE what’s happening around you, in addition to what’s WITHIN you.
You’ll know you’re meant to to take action on something when you get a physical “holy shit YES!” response in your body. Whenever that happens - take immediate action (no matter how ridiculous or “irresponsible” the action may seem).
⚡️ Action = Until this becomes a habit, set a timer to go off on your phone every 4 hours, with the question “what do I need to know right now?” and when it comes up, ask the question and give yourself some quiet time to hear the answer (shouldn’t take more than a minute).
*Another question you could ask: “What do I feel called to do next/now?”
4️⃣ Make Sales A Daily Activity That You Consistently Improve Upon
Sooooo just a heads up:
You ain’t gonna hit your 6-figure or multi 6-figure goal if you’re not doing something to RECEIVE money.
Working on your money mindset is important, yes, but so is some practical money ACTION: and one of those actions, of course, is SELLING.
If you’re not selling every day in your business, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table. Not only that, but you’re doing a massive disservice to those who NEED your work.
The more you share your work (ie. SELL), the more people you help - and yes, the more money you will make.
Daily selling is a NON-NEGOTIABLE. All 6-figure badasses know that. 😉
⚡️ Action = Decide on 3 sales activities that you will do EVERY DAY this week (at least 1 new one daily). And then IMPLEMENT THAT SHIT, ok? 🙂
Here’s the crazy thing:
6-figures is REALLY fucking easy. So is multiple 6-figures. There are a handful of IMPORTANT things you must take action on (see above) and then the ease flows in and everything feels like “seriously? that’s it? that’s all I had to do?!” –
And you find that money and abundance and experiences and freedom.. and ALL the things you desire in your life just seem to manifest out of thin air.
But it was you.
You did the work.
You got the support you needed.
You implmented the things you learned.
You were persistent, relentless, and JUST KEPT GOING.
And then - magic ensued. Dreams were realized. All because you chose to choose YOU and your dreams.
You chose to have it all - and now you do.