How business is like a garden

How business is like a garden

 

Mikael, my husband, loves to garden. He plants the most amazing things, and plans out the landscaping for how everything will look.

I am taking off two afternoons this week where I’ll be helping him in our garden.

We have a whole mountain of bulbs right now sitting on our dining room table, all waiting to be planted. 

I was thinking today about how Mikael first started our garden… and just how similar a garden is to a well-designed business.

He first formulated a plan for what he wanted it to look like.

In this plan, he decided how each garden feature, garden stone pathway, and flower would all fit together and work harmoniously with one another.

Some flowers do best in full sun, others in shade.

Some flowers come back every year, without you having to do anything but water them once they are in the ground…

and others you have to replant each year, but you have the knowledge of how to grow them and help them to thrive. 

Business is so much like a garden… 

You first need to do the initial “landscaping” when you decide on your business plan, and the structure for how you’re going to reach the end result you want.

For a garden, that can look like:

How do I want my backyard to look?

What elements do I want it to have?

What would create the end result I want? 

In business, it would look like:

Your business plan and strategy for what unique marketing pieces you will bring together to create the income you want to have. 

You can’t throw a ton of things together at once and have it work. You need to be thoughtful, decisive, and intentional so that it serves you and your dream clients well.

Then, in a garden…. you need to plant the seeds where they should go. You need to do the work of digging the holes, putting them into the ground, and laying down the mulch, maybe even get your hands dirty in the process. 

For your business… you need to build the pieces out. You need to create the website, the marketing pages, begin building the email list, start creating posts on the social platform of your choosing, get things up and running to lay the groundwork so you can grow. 

Then… comes the consistency…

Then you need to do the consistent tasks that actually GROW the garden that is your business.

For a garden… You need to care for your garden consistently, give each plant the right amount of soil, sun, and water and remove the weeds that don’t belong. 

At first, there isn’t much movement…

The quick growers may sprout up immediately, sure. But other plants take more time. 

You may not see that anything happening with these plants at all, but there’s so much going on below the surface.

With a little more nurturing, they will grow into the most beautiful flowers and your garden will be in full bloom. Then, you can sit and enjoy the beauty all around you. 

For your business… the same thing is true. You have to keep working your plan long enough to start seeing long-lasting results.

What happens to so many of us is that when you only see small results at first, often we think our plan is not working. 

However, it’s the long-term consistency that makes the big results. A garden, just like a business, doesn’t create overnight success.

It’s the long-term efforts of consistency and care we put into it that do. 

When you do this for long enough,  before you know it, all your client spots are full and you’re making the income you want to make continuously. 

Then you may decide you want to expand your garden. You want to add more flowers. 

Every year, Miakel and I have built our garden out more and more. Right now, our backyard is one big flower garden. This year, we are building out the front garden more and just finished completely changing the look of the front landscaping. 

Expansion happens once you have successfully built the first area of your business and now you just want to keep going. 

Before you can expand, you’ve gotta first get to your first $10k/month and keep it going consistently. 

How you do this is to start your garden the right way. 

With #1: A plan. 

And #2: Consistency. 

If you’re ready to create a clear plan for how you’re going to reach $10k/month in your business and keep that going month after month, 6-Figure Coach Academy is where you need to be! Inside this coaching program, you will learn how to get your plan in place, then stick to that plan month after month. I will help you remove all the weeds that come up so that your business will yield the most amazing end result.

Also, if you’re not yet a part of my free community of coaches and experts on Facebook, I’d love to see you there! Join Become a 6-Figure Coach here.

 

How to effortlessly bring in new leads every day

How to effortlessly bring in new leads every day

How to effortlessly bring in new leads every day

Let’s talk about leads. 

Do you have new leads (that is, brand new people who would be a perfect fit for your paid offers) being introduced to your business and joining your email list daily?

If you don’t, there is no better time to start than today. 

Because when you have people joining your list… 

Who are eager to solve the exact problem that you help people solve…

Then, that’s when you have a business, my friend.

Your job is simply to reach these people. 

One of the biggest challenges I see so many entrepreneurs run into is HOW to reach their dream clients. 

When I was first starting out in business, I did not know how to do this either. 

Then after a lot of trial and error, and hiring lots of mentors – I found out how….

And I implemented. 

And everything changed for me. 

Now I have new leads coming in daily to my business. 

And you can easily have this too. 

All you have to do is set it up.  

You simply need to have a good lead magnet that your dream clients would find really valuable. Not something that is a throw-away, that they look at once and never revisit… But a lead magnet that they can refer back to again and again. 

And then you want to have a way to get in front of the people your lead magnet is made for. 

My favorite way to do this requires no time on my end… 

I have entire funnels running for me on autopilot. 

I have people joining my list every single day. 

I also make offers every single day.

And the equation for making money in your business is that the more offers you make and the more people you make those offers to – the more clients & sales you get. 

I’m not talking about super salesy offers, but genuine, authentic offers that are natural and cause people to want to join. They sound like this…

“Hey, I know sometimes you have this problem, I did too… and I found what works for myself/others. If you want my help, too – I’m here and we can work together so you can have success too.” 

Every day, multiple times during the day and night, I am making offers that sound just like this to people who are an aligned fit for what I offer. The best thing about this is that it’s happening WITHOUT me having to do a thing now. 

All I had to do was create my funnel* and it now runs on autopilot, bringing me new leads every day. I have these funnels in my business running for me year-round behind the scenes on evergreen. 

*What is a funnel?

A funnel is a series of events you take people through that looks like this:

Free offer > a series of value Emails > Invite to paid offer

Essentially, a funnel is a way for you to attract people who would be a good fit for your paid offer by offering something first that is free, and then warming them up and inviting them to take the next step and join your paid offer. A funnel is a way to “funnel” people into your business who are a good fit vs. trying to market to anyone and everyone whether or not they are interested in your offer. When you have a good funnel, you are able to market your offers to the people who actually want what you have.  

This changes the game for you. 

You can get one or multiple of these funnels in place in your business too – making offers and sales while you sleep. 

If you want my help showing you how you can create your own funnel for your online business so you can start attracting new leads daily who are a fit for your paid offers, then come join me inside of 6-Figure Coach Academy. This program is my monthly group coaching program where I will help you pinpoint your dream clients, create a compelling lead magnet they will love, and help you set up Facebook ads so you can keep new people coming into your business on autopilot day after day. Doors close soon, so now is the time to get yourself signed up! I’d love to see you inside as you work on taking your business to the next level. 

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What you need before you can breakthrough to 5-figure months

What you need before you can breakthrough to 5-figure months

What you need to breakthrough to 5-figure months

I remember how I felt so clearly when I broke through and had my first 5 figure month. That was back in early 2016 and then I did it again and again – now I only keep growing every month because I have the foundation set.

However, before I had the foundation, I was so shaky! It had taken me 7+ years in business to get to my first five-figure month.

Now I can see so clearly see what made the difference between what I had in place when it finally worked and what I didn’t have in place when it didn’t work for the first 7 years.

The foundation I had to have before I made my first 5-Figure month was…

  • Needing a VERY strong reason (a “why”) for wanting 5-Figures.
  • Having clear offer that solves a clear problem 
  • Knowing how to reach and build the audience my offer was made to help
  • Having people – even just 1! – cheering me on who understands this world.
  • Creating a simple strategy I could actually follow without getting overwhelmed and giving up
  • Needing to believe it’s possible and choosing to actually bet on myself

When I finally managed to get these pieces in place bit by bit over those first 7 years in business through lots of trial and error, suddenly I had the foundation where growth can grow.

Now, if I lost my entire business today and had to start all over from scratch, I could build it all up again in a couple of months.

Not 7 years! 

You can do this too…  and you don’t have to go 7 years like I did to have all these pieces. Time is the one thing that could have been completely different for me if I had someone who could point out these pieces and help me bring it all together sooner. Join me inside of 6-Figure Coach Academy where I’ll guide you through my proven path I have helped my clients through to build their income to $10k, $20k, $30k, and $40k/months. If they could do it, you can too, with the right offer, in front of the right audience. I’ll help you bring it all together. 

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The power of setting the date to move your dreams forward

The power of setting the date to move your dreams forward

The power of setting the date to move your dreams forward


Do you have an awesome idea that you really want to create or make happen… maybe you even have wanted this and dreamed about this for a long time…

Yet… you still don’t have it? I get it because I’ve been there too!

For the longest time – several months – I have wanted to create this new “passive income tiny offer” product in my business.

The idea of this product is that I would sell it for a low cost, and the people who purchase would pay for the ad spend, resulting in lots of brand new leads flowing in every day into my business that are essentially paying for themselves with this product.

Yet I just kept thinking about it. It wasn’t the right time…

… I had so much work to do for my clients that I needed to focus on.

… The adoption of our soon-to-be daughter was coming up.

…. I had my thyroid surgery coming up so why would I start when I couldn’t actually commit yet?

… I wasn’t exactly even sure what I wanted to offer.. I just had a general idea but chose to stay confused on the specifics. Shouldn’t I get clear on this before I commit?

ALL THE EXCUSES for why it wasn’t the time to do it.

And why? So often, we delay our dreams waiting for when everything will be perfect for when we can get our stuff out and into the world.

But I want to tell you today… if you don’t set a date, you can put your dream off forever.

Whether that’s actually starting your business, getting that offer out, or taking that big vacation. 

There will never be a time when it’s all “right” and will magically all come together. 

Your life is going by one day at a time. There’s never a perfect time to start to do something other than right now.

If you have an idea burning within you…

I want to challenge you today – right now – pull up your calendar and choose a day when that thing you want to create will be done or that thing you want to do will happen.

There’s so much power when you set a date. 

Here’s what happens when you do this….

You suddenly have a date when it’s happening.

This causes you to stop muddling around in confusion and excuses and actually get clear on how you will make this thing happen.

Clarity is the key to getting things done.

Because oh wow- it’s now happening. If it’s even possible you will meet your date, you HAVE to get clear. 

It forces you to get organized and take the actions you need.

Every time I have done this and have clients do this… big shifts start taking place.

When I finally set a date for when this new passive income tiny offer was going to be out into the world with ads running – everything changed for me.

I got super clear. I organized all my steps. I showed up each day to work my plan so that by my launch date, it happened!

And I did this ALL in the midst of:

👉 Two BIG crazy launches I was doing with clients
👉 Showing up for you with my podcast
👉 Delivering amazing content for the ladies in Your Business Design Academy (Now, named 6-Figure Coach Academy)
👉 Meeting our adoptive daughter and getting all the things ready for her
👉 Getting Mikael all ready for his big oral surgery

And I did this without burnout, but so much ease!

It’s amazing how much you can really get done when you set a date and get clear on the key steps you need to do to make it all come together – and do so without stress or burnout.

You can do this too. Set a date. When will your big thing happen?

Then work backwards from there – mapping out all the steps you need to do to make this happen.

If you feel stuck on any part of the process in achieving your big thing successfully and without burnout, and you are ready to make magic happen…. if only you knew WHAT and WHERE to focus your energy so you can experience the life & business you know you were made for then Your Business Design Academy is where you belong!

The doors are opening really soon to this life-changing program! If you’re looking to finally breakthrough to five-figure months as a coach, consultant, service provider or digital course creator – then this is where you need to be! Join me inside of 6-Figure Coach Academy and I’ll help you every step of the way.

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If it’s within you, it’s meant to be created

If it’s within you, it’s meant to be created


If it's within you, it's meant to be createdI was thinking this morning while combing my hair and pacing my bedroom floor while letting a tangent of thoughts flow through me. What came to me today was the even clearer realization of how everything good in my own life has come about because I first recognized that I had the thought and desire to have it, believed it was meant for me, then I moved into alignment with it taking the actions I needed to take, and that is when it came forth and solidified itself in my life. 

It’s hard to think of instances where this hasn’t been true in my life. 

I  have a shining example right now with this adoption process my husband and I are going through. We’re seeing all that we’ve put in, actually start to take shape. It’s been years in this process to get to where we are now, just starting to have visits with our hopefully soon to be adopted daughter. 

But we wouldn’t be where we are today IF we hadn’t followed the nudges that were inside of us that this is what we are meant to do. 

The thought I wanted to bring to you today is that IF something is within you… and if it’s within you and it’s burning or it repeatedly keeps coming back…  and you know it has the potential to do so much good in your life or somebody else’s life.. Then that thing within you is meant to be created. It’s a dream deep inside of you that is meant to be created BECAUSE you are a magnet for it. 

Whatever it is.

If you want to have a five or six-figure-a-month business..

Or you want to buy your dream home

Or take that vacation you’ve always wanted to experience

Or do that incredible philanthropic mission to help people in that country you have always been drawn towards.

The key is.. Yes, if it’s within you, it’s meant to be created. 

BUT, if you’re going to have it… you must do your part in the co-creation of it. 

You must take the steps that SHOW you know it’s yours.

This comes up EVERY single day when you’re a businesswoman building your online empire. I know it does for me. You can’t just go into business and keep going in your business without having a dream of some kind. Knowing your reason “why” you’re doing this in the first place. 

You’re in this for a reason! Whether it’s making the money because it’s just pure fun and you have grand plans for what you want to do with it and how it will help others and improve your own life or it’s solely on being able to help more people. Impacting and transforming lives for the better. We do all of these as women in business. 

But to even make your dream your reality in the first place…

#1 – You must know first that it is a dream inside of you and give it the nurturing and attention it deserves despite how scary and uncomfortable it may be to actually take the first steps to go after. 

#2 – Then you must know that because it’s inside of you, it’s meant to be yours. It’s meant for you. It’s meant to be created through you. 

#3 – Then you must act on that belief. Allow that belief to guide you on the journey towards creating it. 

And act upon it and believe in it over and over again until you have it. And you will have it. One way or another, it will come to you. 

Some people call this manifestation. I call it co-creation with the Divine. 

If you have something burning within you… you are meant to do your part in the creation of it. 

And guess what? 

To create this thing… you don’t have to know the entire pathway before you dive in. All you have to do is follow the nudge within you to take that first step. 

Make that first phone call. 

Find the information you need online and send that first email. 

Buy that domain. 

Write that first chapter. 

Hit record on your phone and shoot that first video. 

Own your dream as being meant for you. Because it is. 

When you do that, listen to that next nudge you know you’re meant to do and don’t second guess it, but do it. 

And when the obstacles and twists and turns come up (and they will), keep acting in the “knowing” that your dream is yours and it is meant for you to create… and keep on going. 

That is how you create a life of your wildest dreams. 

You are strong enough for the journey my friend. Know your dream is already yours. You simply have to believe it and act in alignment with it one step at a time. 

If you’re ready to make the dream of having a 6-figure coaching business, while working part-time hours true for you, come join me inside of 6-Figure Coach Academy where I’ll help you do just that! 

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