I recently paid 5-figures for ONE 1:1 meeting and 3 months of support. And after spending over $60K in ads (that didn't work great last year) and multiple masterminds, I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about any investment.
But here's what I know. My first five-figure investment turned into six figures. Five figures the second time I invested turned into retiring myself and my husband. The third time it turned into a full-on product suite that has led to several $50K months. I had a mentor tell me once in order to grow, you have to step into the unknown. It's impossible to grow if you don't.
So even though it's scary, I just keep stepping. One foot at a time. If I am being honest, I always have an I am going to throw up moment as my girls called it, but then my anxiety eases as I step into the next phase. Why? Because I will always bet on myself. Always.
Are you holding yourself back when it comes to investing in your money mindset?
Do you trust yourself to follow through after you have invested? With all of that said, I thought it would be helpful to share three behind-the-scenes schedule shifts I have made as a business strategist to help attract more income and shift that money mindset.
3 Schedule Shifts to Make More Money
#1 - Do These 2 Things Anytime You Make Any Sort of Investment
Number one, I celebrate the exchange. Making a decision to invest is a big one, so celebrate that you are. The second piece of that is to prioritize your schedule around the time you need to make the most of your investment. For example, hiring a 1:1 coach or productivity coach. Set aside time to work on what they recommend, do the homework, lean in, and ask questions. It's a 50/50 relationship and you want to get the most out of it. The second piece of this is to think about how you can optimize your creativity and downtime. Whether you are investing in a mastermind, intensive, program, etc. It is designed to push you out of your comfort zone. While it may seem counterintuitive, taking breaks and prioritizing self-care can actually help you make more money in the long run. Burnout can lead to decreased productivity and creativity, which can ultimately impact your bottom line. How are you prioritizing downtime to process what you are learning?
#2 Prioritize Revenue-Generating Activities
The second schedule shift I make (and how it aligns with making more money) is prioritizing revenue-generating activities and time-blocking consistently to do them. As an entrepreneur, it's easy to get bogged down in administrative tasks or other non-revenue-generating activities. This is not new, but when was the last time you took a good look at what you were doing and why? Sally made this really cool reel so you decide to spend two hours doing the same. How did that work for you?
Revenue-generating activities look different for each business so it's important to set aside time to prioritize yours.
for us right now is not a revenue-generating activity. If I do share on it, it is for fun or it is re-purposed from another platform. What is revenue generating?
- Working with current clients
- Creating content for podcasts (or if you don't have a podcast, long-form content that can be repurposed)
- New product or service development (i.e. creating epic resources)
When you sit down to work on your business for the day, prioritize it by what task is the highest revenue-generating activity. And do that first. The best part? Most of these activities take less than one or two hours a day. Business can truly be that simple.
When doing this, I also like to layer in each week my energetic standard. What is this you ask? It is aligning the work you want to do with how you want to feel.
Are you just coming off of a launch or a big project in your 9-5 and needing a true break? Don't schedule 10 client calls.
Are you in the Luteal phase of your cycle and craving "detailed" work? Don't schedule live podcast interviews.
Do you have an extra boost of energy? And want to create something? Create content for a few weeks so that when you aren't feeling this energetic you can rest.
I did a whole series on the feminine flow of strategy
and how to tap into it more. It simply comes down to what you NEED to do and how you are feeling today. Honor that.
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#3 Streamline, Streamline, Streamline
The last schedule shift I have made is to streamline as much as possible, so the amount of work I do is less, but the amount of client interaction is actually more. Relationships = trust. Trusts = Sales.
I spend 80% of my time working with current clients and 20% with new ones.
I use tools like Click-Up and Slack to highlight client interactions with my team so we are all on the same page. When possible, I outsource all other tasks so my only role is to work with clients and strategize new or updated offers. Because that is where the energy is aligned with increased income.
These not only help me streamline activities, but help me plan for the future in less time.
The bottom line is that money and energy exchange in the end. And you have to set aside time to fuel it appropriately. You can work through these schedule shifts to help.
- Celebrate your investments and bet on yourself. Set time aside to do the work associated with the investment you made. Don't let it sit in your inbox.
- Prioritizing revenue-generating activities and time-blocking consistently.
- Streamline as much as possible so the amount of client and customer interaction is more but the total amount of work is less.
As a bonus, you can layer in these affirmations into your daily practice. (p.s. our quarterly planner
as a weekly notes section that is perfect for setting your intentions every week)
- "I am capable of generating the revenue I desire."
- "I am worthy of financial success and abundance."
- "I trust my ability to make smart business decisions that increase my revenue."
- "I am confident in the value of my products/services and the impact they have on my customers."
- "I embrace challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth and improvement."
- "I am committed to prioritizing revenue-generating activities in my daily schedule."
- "I am constantly learning and improving my skills to better serve my customers and increase my revenue."
What are your revenue-generating activities for the week?
Have you set aside time to reflect on what they are and when you are going to work on them? Don't skip this!
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