Hey, there gorgeous …
I want to ask you a question. Have you decided that this is your year, finally? Maybe you’ve made massive efforts recently to move forward in your business, but it hasn’t led anywhere. Maybe you’ve invested tons of cash-a-roony in mentors and coaching, but you haven’t exactly got the results you were promised.
Maybe you feel like business success is for other people and not for you and you just wish there was one magic thing you could do to make it all work.
What if I told you – Denise Truth Talk – that it was only you who was limiting your business growth. Money blocks come in all sorts of weird shapes and sizes and limiting your business growth is a huge part of money blocks. Honestly, clearing these blocks is the only way you’re going to get past them. I’m your gal to help.
I want to talk today about three major ways you could be limiting your business growth right now.
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First up, let’s get honest.
Are you paying for personal development stuff, but not the practical stuff in your business? When you’re an entrepreneur, there can be a lot of pressure to spend big bucks on self-development, including courses and mentors. I have done that myself.
Of course, you have to work on yourself to be a successful woman in business, but you need to balance investing in the coaching stuff with the practical stuff in your business that’s going to make you more money as well.
Investing in yourself, yeah, it’s the thing to do. But, my ah-ha moment came when I was about to spend a crap ton of money on a mastermind program. I was happy to spend that, but I was still doing everything else in my business and being really cheap with the practical stuff. I wasn’t working in my zone of genius at all. I was running around being everything to everyone in the business, stressing myself out instead of doing what I was good at and even outsourcing just a little bit.
Let’s face it. Outsourcing outside of your zone of genius is going to cost you a lot less than massive big personal development programs – and you’ll get better results, too. Instead of joining that program, I decided I’d spend some money on practical things that were stressing me out or that were stopping me from making more money.
You can be the most motivated person in the world and paying for that motivation might be limiting your business growth. You can’t do it all yourself. You can, but you shouldn’t. For example, instead of a big coaching program, you can invest in an assistant just a couple of hours a week to manage your inbox. Or a bookkeeper to make it easier at tax time. Trust me, hiring a bookkeeper made me feel super grown up and in business.
Maybe you could refresh your business branding, especially if you’ve been doing stuff like that yourself. Maybe you can even pay to have someone clean your house so you can focus on business stuff. Or hire a part time nanny or some childcare so you can have some child-free time on your business.
Before you sign up for another coach, program or something out of FOMO because they’ve got sexy marketing, think about what stage of business you’re at at the moment and what investments will really move you forward. I’m not saying not to do that stuff. I’m a huge fan of personal development, obviously, but I see too many entrepreneurs like us who have a really unbalanced approach to investing in ourselves but being cheap with the things that will make your life easier.
Waiting for the silver bullet
Here’s the next way you’re limiting your business growth right now: It’s waiting for the silver bullet.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, building a successful and abundant business needs consistency, not this one magical solution. The truth behind a successful six or seven-figure business is really unsexy. I once went to this high-end business coaching day and the speaker was talking about his $10 million business. His strategies were so basic. I was thinking, “This is 101 and then he’s going to go deeper and tell us his real secrets,” but that was it. It was the basics over and over again.
The lesson I got from that is there’s no silver bullet. People always ask me, “Denise, what’s the one thing you did to up-level your business?” The truth is that I did all these really consistent, unsexy things for years. There are no new strategies.
If you want to be successful, you have to turn up and be consistent with the basics again and again.
For me, that’s blogging; regular, consistent blogging is really unsexy, but I’ve done it week after week. I’ve upgraded the way I’ve done it, but it’s been an unsexy consistency. Just made offers. Blogging, made offers, blogging, join my Bootcamp. I haven’t deviated from that plan for years. I don’t get distracted and try something new. I get bored like anyone else, but I get back on track.
Just go deep into your zone of genius and try one thing rather than trying new things all the time.
Prioritize money mindset work every day
Here’s the third way that you could really grow your business this year: Prioritize money mindset work every day.
Many people say to me that working on their money mindset is something that they want to do, but they don’t have time or maybe they’re waiting for the money first – which doesn’t make sense, but whatever.
The truth is that mindset work is way more important than the business strategy. If you don’t work on your beliefs and your money blocks, then you’ll absolutely, 100% sabotage your success and limit your business growth. You have to make time to work on your money mindset and treat that as just as important as working on your business. Without it, everything else is going to feel hard.
Here’s the truth: Money mindset work is an ongoing process. It’s not a one-off solution.
If you want to keep on growing, you have to keep on doing that work and clearing the blocks. You might think that you get to a certain income level and that’s it. You’re like, “I’m fixed forever! Life is wonderful.” But, the truth is that that doesn’t work like that. Money itself does not fix money blocks.
I still do money mindset work all the time and I have to clear my blocks all the time so I can maintain, but also go to the next level of business. Even though I already have a million dollar business, I have to work on it all the time. The mindset work got me here and it’s going to help me grow as well.
The truth is – I’m sorry to say – it doesn’t stop. It gets easier, but it doesn’t stop. You have to keep on doing it.
Do you need some help to grow your business to the next level?
Maybe you’re not sure what you should upgrade first or what you should upgrade next. Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered on this one. I’ve got a free business upgrade workshop for you and I’ll take you through four key areas that you need to upgrade in your business right now and what you should spend your money on, depending on where you’re at.
You can watch that for free at www.LuckyBitch.com/Upgrade.
I’m going to take you through the power of upgrading very specific symbolic things in your business and why it’s really crucial to unlocking cash. You’re going to come away with actionable ideas to upgrade your business now; really simple things, some things that are free as well. But they’ll grow your business very, very quickly.
This workshop is completely free for you. Just grab the training. Just do it now. www.LuckyBitch.com/Upgrade.
Lucky B, it’s your time and you’re ready for the next step.
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