Are you blown away too by the knowledge and freedom the internet provides?
It is a powerful time that we live in where all sorts of products and services are available to us at the click of a button.
If I could kiss the online world I would. Mwwwuuaaggghhhh!
It has given me the freedom to earn great money, doing what I love and to live a life I only dreamed of years ago! Cliche phrase but it's true.
Today my partner is spending a few hours with baby Ruby (who turns 1 year old soon! Ahhhh!) and I have driven just 5 minutes up the hill from my house to commune with the trees!
Some forest time is what this mumpreneur needs to get inspired and focused for the week ahead.
After my walk I have sat down at a gorgeous cafe for lunch with my laptop to write this weeks blog post (that you're reading) and plan the upcoming launch of the next round of PPP.
The smell of coffee, the clinking of china cups, the gentle murmur of chatting and giggling is the ambience for my creative flow... magic.
After just a few hours work I can then refocus back and be present with my family and enjoy the summer time.
Only a few years ago I was working really hard to boost my biz to the next level and the thought of running a thriving biz working just a few hours a day while being a mum... seemed unrealistic.
BUT I reached out, got the support, learned ways to streamline and systemise my biz, created the foundations (they took some time and effort to set up) and viola... today the dream has became a reality!
It didn't happen overnight and took lots of trial and error but it was so worth it.
I have found that there are...
3 main keys that have allowed me to Work Less and Earn More.
1. You can have it all... but you can't do it all!
Delegate delegate delegate before you feel ready. Here is my dream team behind the success of my biz. Baby Sitters (thanks Mum and Matt), house cleaner (they do a much better job than me), gardener (we live on 3 acres ahhh it's a big job!) Virtual Assistant (takes care of the tricky tech stuff and allows me to stick to my 'zone of genius'), Accountant/Book Keeper, Business Mentors (I have a few some for mindset, some for strategy) , Kinesiologist (for when I feel emotionally stuck in my biz and life), Massage Therapist (I have a selection of therapists and a regular massage... exhale), Social Media Consultant (to create powerful FB ads that attract new clients into my tribe daily). I started delegating just one thing at a time and it continues to build each year.
Ask yourself as you go through your day... “ Who else could be doing this?”
2. Automate and systemise.
I am one of the most intuitive, creative and free flowing gypsies out there, but I needed to embrace structure in my biz to thrive. I have templates, systems and funnels set up in my biz that I keep applying over and over and over again. They get tweaked and improved each time I launch a program and bring me a steady flow of new clients and cash flowing in my biz. It takes time and patience to learn and set up the systems, but once they are in place and running smoothly, you can let go and let the system work like an automatic engine in your biz. I look like I am working so much harder than I appear online!
Ask yourself as you go through your day... “How can I systemise and automate this process?”
3. Less is More.
I have found that the most simple and straight forward approach is often the most effective. We humans love to overcomplicate our lives AND our businesses. What if your business could move to the next level if you simply did less of the unnecessary tasks and spent your time focusing on the 'money making tasks'? We lose hours of time getting stuck in small details and often overlook the main priorities in our biz. This simple point alone cuts off hours to our work time. Becoming a mother whose time is more precious than ever, I have just a few hours to pump out high quality work and no time for second guessing and indulging in perfectionism.
Ask yourself as you go through your day... “What is the absolute priority task today?”
These 3 simple but powerful questions will change the productivity and turnover in your biz.
Lastly, before I leave the cafe and get back to my family, make your mantra... "There is more than enough time and money available for me to enjoy my life NOW!"
YES I'M READY TO WORK LESS AND EARN MORE