I know from experience that reaching seven figures as a woman in business requires a different kind of support than you needed when you started. In fact, it likely requires a different kind of support than you have now, even after some success.
In the beginning, indeed, you had to do everything yourself. You didn’t have the money. You didn’t have the team. The to-do list was very long. So, naturally, you had to have a hand in everything and become what I like to call a “control enthusiast”.
Being controlling is actually a good thing – it’s what got you here today at this level, and many people never get to this level. So good job, high five!
The mindset shift that needs to happen now is realizing that the “control enthusiast” that once worked so well for you and your business is what’s actually blocking your growth currently.
Like I said, in the beginning, you needed to do everything yourself, but if you’ve reached some sort of success in your business, this is a line in the sand.
There is now no more time and no more of you to go around. You’re already stretched thin. And this is where many people stop growing their businesses because they cannot imagine growing while working less.
You’ve probably reached a certain level of traction in your business and are now making good money, but have no time to enjoy what you’ve worked so hard for. Now you need to hire great people you can trust, who can take all of the extraneous things off your plate so you can focus your time on the exponential growth activities in your business.
Keep in mind, though, what got you to this level of your business is not going to take you to the next level. To grow your impact, income and freedom, you must actually begin to work fewer hours.
It’s not about working more at this point. It’s actually about working less.
If you’re at 80K-100K or more a year in your business, you likely can’t make time to work on the projects that are necessary to grow your business further…because you’re too much in the business, correct?
You have become the bottleneck, the one who is slowing things down, and this is why you’re experiencing delays.
This is why your business is stuck at its current level.
Maybe your business keeps growing, but you could be expanding much faster and more efficiently, once we have you working less.
Right now, you’re likely working more hours than you would ever agree to work for anybody else. And probably taking home less than you would accept working for somebody else for so many hours. You’re probably tapped out and on your way to burnout if something doesn’t change, like, yesterday.
So if your company isn’t growing consistently in leaps and bounds, it’s because you’re still too much in the day-to-day of your business. You are spending your valuable time working in the business (taking care of clients, doing all the things), but not on the business – not on the growth of your business.
Because there’s just no time. Even if you already have an assistant or a team, this is usually the case at this level of business.
1) Thinking you can do it better and faster than someone else can
Well, what I have seen over and over again with “control enthusiasts” is that you are using old ways of showing up in your business, where you can say, “I can do it better,” or “I can do it faster. It will take me so much longer to train somebody else to do it. I’m just going to do it myself.”
It may not seem like a lot, all these “little” 5-minute, 10-minute, 15-minute things that you do yourself (still!), even if you have a team. Those things add up and they are the things getting in the way of your growth.
2) Not being willing to invest in getting good help
You might be thinking, “Why should I pay someone else to do something I can do so easily?” But the longer everything has to go through you, the longer you will stay stuck and perpetuate inadequate business growth.
Here are the questions I want you to ask yourself this week to help you move to the next level of impact, impact and freedom:
- What are the old ways in which I’m showing up in my business, where I tend to say, “I can do it better” or “I can do it faster”?
- Where have I been not willing to invest in myself?
- How have I resisted paying someone else to do something (even if I believe I can easily do it myself)?
You can make this shift, I know it. I’ve seen it happen for thousands of women before you whom I mentor and have successfully taken to a million in their business.
You can get your freedom back while growing your business to new heights.
And you don’t have to do it all alone. We are here to help.
You can click this link to schedule a free exploratory call to talk about what it would look like if we worked together, so you can gain your time back and grow your business…at the same time.