If you look at why your business may not be growing quickly, you’ll probably realize that ‘people pleasing’ is probably getting in your way.
What you need is to start setting boundaries as a business owner, now more than ever.
So many times I speak to women who say:
“I can’t seem to grow to the next level. Here I am, stuck at six figures, and I’m working MORE than I would ever agree to work for anyone else, while paying myself LESS than I would ever agree for how much I do.”
Can you relate to this? If so, don’t beat yourself up. While this is certainly frustrating, it’s actually very normal at the 6-figure stage of business.
And when we look at why this is happening, it’s because they are doing too much in the business that you should be working on, and not setting boundaries as a business owner.
You are likely using your time to put out fires instead of doing the marketing or client work.
When we help six-figure women business owners in our program get to 7 figures, we always look closely at where their time is actually going. That’s when we notice that these self-employed women have actually (reluctantly) said YES to things they didn’t want to do.
As a result…
=> they are over-servicing their clients to please them
=> they experience ‘scope creep’ (the work grows beyond the actual agreement, but without an increase in pay)
=> they allow others to “pick their brains” for free
=> they agree to run errands for others, or give their time away, and so much more
And then, they wonder why they don’t have enough time to grow their own business. This especially happens to women.
Thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way, though, if you set stronger boundaries in your business.
And the thing that I’d like for you to get about growing your woman-owned business to a multiple six figures or a million a year:
You don’t owe anybody anything.
It’s not because somebody asks you to do something that you don’t really want to do, that you actually have to say yes. You can gracefully say no.
=> You don’t owe anything to clients other than what is in your stated agreement.
=> You don’t owe anything to your family and friends who think that because you’re self-employed, you might be unemployed.
=> Your time is sacred. It is the most valuable commodity that you have in your business.
How you use your time dictates how much money you make.
So is people-pleasing getting in the way of you having all the time you need to scale your business to multiple six and seven figures?
Maybe you know you want to use your time more effectively, but don’t really understand HOW to get back 4-6 hours per day to actually work ON your business so you get to 7 figures with 14 weeks of vacation per year.
This is what we help women business owners do in our signature program, every single day. And it’s why they blow past any upper limit problems they’ve had in the past and reach their big revenue goals.
You’re probably ready – and have been ready for some time – to finally break through.
I invite you to book a free exploratory call with one of my wonderful Strategy Coaches.
We are standing by to get to know you, hear about your business, talk about what’s going on for you and help you map out a plan to reach bigger goals with greater ease.
This exploratory call is completely free. No strings attached. We want to give you value (and a real plan) up front, to show you what’s possible. And if it feels right, perhaps you’ll join us in the program and grow your business exponentially from a heart-centered place, the way our members do.
Go ahead, book a time for us to talk now, for free (now, not later).
Let’s break through together,
Author of the book The Leveraged Business
Founder of Boldheart Business
P.S. There is no charge for this call, it’s our way of getting to know you better, and our way to provide you “results in advance”, so you can feel trust with us.
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