Chill & Prosper is a weekly podcast by money mindset mentor, Denise Duffield-Thomas, covering topics including money mindset and clearing your money blocks.
Honoring the lifecycle of your business
I used to have a saying in my business, especially about my brand and photos, that it's always sunny summertime in my world.
I love bright, breezy colors and the chill and ease feeling of summer, so I want my brand to embody that.
But for a long time, I tried to live that energy too, of always being in summer - constantly growing, blooming, and being active.
And it got exhausting.
I've realized that there needs to be times of rest and regrowth in the lifecycle of life and my business.
My business can look and feel vibrant and sunny, even if I'm personally in an autumn or winter season.
A period of shedding, releasing, or hibernation can be valuable to refresh your business and your own energy and well-being.
It has taken me (and my Ruler energy) some time to accept that I need some periods of downtime where I'm not always in growth mode. I really need this to imagine and create what's next.
So today, we're talking about the lifecycle of your business and honoring where you are and what you need.
What does freedom mean to you?
Freedom is my number one value and the absolute best thing I’ve bought with my money.
But freedom often means different things to different people. It can be so overused in the online marketing industry that it loses meaning or is misunderstood.
So today we're talking balancing life and business and what freedom means to you.
How to set and honor your boundaries
Setting and holding boundaries is ongoing work for me and something I know most entrepreneurs must consistently work on.
There’s no denying that boundaries can be difficult and often involve awkward conversations, but they are vital.
Boundaries do not make you a b*tch. They’re essential for you to be a boss.
So, let’s do an inventory of where you’re at right now with boundaries.
When you’re overwhelmed and everything sucks
Urgh! It doesn't matter how much money you make or how much you love your business, sometimes things SUCK!
You might be in this space right now, feeling down or overwhelmed. So, we're going to talk about what to do to get out of a funk and how to give yourself the grace and space you need.
I get different variations of this question all the time, so today's episode will help you if you've been asking:
What do I do when all the bills are coming in?
What should I do when my business stalls?
I feel really down and everything sucks; now what?
I've been there so many times, and although you might think I have it all together, for me and most people I know in business, it's normal to have regular times when things suck and feel hard.
You might have a specific issue to address, like a staff member or client, but you could also be experiencing burnout. I know when I'm overwhelmed and down, I see more problems than wins in my business.
If you're like me, you might not like hearing that you could be in burnout, or you'll start looking for the magic quick-fix pill, but your body might be telling you to slow down and re-assess what's next.
How to stop discounting and overdelivering
Let’s talk about your prices, specifically if you have a habit of discounting.
This is a huge topic that I’ve written and talked about a lot because it has so many layers.
Two steps to making money online
When things get busy, it’s sometimes easy to forget that being in business is about making money.
So here is your reminder to get into the money-making mentality this week.
Because sometimes we forget. Social media is fantastic, and engaging content is important, but we’re here to help people by serving them and making money in the process. Otherwise, we’ve just got a hobby.
So, I invite you to look again at your business with fresh eyes: Am I giving people the opportunity to buy from me? Is it easy to buy from me? How can I make my marketing more streamlined and effective?
And ultimately, how can I make more money?
Yes, the economy is tighter, and you may have more competition or less engagement, but there are still ways to tell more people what you do and make more money.
Listen to today’s podcast to learn how your marketing can make a difference in growing your income faster.
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“My time, energy & presence has value.” Thank you 😊
Love how you get straight to the point and offer relatable advice. I often recommend this podcast for that reason. Thanks DDT
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