I had way too much stress in my life and my business and I had to find ways to reduce it.
I couldn’t control a lot of the stress in my life but I could in my business, so here is what I decided. This did not happen all at once but in stages and some still in progress:
- No discounts because I feel sorry for the client who hired someone before me who didn’t do their job properly or ghosted them.
- No taking on clients for money. If it doesn’t feel right; it’s a no, no matter what. (Saying no brings in better clients.The key is to trust.)
- Change my business model from product launches to evergreen (working on it)
- Stop going on marathon networking calls or blasting calls where the energy is exhausting or leave if I start to feel tired and not worrying about what others think.
- Take a break to smell the roses, walk,and get some sun as much as possible.
- Increase the automation in my business with a few low-cost tools (dm me if you want the list)
- Stopped being in a hurry to get to the end result and enjoy the journey. ( being an overachiever I pushed myself too hard.)
- Learning to say no more (on going)
- Getting more intentional about my learning and stop overbooking learning opportunities. Accepting you can’t learn everything- some should be outsourced instead. Plus, admitting I am a recovering learning addict.
- Stopped doing some things in my business that I am good at and delegated/outsourced them to increase my time working on my business instead of in it.
Some of these have been really hard lessons but so worth it. I hope it gives someone else the courage to change.
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