When I first started my business I remember feeling a bunch of things like…
How the heck to get the word out??
Where do I start?
What should I focus on?
Does any of this sound familiar?
Do you ever get that feeling, that pit in your stomach, when you know you're supposed to be doing something (and it's something you even really want!) but you can't seem to motivate yourself to do it?
Maybe it's that the task feels too big.
Maybe you question why you should even bother.
Maybe you simply feel lost inside your own head.
Maybe you don't believe you can even do it.
Almost all of last month, I sat on my couch feeling like I couldn't do much of anything.
A few years ago an old acquaintance reached out to me on Facebook. She mentioned that she owned her own business now and she thought I might like her new beauty products. She offered me a free sample (and who doesn’t love free samples?). I gladly took it and thanked her for the update and sample. I was excited to try it!
After I received my sample I also received a barrage of messages.
HELP! I’m not making much (or any) money… I don’t know what to do.
Hi love, I hear your cries for help and I want you to know I’m here and I understand this panicky feeling.
You started this work because you love it. You not only love it, but you’re really good at it! You’re looking for that awesome freedom everyone talks about — maybe yours looks like chillin’ by a pool basking in the sunshine, or renting that awesome apartment with all the windows so you have light streaming in from everywhere! Or maybe it’s buying a house for your family or retiring your husband/partner from their jobs?
No matter how it looks to you, you want it. SO bad. And you made the leap! You started a business! But none of the moola is raking in yet.
I have so many different stories to share with you about what Brave Fear is and what it has meant for me. Some of them I’m ready to share and some I’m still healing from. All of my stories though have an ounce of the miraculous in them, but there’s a few good reasons for that...and you can have these same kind of stories as well, it’s easier than you think.
So what the heck am I even talking about?
Well, I want to start by telling you a story…
We ALL want to automate our business right? Get some of the day to day details off our plates and have it automatically just work! (Our business working for us in the background sounds AMAZING right?!)
So recently I’ve noticed a few people mentioning they went to set-up some automations… and after hours or days of trying, they through up their hands (after almost pulling their hair out) and said, “I’m done! This is too hard… I give up.”
In my inbox the other day was this question:
“What is the foundation I need to implement in order to create a successful empire?”
I love this question so much. And there are so many things I can say to answer this! But after some thought, I’ve narrowed it down to 6 things you need to build a solid foundation that can handle the creation of an empire. (or I also love the word legacy).