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19 Investments that Transformed my Business and Life  (2018 Edition)

19 Investments that Transformed my Business and Life  (2018 Edition)

This year was everything to me and more.

I got married in Central Park and honeymooned in Paris. (I still need to blog about both of those events, eventually I’ll get to it - haha! I have so many photos to share with you!). It was a dream come true and my wedding absolutely was my favorite day ever.

In order to make that happen I took off 2 full weeks from work. I’ve NEVER taken 2 full weeks off before. Like, ever. It actually really freaked me out, but while it was happening I was so grateful for the freedom I felt.

Have you ever had one of those moments where you’re SO full of gratitude that you’re just completely overwhelmed? It’s like wanting to cry, laugh and tear up loads of paper all at the same time. haha! That’s how I felt this year. Completely overwhelmed by gratitude.

It was a very good year.

So in order to celebrate this incredibly wonderful year, I want to share with you my top 19 investments (both in time and/or money). These are the things that had the greatest impact on my business and life this year. I believe that time is just as much of an investment as money is… so keep in mind that you don’t always have to spend money as an investment. Where you spend your time is just as important.

Okay, let’s jump in!

These are the 19 things I invested in this year that had the biggest impact on my business and life. Here’s my list with my notes on how these things transformed my business/life.

Brightly Immersive Recap - Disneyland Retreat 2018

Brightly Immersive Recap - Disneyland Retreat 2018

As we pulled into the driveway of our Anaheim, classic ranch style home with the cutest bright peach colored door... I felt a sense of belonging.

Have you ever felt that? That sense that THIS is exactly where you’re meant to be, and this is EXACTLY what you’re meant to be doing.

Selling with results and without feeling icky (or making others feel icky)

Selling with results and without feeling icky (or making others feel icky)

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 don't know how to make my business profitable

Help! I don't know how to make my business profitable

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. 

When is it time to automate?

When is it time to automate?

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.”

6 Things You Need to Create a Successful Empire

6 Things You Need to Create a Successful Empire

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).

The Importance of Reflection for Creative Entrepreneurs

The Importance of Reflection for Creative Entrepreneurs

Last year I transitioned my business from Brand Design to Business/Life Coaching. And I. was. terrified. to make this shift.

All I could see was the gap. That HUGE gap that I didn’t think I could fill (I felt very small, and that gap looked VERY big).