Category — Stepping up in your business
Do you sometimes feel like “is this ever really going to happen for me?” or “maybe I’m not meant to succeed”?
I hate hearing coaches & healers say this, because I truly believe that if you are drawn to starting a business, that you are MEANT to thrive in it.
Find out why in my newest “Wealthy Healer Mindset” video:
May 5, 2014 2 Comments
In this Wealthy Healer Mindset video, I talk about an important mindset that allows you to bring awesome energy to your day, a way to bring the energy of your entire business up a level! I’d love to hear your comments below!!
March 5, 2014 1 Comment
There are a lot of things I had to learn the hard way on my path from Mechanical Engineer to building a successful healing business. One of them was very surprising, yet it has been one of the secrets to my success and to the success of so many other thriving healers. This key trait has the potential to accelerate the growth of your business and possibly save you years of unnecessary struggle!
Before I share this #1 key trait with you, I’d like to share with you what a typical coaching & healing business looks like operating without this secret…
Without knowing the secret, most coaches & healers attempt to grow their business by doing what they feel drawn to and taking actions that feel good. Often they are big into the Law of Attraction (which is important!), so they focus on feeling good and like to stay in that good-feeling state as much as possible.
There’s nothing wrong with focusing on feeling good, but taking good-feeling actions only is detrimental in business and could be the exact thing in the way of your success.
Because actions that feel good and comfortable are in your COMFORT ZONE. Your comfort zone is basically where everything you’re comfortable with lives. Everything that you’re used to is in your comfort zone.
SO… if you’re not used to making awesome money as a healer, then taking comfortable actions will not create awesome money as that’s not currently in your comfort zone.
In essence, comfortable actions lead to same old results. And you want more don’t you? Your soul is calling you to create more isn’t it? Yes!
When I was taking comfortable actions my sales were stuck at $800 a month. Ugh! Comfort is the old way!
Okay, so on to the #1 key trait.
Recently I was blown away by a once in a lifetime opportunity that landed in my lap. My work is literally going to be exposed to hundreds of thousands of people, it will be shared with the communities of many multi-million dollar business owners. This is a dream come true. Yet it wasn’t just a dream that magically manifested. It took me demonstrating this #1 key trait multiple times to even allow for it to appear.
Okay so the #1 key trait of all successful coaches & healers is this:
They choose courage over comfort. What does this mean? Comfortable actions get you more of the same results. And if you want to make more money than you are now, if you want to reach more people, you’ll have to leave your comfort zone. This means, you want to be OKAY with being uncomfortable!
It is the willingness to be uncomfortable, to mess up, to make mistakes, to stumble, to fall, to fail and to not be perfect that will create way more success, way faster. And that takes courage.
The path to your wildly amazing success is around you right now. If you’re willing to be uncomfortable to reach way more people, way faster, let the Universe know! Let the Universe know you’re willing to take NEW actions, to be courageous instead of comfortable. Believe me, you will have opportunities come to you. And they may terrify you. Awesome! Say yes. Step up. Your people are waiting!
February 26, 2014 1 Comment
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July 17, 2013 9 Comments
One of the key ways to grow your business quickly is to simply get help. Many entrepreneurs are resistant to help as they feel they need to figure it all out themselves.
Getting help to grow your business accelerates your path to more money and more impact in the world so if you’re in the “I should figure it out myself” mode right now, maybe it’s time to reconsider this old thinking.
I used to think I was supposed to figure it out myself and if I couldn’t it said something was wrong with me. I thought I would prove something if I succeeded on my own. Yet my sales at that time stayed WAY too low. The day I finally admitted that I didn’t actually know how to make great money in my business was one of the most pivotal days in my business.
It allowed me to finally ask for help and with that came rapid business growth.
I believe with all of my heart that the Universe wants you to succeed. Even MORE than you do. Because your business isn’t just about you. It’s about the people that you’re meant to impact. It’s about the amazing transformation that happens in their lives.
The Universe not only wants you to succeed but it doesn’t want you to do it alone. Alone is no fun. It’s tiring and it can take endless years or might not even happen. There is amazing support out there right now.
Your way to rapid business growth is likely around you right now, yet you won’t receive this help if you’re not willing to get help.
There are 2 important keys to investing in yourself and your business growth:
#1 Choose the RIGHT support. I’ll talk more about this in a moment.
#2 USE what you learn! This one may sound obvious but it’s not enough to learn how to grow your business, you must also implement what you learn! You’d be amazed at how many people don’t use what they learn and stay stuck! The key here is to implement what you learn so it’s an investment instead of an expense.
Now I will warn you, there are SO many people out there who can help you and they’re not all right for you.
It’s important to attract the RIGHT support for YOU to take you where you want to go. I’ve managed to do that over and over and I’d love to share with you the 3 steps I use to do this:
1. Specify the Assistance You’re Ready For
You are the owner of your business. You are the boss, you are responsible for your business at the end of the day. From an empowered place, take a look at what you feel you need to learn in order to grow.
At one point I was overwhelmed with so many 1:1 clients and I knew continuing to grow my business as it was would lead to burnout. So I clearly specified that I wanted to learn how to grow my business in a more leveraged way.
Some people don’t the actual “how to” of attracting clients. In this case it’s important to specify learning how to attract paying clients.
Or, some just know the next level of sales they’d like to grow to and they have no idea what they need to learn.
Take a moment right now to reflect on what type of assistance right now. The easiest way to do that is to fill in the blank here:
I don’t know how to ________________________.
For example, “I don’t know how to make more money in my business” “take my business to $_____ yearly sales” “I don’t know how to create a leveraged business” or “I don’t know how to attract paying clients”. Whatever it is for you.
2. Express Your Intention
When you are clear, your intention is SO powerful. I remember the most powerful intention I ever set.
I was a year into my first Engineering job and I was BORED. I knew I was meant to do something else. I felt empty inside.
One day I felt a clarity come over me. I realized, even though I didn’t know how in the heck I’d do what I loved for work or even what that was, I decided it was time. With a strong sense of clarity and intention, I wrote these words in my journal:
“I know that I’m meant to be more and do more, I’m ready, show me the way!”
The Universe was obviously listening. Within a few months I was laid off of my Engineering job and I began my path as an entrepreneur. I would not be writing these words to you right now had I not wrote out that clear intention.
Your intention opens up worlds of support that you can’t see yet. Now that you’re clear, it’s time to let the Universe know that you’re ready for support.
Go ahead and write out (and ideally say out loud) the following:
“I accept that I don’t know how to ________________ and I am now ready and willing to receive the exact help I need, show me the way!”
3. Use Your Intuition
Once you activate the support all around you by stating your intention, it will show up. And maybe other support that’s not for you will also show up. It’s up to you to discern what is the right support for you.
It’s important to see if the support that shows up feels right and fits what you need. For me it’s important to not just use logic but to use intuition. Sometimes intuition points out a way that feels right even if it seems like a scary thing to do.
Fear is not intuition, in fact, it’s often a good sign that you’re headed in the right direction.
The mentor I hired to help me leverage my business was a big investment and it was terrifying because of the situation I was in financially at the time. Yet my intuition kept saying yes so I chose to trust it. It was one of the best decisions I ever made, my sales doubled that next year.
If you’re confident in your intuition, great! You’ll know what help is best for you and you’re good to go.
If you’re not sure how to use your intuition confidently and quickly when it’s time to make a decision, I highly recommend the “Choice Illumination Process”.
I created this program because I had made so many decisions using my intuition that led me to a more prosperous and profitable business and I knew others could benefit from the process I use.
Right now it’s only $47, and is going up to $97 soon as this skill is so valuable!
Get your copy here before it goes up: Choice Illumination Process
Would love to hear your comments below!
March 20, 2013 No Comments
Now more than ever, there are new energies coming in to support our growth and evolution at a rapid pace. It is an amazing energy that can draw you into the highest and greatest experiences in life. Yet, it’s not always a walk in the park. I’d love to share with you a few tips to understand and handle this new energy that’s here that has a huge impact in your business.
The energy we are in, more than any other time in history, is the energy of “Illumination”.
Doesn’t that sound all rosy and nice… Illumination. Bright, shiny, glowing, radiant, enlightening – Illumination.
Illumination can be a wonderful thing, but there’s another side to illumination you may not be as aware of. One I first became aware of after beginning to read Kryon channels years ago by Lee Carroll (a man who channels and was invited repeatedly to channel at the UN www.kryon.com).
The challenge with Illumination is that it means the light is being turned on. Not just in the nice, beautiful places you’re so used to. The light is also shining into those really dark places you’ve wanted to ignore your whole life. All those things you’ve swept under the carpet are now visible and getting attention.
When the light turns on, it illuminates the dark places. And it’s often not a pretty sight. I believe that’s what we’re seeing in the world today. The dark is being exposed.
So what the heck does this have to do with your business?
Light demands integrity, clarity, truth. It calls any darkness out to be dealt with. This creates many challenges in business to be faced and dealt with.
Here are 3 ways this new energy may show up in your business:
Have you felt a loss of motivation lately? The old motivators not quite doing it for you anymore? Perhaps money or recognition drove you in the past and now it simply doesn’t drive you like it used to. Perhaps being motivated to succeed to “prove” you’re worthy or capable of success just doesn’t work either.
In this new energy, results created from old motivators fall flat or just don’t happen like they used to.
We are being called to move to a deeper, more sustainable fuel source. The fuel of your natural essence, your Divine nature. This can only be accessed when the old motivators and the reasons for their existence fall away. We are being called to live from the core truth of who we are rather than the old programming of the past.
2) Lack of Clarity
Sometimes in the new energy you can end up in a state of confusion or lack of clarity. This is often a great sign that rewiring is happening internally.
This often happens to bring about a deeper energy of truth from within you to be expressed in your business. I truly believe that your purpose in your business is to be as fully YOU as possible.
Often times of confusion or lack of clarity is here to help you do just that. What no longer excites you? What could you let go of or adjust so it feels like YOU? Embrace the gift of confusion as a way to take you higher, to greater fulfillment, passion and money.
3) Facing the Truth
The days of ignoring your intuition, of ignoring what doesn’t feel right inside and powering through are winding down. We are moving into a time of Truth, of Realness.
It is a time of facing the truth, which may not always be pleasant but is necessary.
Facing the truth of your feelings about many things in your business may sometimes feel scary, yet how can you create a business that feels thoroughly good if you don’t face the fact that some aspects of your business don’t feel good?
I’m a big believer in the Law of Attraction, it’s important, yet what is also becoming more and more important is HONOURING yourself. Denial is an energy we are being called to let go of.
In this new energy, ignoring the truth might work for a while, but don’t be surprised if something happens to shake things up and make you face it eventually anyway.
The promise of facing the truth is being able to create TRUE happiness, creating success that is truly fulfilling, creating your business match your true nature.
What truth have you been avoiding facing in your business? What about your business or the way you operate in it doesn’t feel good anymore?
Just because you face the truth doesn’t mean you have to change anything. Honour yourself by facing the truth and opening the door to what can be.
Resonate with any of these challenges? I’d love to hear about it, share your comments below!
Did you know there could be major energies within you that make it harder to succeed during this powerful time we’re in?
Join me to find out more during the upcoming teleseminar:
“Revealed: 3 Secret Energies That Sabotage Sales & Keep Holistic Practitioners Struggling For WAY too long At 4 or 5-Figures!”
January 9, 2013 No Comments
I’d love to share with you a secret that you have likely heard before but one that is SO important. A quote I read this morning sums it up pretty good:
There seems to be a door on the way to remarkable success that can be passed through only by those willing to persevere beyond the point where the majority stop and turn back ~ Earl Nightingale
I’ve read recently that something like 80% of businesses fail within the first 3 years.
This is sad to me because often these same failures could have been huge successes, if they had just kept going.
How do I know? Let me share a bit of a story about my own business.
At the 3 year mark, I made something like $8,600 in my entire third year of business. So obviously things were not looking up, that’s a heck of a lot of effort put into something that didn’t appear to be working.
Here’s the thing.
If I would have quit then, I would be with the other 80% who failed in the first 3 years of business.
But that’s not what happened.
Within the first 5 months of that next year, I more than tripled my sales. And my business has been growing at a rapid pace ever since, all of this even in spite of going through a recession in that time.
Why do I share this with you?
A couple of reasons.
I get frustrated when some business mentors paint a picture only of the success and forget to mention the truth about what it can be like to get there. You see that rosy picture, then you look at your business which is miles away from that picture, and you feel discouraged because YOU can’t seem to get there.
And the other reason goes back to this, I’m not really sure failure is the right word. I’d say most often failure is what happens when you give up too soon.
I could have been a failure but instead, I kept going. I didn’t give up. I got help. I did whatever it took to find the way to succeed. I didn’t stop until I found the way.
Because the way is there.
And I’m glad I didn’t give up. If I gave up, not only would I not be living this life that is totally incredible to me, based in freedom, passion and authenticity inside and out. But all of the clients I have helped free themselves to live their purpose could still be stuck. And that is sad.
You have an important purpose, your work, your wisdom, your gifts, your energy ARE needed in the world. Right now.
So do you have to wait until year 3 to take off in your business? I don’t think so. The energy in the planet right now supports your success. I watch how quickly things move with my clients and I am amazed. The time is now.
If you don’t want to wait forever, I suggest you take a shortcut, and the only one I know is to find someone who is ahead of you on the path, who knows the shortcuts, who has been where you are and has gotten out of it and to learn from them how to speed up your path.
There are plenty of great mentors out there, I’ve learned from many myself, but I do recommend making sure that the person is fully aligned with you, is similar enough to you that they can understand your challenges and really know how to get YOU from where you are to where you want to be.
It’s time step up and shine!
There are even more secrets to growing your business faster, particularly as a Holistic Practitioner or healer as you likely have unique challenges that most business mentors have no clue about. I’d love to share more with you at my upcoming FREE workshop:
Grow Your Holistic Business Faster! Avoid the 3 Massive Mistakes Most Holistic Practitioners Make That Stop Them From Making The Money They Desire & Deserve.
This workshop takes place in New York City September 10th, Edmonton September 15th, Calgary September 20th and Vancouver October 19th.
Do whatever it takes to be there, this could be THE turning point in your business. It’s time to step up and shine. Your people need exactly what it is that you have but, if you’re not succeeding in your business, that means they can’t find you.
September 5, 2011 2 Comments
Do you sometimes get discouraged by the lack of results you see in your business? Knowing on some level that you are meant to do this work, you felt called to start your business, yet where the heck are the results?
Here is a special message for you that I was guided to share with you:
Dear one you are shaking and nervous about your work, about your ability to deliver it and to live a great life that involves your business being your means of income. The results of your efforts may seem small, perhaps you face disappointment after disappointment.
What is really happening here?
Did you ever stop to think that you were perhaps not doing something wrong, that everything that is happening is happening to both strengthen a key energy within you of faith and to also show you the way to this life you envision?
You often face feelings of doubt. When you have doubt in yourself, your abilities, your worth, your message, your program you are sending out a conflicting message to the Universe. You say you are ready, you take actions, but your energy says otherwise.
With this conflict in your energy, you can not create powerful results.
It is most important to resolve this doubt. For until you do, you will have the brakes on. With doubt, you will never be able to create the most results, they will always be minimized and reduced because your energy is restricted. It doesn’t match the success you envision.
You may fear stepping fully into belief because what would happen if you believed and were then disappointed? What if you were to look like a failure? So rather than face this possibility, you back down and sink into doubt.
Doubt is safer. With doubt you are allowing yourself to choose to be small.
What might shift in your business if you stopped doubting yourself? If you chose to TRUST and act as though success were guaranteed?
I’ll tell you what would happen, you would be sending a powerful message to the Universe that you are no longer holding back and letting your small self run the show. You would begin to attract at an entirely new level, and you would attract THE WAY to actually create the results you envision if you were able to hold onto trust instead of doubt.
Would the results you create change immediately? Maybe not.
You don’t know what you don’t know and you may need to learn new skills for example to help you become the person who can create those results. Energy alone does not create your reality because you live in a physical world.
But energy is the foundation, if you’re stuck in doubt, no action can help you. If you’re choosing to trust and take action on that trust, then the way begins to be activated.
The way may involve people, programs, ideas, mentors, books coming your way to help you get the skills and knowledge you need to translate your vision of what success looks like for you into physical reality.
Let go of attachment to results, there is no failure anyway, just learning. And you will learn WAY more if you choose to trust and step up. And you won’t learn much if you don’t step up, if you choose to let doubt rule you and keep you small.
The world needs your gifts. The world needs your confidence, your belief, your energy. The world needs your example of faith in action and of what is truly possible when you step up bravely for what is in your heart.
We leave you with this:
Most of the world hides out, most of the world does not take charge of their destiny. It may feel uncomfortable for you to do it a new way. But that discomfort is the very thing that shows you that you’re on track.
That you’re riding the wave toward your new future. Comfort is a signal you are choosing to stay small. Be willing to be uncomfortable, be willing to be brave, to step up, to shine your light to the world in the way only you can.
You won’t see just how much incredible help and support there is, just for you, to help you get there until you do.
What have you been avoiding? What have you been afraid to try in case you might fail? Can you allow yourself to be willing to step up, to show up and take the new steps that you have avoided in the past? Can you be willing to get on the bike for the first time, to fall once or twice so you can finally learn? So you can create a new reality for yourself?
Back to Fia-Lynn:
Be willing to be brave, be willing to step up. I’ve done this countless times in my business only to see absolutely incredible things happening. My sales tripling or doubling, the way showing up for me just as I chose to step up.
The funny thing is, you can’t see it until you step up. The Universe won’t show you the way until you say yes and take the actions that show you believe you will succeed.
Take a moment right now to identify something you’ve been avoiding, an action, big or small that you could take right now to show the Universe you’re ready to step up, you’re ready to trust. And take it! Be willing to be uncomfortable and you’ll grow your business faster than you can imagine.
It’s your time to shine. Show that you believe it.
This is the foundation of Fearless Faith, the energy that has allowed me to feel 100% supported every step of the way on my journey. Whether I was freaked out or not, knowing that I am being guided to grow my business quickly.
There are many more keys to growing your business, I’ve shared a powerful one here, and I’m excited to be sharing much more, including how to immediately shift out of doubt so you can stay in the energy of trust and faith.
Join me live in a city near you for the Grow Your Holistic Business Faster! Workshop, it’s free when you pre-register here:
August 30, 2011 1 Comment
Most Holistic Practitioners and healers have a hard time charging high fees. Because of this, they end up suffering financially, often not able to make a great living doing the work that they love. If this sounds familiar, I’d love to share with you how this can be avoided by understanding the #1 cause of not owning your value.
When it comes to charging, many Holistic Practitioners do something that’s logical, but has them not honoring the true value of the work they do.
This #1 mistake is:
Setting their fee according to what other Holistic Practitioners Charge
So again, this is logical but this idea is very faulty. It’s missing a MAJOR key to pricing in a way that honors the gifts you have to give.
#1 Key to Setting Your Fees: Your Fees Are Not About YOU!
Most Holistic Practitioners don’t charge near enough because they make the mistake of are charging based on what they think THEY are worth.
Connecting your fees with your value leads to big trouble!
When you do this, you’re making a wide open invitation for ego to jump in and wreak havoc. If you charge too much, you will at one moment be feeling over-confident (as the ego loves being better than everyone else) then when you do sign on a client at this higher rate, your energy will tank as you can’t keep up that over-confidence because it was not the truth of your being.
And with this fluctuating belief in your value comes a direct impact on your sales. When you can’t sustain a higher energy around the value of what you offer, you will not be able to sustain the energy and motivation needed to fuel the actions to share this work with the world.
And everybody loses!
The truth is, your fees have little to do with your own worth anyway so you’re better off just bypassing the whole problem.
I have high end programs and they are a significant investment. But I don’t see that investment as a reflection of my value. I see things a bit differently.
Challenge yourself to see the value as I do:
The investment for your program is a reflection of the value of the transformation that will occur in the lives of your clients when going through my program
That’s the key! If you can get your mind around this and create powerful programs that create a real, tangible impact in your client’s lives, issues with pricing will start to disappear.
When you finally OWN that the value of the impact your programs have in the lives of your clients is HUGE, you can finally step into charging what it’s really worth. And when you honor the value of this transformation, you can finally open the door to making the money you are meant to make.
And that is a real blessing because there are people out there right now who need exactly what it is that you have.
August 23, 2011 No Comments
As a Holistic Practitioner/healer, someone who is here to help create a powerful transformation in the planet and in the lives of those you are meant to help, there are very unique and specific challenges to your journey. One of these is feeling uncomfortable putting yourself out there. In this article, I share 3 mindset shifts to help you feel a bit safer putting yourself and your work out to the world.
There are many deeper underlying dynamics at the root of this issue but the good news is there are simple mindset shifts that can help steer you in the right direction even if the underlying dynamics haven’t shifted yet
Here are the 3 mindset shifts to help you come out of hiding with your work:
Mindset Shift #1: You’re Only Meant to Help Those Who Resonate with You
One of the biggest underlying fears around putting yourself out there has to do with the fear of someone out there not liking you and rejecting you. The truth is, there will always be people out there who don’t like you, who maybe even think you’re crazy! But guess what? It doesn’t matter!
The people you are meant to work with will love you, they are on the same page as you, they resonate with your most authentic message. So don’t hold it back!
I am amazed every day at the incredible people I get to work with, had I shrunk down and stayed in hiding, there’s no way they would have found me. Open to the idea that your people ARE out there, they resonate with you and those who don’t resonate don’t even matter.
Mindset Shift #2: Speak Directly to Your Ideal Client
To help further Mindset Shift #1, it is very important that you speak DIRECTLY to your ideal client. Speak directly to their pain, their challenges using their language and as if you were talking to one individual, directly to them.
When you’re used to hiding out you’re not used to the energy of connection which is one of the most important energies in your business. To start establishing this energy of connection, for everything you write for your business, imagine you were writing directly to your most ideal client. Directly to her. And be yourself, just as if she was right there in front of you.
This way, if there are those out there who don’t resonate with you at least they will know it and can jump out of your community. If you’re busy trying to please everyone and be all things to all people you won’t get to help anyone because no one will CONNECT with you.
Mindset Shift #3: You Have a Very Specific Purpose
You must drop the idea of being the person who can help anyone if you are to help all of the people you are meant to help.
The truth is, I could help people with lots of things, I have a lot of knowledge about math for example but for me to help people with math would be a big waste. Because although I CAN help people with a lot of things, I have a very specific purpose. It is the same in your business.
When you drop all that you aren’t passionate about, or are even just lukewarm about in your business and focus on what gets you the most excited, you are in tune with your passion. When you’re doing the work you’re most passionate about you are living your purpose. Isn’t that great?
Why do I share this with you? Your job isn’t to put yourself out there to the entire world, your job is to put yourself out there to those you are MEANT to help. To those who need exactly what you have and exactly who you are. Have this picture in your mind replace the one you may be used to where the world out there is a scary place where there’s all sorts of people out there who may not like you.
Take the risk, put yourself out there so YOUR people can find you. Be willing to do what it takes to be visible to them. And if you ever feel like hiding again, come back to these 3 Mindset Shifts to help you refocus and continue to put yourself out there.
June 21, 2011 No Comments