Starting a business is exciting but what many people don't talk about is the challenges that come with it.
I see so many Facebook Ads saying "Quit your 9-5 and start a business. Then you'll have 5-figure months". While that's true for some, that's not the case for others.
One of the things that I like doing in my business is to learn from those who have been there and done that but not so far ahead of where I am. That way I can save time from making the common mistakes that everyone makes and speed up the process of building a successful business.
So in this post, I want to share with you 8 mistakes I made in the first year of my business.
This is the recount of my memories in the Amazon jungle where I spent two weeks in isolation. During that time, I saw death, rebirth, light, darkness and turned my life 180 degrees. Don't get me wrong - I didn't go there to get fixed. I went there with the mind of a child-like curiosity to experience, a specific intention to grow and learn but what I got was more than what I thought. Click to read more.
If someone had told me tens years ago about this technique called breathwork where I get induced into a trance-like state, see visions and feel like I'm on a psychedelic trip without psychedelics, I would think that the person is crazy. But today, this is one of the things that I swear by. If you're curious what it's all about, click here to read more.
You want to make a positive impact in the world doing what you love. You spend months following people online, reading blog posts and watching people who are doing what they love and living in alignment. You go to bed at night dreaming about running a profitable business. But you wonder if you're good enough and how to make it happen without getting overwhelmed. Well I've got you covered because this is why I wrote this 7,500+ words guide so I can share with you everything you need to know in one post. Click here to read. You will want to save this because there's so much information you will need in the next few months!
“You should wear the Wonder Woman outfit”.
That was what a friend told me when I decided to run an event in Burma, a place where nobody has experienced the kinds of transformational events I run. Scepticism was to the roof and many thought I would fail.
I’ve never watched Wonder Woman. I’ve never really been into comics and I don’t really watch TV. In fact, I don’t even own a TV. When Wonder Woman came out, so many people talked about it that it sparked my curiosity.
So I watched it the other day and although I wasn’t blown away by the movie, I was smiling throughout the whole movie. Yes it was a bit cheesy but it’s the kind of movie that teaches something - something valuable about life. So without any spoilers on details about the movie, I want to share 8 leadership lessons that I learned from the movie.
If you’re someone who has big ideas and want to achieve great things in life, but wondering ‘even if you’re cut out for the thing you want to do’, then this article is for you.
Can you swim by reading how to swim? The answer is no. You have to jump into the water first - may be struggle or even drown a few times before learn how to swim. Then you learn how to float. Then learn breaststroke. Butterfly Stroke. Sidestroke. Then you might start jumping into the river. Then the ocean. By then, can you teach how to swim? Of course.
The moral of the story is - we learn, we live, we embody and then we go out and share. That’s part of the Hero’s Journey that I frequently talk about.
So below, I will share with you 6 things that you need to look for when you’re thinking of hiring a coach or a mentor.
If you're here, I know that the reason why you have or are starting a business is because you want to make money doing what you love... while making a positive impact in the world. As conscious business owner, we have a heart so big yet the courage so small when it comes to selling.
When you think of the world sales, what are the words that come up in your head? Icky? Salesy? Used car salesman? Pushy? Manipulation? Greed?
I get it. Because I've been there and I'm helping my clients from literally all the over world get comfy with the word sales. And you'll have to sell because... well .. you're running a business. So I want you to be able to sell without being salesy. Now in that sales process, you’ll face objections. Objections are part of the process.
If you're a coach, consultant, healer or service provider then one of the sources of income for you is to get people on the phone or skype to have a chat with you to find out if you can work together. This is the first point of contact between you and your potential client where you will not only gauge the potential client and show case your work, the potential client will also do the same.
In this article, I will share with you the actual script of one of my discovery calls, 5 things you must stop doing that are sabotaging your potential sales and also the structure that you can follow.
Discovery calls are sales calls where you and your prospect have a chance to talk to each other (or meet) to find out if you’re the right match, if you could support her and what she’s looking for from you.
These calls are what’s going to create clients in your business and if you’re not booking them already, you need to go onto it quick.
So here are 8 ways you can use for you to start booking your discovery calls.
Whenever we see someone say “You can get anything that you want”, we cringe. Well I used to and still do a bit to be honest. But that’s the reason why I’m writing this. I'll share with you the real-world tips that you can practice plus spiritual and personal development practices that you can combine in your daily routines.
Recently I wrote an article on introversion and extroversion simply because all my life I thought I had a problem -- I didn't fit in.
However, as I started researching over the years, I realised that it was my introverted nature and how I can use it to create great impact in the work that I do. So for my introverted, highly sensitive and socially awkward friends, you're not alone.
This article was published on Leaders in Heels publication.
So here we are again. Sending you flying memoirs - basically emails that I wrote on the plane to you because I don’t know what else to do other than look at my computer.
Kids are screaming, I’m in cattle class, the seats are super small and I can’t move much even though Im half the size of I was last year (let alone 5 years ago). Wait, I found 3 seats empty at the back - run before someone else gets it. Phew! The air hostess was a little pissed but I own 3 seats for the next 8 hours…. like a boss!
Ok I digress....
So as you might know, I've recently moved across country from Perth to Melbourne. Funnily enough Melbourne wasn't on my list of places to move to! Talk about how life can throw you opportunities that wasn't part of our plan. People told me "It's cold!", "You get 4 weathers in one day", "You will miss Perth's beaches" and so many other things that really demotivated me to move. In fact, I had a crisis before I moved because I DID NOT want to move at last minute.
But I did anyway.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
I was asked that question when I was 16 and it changed my life. I’ve always had confidence in my life in most things. That wasn’t a cover-up confidence to hide my weaknesses. It was the belief I had in myself. I believed that when I set my mind to it, I’ll always achieve.
For a long time, I’ve understood that the level of confidence that you have determines the quality of life you have. Your level of confidence determines how much you can sell in business and how much you can achieve in life.
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