“Everybody’s bosses ‘til it’s time to pay for the office”
This year has started off with a BANG and exciting changes for all three of my businesses. Of course, all the changes come at the same damn time but that’s show biz baby! I received an email from Rachel Rodgers this week and boom did it hit the nail on the head.
“Everybody’s bosses ‘til it’s time to pay for the office. ‘Til them invoices separate the men, from the boys” Jay-Z.
These lyrics were the first thing I saw when I opened my email from Rachel Rodgers. Of course, she changed the lyrics from men to women and boys to girls, ha! This has been my song for the week! I love these lyrics because it is so freaking true. Everyone claims to be a boss until it’s time to do boss things.
Standing up and being the boss isn’t always easy – especially when you decide to tweak all three of your business at the same time! But that’s life! During these times you have to look within and you will find the answers, I promise. You can hire an expert to help and follow their strategy until you figure out what works but always remember to look within. Below are three takeaways I’ve learned from these past few weeks as well as Rachel Rodgers.
1. Re-working your schedule
Marketing plans are a big part of the business! Answering the who, what, when, where and why for your business will set you apart. Of course, this can be extremely overwhelming when all three of your businesses need a new marketing plan at the same time, but you can overcome! You must re-work your schedule and stay focused. I find clarity when I am focused. Make a to-do list, hire external help, and pay attention to where the majority of your time goes. External help is worth the investment when you want to grow your business. I remember hiring my first assistant, I was hesitant and nervous to take the first step. However, she allowed me to focus and re-work my schedule to take care of more important aspects of my business.
“Be open to the messages you receive. Acknowledge them, release if needed and move on”
2. Get organized
When running and operating your own business staying organized can be challenging. Especially, the finances. No one likes this part of a business, or at least I don’t! I never want to see what is there but sometimes you have to rip the Band-Aid off. Staying organized with your finances can help answer questions like; what’s the return on your investment, where to invest, and what can you focus on and what can you delegate out? Delegating out other parts of your business can help you stay more organized and focus on the importance of growing your business.
3. Invest in yourself
I had the privilege of interviewing Rachel Rodgers and will soon feature her on our Love Your Living podcast. Rachel is a coach that helps women go from six figures to seven figures and is a rock solid mama and wife! Through her, I have learned that YOU must invest in yourself and in your business. If you are waiting around and thinking I don’t have that money to invest…you’ll never get there! “When you make big decisions in your business you have to weigh the risks and you have to weigh the rewards” Then move forward and go! I have never regretted investing in my company and you shouldn’t either!