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Listen.  I want to tell you something about you and your business and you might not like what I have to say.

You are making things way too damn hard!

I know that there are a million and one “how to” business things out there that you might be tempted to buy, or may have already purchased.

A lot of them are really good.  They are. They streamline things and simplify all there is to do.  They tell you the exact formula for how to get things moving.

Following any of the advice out there will very likely work to help you grow your business and make more money.

The problem, however, is you.

You don’t implement the ideas you learn about.

You don’t take the PROVEN actions to make things happen.

You procrastinate and get overwhelmed and beat yourself up.

You don’t take action.   Pure and simple.

Growing your business and making money is actually pretty easy:

   –>  Take your idea/product/service and share it with the world in an effective way.

You can take that a step further: communicate how you can help someone else to accomplish a goal, feel better, look smokin’ hot, etc.  and communicate your awesome product/service to the right people – your ideal customers, who are DYING for what you have to offer.

AND, share what makes you and your business freakin’ aweseome in a big, bold way.

Don’t hold back, be proud and let the world know what you have to offer.

It’s simple, really.  Isn’t it?

The problem is that you get stopped.

You’re scared to talk to people, or approach someone who could help spread the word.

You get slowed down with worry, feeling like you just aren’t ready, like you need to learnone more thing.

Or you are so dang busy and overwhelmed, unclear about what you should focus your energy on, so you don’t take ANY action.

I think that you know EXACTLY what you should be doing to grow your business, you’re just scared or worried, or feeling unsure.  So, you don’t.

But, let me ask you this, what is it you REALLY want for your business?  

Are you willing and ready to get on the court and start producing RESULTS?

It’s time for you to GROW your freakin’ business already and to make the kind of money you deserve!

Don’t you think so?  It’s TIME!

Here is the biggest component to make your business dreams happen:

ACTION. Pure and simple.

You have to hussle and DO THE WORK to grow your business.

I know that it’s not always easy to do that.  Life if busy, being a mom is sometimes hard, you doubt yourself and your business ideas, and you get scared to really put yourself out there.   “What will people think if you REALLY went for it??  What if you fail?”

That’s why I created the Visionary Mom Business Jam Sessions.   It’s a KICK ASS program to MOTIVATE you to completely transform your business.

The program will push you to EXECUTE your ideas and get the work done to build the business of your dreams. 

We are getting started on Tuesday and you should totally be on the team!

Why?  In a nutshell, this is THE structure and support system that’s been missing for you to take your business to the next level.

The long version is this:

On the team, you will start with a one-on-one strategy session with me to formulate a plan for your business.

Then, every week, you will get supported to execute your plan. 

We have a few ways to do that:  our private facebook group – connecting you with other mom entrepreneurs, a weekly checkin/assessment tool, twice monthly group coaching calls with me, accountability contests, etc.

This is a group coaching program, a mastermind group, an accountability structure, and a place to find inspiration and motivativation all rolled into one.

You will learn and grow in BIG ways, because you won’t be trying to succeed at this business thing all on your own.

And that is HUGE!!   Working on our own and expecting to grow is just insane!  It can’t be done.  If you look at successful people all over the world, I promise you – they aren’t doing it alone.

If you are serious about PRODUCING RESULTS in your business, then you should totally join us!!  I promise you’ll be shocked by what you accomplish.

Working with a team is powerful. 

Enough said.

Ready to take the leap?   Click here to apply.

The team is just $49 per month and we get started October 1st.

Let’s do this!

The real reason why you aren’t making money with your business is because you aren’t doing the work.  You aren’t taking action.  Let’s remedy that, shall we?

Ready to stop TALKING about what you want to do and start DOING the work?  Please join us, we’re going to have a blast!

I’m sitting here in the library, working on stuff.  The past couple of weeks have been SUPER hot in Colorado, but today…  today it’s rainy and overcast.  A little cool, but not cold.

Fall is knocking and I am loving it!

Both me and my kiddos are back in school, they happily enjoying Kindergarten and 3rd grade and me beginning the next leg of my back to school adventure, hanging out everyday at the university with a bunch of youngin’s, who make me feel old.  :)  But, I’m loving it.. already working on some great art projects that have me really excited.

This time of year always makes me want to dig in, look inward and start thinking about the future.  What do I want to create?  What do I want to learn?  What’s next for me, my business and my life?

Not sure why that is.. maybe the idea of prepping for the winter.. but I always want to buckle down and work a little harder when the heat starts to fade and the evenings get a little crisp.  Does that happen to you?

So, I have a question for you, at this time of year:

What are you working on next?

What do you want to start, what do you want to learn, what do you want to accomplish and experience?

Do you know?  I think it’s good to stop and reflect on that..  make some plans, get your mind around whatever it is you want to accomplish.

The next question would then be..  

How are you going to accomplish your goals?

What are you going to do that’s different, that’s going to make an impact, that’s going to push you to get in action – and STAY in action?

Just wishing for things isn’t enough.  You have to look at HOW you’re going to accomplish your goals.

I recommend sitting down and planning some stuff out.  Look to see what you need to do – what actions there are to take.. AND look at what will keep you on track and what will help you GROW, so you can make your big ideas happen.

If you have business goals brewing, I’d like to share with you a couple of ways that I can help you to accomplish your business dreams.

AND, to celebrate the coming of fall..  I have specials running on all my offerings, to give you a little extra incentive to get going and make some  big stuff happen!    (sale ends on Sept 22)

Here’s what I’ve got for you:

If you already have your business going:

Want to GROW and EXPAND your business (and make more money)?  The VM Business Jam Sessions is a BAD ASS group mentorship program, geared toward moms (so it’s easy to participate in) but is designed to propel you into ACTION.. big time.   Get ideas, coaching, support, advice and accountability so you can THRIVE as a business owner.  Your investment?  Just $98 for 3 months.  Find out more. 

If you want to START a business:

Whatever that business idea may be, the Visionary Mom Business Kickstart is kicking off mid-October.  It’s a 6 months program that teaches you EVERYTHING you need to know to get your business started, how to use the internet to leverage your time, how to market, website stuff..  everything!  And we talk about how to do it all on a mom schedule!  You can save $97 by registering early.  Space is limited.

If you want to start a business but aren’t sure WHAT to do:

I can help you clarify your ideas/passions/dreams to come up with a business that will inspire you, make a difference AND make you money.  Save $100 on this in depth consultation, which will give you clarity about what you can do now to start a business that you love.  Learn more.

Need help with your website?

I’ve been doing a ton of web design projects lately and have decided to raise my rates, which will go into effect on Sept 22.  So, that means that you can still squeeze in working with me before then!    Applies to all projects initiated by the start of fall.  Get started here.

I can also take a peek at your website and give you feedback and ideas for how to make your online space work harder for your business.  Website reviews are just $39 during the back to school for mom sale.  :)

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I hope I can be of service to you and your business dreams.  :)

Remember that big things happen to those that:

  • are clear about what they want to achieve
  • have a game plan for all there is to do
  • take action
  • get support, grow and learn
  • don’t stop or give up
Go make something juicy happen!  The world is waiting for YOU to share your gifts.  :)

 

Do you have a DESIRE to start your own business, but you just aren’t sure WHAT you should do?

It’s a scary thing to put yourself and your ideas out there, so picking “the right” thing seems really important, right?

You have so many ideas and interests, would any of them actually make you money and would you REALLY want to pour your heart and soul into any of your ideas?

Those are important questions to ask and FOR SURE, starting your business with clarity about this is super important.

I recently did one of my FREE 1-on-1 coaching calls with an awesome woman named Teri, who has given me the thumbs up to share about our conversation.

This is the lovely Teri, who I just adore.  I LOVE what she wants to make happen with her business (can you guess what she wants to do?)

She came to our call saying that:

1. She’s been thinking about and wanting to start her own business for years, but is confused about what she should do.

2. She HAS to start making some additional income soon, or go get a part time job, which wouldn’t be the end of the world, except for this nagging desire to work for herself, and

3. She’s scared that she couldn’t do it, couldn’t REALLY make a business happen and is so all over the place with ideas that she feels paralyzed.

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I think many of us feel that way… lots of ideas, doubting ourselves, NEEDING to make money, wanting to work for ourselves, but unsure of what to do.

In my conversation with Teri, we explored a lot of things about her life. We looked at her skills, her passions, what she enjoys doing with her time, how she likes to help and contribute to people.

We dug in and discovered that Teri is ALREADY on the path toward her dream business!

Teri and her husband just moved her family across the country from Oregon to Missouri to build – FROM SCRATCH – a self sufficient homestead. Teri has tons of experience homesteading from their life in Oregon and it’s one of her biggest passions.

She’s already started a blog to share her journey of building their homestead and has thought that it could possibly lead to some kind of a business down the road.

The problem that we ran into, however, are 2 HUGE obstacles that have made starting a business really difficult for Teri:

1. She hasn’t seen CLEARLY just how to start and build a business from her passion, and…

2. She has doubts about her ability to contribute and make a difference, and ultimately lacking the confidence to get out there and make this business happen!

I’m sure that many of you face these obstacles as well.

Starting your own business is RISKY and scary and it will bring your junk up to the surface, for sure!

The thing that will help TONS with overcoming these fears  is having CONFIDENCE and CLARITY about your business dreams.

  • CONFIDENCE that your ideas, products or services are GOOD, and that what your business offers the world is worth paying for.
  • And CLARITY about how your business will make money, how you’re going to grow your business and exactly what you’re going to do to create a business that is wildly successful.

So, how do you gain that clarity and confidence?

I’d love to help you get there. This weekend, I’m teaching a FREE tele-class about this exact topic. I’m going to share with you how to start a business that you will love, that will make a difference AND that will make you money.

You’ll learn the 4 key ingredients to starting a successful business, so you can CHOOSE your business with confidence!

Please join me on Saturday morning (March 30th) at 11am EST.

Click here for details and registration info.

In this free training, I’m going to walk you through the exact work I did with Teri to help you get clarity about your business, figure out exactly what you want to do, and get that confidence to just get started!

Teri and I are now working together to create her dream business and this free class will help you get started with YOURS!

I hope you can join us.

Have a great week, keep dreaming BIG and give those business dreams of yours permission to grow,

Xo, Lisa

If you are working your cute tushie off, trying to build a VISIONARY business: a business that you absolutely LOVE, that makes a difference in the world and that makes MONEY for you and your family…. you likely have fear and worry about that money part of the equation.

Everything from being terrified if you are even going to MAKE MONEY to knowing you should be charging more, but you think it might turn potential customers away to avoiding asking to get paid all together.

Us women, who are also the most awesome caregivers to the cutest little people, tend to get weird about money.  We are just so dang used to giving, giving, giving that when it comes time to ASK for monetary compensation for our ideas, products and services, we turn to mush. 

Which is a BIG problem if you’re going to build a business that is freaking AWESOME!!

Part of the awesome means that you get PAID what you are worth.  And you are worth A LOT!

So that’s why I created a free class to address this craziness, so you can be BOLD and FEARLESS when it comes time to EARN.

We could all use a little kick in the pants, a little love, and some big time encouragement when it comes to thinking about money, earning and our worth.

Please join me TOMORROW for this free 50 minute class all about saying BUH-BUY to your fears and worries about money.

>> Register here  <<

And if you can’t join us live, or you see this late, no worries.. you can still sign up and I will send you the recording.  :)

 

 

I can’t let the day go by without writing a new year post.

Happy New Year!!!!

I love this time of year… the anticipation and excitement of creating a new year, it’s exciting!  There is something about that clean slate feeling that leaves me feeling hopeful and hungry for new things.  Does it do that to you?  Or do you get sick of all the over-zealousness and bombardment of newness?

Either way: if you are excited or over it… the new year is here.  And, in honor of that, I would like to invite you to 2 different free events that I’ve created to help you set your year up to be amazing.    And not just amazing.. mind blowing and game changing.  I want your 2013 to be THE YEAR that you will look back on and go “oh yeah!  that year changed my life.”

 

I think that this where the new year gets a bit of a bad rap… because so many of us start the year full of hope and promise and commitment – wanting to make big stuff happen that we haven’t yet, only this time.. THIS time!!  We are going to do it.

And then we don’t.  Or we do sort of, until the newness of new years fades away and we are left with life being back to business is usual.  I know that happens to me sometimes.  I get all gung ho about stuff and my new habits or projects or initiatives just don’t STICK.

But, I have learned ways around that.. I’ve got powerful ways to have new stuff STICK so I can accomplish the stuff that really, truly inspires me. 

That’s what these two events are about.. they aren’t about resolutions or making a bright and shiny new todo list.  Nope.  That stuff doesn’t work.

What I want to give you are tools that will help you to CREATE your year in a way that it sticks and you feel COMPELLED to take action..  so you can live a life that you really, truly love.

These calls are about LIVING, not just dreaming.

The first call will be about life stuff:  your family, health, finances, your home, creativity and all the other soulful juicy stuff that has you love your life.

The second call is about your business (for those that work for yourself) – we will explore the impact your business is going to make this year and how to accomplish those big goals that inspire and scare you at the same time.   We’re talking about having your business be everything you dream it to be and then some.

To register for one or both of those calls: click this link.   They are free, will be recorded and will make a difference. A big difference.  My gift to you this new years.

A happiest of happy new years to you!

I hope you accomplish all your big and small dreams, that you experience life in a delicious way, that you grow and learn and become who you’ve always wanted to be.  I wish for you tons of love, big giant belly laughs, sweet tender moments, inspiration that feeds your soul, creativity oozing out of you, deep heartfelt connections, crazy adventures and that you experience this year as a miracle.

xo, Lisa

Sign up for either of those free classes mentioned above here. 

 

 

I know that many of you dream about running your own business.

You may already have a business that you love, but you want to take it to new places.   Or you have an exciting business idea that you haven’t started yet.  Or you think it would be really awesome to make money doing something that you truly love, you just aren’t quite what you want to do.

So, let’s talk business for a minute…

And, to be clear, I’m in no way interested in just any old business.    The only thing I’m willing to discuss is how I can help you create and succeed with a VISIONARY business.

A business that inspires you and fills you up.  That challenges you and excites you and gives you insane levels of joy and satisfaction.

Also, a business that matters, that makes a difference, that helps people in some way.  Whether that business help comes in the form of guiding people to a healthier life or simply gives them a much needed does of beauty.

I truly believe that every single one of us has something magnificent to offer the world. 

Every single one of us has something to share.

You really can create an awesomely successful business doing exactly what you love!

And, if you already have a business, you can bring it more in alignment with your big dreams.  You can transform your business into the vehicle that brings you every single thing that you wish for in life.

Here’s my definition of a Visionary Business:

A business that makes an impact, is inspiring and benefits everyone who comes in contact with it:  the business owner, her family, those wonderful clients/customers, and all the other lucky people that interact with the business in some way.

So..   Do you have a business that wants to be visionary?  Do you have an idea for something new, that inspires you?  Do you dream about running your own something, but not quite sure what you want to do?

Would you like to dive into this further, creating your own visionary business that supports you and your family, that fuels your creativity and ignites your passion?  Do you feel like its time to breath some new life into your current business?

Then, please join me for a free teleclass.

In this free class, I will walk you, step by step, through a process of creating your own visionary business game plan.

You will complete the class with:

1.  A clear vision of what you want your business to look like.

2.  Specific goals/outcomes for your visionary business.

3.  Steps you can take, right now, to get started.

4.  A real experience of the difference you make and how your business can contribute to your life and the lives of many, many people. All while giving you a way to do something that you love and that makes money!  Win-Win-Win!  :)

I hope you can join me!

Class Details:

This free training call has already happeed, BUT!  You can listen to the recording by signing up below.

 

 

 

A Free Resource just for you!

It is that time of the year.. we are busy, busy, busy with family, the end of 2011 is here, and many of us are looking out into the future, thinking about what we want to make happen in the new year.

So, I thought I would put together a little free resource for you to help you complete the year in a powerful way, allowing for a clean slate to create the new year.

In the video below, I talk about completion and why it’s so important to take some time to let things go ~ the yucky stuff AND the awesome stuff.

Here’s the Completing 2011 Worksheet:

Click here to download this free resource

Also, be sure to grab yourself a copy of the Make A Plan Workshop to start creating what you want to make happen in 2012. From now until the end of the year, this DIY workshop is available for whatever you can pay.  Click here for more info.

And… a brand new Visionary Mom Team is staring in January. I haven’t coached a team since July and I’m not sure when the next one will start. So, if you are looking for an affordable way to work with me, get some support, make your dreams happen, and connect with other Visionary Moms, check out the teams. They are really awesome. :)  (and:  if you register before the end of the year, I’m throwing in a free one-on-one pow wow session with me.. woot!)

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone!!!
xo, Lisa