How good would it feel to find the work you are meant to do, a business you are obsessed with, whilst creating effortless financial freedom?
Work that lights you up and gives you the sense of purpose you’ve been craving? Imagine you could cultivate that life for yourself AND take control of your wealth creation with a career that fuels your soul.
Maybe you feel like you’re meant for more but have no idea where to begin. Or feel overwhelmed by the thought of turning your passion project into a thriving full-time career.
I hear you.
Not so long ago, I was exactly where you are.
Getting up every morning to a corporate world, hoping each day that your achievements will continue to be recognised and rewarded. All the while yearning for something that gives you a deeper sense of purpose. Feeling perhaps like you’ve left it too late, and even if you could somehow switch careers, can your side hustle really create financial freedom. And even if you love your 9-5…. appreciating that there are different ways to earn so much more… in way less hours.
Well, let me stop you right there!
First up, it is never too late to change direction in your career and create effortless wealth doing the very thing you are most passionate about. A year ago, I made the leap and left behind my corporate life to take my side passion full-time. Now I run my own coaching business and international retreats and I’m on my way to a six figure first year.
So, if you are ready to quit settling and create a thriving, profitable business you love, today’s post is for you. I’m going to share the biggest lessons I’ve learnt on this journey and the foundations I’ve put in place, so you too can navigate your way to effortless wealth in your dream career.
- It’s time to overhaul your career beliefs
The very first thing I want to talk about is our money, beliefs, and patterns. The biggest money belief I used to have was that I could only earn money from an eight to five job, working all the hours to prove myself, over and over again. Prove that I’m conscientious, prove that I’m great at my job, prove that I’m worthy. Constantly proving, constantly busy, constantly working hard.
In fact, back then I believed that the only way to earn more money was for someone to take notice of the work I was doing, get a promotion, and so it would go on and on and on until eventually I got to the top of that hierarchical pay scale
As much as I loved my corporate work, I also realised I had a wider calling to work with more people… to empower them to create a life and business they love. As I started a coaching side passion …. I soon began to make more in this side hustle than my full time corporate career… go figure!!! That cultivation of all my loves (business savvy, our personal signature energetics, leadership, visibility) let me take control of my financial future and it’s why changing your thoughts about the WAY you can make money, will help you take control of your future.
So, if you want to build a career that aligns your soul with financial freedom, the first step is shifting your beliefs on how you make money and on how making money works. Gone are the days of hierarchical earning when you need to sit around and wait to be noticed.
Now is the time for bold moves and rewriting the rules of your success. Let me tell you right now: your earning potential is limitless and can be effortless – and it can be completely on YOUR terms.
- Be brave and share your unique, signature style
When I first started my coaching business, I thought I had to have a perfect website, a perfect logo, and a perfect social media presence – just like all the other coaches I looked up to.
The reality is that whilst I’ve worked on these things, I’ve also learnt to be fluid, to explore what works for me. Over the years my business has grown in my closed Facebook group, Women Rising. That’s where I share my teaching and my energy, its where my community thrives, and it has made all the difference to my business.
The thing is, we often feel we’re not enough. Sound familiar? Too often we just don’t have the confidence to put ourselves out there and share our true, authentic selves. Instead we think we need to replicate what someone else is doing. Chances are you’ve never even had the opportunity to fully explore and find out what it means to be uniquely you.
Now I encourage you to delve deep into your unique style and discover your signature vibration. Choose to be brave! Wouldn’t you want to create your signature brand around your passions, your vision, your truths and the way YOU feel comfortable sharing your voice? Finding your unique style means you’re one step closer to designing your dream, purposeful career – exactly how you want it.
- Switch up your money mindset
Now I want to ask you about your relationship with money – because all the goals and strategy in the world mean nothing if you are unaware of your beliefs and patterns around wealth and money mindset. Being aware of the words you use and the thoughts you have.
New thoughts and a new relationships is going to take you to effortless earning each month and beyond. Are your thoughts and your relationship with money set in scarcity or expansion? On limited or abundance? So how can you step into a completely new relationship with wealth and money, and what could that look like? If money knocks on your door, is it open?
Time for some real talk: it’s easy to think we’re in the right money mindset. Maybe you have an affirmation like “I am effortlessly making £10k months and I am rich; I am attracting my ideal clients”. But unless you shift from believing to knowing, and the knowing is deep, like “I know I can do this”, all the affirmations in the world won’t help. That’s where strategy, systems, structure, action comes in…
In fact, the only way we can shift is taking positive action, even when we feel scared……(ps when we are stretching and growing we will always feel a bit scared). So, whatever those actions are, even if they scare you, step into them. In doing so every single one of your limiting beliefs will pop up and catch you in the face. Yet here’s the most important thing you need to know about self-limiting beliefs – you deserve to find your calling and the meaningful work you love. This means we stop holding ourselves back: we put up a sales page, we reach out, we promote ourselves, we talk loudly about our signature offer. In doing so we honour the life and skills that we have been given.
- Build solid foundations – be strategic about it
If you want to be fully in your new career, then there’s no getting away from the need for foundations and structure in your business. A strategy and goals to work from, a solid plan to not only replace but elevate your income. This stage will let you iron out any kinks and shift your mindset from “something on the side” to “this is my full-time business and my launching pad for success”.
Looking forward, this can feel too big at times. But these simple practices will let you scale in the future and accelerate to bigger months. Bigger vision but living in the moment. Grand dream but right next step. To get you started, I would like you to think about these following things:
- What is my signature offer, with me right in the centre?
- What offer could I create that so uniquely me, that no one else can offer this value?
- Am I living, breathing, walking, talking embodiment of my business?
- How many of my services or offers am I going to sell each month?
- How am I going to sell; do I need a website and sales pages? Am I happier growing through social media?
- What would my signature marketing look like? In terms of showing up.. what feels right to me?
Keep your systems simple and be prepared to adjust as you grow. I use this ONE Page Planner with all my 1:1 clients for focus and acceleration. A monthly financial target, a monthly focus on what I am Delivering, Creating and Selling. With social media content focused on what I am selling that month.
- Take charge of manifesting financial abundance
There will be a point when you accept that it’s ok to want it all – that wanting it all isn’t greedy. That being financially free will let you give back, to be there financially for your family, let you share with abundance.
So, the key thing for me in creating truly effortless months and having abundance in your sales and clients, is finding your vibrational signature, an energy, that is the very essence of you. Then the more you can sink into that energy within your body, within your life and within your business the easier it will be for you to create wealthy months. To take the action, to scale your programmes, to step into greater aligned visibility.
The first thing to know is that you are the creator – your thoughts create your reality. That’s why manifesting your thoughts into action creates the reality you desire. Manifesting (creating) is such a crucial part of cultivating this new abundant life, because, whilst you might think money is the source of wealth, let me tell you – it isn’t. Your clients aren’t the source of your wealth and abundance either. YOU are the source, your thoughts are the source, your actions are the source. It’s that mindset shift, leaning into your new life, leaning into your intuition, leaning into “what can I create next” that will create financial abundance for you.
Think about sinking into the knowing of “what if it was EASY? To create financial abundance, try asking yourself these questions:
- What is my own thought and manifesting signature? What patterns and beliefs are serving me here?
- How can I best create the right conditions, the conditions that I create better under?
- How can I best get out of my head and into my heart and let these unique creations come through?
- What does my gloriously aligned and gloriously abundant life look like?
You deserve to find your calling
If settling is no longer an option for you, I’d love to invite you to join my free online community … Women Rising and you can message me directly on FB or book in for a Gloriously Aligned & Abundant Call to find out more about my programmes or to work with me 1:1.
Powering your empire is not only about the outer strategies. It is about the inner shifts. Not only about what you need to DO to grow your business but who you need to BE. Or rather who you already ARE. Our inner and outer world (and work) go hand in hand. 60 000 thoughts a day flowing through our mind and the ones we choose to pay attention to shaping our life and the world of our business.
Our thoughts ebbing and flowing moment to moment shape our reality. Everything seen through a lens of cultural and family beliefs and patterns. We look TO things and people outside as the source of our experience (making us happy, sad, angry, joyful) when everything we experience is coming from our own thinking. From the inside out. Our thinking doesn’t just influence what we experience in life. It actual creates that experience. It is in recognising that we are not our thoughts but something far, far greater that takes us on a powerful journey. Noticing… that you are the witness to your thinking, connected when you listen….to a wider source intelligence (the one that makes our heart beat and our lungs breathe without us even thinking about it). This self- awareness, the ability to self- distance and observe and question our thoughts is a huge step in terms of personal growth, in growing our business and in the stepping into our personal power. I’ve honed this into a personal coaching process I use as part of my 1:1 and Mastermind work…
For me there are 3 parts to stepping into this personal power … 3 parts to the YOU-Turn®.
Releasing – old habits, patterns, beliefs and things that no longer serve you. Shedding as we grow. Seeing with new eyes.
Presence – where we find ways to settle into presence. In the moment. Noticing. For some people this may be meditation. For others movement. For others music. In the shower. Where do your best ideas pop up? What helps you settle? Slow down? Notice? Be? Because it is in this stage you start to sense what the future may hold. No forcing. No pushing. No logical linear thinking.
The final part of the YOU-Turn:
Receiving -the ability for your business to grow is intrinsically linked to your ability to receive. In getting clear what you want. In asking for help. In being so grateful for what you have. In having complete trust that what you need will appear.
You may want to journal on these 3 points:
What would you like to let go, what helps you most to settle into presence and what would you like to receive (not just financially, but emotionally, spiritually, relationship and support wise).
The YOU-Turn® fuels the Inner Fire that powers all the outer strategies. It’s your innate inner drive, underneath all the noisy thought, that is always guiding you to create a life and work you LOVE. It takes you back to YOU as the guru of your life.
And it’s a reminder that despite our doubts, fear and comparisons (just thoughts) that we have a personal power to step into… particularly in these 3 areas:
The Power to SEE – our patterns, our thinking
The Power of CHOICE – what is important, essential, our right next steps
The Power of ACTION – aligned with our true identity
When we release the weight and the expectations of your OWN thoughts we begin to attract new flow, new alignment, new people, opportunities, MAGIC and JOY into our life. Add this YOU-Turn®, this SELF awareness to the world of your business and YOU and your business will flourish – no matter what life brings.
My coaching style has always been less about getting clients from A to B and more about helping them see with completely new eyes. Both in themselves and in what they can create. To be open to new ways of working and to new ways of earning money. Which is why I love the conversations and shifts when I first start to talk to people about creating online offers and products. They are the most amazing asset for your business.
“I would have ZERO income in March if I hadn’t moved my business online with your help a few months ago!!”- this is what one of my clients shared with me during a recent feature interview …. And it brought me right back to the time we started working together.
She had come to me exhausted….. BECAUSE of her success. Her workshops and classes were fully booked and she had been working all hours (including weekends) as her business grew and grew. And while fully booked was great- she had reached a ceiling, in terms of her time, her energy and her income.
So we talked about a whole new way for her to bring her unique offers to the world… which included online teachings, products and classes. And of course, this not only brought her some alternative ways to work…. but a whole host of other benefits she never expected.
Like more time freedom. More clients (because she wasn’t just reaching people in her local area). AND way more Income for less hours. And sales pinging in while she was eating dinner or taking in her shopping delivery. This conversation has been repeated over the last 4 weeks with my clients (from coaches to trainers to therapists) as they pivoted ONLINE so quickly in our current time and it may be something you have been thinking about too? It can be such an amazing addition to your business… increasing your volume and your scalability. After all, there are only so many hours in the day so… here are 3 simple steps to creating your first online course.
1. MAP IT OUT
Decide what this offer should look like. What is it that you are known for? What it is you would like to share. Courses that truly sell for me work when they are the embodiment of what you already DO and what you audience WANTS. Now organise your content around this. Brainstorm an outline of your content and then transfer that into a process that will take your buyers along a journey- of where they are now- to where they want to be.
2. BUILD IT UP
Get your content clear and set before you start recording. Create your modules and lessons and decide how you will deliver each- video, pdfs, audio. Keep it simple. I love slides and audio or just speaking to camera. As well as the platforms or delivery systems you will use. I use Thinkific for my course platform, but you will need to research which is best for you now and for the future. Work through any tech barriers you have in your head by just getting it done. It’s another skill that after you have done it the first time, it will feel super easy.
3. PRICING AND SELLING
Set your price once your offer is complete. This will vary depending on any personal time you include -you may prefer your course to be self- led or if you are adding a live element- say with you in a Facebook group alongside the course- the prices goes up as a premium for your time.
If you are looking for some ideas for an online course of your own you will love my mini course:
Offline to Online- 7 Offer Ideas to take your business from Offline (in person) to Online even if you are not in the least bit techy! Check it out with my other mini courses HERE.