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Reaching Your Revenue Goal By The End Of The Year

By Amira Alvarez It's almost the end of June, which means we're almost done with the first half of this year! Time flies, doesn't it? Despite the fact that time seems to fly by, there's still so much time remaining to create what you set out to create this year... even if you're…
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It's almost the end of June, which means we're almost done with the first half of this year!

Time flies, doesn't it? Despite the fact that time seems to fly by, there's still so much time remaining to create what you set out to create this year… even if you're “behind” on reaching or meeting the goals you set for yourself six months ago.

But you have to be willing to take a real, honest look at where you’re at… you have to be willing to be real and honest about what’s working and what’s not… whether that’s with your team, your systems, your packages and offerings, or in how you’re showing up (or not) as a leader.

It’s not about feeling bad or getting frustrated… that just derails our progress even more. Resentment is a STOP SIGN to the Universe, and that’s not where we want to spend our time!

It’s about gathering the necessary information in order to course correct as needed to reach your goals. That’s it… it’s just information and insight to work with.

Today I invite you to take a look at your original goals for this year… where you’re at currently and where you want to go… as well as what is and is not working.

  • Revenue: What were the revenue goals you set at the beginning of the year? What do you need to make in the next six months in order to reach that goal?
  • Packaging: Do the product and services you currently offer SUPPORT you in reaching that goal? Do you need to change your packaging or raise your pricing? Do you need to rework your marketing, messaging, and position to attract higher end clients?
  • Team: Does the team you currently have support you in reaching this goal? Are they making things easier, or are they slowing things down? What training do they need to better support you for the remainder of the year? Where do you need to hire or bring on an expert to be more effective in what you’re doing? Where do you need to create a position to take more off your plate so you can focus on your genius?
  • Systems: Where have the biggest points of frustration, tension, or failure been happening in your business? What systems need to be put in place to eliminate these things completely? What are you or your team spending time doing more than once? What tools are needed to automate more of your processes? What systems could be implemented to improve your client/customer experience?
  • Leadership: Where do you need to take more ownership of what isn’t happening? As business owners, we are always first cause on the physical plane… which means we’re always at cause for what is and is not happening. Where do you need to take more ownership so that you can really move the needle forward in your business?

It’s not enough to just answer these questions… you have to take this information and actually implement changes in how you show up, how your team operates, and how you run your business. You have to FOCUS on what really has an impact on your ability to scale and grow.

No more excuses… no more spinning your wheels… no more distractions. Activate the Law of Personal Responsibility.

Amira

Choices In Who You Are Being

By Amira Alvarez A while back,  I found myself faced with a decision about whether to invest in my business. Actually, there were several decisions. One was a small investment that I wouldn't think twice about, but the other two were fairly large investments. When faced with these decisions, I started going to…
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A while back,  I found myself faced with a decision about whether to invest in my business.

Actually, there were several decisions. One was a small investment that I wouldn't think twice about, but the other two were fairly large investments.

When faced with these decisions, I started going to that place… Do I spend the money? Is this the right decision? Am I being foolish? Can I get by without spending this?

Gadzukes!

Who was I being there?

Honestly, I was BEING someone who was afraid to spend the money, who thinks the money is going to run out, and who doesn't believe in herself and her business.

Talk about teaching what you need to learn! (The Universe gives us these slaps in the face exactly when we need them. Oy!)

My indecision only lasted for a brief and fleeting moment. Nonetheless, I really needed to face that I wasn't BEING who I needed to be to have the business I envision for myself.

This led me to ask myself…

Who was I going to be?

Someone driven by fear? Or a confident business woman who acted decisively?

I had to own that choice and make a powerful decision in favor of what I desire. And I did.

See… creating a successful business is largely about the choices you make.

Every day… there are a thousand choices.

Do I hire this person? Do I sign this contract? Do I spend this money? Do I go to this event?

Do I talk to this person? Do I place this ad? Do I charge this amount? Do I write this post?

These choices determine your results.

But let's take a step back… what informs your decisions? What leads you to make the decisions that you do?

The answer is: who you are BEING.

Not everyone will make the same choices. That's pretty obvious. Who you are, your values, beliefs, identity, experience, paradigms, world view, essence… all of this… leads you to make the decisions that you do.

Yet, the woman you ARE now has created the business you HAVE now.

If you want something different, you have to BE someone different.

If you are want more money, clients, free time, you need to step into BEING the woman who has that. This is critical to understand…Who you are BEING has to change.

You need to BE the kind of woman who makes the kinds of decisions that get the results you want.

Let me be clear… I'm not talking about changing your essential Self, the true essence of who you are.

Nope. That's essential and it's impossible to change that.

But, one layer up if you will, there's a whole lot that's open to being different. And guess what? You get to decide who you are going to be.

It's a choice.

Change who you're being and you'll make different decisions… and this will lead to different results.

Ask yourself… what kind of results do you want? Then ask yourself, who do you need to be NOW to get those results?

 

Amira

PS: When there's a disconnect between what you want and your results, the problem often lies in not being able to see how to step into being the person who gets different results. If you want different results, I can show you to step into being the woman who gets them. That's part of my job as your guide and mentor. Yet, the first step is to choose to BE someone who gets help. DIYing your business is being someone who chooses the hard and slow path. Is this what you want? I think not. ;-)

Be the person who actualizes what she wants. Now's the time. You can contact me here and I tell you how you can get started right now. Zero pressure. Zero obligation.

There are no glass ceilings

By Amira Alvarez No glass ceilings. That's the message I have for you today. When you're in business for yourself, your glass ceilings are self-imposed. There is no one to "blame" but yourself. That's always the case, of course. We're 100% responsible for our outcomes. No exceptions. I am. You are. We all…
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No glass ceilings. That's the message I have for you today.

When you're in business for yourself, your glass ceilings are self-imposed.

There is no one to “blame” but yourself.

That's always the case, of course. We're 100% responsible for our outcomes. No exceptions. I am. You are. We all are.

What's stopping you?

I've been talking to a lot of women who want to step up to more in their business, but stop themselves.

How?

In so many different ways.

Often it looks like overcomplicating things… “I have to do this, and then this, and then this… and THEN I'll be ready.”

Nope. You're ready now. Go.

Often it looks like fear of being overwhelmed. (Raising my hand. I used to have this big time.)

The story goes I can't do this *now* because it's going to be too much work, I'm going to lose my Self and my sanity.

Nope. This is just a smoke screen. You're ready now.

Or it can look like… I need to learn xyz before I take the next step. I need to prove to myself that I'm capable, perfect, not a fraud, know myself, am worthy, can do it on my own… *before* I get help, take that step, really go all in, etc.

Nope. The transformation happens in the action.

Stop the stories.

If you want to move through your glass ceiling…

If you want to break through your income barrier…

It starts with the awareness of the stories you're telling yourself.

And then gently, yet firmly taking action anyway.

Do this now. :)

Amira