Inspiration

It’s not about the money, but it’s all about the money.

“The reason you become an entrepreneur is not about the money, BUT The way you succeed as an entrepreneur is all about the money”

I started working with an Inner Voice Coach – someone who could guide me in business and also who can provide me with spiritual guidance. When we started our work together, we were mostly focused on the business. I was asked to answer a series of questions that went something like this:

1.      What is the most profitable business?

2.      What offers the quickest sale cycle?

3.      Who offers the least purchasing resistance?

4.      Who provides the highest potential for repeat purchases?

5.      Who provides the highest potential for referrals?

6.      What groups do you LIKE and who will like you doing business with them on a regular basis?

What struck me when I got to the last question was that my answer wasn’t in line with the answers to the 5 questions before that. And so it came clear to me that “begin with the end in mind” was something that I would constantly have to re-assess as my business evolved.

So that’s why I say The reason you become an entrepreneur is not about the money – because I have to stay true to my purpose and keep that vision clear at all times. But the second half of that is what my business coach said to me and I quote

Please understand that it’s all right, not to have money is the primary motivation, but business is all about dollars and cents out in dollars and cents in and the difference is the difference between loss breakeven or profit. So while you may not want to have money is the primary motivation. It has to be an equal primary focus of any business, which is why I now say,  The way you succeed as an entrepreneur is all about the money.

So here are the 3 important points I want to leave you with today.

Create Your Vision

Surround Yourself with the Right People

Understand that your livelihood is a Business and you must put a business structure on it.

As always, I would love to speak with you. Just email me at janet@thefreedomshift.com and request a strategy session. Or feel free to email me your thoughts and comments.

Until Next week. Sending you Light and Love. And go work on that business.

Janet

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Why Don’t You Just Quit?


Hi I’m Janet Clark, here on Janet Talks Business TV with our weekly blog.

So, Why Don’t You Just Quit?

That is exactly what the pesky voices in my head were saying to me last week. In fact they were screaming so loud, I could hardly hear my “inner voice” – that one that’s calling me to step up and do something bigger with my life.

No, Those other voices – I call them my “mind” talking were loudly saying things like “you don’t need to do this”, “it’s too hard”, “there’s too many obstacles”, “there’s an easier way to make money”.

See, last week, I faced some technology issues that were downright annoying and very aggravating. I won’t go into all the details here for the sake of time. Let me just say “I’m sorry”, to those who tried to get on the 12-Month Client Attraction Plan webinar. It was a disaster, and then my computer crashed the next day and the re-recording was lost, in fact the entire presentation was lost. All in all, whatever work I did last week, I pretty much have to do all over again this week.

Have you ever lost an entire week of work because of some unexpected glitch? Maybe you get sick. Or someone you love has a crisis. Maybe your computer crashes. Or you have to go to a funeral… This stuff happens all the time.

And it’s really hard, especially for us entrepreneurs who are building businesses. We don’t have a company behind us to pay us for sick time or personal time. Another thing that’s hard is when our loved ones would just as soon we take the advice of our “mind voices”, in fact sometimes they “chime right in and say the same things from the outside”. Now I’m not saying that my family isn’t “supportive” of my business, but truthfully, because they love me, they don’t want to see me struggle. They want my life to be easier so they wonder out loud “why are you putting yourself through so much to build a business when you could just get a job”.

It is all we can do sometimes to just hang on and stay in touch with our inner voice or our “big why”. So here’s why I didn’t quit.

I am on a mission to help as many entrepreneurs as possible make their life purpose their livelihood. If I quit, I will have no peace of mind. That inner voice will still be there, nudging me to do what I came here to do.

I believe it’s the same for you. If you don’t pursue your dream, you won’t find inner peace and joy.

And I also remember (from past experience) that it’s challenging to start a business, I did it 10 years ago and the 1st 2 years are a struggle.

But I also remember that there it is worth it. I recall the personal power and autonomy it gave me.

I remember being free to go where I wanted, when I wanted and make my own schedule.

And I know what financial freedom is and that is the way I’ll be able to help more people.

So, here I am, staying in the moment and sending you light and love.

If you need a word of support and some empathy along your journey – email me at janet@thefreedomshift.com or schedule a chat with me at this link .

If you’re out there waiting for me to layout your 12 Month Client Attraction Plan, know that I will send another invite later this week.

No quitting! Talk to you next week.

Eban Pagan
Well, our Hangout was great, but we seem to have broken the internet again…
 We had so much traffic coming in that we crashed our server. Sorry about that.
 I haven’t had that happen in years. It’s always humbling to have technology show your… “human” fallibility!

 

 

5 Steps to Create Your True Livelihood

Hi, I’m Janet Clark your host of Janet Talks Business TV and founder of The Freedom Shift. Today I am going to speak to you about a process I’ve gone through to Create my True Livelihood.

Are you wondering how to make your life purpose your livelihood? I was struggling with how to integrate my spiritual purpose with my business background. It’s no accident I was blessed to have an exciting corporate career managing and mentoring hundreds of sales people and managers. Or that I  then spent 10 years as an entrepreneur in the high tech world. I know and understand business strategy and how to implement it. I’m sure I’m supposed to use these skills.

However, over the past few years, I have been on a spiritual path and have a calling to bring meditation, manifestation and mindfulness into my programs. It wasn’t just important for me to start another business it was time for me to create a livelihood that fulfills me emotionally, spiritually and financially.

What about you? Since you are here, on my list, I’m sure you are like me in this area. You have a calling and you face a dilemma – how to fulfill your life’s purpose and make a living doing it. Actually, it’s a great problem to have because I can attest to the fact that YES you can do it. Yes, you can make a big contribution and make a living.

In some ways it feels counter-intuitive. You have a calling and often we associate making a contribution with charity. But, that isn’t really right — charity doesn’t always serve and you are called to serve. One of my favorite books is  The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace Wattles. He says “The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration. Charity only sends them a loaf of bread to keep them alive in their wretchedness, or gives them an entertainment to make them forget for an hour or two; but inspiration will cause them to rise out of their misery.

So there you have it. The exact reason why you have a responsibility to get your message out there and make your contribution. Your gifts are needed. Your inspiration is needed.

Here are the 5 steps that helped me shift my perception of work, gain clarity in my mission and then create and market my program.

  • Step 1: Soul searching and manifesting. – getting a clear vision of what my livelihood would look like including who I would serve, how I would feel, and seeing myself financially free
  • Step 2: Planning – getting a coach and mapping out a plan
  • Step 3: Focus – staying on track with my plan and doing the step-by-step work
  • Step 4: Working through resistance – recognizing that low energy and fears can only by staying connected to my vision, but taking small baby steps along the way
  • Step 5: Using my support system – remembering that a professional does not hesitate to ask for help

I hope this helps you if you are getting ready to create your true livelihood. I’m happy to help you make your plan to launch your livelihood. Email me at janet@thefreedomshift.com or schedule a chat with me at the link below.

https://www.timetrade.com/book/W53LQ

Sending you Light and Love. Until next week.

Janet

Don’t Take Your Greatness to the Graveyard


Hi and welcome to The Freedom Shift and Janet Talks Business TV. Today I am going to be very straight with you.

Because I know that you have a calling that doesn’t quit, it keeps coming back to you and that you know you have to fill it, why don’t you do it?

Last week I attended a 3-day conference with my coach and my mastermind group. It was an intensive training designed to push all of us to our next level of growth. Because no matter where we are on the path to creating a livelihood based on our life purpose, we have to keep pushing forward.

It’s interesting how until we take certain steps forward, we can’t see the next level or paths in front of us. We can’t step into our greatness unless we are willing to step past whatever is in the way.

You are going to keep hitting the same wall over and over again until you climb over it.

And you are going to keep hearing that nagging, inner voice from your soul calling you to greatness until you do something about it.

If you’re sitting there listening to this, and you know you have to do something, then ask yourself “if not now, when?”

And then hear this quote from Buddha “the trouble is you think you have time”.

So, I am challenging you today to make your move. Look, I know that building a business can be frustrating.  But you can’t make your life purpose your livelihood without a business strategy.

Many people think that if they just “try harder” they will finally get there. But you can only motivate yourself so far. You must have a mentor, a team and a community to help.

You need connection, you need inspiration and you need help getting things done. You also need someone who has already done it, to lead you.

This subject I’m talking about is vitally important. Don’t even think about what it would be like to reach the end of your life without making your big contribution. It’s not an option!

You are here to do something Great that ONLY YOU can contribute. Are you going to do it or are you going to keep “trying hard” and getting nowhere.

Listen, there are many coaches and coaching programs out there. Some are very expensive some are more affordable. Pick someone and get moving now.

Am I the right coach for you? Maybe or maybe not…but the fact is that if you feel inspired to work with me and build a list of ideal prospects, then go to the Freedomshift.com and sign up for the 90 Day Easy List Build program. It’s your chance to move ahead with a coach and a technical team.

But if you aren’t sure I can help you, then choose someone else. Either way. Make a move and get on the path to greatness.

One thing I learned last week, is that if I don’t enroll a client in their vision, I am not serving them. If you’re enrolled in your vision, nothing will get in the way of you doing it.

So if I allow you to procrastinate, I am failing you. And this means I am upping my game. I will be more emphatic with you. I don’t want to see you take your greatness to the graveyard.

If you feel uncomfortable, that’s a sign from the universe. Feeling pushed, frustrated or resistant – means you are fighting your own inner voice.

Just saying….

So, Email me and tell me what you need now to succeed.  janet@thefreedomshift.com

Or schedule a chat using this link : https://www.timetrade.com/book/W53LQ 

Until next week, I’m sending you lots of Light and Love and a Resounding “Do IT”

The 5 Exact Steps to Make Money

Hi, it’s Janet Clark from the Freedom shift, here with this week’s Janet Talks Business TV Blog.  In the next 3 minutes I am going to tell you the exact 5 steps that will guarantee you make money.  The important thing to know is that these steps have an exact right order and if you’re not making money it’s because you’re doing the wrong thing at the wrong time.

So let’s change that to doing the right thing at the right time and you’ll make money.

1. is to Clarify your Mission. This may sound simple but it requires some soul searching and inner work. I know this because until I did some meditating and work with my life purpose coach, I was floundering around. I knew what I was good at, but that wasn’t exactly right. For example, I’m good at business, but my soul’s purpose is to  help people go from Depressed and Broke (or Broken) to Manifesting Miracles for themselves and others. Just approaching this from a business perspective wasn’t working. I had to incorporate teaching metaphysics so that my work fulfilled my purpose, and wasn’t just a business.

2. Attract a list of ideal client. Yes, you must have a list before you start blogging, optimizing your website or creating programs. Most entrepreneurs don’t get this and they spin their wheels creating content that no one reads or programs that don’t sell.

3. Build your brand – And to do this you must get to know your list. Build rapport with them, find out what they want and need. Make sure you know what will resonate with them and then develop your website, blog, newsletter and social strategy.

4. Create Irresistible offers – This is easy once you know your list and you have their trust. If they know, like and trust you, they will want to enroll in your programs or hire you to help them.

5. Monetize – Too often, we won’t invest in our business because we haven’t made any money. It doesn’t work. You must make an investment in steps 1-4 before you can monetize. If you do this right, you will get a great return on investment, which is the key to a lucrative livelihood.

So make sure you follow these steps in the exact right order and you will make money.

Money Matters


Hi, I’m Janet with The Freedom Shift, here today on Janet Talks Business TV to discuss money matters. Does money matter? It’s an interesting question because, on the surface, the answer seems obvious. Of course, it matters. Money is basic to our survival, we need it for food, clothing and shelter. But more importantly, it buys us freedom and allows us to have more time to engage in a lifestyle of our choice.What I have discovered, however, is that money, whether in abundance or lack, is a big factor in how we view ourselves and how we behave. And our relationship with money carries over to our relationship with ourselves. Meaning that if you live in lack of money, of you will live in lack of confidence, lack of self-esteem, and lack of positive motivation. In other words, if your money mindset is to hang on to what you’ve got, you’ll never get ahead.

How do I know this? Because I’ve been there myself. And because I’ve talked to you, or at least more than 100 of you!

Here’s a quick story about me and money – From an early age, I was determined to have money – it represented independence to me. Even when I married and had 4 sons, I always worked so that I wouldn’t feel dependent on my husband. My mentality was “no matter what happens, I will be able to take care of myself and my children”. Fast forward a few years, when my oldest son Dan, was 15, my twin sons, Mike & Dave, 14 and my youngest, Rob, 11. All of a sudden, life with 3 teenagers and a pre-teen began to unravel. They became too old to leave with babysitters and too vulnerable to trust on their own. My oldest son was gravitating to trouble and the household was not running smoothly which was impacting the other 3 kids. It became very clear that unless I wanted the kid to end up in serious trouble, I had to leave my corporate career and spend some time helping him grow up.

That was a scary decision – but I was more scared not to do it for my son’s sake. Drawing on the entrepreneur skills that I have, I decided to start a business where my sons could work with me. The business was called Dynamic Discoveries, and we sold motivational pictures and items in malls. You know those carts in the center of the mall? Well, we had those in a couple of malls. We would order posters and cards, buy frames wholesale, and frame them at our kitchen table. We would then box them up, inventory them and bring them to the cart. My husband bought our first computer and figured out how to use Quick Books to track our inventory and sales. The boys all helped with the framing and they all worked at the cart. There are a lot of stories and lessons learned from those few years but my focus today is on the money aspect of this story.

Over the course of 3 years, I racked up over $100,000 in credit card debt. So to say the business wasn’t profitable, would be an understatement. But I do credit it with saving my son’s life and bonding us all as a family. It also taught all of my sons the value of working and earning money. See, they all made money because I paid them for their work, including commissions for sales they made – they had no idea that the money was coming from credit cards! Because my husband was still working, we paid our household bills, but everything else was put on the cards. There was something else I did during this time and that was further my education. Because I had time, I was able to get my Master’s degree and the payments for that were charged also.

So, when it was time for Dan to go to college, here I was without a job and $100,000 in debt. Did I have a few sleepless nights? You bet. But I prayed and I took action. Here’s what I found when I went deep inside of myself, a KNOWING with all of my being that I was going to pay it off. A BELIEF that I would find an awesome six-figure job. I NEVER doubted that I had made the right decision. I did not ALLOW myself to feel ashamed or embarrassed about the debt. In fact, I was GRATEFUL that I was able to rely on it to get me through. I CELEBRATED it as an INVESTMENT in all of my sons’ education and in our joy of working together.

Fast forward…yes, I got a 6-figure job, yes, my sons all grew up and now have families of their own. I paid off all my debt, built another business that was profitable, and then decided I wanted a more purpose based livelihood. 6 months ago I launched The Freedom Shift, to help entrepreneurs like you discover how to have more time, more money and live a life of Freedom.

And over the past few months, I’ve talked with over 100 of you. And here’s something amazing. You all want freedom. You are totally motivated to share your gifts with others. You want to help. You are passionate. And on every single call I hear the same thing “ I can’t afford it”.

My question to you is “What can’t you afford and Why? “ Your Money Matters are deeply rooted in your psyche and if you are going to be successful at business, you must face them, talk about them and resolve them.

I invite you to click on the link below to schedule a F.R.E.E. 30-minute Money Matters Session with me. I will help you discover the blocks and show you some simple ways to move forward.

Please join our Mastermind where you can share your dreams and aspirations with other entrepreneurs. Ask for advice and take advantage of my training and weekly Mastermind Magazine.

Leave a comment on FB and email me anytime janet@thefreedomshift.com

Tune in next week for more about Money Matters.

Sending you Light and Love.

Janet Clark

What’s Your Game Changer?

Hi it’s Janet Clark with Janet Talks Business TV.  Last week we talked about creating a livelihood and today I want to tell you a quick story about a woman (kid, really, she is 24) who is making her dreams happen.

As many of you know, I just moved to Florida from Massachusetts. Now I have short hair, so I have to get it cut quite frequently and yesterday was one of those days.

Being new to town, I have no stylist so I looked in Sunday’s newspaper to check the ads. One that I saw for The Salon Professional Academy which is a cosmetology school that offers full service hair and nail by it’s students.
The concept intrigued me and the fact that they were offering same day appointments and very reasonable prices, I decide to give it a try. After all, my hair grows fast so what the heck?

Since the rates were pretty cheap, I decided to do a full spa afternoon and get the color, cut, highlights, manicure & pedicure. For those who know me, I don’t typically indulge in “girls day out” but what the heck. It’s been a stressful few weeks moving.

I was “assigned to Ashley” a perky 24 year old who was going to do all the services. She would be “checked” by an educator as she went along. I relaxed into the experience and started chit chatting with her.

I learned that she is 24 years old, has a 5-year old daughter and a husband unable to work because he’s sick with Crohn’s disease. Not only is she going to school full time, she also has 3 of her nephews living with her because they were abandoned by her sister, their mother.

Ashley has never had a job that paid more than minimum wage. She doesn’t know her father and was brought up with 4 siblings by a single mom, who worked minimum wage jobs . They had what they needed by no extras. No one in her entire family graduated from high school. She quit at 16. You get the picture! This girl has struggled and continues to struggle. She has no role models for success. But here is the inspiring thing!

Ashley got pregnant at 18 and then when her daughter was 3 they were in a car accident that should have killed both of them. However, a miracle saved them from being crushed inside the car. That was the game-changer for Ashley.
She decided to make something of her life. She got her GED. She found the Salon Professional Academy and knew she needed to become a cosmetologist.

And, Here’s where the story relates to us as entrepreneurs. I asked her how much the program costs and she told me it’s $16,000 for 9 months. I said “wow, that’s steep, how did you pay for it?”.

This is what blew me away –“ I borrowed from everyone I know. I took out loans. Once I knew this was what I would love to do, I had to find a way. ”. I’ll pay it back but I know that some stylists make 6 digits! That will be me.

Now here’s a girl who has NEVER made more than minimum wage, has no family history of abundance, and she found $16,000 to build her dream. In her case, it took a brush with death.

If she can do it, so can you! Whatever your dream is, find a way. When you find the right coach, hire him or her. Get your butt in gear. Believe in yourself and Go For IT.

Creating a Livelihood

Hi it’s Janet from the Freedom Shift and we are here on Janet Talks Business TV.  Last week I talked to you about happiness and how it relates to your business. This week I want to go a little further in explaining to you how this transformation took place in me. How going from a business that was strictly a business that was for-profit, and to make money,  and to provide me with the things that I wanted materially, to transforming into a life of purpose business.

So what happened was I got this overwhelming sensation of not being happy and really there was no reason for it. Here I was with four grown children, who were all in relationships and doing well. I had six grandchildren, I now have seven, and I had a husband.  I have a beautiful home on Cape Cod Massachusetts, which is a resort area, and I have another home also. And , I had a business that was creating residual income.

I should have, for all intents and purposes, been very happy, however there was something missing that was causing me to feel this overwhelming desire to find out what was wrong with me.  I can’t tell you how many times I said “I’m just not happy”. So I went on a spiritual journey and that’s how it started.  I learned to meditate, then I learned to forgive myself. I learned to stop looking outside of myself for the things that we’re going to fulfill me and make me feel inspired. 

I shifted my life and through that spiritual journey, I was able to see that I had all these talents and experiences from my past, through my corporate experience, through my 10 years as an entrepreneur and that I really felt a strong urge to help other people. I knew I should be able to turn this need I had to be connected with other people and feel like I was making a contribution to the universe, into a livelihood so that I could also continue to live the life or freedom that I had.

This meant financial freedom, time freedom, and being able to go where I wanted and do what I wanted with who I wanted. That was all still really important to me especially with this growing family I have and the fact that they’re all spread out to different states. So that’s how I came to realize that I needed to use my own strengths and my experience and my background and create a business that is actually fulfilling my purpose.

I have a bigger mission here which is helping others and utilizing those skills that I had in business. And so that’s my message to you today. If you have that feeling within you that your called to do more in the universe and that you want to be part of this evolution of consciousness that we’re all hearing about so much, and you want to be a do your part and create an enlightened business,  then I can help you by sharing what I’ve been through to create my enlightened  business.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this. Underneath this video, is a Facebook form where you can fill in your comments. I would just love to hear from you. You can also email me and that would be janet@thefreedomshift.com and let’s have a dialogue about what it would take for you to get into a business where you would feel that you were actually living your purpose. And that your business your purpose are combined to create a livelihood. I would love to be a part of helping you to figure that all out.

So until next week when I am back with Janet Talks Business TV, I wish you light and love and we will talk again very soon.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and have a great week!

Janet

I’m Inspired…!!! Now What?

Hi, I’m Janet Clark and I’m happy to introduce you to my new video blog which is a weekly series called Janet Talks Business TV. This weekly blog will be a short 3 minute video which will also be available as text, discussing a business concept that is relevant to all who aspire to teach, heal or coach.

Today’s subject is “I’m Inspired, Now What?”: How to create financial freedom doing what you love. You know that to be inspired means that you’ve been affected, guided or aroused by some divine influence. Let’s call this divine influence that little voice in your head that nudges you and keeps telling you that you should be living a life that’s purposeful.

You may be wondering “where are the people who I can help?” “How do I find these people?” “How do I make money living a purposeful life and sharing this information with people who need it?” “Now what do I do?”

Well, the good news is that it can be done. I’m going to tell you something right now that is the number one most important thing you should do if you truly intend to make a business out of your inspiration and that is to get a trusted advisor who is a business coach.

Let me remind you of the four stages of the learning cycle and this applies to anything you’re learning and obviously business would be included in that. The first thing would be somebody is an unconscious incompetent, and really what that means is “you just don’t know what you don’t know”.

Then you move into the next thing which is you become a conscious incompetent which means that “you now have an idea of all the things you don’t know and you know that you have to learn them”.

At that point, you can start learning and become a conscious competent, which means that “you will be capable of executing your new skills but you will take a lot of concentration and probably some guidance”.

And finally you move into the unconscious competent state where it becomes second nature in that “you can easily perform the tasks that your business requires”.

A business coach will take you from where you are now to that final stage where you can successfully an easily maintain your livelihood. You need help to get you through the stages.

If you know where you are now, send me an email or post it under this video.

You must figure out where you are before you can figure out where you’re going!

So with that I will say good bye until next week. I am sending lots of love and light. See you soon!

Janet Clark

CEO & Founder, Inbound Sales Growth