Hi, and welcome to this week’s video blog on Janet Talks Business TV. Today I will share with you a simple trick I discovered (and still use) to stop struggling in my business.
If you’re anything like me, you have a very long “to-do” list and it keeps getting longer. I found that for every one thing I accomplished, I added 2 or even 3 to the bottom of the list. When I first started my business, it seemed pretty straight forward, pick a name, build a website, create some programs, and find some clients. And it also seemed like it would be relatively easy, based on things I was reading online. There were loads of helpful hints and shortcuts people were willing to share. But when I decided to jump in and actually start swimming, it was like jumping into the ocean. From the shore, it looked pretty easy to break through the surf and get to the calm swimming area. But then I got in there and I started getting thrown around by the waves. I’d make some headway and then a wave would crash down on me and I’d be almost back to shore. So, I’d get up and start out again. Do you ever feel like you can’t break through the crashing waves?
Building a business can be overwhelming because there are just so many things to do and way too many things to learn – even for me and I’ve been in the business world for 30 years! The truth is that you are not alone, most of the small business owners in the world are working their tails off. And that is a backward (no pun intended) approach to reaching your goals, especially when time and money freedom are at the top of your list!
So here’s the simple trick. Slow down. Yes, you heard me right. Slow down! All of the frenetic activity is actually hurting your progress not helping it. You probably are thinking “sure, that sounds great, but if I slow down, I’ll get even futher behind, so what’s the catch?” Well there is a catch. And the catch is that the only way you can slow down is if you have a strategy and a support team. My coach, Shanda Sumpter sent out a great email yesterday outlining what you should expect if you are building a business, here’s what she said and I quote:
- Year 1 You should make some money but the goal is to set a foundation of potential clients under you.
- Year 2 You should break $100k
- Year 3 Is the Golden year when $200 – $300k is very possible (at least with our plan)
- Year 4 It’s realistic to look at $300 – $500k in Gross Revenue
- Year 5 Is your Million Dollar year.. and it keeps growing from there-
She went on to give 3 key pieces of advice:
1) Focus completely on project at hand and do a masterful job executing
2) Lean on your team for support.
3) Build a LIST of subscribers that think like you so that you can sell books or services and fill events or programs.
So if you are struggling, that has to change. When you start each day with a clear idea of what to focus on, when you execute that project masterfully, when you know that you have a solid roadmap in place and that you only have to follow the step-by-step guidance to move forward, you will work smarter not harder and find that you are enjoying the journey so much more.
You need to start every day knowing exactly what needs to be accomplished and when you finish your day’s work let go. It’s hard to do but it works. I know because I just spent the last year doing it. For so many of us, it’s hard to let go of the need to work ourselves to the bone. But I guarantee you, if you slow down, and focus on the RIGHT Things (the steps of your strategic plan) and you allow the process to unfold over the course of 1 year – you will be further ahead than you will ever get by working frantically.
I’m here to help. Below this video is a link to listen to the 60-minute training on how to create your 12 Month Client Attraction Plan.
Also there is a link to schedule a free strategic planning session with me.
Take advantage of these opportunities.
I’ll talk to you next week. Until then, Slow Down!
Hi, It’s Janet Clark with Janet Talks Business TV. You may have noticed that you received 2 emails from me this week, one with the subject line 10 Reasons NOT to work with me this year and the other 10 Reasons Why you should work with me this year. Actually, I’m conducting a test. See, I’ve been told that people respond to negative subject lines or bad news more twice as much as they respond to positive subject lines. I’ll let you know how my little experiment worked out. Regardless, I’m glad you opened this and that you’re willing to hear me out.
See, as I get clearer on my purpose and passion, I understand that I am not here to save the world, sell to the masses, or convert people to my way of thinking. I’m becoming more in tune with the Universal Laws, particularly the Law of Attraction. So I want to be clear with myself and with you how I serve and who I can help.
Today I am going to reveal 10 of my deepest core beliefs. These are the fundamentals that form the basis of my work. If these resonate with you, then we should work together. If they don’t, then we shouldn’t. There are millions of business advisors and coaches and if I’m not the right one for you, keep searching. There is an old saying “when the student is ready, the teacher appears”.
So, here are the 10 reasons to work with me, or not work with me
1. I believe we are all souls inhabiting a human body
2. I believe our souls are here on a mission and that it is important to know our life’s purpose
3. I believe we are each called to contribute to the betterment of mankind, the planet & the world
4. I believe there is a Higher Power within each of us, I call that God
5. I believe our human work and our soul’s work can be combined – I refer to that as a livelihood
6. I believe we find our purpose when we connect the dots of our past life
7. I believe we need guides throughout our life in order to keep growing – at times parents, teachers, spiritual guides, mentors and coaches
8. I believe that understanding and using the Laws of the Universe is the key to finding peace, joy and fulfillment
9. I believe that turning a life purpose into a livelihood requires a business framework, not just passion and positive attitude
10. I believe everyone is capable of transforming their life with help, guidance and right action
I invite you to email me at email@example.com and let me know if you believe we should work together.
Until next week, I’m sending you Light & Love!
Hi Everyone, It’s Janet Clark here on Janet Talks Business TV. Today, I want to make this short and sweet. I want you to make money and I’m going to tell you why building a list is the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to do that. I’m going to talk fast so listen up!
First of all, I know a few things about you. I know that you have a “calling” to serve others with your unique gifts and talents. I also know you want more time, more money and to live a life of freedom.
You can do all that when you have an internet based business. Whether you are a coach, a healer, a trainer, speaker or author – you can attract and serve your client over the internet.
Now we’re constantly being bombarded with ways to do that. Some of the ways Internet marketers promote are blogging, social media, webinars, podcasts, you tube, SEO, joint ventures, live streams and I may have missed a few but you know what I’m talking about. Let’s think about this, how are these people getting their information to you? How are you finding out 90% of the information you are learning? When you listen to a webinar or buy and information product how did you find out about it?
Is it fair to say that 80 or maybe even 90% of the time, it came through your inbox? How often do you buy something through FB? How often do you actually search for something a buy right away? Don’t you typically go to a Landing Page or a Website and first Opt In for a free gift a free report or a newsletter? You do understand that you go on their list and they can then begin marketing to you.
So would you agree that trying to build a list through organic search – waiting for people to find you and hoping they opt in, would be much slower than hosting a telesummit and getting 1,000 or 2,000 people on your list in 90 days? And would you also agree that traffic you generate through You Tube or Facebook does NOT belong to you? Just this week one of my colleagues sent an email saying that her Youtube account was shutdown after someone reported it as spam, even though it was not. She lost hundreds of testimonial videos and interviews. That is why you have to build a list.
Once you build a list of your ideal clients and you will then have an audience for your blogs, webinars, FB postings, videos, podcasts, trainings….See how that works? And they will read your stuff and engage with you because they were attracted to you, some call it your tribe. These are the people who will become your clients!
Now you might be wondering how to build a list. It’s simple, You do it by hosting a Telesummit or Video Summit and interviewing experts in your field. It’s not rocket science and in fact there is both an art and a science to creating a good telesummit. That is what we do at the Freedom Shift. We teach you the art and we provide the technology team that builds it. I personally guide you step-by-step.
You may feel some fear. You may feel that you’re not ready. But I guarantee if your are listening to this, then you are ready and I will walk you through it. As I said, it’s a system, it takes 90 days, and it builds your list. I want you to make money and this is how you do it.
Right now, you should do one of 2 things. Click on the link that says 90DayEasyListBuild.com and sign up before we are full and can’t take any more at the $397 price. We have to hire more people so our price will go up once we fill this program.
If you aren’t going to sign up, and I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t, click the other link and schedule a “Help Me, I Want to Make Money” Session with Me. I want you to Make Money, otherwise, why are you here?
Sending you Light and Love. It’s the beginning of 2nd quarter, are you on track with your 2104 business goals? If not, let’s talk.
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’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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a chat with me at the link below.
Sending you Light and Love. Until next week.
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.
So, Email me and tell me what you need now to succeed. email@example.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”
Hi, I’m Janet Clark, founder of The Freedom Shift. Today, on the Janet Talks Business TV weekly Blog I’d like to share a moment of letting go that I experienced in meditation this week. But first, let me ask you: Do you sometimes feel like you’re swimming against the current? Because I’ve been feeling a bit “out of sync” with the world lately and it’s been unsettling.
But the universe has a way of putting distraction in our path so that our soul can find it’s way to live out it’s purpose. When something unsettles me, it’s clear that I must figure out why.
So lately I have been feeling annoyed and frustrated each time I check Facebook. Actually, it’s been making me feel totally exhausted.
The fact is, the majority of my FB friends are entrepreneurs in their 30’s, who are in the early stages of new relationships, new businesses, and parenthood. And Yes, that makes me feel exhausted - because I have been there and done that. Don’t get me wrong… I loved every busy, working, enthralling minute of it…I loved the challenges and rewards of raising my family, amassing my nest egg, going to school, jet setting around the country for business and pleasure, buying clothes and things, and working out hard. It’s “a rush” to be in the flow of life… building dreams and making them come true. New life is amazing in every aspect of life–family, career, bank account, and health.
But there is a time and there is a season for everything. And while I’m totally associating with this crowd, I’m feeling an energy drain and rightly so! There was a time when my soul longed for adventure and new growth. My purpose was to be a caretaker, a leader, an orchestrator and the coordinator.
But, today, I am in a different place…and I have been resisting that for a while. For some reason my mind has been hanging on to the “old version of me”. But, the truth is, my soul is on a mission and my mind is in the way! Until I let go of “who I was”, I can’t create the opening for new growth experiences.
What about you? Are you holding on to some previous version of yourself? Are you limiting your soul’s potential by allowing yourself to be all caught up in someone else’s dream?
The truth is, where I am now is exactly where my soul wants to be. I get to relax, enjoy the fruits of my labors and give back…I can love what I have achieved and let go of all the stresses that came along with “getting here”. I don’t have to be in charge anymore…and I can let go and see another way to grow in my purpose. WOW, that’s liberating….
So, what does that mean for you if you choose to work with me? Well, I can serve in a different way. Since I no longer have to worry about making a living or saving for my future. I no longer have to put 4 kids through college or pay for braces and weddings. I can truly focus my business on helping more people – in a less complicated or costly way.. This is totally joyful and a new level of Freedom!
And it means I can help you. If you are a younger entrepreneur, I get it…I know how to channel positive energy and use the laws of the universe to create a livelihood. And more importantly, if you’re where I am, and you want to share your own our unique gifts to follow your own soul’s journey, I can help you.
So my Ah-Ha moment came through meditation and I share this with you – accept where you are right now, let go of the past, tap into the higher purpose of your soul.
For me, I choose to live simply. I choose to live spiritually. I choose to be grateful. I choose to release all judgment about myself and others. I choose to give more than I get. And I am committed to establishing programs that are affordable for anyone who is ready to make their own Freedom Shift, regardless of where they are now.
So I embrace all of life’s stages. I love the high vibrational energy of youth and I am in awe of this new level of spiritual energy that is guiding me.
And I would love to hear from you. Below this video is a link to schedule a time to chat or meet via skype.
Until next week, I’m sending you light an love.
Have you ever been fired? I have…
And let me tell you it felt like someone killed me.
Here’s the story,
I had a very important job working for an up and coming wireless company (no longer in business). It was a big job. I was in responsible for opening 3 retail locations, along with hiring and training the managers and staff. My charge was to select the malls, negotiate the leases, design the stores, manage the build-out, hire the managers & train them.
I loved it! Every minute of it. Except for the nagging pain in my neck – that was my boss.
I was a 40 years old with over 15 years of management experience and used to a lot of autonomy. He was a 29 years old in his first management position, barely out of graduate school.
To say he was a micro-manager would be an understatement.
I did my best to humor him, but mostly I just did my work and tried to impress him with my excellence. I figured he see how awesome I was and leave me alone. After all, no one else could do the job the way I was doing it and I knew I was making him look good.
The stores I was building, the teams I was hiring, and the plans I was making were amazing. I was invested in my work emotionally, physically and mentally – morning, noon, and night!
And then the ax fell on my head. I woke up on a crisp sunny Tuesday morning one week before Thanksgiving. It was crunch time because the flagship store on exclusive Newberry Street in Boston, was set to open on Black Friday. We were planning a huge gala event there was still a lot to do.
I jumped into my company car, and drove 40 minutes to my office. As I sped along, I made a series of phone calls, making sure that my team and the contractors were all “on the job” doing their important work. This upcoming “grand opening” was my baby and I was going to make sure nothing went wrong.
As soon as I arrived at the office, I noticed an eerie feeling…The receptionist at the front desk said “Janet, Daniel (my boss) wants you to meet him in the conference room.”
Have you ever walked into a room, expecting one thing and finding a totally different experience? It’s like a “surprise party”, when you think you’re visiting someone and a whole group jumps up and yells “surprise!”
Yes, that’s what it was like – except that this group, sitting around the conference table, all just looked at me in silence…dead silence!
And then they killed my dream!
I’m not sure who said what. I don’t know what words were spoken. All I know is that a decision was made. I no longer worked for the company…blah, blah, blah!
And in my head a resounding “NO”. This can’t be real. This can’t be happening. This isn’t possible.
I can’t begin to describe the emptiness. But that’s not the point of this story.
What is important is that the universe throws us curve balls and when it does we go into shock. Everyone experiences this at different times throughout a lifetime.
How does one go on when their dream is shattered? In the big scheme of things, losing a job is nothing, compared with a losing a loved one….
But, in some ways it is a death. For me, it was the death of the “me” that I had created…
Letting go of that identity wasn’t easy.
And it only in hindsight that I truly see that for something new to grow, something had to die. Yes, that dream job had to die in order for me to embark on a new path that led me where I am today. Did I know that then? No and it hurt and it was my first big life crisis.
I now see the part I played in creating that situation – Did “they” do that to me or was there something “in me” that did it? Yes, something was not right and deep inside knew it – I guess you could say that my soul knew it. Together with the universe, we create our reality. And when things are not as they should be, the universe has a way of putting challenges in our life. What this really meant was that I needed to shift gears because my heart & soul were not in alignment with my head that was telling me that something was right for me when it really wasn’t.
The truth is that I went on a different path into a better job where my heart, soul, body and mind were in alignment.
Did that happen easily or smoothly? Not at all. It took me some time to grieve, to feel angry and to blame others. What I know now is that it was a process – and one that I’ve had to go more than once. But as I have become more in tune with my essential self, or soul, I am able to get through these transitions with more faith and hope. Because I can honestly say that there has always been something better on the other side of a broken dream.
If you need a word of encouragement or just someone to listen, I am here. eMail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my cellphone 508 641-1142
Sending you Love & Light. Remember, the universe is unfolding as it should.
See you next week!
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.