The truth is, there are LOTS of "shoulds" in today’s entrepreneurial world. You SHOULD have a 6 figure income!
(And if you don't want that or don't have that, there's something wrong with you.)
Those six figures SHOULD happen overnight, or pretty close to overnight.
(And if you couldn't/can't make that happen, there's something wrong with you.)
You SHOULD be able to generate those 6 figures on an aesthetically scarred wood table on the top of cliff by the beach in Bali, with nothing but a MacBook Air and a smartphone for your hotspot.
(And if you can't do that or don't want that, there's something wrong with you.)You should be working 4 hours a week.
(And if you're working more than that, there's something...well, you get the point.)
In all honesty, some of those things sound good to me (I like location independence and working off a laptop someplace beautiful), but they might not be what you want. Your idea of an abundant business and life might be entirely different. AND THAT’S OKAY!
The Abundant Entrepreneur Breakthrough Program helps you get clear on what success means to YOU, and how to make that happen.
One more thing about the "shoulds": none of them say anything whatsoever about how to manage your money OR your mindset once the money is coming in.
And that's problematic. To have a business, it's important to know the nuts and bolts of personal and business finance, to be able to look at money objectively, as a tool...rather than something to be ignored or feared.
Not being able to do those things has very real implications for your business...how much money you earn, what you do with your once you earn it, how confident you feel about actually charging for what you do, and more. And ALL of those have implications for how you live your life.
The truth is this:It's likely that you live in a land where money and economics weren't taught in school, and if it was talked about at home, it was probably not a discussion filled with joy or information or ease. Too much of the time, money talk in our homes when we were kids was filled with fear, anger, scarcity, and misunderstanding.
We were not innately born with the knowledge of what a balance statement is, what the difference between compound and simple interest is, how credit works, how to save when your income goes up and down, or how to cultivate a mindset that supports our abundance and our business.
So how on earth are you supposed to know what to do with your money when (!!) it starts coming in?Quite simply, you gotta learn it. And it is learnable! By YOU!
Choosing to learn about and empower yourself about money, to uncover and honor your own definition of success, as well as your desires, your strengths and gifts in your business is REVOLUTIONARY.And you know what? Being an entrepreneur at all is revolutionary! Think about it. The world is pretty much organized in a way that says we’re all supposed to work for someone else who started or runs a company. We’ve been taught that you go to work, you get paid, you get a few weeks of vacation time and a pension, and that’s that. That’s how it’s been in the western world since the Industrial Revolution, and that’s pretty much how it is for the vast majority of people who work. So having your own business is revolutionary and courageous. That is both awesome and HARD.
One more thing I gotta add here: many in the entrepreneurial world are women.
Women are not taught to be confident about money. They’re not taught how to manage it, or even that it’s okay for them to manage it. They’re not taught to value themselves or their incredible gifts highly. This means that women tend to undercharge, avoid dealing with their money, and thus their businesses aren’t as abundant as they could be.
Same thing goes for people of color. For LGBTQIA. For other groups and religions who have been excluded from the dominant power structure.
So if you're a woman, if you're a person of color, if you're a person from another group that has been excluded from, then choosing to empower yourself over your own money and choosing to step out of the typical system of working for someone else to have your own business and take your desires and dreams seriously...WHOA. That is seriously revolutionary!
Hence the Abundant Entrepreneur Breakthrough Program!