Stop Plucking Numbers Out Of The Sky
You have a dream... I can see it in your eyes. Maybe the seed was planted when you were sitting at your corporate world desk one day staring out the window, feeling complexed to see exactly how monthly reporting was contributing to society in a positive way. Or perhaps it was while you were sitting on that crammed bus, and the person who was unlucky enough to miss out on a seat's handbag keeps banging you on the head... you sighed, and again looked out the window... "there has got to be more to life than this."
Then one morning you decided to tell them
all to stick it, & you did...
You took back control of your life. You followed your heart, took a leap of faith, did your training and decided to start your own business to help others live a happier life.
Woohoo!! You're doing it!
And now... well, now... you're kinda stuck. 6 months in and this Entrepreneurial gig looks a bit different in reality. Instead of focusing on your work you are caught up in cashflow issues and the savings pot is looking a little dry.
You've heard the stories... but you didn't actually think it would be that hard to get your business off the ground - don't people realise the positive work you are doing here?!?!
As you sit in your overwhelm and watch another video from those making their millions,
they all say the same thing:
Your Vision & Your Why... needs to be bigger than you.
Bigger than me? Ok... I can do that. So on top of doing my coaching or healing work I also need to think about how I'm going to help the world's problems. Of course.... why wouldn't I do that. Of course I can do that...
So in true determined Entrepreneurial style, you kick your cashflow concerns to the curb, and after months of barely scraping in $3k you start walking around your home repeating those affirmations out loud and then declare to the universe: This month I will make... oh hell, why not... let's make it $10K!
You get to work. Your determination and drive is amazing, nothing is going to stop you even if it means you have to do 16 hours days... you will do this! But in your effort you flunk. Once again you have been greeted with another goal not being met and your cashflow issues are still there.
Here is a bit of Mel wisdom for you... your big, big vision will take time.
Tips for successful short-term goal making
1) Know why you are setting the money goals you are setting.
There is no reason why you couldn't go from $3K to $10K in one month... but you need to know why you are wanting to make that money.
Take the time to really understand your personal budget, what you want your life to look like, exactly what you want to happen in the next 12 months and from that place create your target. (ps. and you gotta feel it - if it feels like a dream it's not the right goal. If it feels real you're on track).
2) Time actually does equal money.
Look at your products and services and know what your capacity is to help people one:one. Filling your days back to back with appointments will result in burn out (especially if you are still wearing all business hats such as marketer, accountant and content creator).
Yes money could come to you in other ways... but wouldn't it feel so much better to know what products and services you have that could actually make that target real, and you're able to deliver in a healthy way? If you don't have enough time to actually service what's required to reach your vision and/or goal... time for some tweaking.
3) Take baby steps and set a reasonable vision for yourself.
You may have the dream of solving the world's problems of homelessness, saving animals or creating schools for children... however the reality is, initially you need to be first and foremost able to support yourself.
When you can support yourself with your work - trust me, you will have so much more energy and vitality to do more. So your vision initially may be: to understand how I can provide the most outstanding service ever to those I serve right now.
Can you feel how being mindful of your vision can actually can bring everything back to a doable bite sized lovely piece, to then take things to the next level? Your vision can and will change - it's ok to start small.
Trust me, through my own experience and mentoring so many others... when you focus on who is in front of you first, and you provide excellent service - your big big vision will eventually fall into place and you'll be able to feel that it's real.
Love who you are, love what you do and keep it simple.
Big love, Melanie xo
Well known for helping Entrepreneurs around the world with creating their vision, and an avid lover of fresh coconuts, you will often find Melanie Midegs in Bali, Indonesia.
Melanie mentors private clients and runs Entrepreneur Artistry Program Ignition, for upcoming entrepreneurs to step into their power as Change Makers & Thought Leaders.
She is also the founder of The Soul Lounge for Entrepreneurs community.
Her creativity will blow your mind, as she assists to propel your vision into reality and stand out from the crowd in the online space.