Profit with a Plan!
Many times business owners want to look at outside circumstances as the blame for low sales. They say, “the economy is slow” or “people aren’t spending like they used to”. These statements are really just excuses. The truth is that there is no shortage of money in the world. People may be more selective on who they spend their money with, but they have NOT stopped spending.
So why isn’t your business bringing in the big bucks? Let’s look closer to home…If you’re not profiting the way you’d like it’s probably because of these three things:
Mindset Shift: Your money mindset is key to amassing wealth. Before you’ll ever profit big, you must believe that you can. This process entails a lot of inner work. Napoleon Hill said, “Poverty is attracted to the mind that is favorable for it. Money is attracted to the mind that has been prepared for it. Poverty will seize the mind that is not occupied with money consciousness.”
Increase your money conscious by getting rid of your old thinking and adopting a new wealth mentality. Before I ever manifested large sums of money, I first became wealthy in my mind and heart. I purposefully spent time consuming information that helped me to get rid of mental blocks and hindering habits so that I could create a vacuum for wealth.
We are all taught a specific way of relating to money. Some people feel it is evil, others think talking about money is taboo…some may feel that if they get too much they will change in a bad way.
These thoughts are the hidden barriers that stop you from earning the income you want to make in your business. They are the driving forces behind your daily action. When you change your thinking, you’ll change your life.
Information changes the seasons and cycle of your life. You can start by listening to audio programs daily for at least one hour. Just be sure to avoid adding new information to your old mindset. It may cause slow progress which can be discouraging and will yield no results from you. You have to completely surrender to a new way of thinking. Willingly release your old thoughts about money and adopt a new more positive and profitable way of thinking.
Intention Focused: Set an intention to increase your profits. An intention is your aim or plans to achieve. When you purposefully set an intention to earn more…you will begin to earn more. One of my clients expressed how her company was hemorrhaging money and she had no idea how to fix it. I suggested she use the planner and my daily dream confession cards to intentionally set money goals on a weekly basis and track her results. Her first week of setting a money intention, she brought in $8,000. It was because she deliberately set her mind to aim for bringing in more money.
Actionable Goals: Are you setting money goals for your business? It is very important to have daily, weekly and monthly goals for profits in your business. Without actionable goals, how can you measure your success? You need benchmarks to reach, so set some today for your business. Start by determining what you need to bring in monthly to make a profit. You have to know your numbers!
Then break that number down to determine what you need weekly. Do it again to determine what you need to earn daily. All major corporations have daily money goals. So should you.
Be sure to pay attention to your numbers. Take time out daily to review where you are and determine what needs to be done to reach your goals. Reaching daily profit goals should encourage you along the way to earn more money to reach your ultimate goal.
One of my clients published a book recently but wasn’t doing much to market or sell it. During our strategy session, we listed several ways that he could earn $1000 in book sales in two weeks. He left my office with that challenge. 14 days later he had exceeded his goal. Having that goal and a deadline motivated him to be creative and take action so that he could get results.
Your goal should be positive, specific, achievable and measurable.
Example: “I will earn $3,000 in product sales by December 31st.”
Write your goals down so that you can meditate on it and track your progress.
Once you’ve set your goal, add action steps! When you write down ways to make money, your brain will look for ways to create wealth. Considering your money goals, ask yourself, “What will I do this week to make money?” This is where the rubber meets the road! You have to take action to get results! So make a list and get busy.
Giving yourself permission to profit requires you to release the barriers that block your progress and embrace the action that will carry you to your next level. I encourage you to take some time today to really think about what may be stopping you from reaching your money goals and determine to do something different.