Are you happy with where you are in your life?
Are you happy with your success?
Are you happy with how far you’ve come and excited by how much further you get to go?
Are you filled with joy and abundance for yourself and everyone around you?
Are you always lifting people up and encouraging them?
Are you focused and determined to reach your goals?
I could go on.
The point is, if you’re not these things then you’re likely to be something you don’t want to be.
Unhappy. Tired. Frustrated. Angry. Stressed. Worried. In debt.
If you want to be vibing high all the time then perhaps it’s time to detox your environment of people, things and energy that no longer elevate you to be your highest and best version of yourself.
You become what you surround yourself with so surround yourself with love, light, and high vibing energy ✌.
So will you be surrounding yourself with more and who has been holding you back?
I’d love for you to reply to this email and let me know so I can be a high vibe support in your decision!
Love, Carissa xo.
So here I am sitting in a motel room in Austin TX, with chronic diarrhea that’s lasted 4-5 days, at an event I flew 24hrs all the way over here for (business class)…
Eating 2min noodles (made with water from a coffee machine because US hotels don’t have kettles – or microwaves)
Using coffee stirrers for chopsticks (because it didn’t come with a fork) and because the hotel doesn’t do room service, and I really can’t stomach much else…
Thinking… really, universe?
I traumatically left my husband and toddler at home so I could come to this (I never go anywhere without them)!
And now I haven’t even been able to attend the majority of it so far because I’ve been stuck on a fucking toilet.
My intestines are gurgling non stop.
I’ve been taking herbal natural medicines & foods, lots of water the first 4 days with zero improvement (actually it got worse) so went to see a doctor yesterday and got antibiotics
(which I now also feel guilty about due to everybody at this event being so into natural health & giving me natural cure suggestions)
But anyway, I made my choice, I’m sitting here, eating my noodles, 11pm (I’ve been sleeping since 2pm) writing this post, thinking 🤔
HOW CAN I STILL GET THE MOST FROM THIS TRIP!?
Those with young kids will know that uninterrupted time is RARE and so if I have 3 days left here even if I’m sick and all I can do is use my phone (because I forgot my international adapter for my laptop yay) or a pen & paper…
I am going to plan the shit out of what I’m going to do with my life & business when I get home based on the small parts of the event I have been able to attend before I had to exit the room & spend the rest of the day on the loo.
I’ve had my sulk.
It is what it is.
I’m doing what I can do.
I’m going to make the most of it anyway.
And that is my lesson for you from this post too.
If and when shit comes up in your life (literally this time for me)…
You always get to decide what you make of it.
You can mope around and complain and play the victim (poor me)
Or you can work with what you’ve got and make the most of it anyway.
I’ll go back to eating my noodles now & getting stuck into making a plan of action for when I get home.
What will YOU do?
Love, Carissa xo.
So, the topic of this video has come about because I have seen it on the internet, and also, I used to be this person as well.
I found myself getting triggered by certain Facebook statuses and ads posted by certain people. Whether it was another business, another coach or another person in my industry.
I’d be thinking things like, ‘oh, I hate that person,’ or, ‘that person’s so annoying, I’m sick of seeing their ads!’
Just always saying something negative really.
Is there anyone right now that your thinking of that has the same effect for your?
When you see their posts or ads, or they post about their successes and accomplishments they’re proud of and you instantly think, ‘FUCK THAT PERSON!’ rather than just accepting it and being happy for them??
The real reason this happens is because generally, you want something that they have.
When you’re triggered by something it generally points at something you don’t like about yourself or it’s pointing towards something that secretly, deep down, you want for yourself.
Find out how I overcame these feelings to live my greatest success and how you can too by watching the latest Coffee With Carissa Episode xo.
Here’s why I don’t believe in staff targets…
I believe that employees should do the JOB they are hired for, and that you as the business owner need to make it super easy for them to do it to the standard you desire.
For example, if the team members JOB is to ask every client if they want to buy a product, on top of providing the client with a fantastic service and experience – then, they should be doing that.
If you have exactly what you need from them CLEARLY documented including even the exact wording to use when talking to your clients, and they agree to that position description – then, that is what they should be doing.
IF on the other hand, you tell your team “you need to make 4X your wage in order to keep your job so you have to sell more products”
If I was that employee I would be like “wtf – how am I supposed to do that?”
AND I would feel pressure, which might make me feel like shit, or scared, or even resentful, and that would not allow me to focus on actually giving the client a good experience, because I would be too worried about making the sale and feeling like I’m pressuring them to buy, and then they wouldn’t buy because they could feel my nervousness…
Does that make any sense?
I never set targets that my team needed to reach, because I know that you can’t force people to buy things, and if we had a week where nobody wanted to buy any products, then the team would feel shit because they didn’t reach their targets.
For sure, you can find out what your clients want and need, and offer them a product that is going to help them get that result, and you can train your team to do that too, but sometimes, people just don’t want to buy stuff… and I don’t believe in forcing them to.
I believe that you as the owner should take full responsibility for the results your team members bring to your business.
It comes down to how easy & clear you have made it for them to do their job. How appreciated they feel, and how good YOU are at marketing your business in order to get the customers coming in and coming back in…
I want my team to enjoy their work, not feel pressured by it.
If I know my business needs to make $XXXX per week to be profitable, I am going to sit down and come up with a plan of what we need to do to reach that.
Get more clients?
Get them coming back more often?
Get them spending more?
Offer a new limited time package or deal?
Then, break it down into a plan and clear instructions for people to follow, and monitor the results and progress as we go.
We can set some GOALS as a TEAM and work together to achieve them…
But I would make sure everyone was involved and everyone was clear on exactly what to do and I wouldn’t set the goals too far out of reach either.
What do you think of this approach? Agree? Disagree?
I know it depends on the business owner and the team members, some people might like targets.
I always personally found they caused more challenges, stress and negative energy than they were worth.
When I know my team are doing their job well and I give them praise and gratitude for it, that’s what motivates them to do better xo
And THAT is what keeps the business growing.
Love, Carissa xo.
The reason why you don’t complete or implement things that you buy sometimes is due to how much you value it and how much you’re prepared to invest in it and in yourself…
(Not just money, but time, energy, love)
You see, the price you pay for something often reflects how much you value it.
People don’t always want the cheapest price.
I mean, sometimes they think they do, but then, when they’re paying a cheap price, it’s often easy enough to ignore it or not take care of it because “oh well, it was cheap”…
Take a gym membership for example. Many ppl sign up for a cheap gym membership and then never go because ‘meh, it’s only $9/week’
But if you’re prepared to spend more on your fitness and invest in a personal trainer too, you’re far more likely to show up!!
This is one reason why it’s important to have a higher priced offer (or offers) in your business.
For myself personally both in my salon business and now…
I know that when I had “affordable” hair extensions – people were less likely to take care of them, didn’t buy the shampoo, didn’t come back for maintenance as often… AND we’re more likely to complain.
Whereas the people who invested in the “premium option” also purchased all the care products and came back on time for their maintenance appointments every 6-8 weeks.
I even TESTED this once and sold the exact same quality product at 2 different price points and what do you know, the same thing happened.
When people pay, they pay attention.
When people pay MORE, they pay more attention…
Of course, this is completely relative to the financial situation of you & your clients too.
For me personally in the growth of my business, I use this information in order to demonstrate my commitment to myself.
I know that the more I’m prepared to invest in something, the more seriously I’m going to take it.
And I know that if and when I stop paying, I stop putting energy into it… because I’ve stopped putting money into it…
So I’m not sure what the point of this post was other than it popped into my brain and wanted to come out so I’m assuming someone needs to hear it and it’s going to inspire you to either:
1. Create a higher priced offering in your business.
2. Invest more in yourself if you want to take yourself more seriously.
Which one do you do better, 1 or 2?
Which one are you going to do or do more of, 1 or 2?
I’d love to know where you’re at at what you think about this, so please reply and let me know!
Love, Carissa xo.
If you say you want to do something but you’re not prioritising it or scheduling it into your day, then it’s highly likely that you’re actually not going to do it or not going to do it as soon as you want too.
In this video we’re going to discuss why it’s important to schedule and prioritise the things that are important to you and how to do that.
If there’s anuthing that you keep saying or keep thinking, that you really want to do and you’re not doing it, it’s highyl likely because you’re not prioritising.
It could be anything you want to do.
It could be I want to lose weight.
It could be I want to spend time with my kids.
It could be I want to record some videos for my business.
It could be I want to work on my Facebook advertising or come up with ideas for ads.
It could be I want to write a book.
If you’re not booking time in to do, it’s not getting done.
It’s not until you own the thing you want to do and make it a priority. Schedule it into your calander and you don’t let anything get in the way of it.
For how I schedule and prioritise, watch the latest Coffee With Carissa Episode xo.
Do you ever take note of your current situation and feel deflated?
Like, why am I even doing things?
Sometimes growing your business can feel tiresome and like it’s all hard work.
OR, maybe, if you looked at your current circumstances a little differently, you’d find the energy to keep moving forward.
What if, instead of feeling deflated by how far you have to go, you take note of how far you’ve come instead?
And what if, instead of looking at how far you’ve got to go and becoming really tired all of a sudden, you get excited by what’s to come?
Never let your current circumstances stop you from celebrating every step forward you’ve made or deter you from reaching those goals that are just out ofreach.
If you’re not yet where you want to be, it’s OK!
As long as you stay focused on where you want to go, you will get there.
Let go of the expectation that it needs to happen within a certain time frame…
Play the long game.
In it for life, or not at all.
Love, Carissa xo.
So many times I hear people say how they can’t afford to advertise or pay for marketing.
But if you want to get serious about your business growth, you need to let prospective clients and customers know what you’re doing.
You can’t create a website, Facebook page and email list etc and then just sit around hoping for people to notice you.
Just like the quote, it’s like winking at someone in the dark…
Advertising can start from as little as $1 a day, you don’t need to be dropping a $100 a day to start with.
Social media has so many FREE platforms and ways of engaging with potential clients and customers (as long as you don’t become that spammy business, nobody likes those).
No more excuses.
No more being invisible, it’s time to shine a light on your business!
If you’re still hesitating, what fears are coming up for you when it comes to paying money to market and advertise your business?
Love, Carissa xo.
Have you ever felt like things are just so hard, and so overwhelming, and so emotional, and so draining, and so much pressure on your shoulders that it feels like it would be easier to just give up, go out of business, close your business and get a job?
I know I have.
It’s a very normal thing to feel as an entrepreneur.
In this video, I’m going to share a little bit more of what you can do about it.
I know that this is a very common thing because so many of my clients and people in my Facebook groups, even friends and team members go through this.
And some people actually do quit their business and go get a job, and it’s not necessaritly a bad thing if it’s genuinely in your best interest and it’s going to make you happier in the long run.
But for me, I truly believe that if you are a natural born creative person and entrepreneur, then following someone else’s rules and working for someone else is just the worst.
I look at myself as unemployable.
If I think about working for someone else, I am just immediately depressed.
I know that sometimes, not so much anymore, but in the beginning stages of my business, getting a job seemed like a tempting thing to do because it’s stable routine, stable income – it’s safety.
That’s why a lot of people consider getting a job because being a business owner and entrepreneur removes that safety and can leave you vulnerable.
So, how can you overcome this?
Watch the latest Coffee With Carissa Episode as I share with you what you can do about it xo.
The reason why I made this video is because this used to be me! I didn’t know I did this until someone pointed it out.
And now, if your currently the past version of me, I want to be the one to point it out to you.
This video was made with the intention of opening up your eyes to if you might do this. So don’t take offence, just take notice.
It’s not a bad thing to talk about yourself, people are interested in you, and it’s usually when they actually ask about you.
It’s really important to remember that generally, people only care about themselves more then they do other people.
If you find yourself in a conversation with someone and they don’t ask you questions, often times that means that they don’t really care or they’re just not interested.
I remember that for most of my school years, I was always the quiet one who kept to herself. And it wasn’t until towards the end of high school that I finally found a group of friends that I felt comfortable around to be myself.
I didn’t realise it at the time, but I was told by one of my friends that I always talk about myself and never asked about anyone else. Probably because I had been quiet for most of my school years, but still.
It was something that continued well into my twenties, where I would randomly meet people and word vomit my life or talk over people and never ask about them.
It really wasn’t until someone pointed it out that I was able to become aware of what I was doing that I was able to make changes. . .
Watch the latest Coffee With Carissa Episode to find out how I made those changes and how you can too!
Love, Carissa xo.