I’m going to share with you THE most important and powerful business skill you can have.
Simply put, CARE about people.
A lot of people seem to struggle to do this because as human beings we are naturally more focused on ourselves than other people.
A lot of people even struggle to stop and LISTEN to what other people have to say!
But if you really want to be successful then this is a skill that you have to learn, you have to practice, and you have to develop.
If you can’t care about other people first than you really can’t expect them to care about you.
If you want your business to do really well then your customers have to feel cared about (your team members too).
The only way to enable other people to feel cared about is to really, genuinely care about them.
This is not something you can fake, delegate or automate.
You have to be human and CARE.
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The time it takes to see results varies based on the following things:
1. How established your business already is (if you already have people buying from you regularly, and you have a good brand reputation, it is easy to sell more of what you are already selling)
2. Whether or not you do the work / watch the videos / implement the things – and how long it takes you to prioritise and do this.
3. If you are someone who naturally is good at communicating and coming up with ideas or if you need time to think things through and practice and ask for help.
4. Your mindset and whether you are confident and determined vs hesitant, skeptical and afraid.
In short – there is no set answer. Some people literally get huge results within the first few days or weeks.
Some people take months.
Some people get BIG results and grow quickly.
Some have steady manageable growth month by month or year by year.
Any growth is good growth
As for the investment to join, this will be announced / released during the next enrolment period which will be towards the end of April, we are currently working on setting up a new course platform (which is amazing) and once that’s done will be announcing all the details
There will also be some new options on what you start with, depending on where you are right now and what you need the most.
Oh, and of course you will be cool, lol, you already are
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Cool. So this is something I LOOOOVE to help people to do, if and when they are ready to do it.
For me, there came a point where I still loved my business, my clients, my staff, but that I knew I couldn’t keep growing if I was personally and physically still in the business.
I wanted to create my own range of products, I wanted to expand to new areas, I wanted to have more TIME for me to do new things, travel, learn more, spend more time educating myself…
So if you are currently wanting to step out of your business and work more ON it than IN it, or even just have a few days a week off to do anything other than work… the first thing to become aware of is the reason you want to do this.
(I also actually got to a stage where I had done so much personal development and spiritual work that I found it difficult to have conversations with some of my clients because I could no longer tolerate talking about what happened on “the block” that week)…
I wanted to surround myself with other entrepreneurs who understood me and wanted to help and support me, like I could do them.
Joining mastermind groups gave me the opportunity to do that..
Anyway, back on topic, what you need to do in order to GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND STEP OUT OF IT WHILE IT IS STILL OPERATING…
Is firstly have a great marketing and sales strategy in place that is either systemised or automated so that you can bring in a consistent stream of new clients AND continue building relationships with them by means of follow ups and sharing regular content, stories and education…
This ensures that the business will continue to grow. You can do this with good Facebook and instagram advertising, a strong brand, great content marketing, and an automated email sequence (all explained and shown in detail inside the wolfpack).
In order to step out of the business, you need a great team, a great relationship with your team, clear systems and procedures in place that make it really easy for your team to know what to do every day and week so they don’t forget anything or have to keep asking you questions constantly.
You also need to have a plan for what you are going to DO with your time once you are not working in the business, and be really transparent with the team as to what you are doing and why and how it’s going to not only benefit you but also them (more responsibility, trust, opportunity for future promotion perhaps)?
The dream team videos which are inside the wolfpack will really help with this too.
For me, when I stepped out of my business and worked on it, most of my time was spent on the marketing and sales, and bringing clients into the business, keeping it busy.
As well as prioritising my self care, education, mindset, and growing & helping my team.
(If you want to have a great life and be happy, you also need them to have a great life and be happy too).
All of how to do that can be found inside the Wolfpack Mastermind Modules – and help and support is provided within the secret Facebook group in the form of me, my support team, regular live videos & monthly group coaching calls 🙂
I hope that helped answer the question, I’ve been through this myself (multiple times) and would love to help you do the same.
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Was just doing our monthly live Q&A inside Proven Profits and was talking about how you can describe or position yourself in your business, as a specialist or expert in something, if you want to stand out or be known for something…
I mentioned how I like to grow businesses FAST, sometimes “fast” might be weeks, months, or up to a year…
I love to help my clients double or triple their businesses within 12 months or less, and I know that those who consume and implement everything in my programs, can and will make it happen.
So, I call myself a “rapid business growth coach.”
Then Jessi Sexton pops up and comments this while I was talking about it. SO GOOD.
Jessi is a perfect example of a hungry, driven, action-taking, high achieving entrepreneur who I just love to work with .
Also, I have just created a brand new GROUP on Facebook for anyone who is interested in or curious about my Wolfpack Mastermind program (or any other programs).
We are going to be sharing client results, new info, and answering any questions in there.
Check it out now. Funk soul brother.
If you’re getting up each day and letting other people’s demands influence the way your day goes… Then you’re not actually in control of your own life or business.
Notifications, staff questions, client questions, random people wanting things from you etc
If you’re not scheduling and prioritising your success (the things you need to do and the things that are most important to you) then you really can’t expect to make them come to life very soon…
If you let what other people want from you continually interrupt you, everything is going to take you so much longer and make you so stressed out.
If you want to get things done, you need to book them into your calendar and you MUST stick to them.
This means: turning off notifications, planning your days and weeks, scheduling time for yourself, your team, your clients, your marketing, your family…
This doesn’t mean your calendar has to be full of work things constantly…
Even if you schedule and prioritise ONE THING A DAY that is productive and taking your further towards your goal…
You will get there so much faster than if you just wake up each day and “see what you have time for”
You need to make the time.
Let me know if you do this already or if you know you need to. 👇🏼
What should you do when you come across someone that you doesn’t agree with?
Sometimes when you don’t agree with someone, it’s actually more powerful not to say anything.
The reason being, usually when you do step in and say something then you will just be creating more negative tension for yourself and the other person.
This often leads to arguments, which are pointless and a waste of time.
When someone has a really strong belief or opinion they usually just want to find someone who agrees with them.
As soon as someone steps in with an opposing belief or opinion, World War III starts.
People with strong beliefs or opinions usually just want to feel important and seen as right.
It’s good to keep in mind that you can not change someone’s mind on a subject if they aren’t open to change.
Something that I started practicing years ago is when I saw a comment or opinion that I didn’t agree with, I just didn’t say anything at all.
Watch the video below to see how not saying anything can set you apart from the crowd in the best way possible!
In April I confronted one of my biggest fears.
I shaved off most of my hair!!!
It might not be a big deal for anyone else, but for me it was one of the scariest (and yet empowering) things I have ever done in my fricken life!
I also live-streamed it on Facebook, because, why not?! haha
The hairdresser (amazing Cassie @ Diamond Cut) also made me cut my own hair off.
My hands were literally shaking.
Not only did I choose to do this because I have alopecia, and because I wanted to raise money for a good cure… Deep down it was also making a commitment to love myself for who I am on the inside, rather than what I look like on the outside.
I feel like I’ve really let go of a lot of the OLD and have made way for the NEW.
I also have chosen to live in full transparency and vulnerability this year, and by sharing my insecurities with you, and my journey in facing them, accepting them, and embracing them… I hope that I might be able to inspire you to do the same.
We all have the courage to do the things we need and want to do. It’s always there waiting to be used. All you need when it comes to overcoming obstacles in life and in business is to EMBRACE them. Feel them. Lean into them. Accept them.
The opposite of fear is love. So if you can learn to come from a place of love both for yourself and others, whenever you are afraid, you will be able to move through the fear quickly.
Love, Carissa xo.
Sometimes I kinda hate myself…
Well, not really, but sometimes I catch myself out in situations where I realise I take a lot of things for granted.
Things that may seem little to me, but that are huge to someone else.
For example, today I found myself feeling really tired and lazy and hungry, and I just could not decide what I wanted to eat, and couldn’t be bothered to cook or make anything.
I started thinking thoughts like: “I’ll just get take-out so I don’t have to cook or clean anything” – despite having a house full of food…
AND having frozen meals in the freezer…
Then I got a hold on myself and thought..
“Carissa, you entitled little b****, here you are being all like ‘I can’t be bothered to use the microwave so I’ll just spend extra money and get hot food delivered’…
Meanwhile there are people out there who are literally starving and don’t even have any money or food and must be in total agony feeling those hunger pains and frustration”.
The world is so much bigger than just me being hangry while standing in my kitchen right now.
So as I quite often do when I start to feel bad for the people in the world who have it super rough, I pull up one of my favourite or relevant charities, and donate the amount I would have spent on myself to help someone who needs it more…
And then decide whether I will actually cook or whether I will still get the delivery…
(And this might be the most important part of this post)
You don’t need to sacrifice things for yourself in order to also help others.
For a long time, I had a belief that “I shouldn’t spend money on myself when I could do something so much better or useful with that money”
Or thinking things like: “it’s selfish to even want to make more for myself when there are so many more people who need it more than me”
Until I decided that neither of those beliefs were actually benefitting me OR anyone else because they were just keeping me stuck in my comfort zone, living a very average life.
Not doing all the things I dreamed of doing, and not helping others either.
Can you relate?
The truth is… you can have both.
Success & Contribution.
Having both is what makes you feel actually fulfilled.
Otherwise you could have everything you want without giving anything back (which leaves you feeling a bit empty)…
Or give everything you have away because you believe you don’t deserve to have anything for yourself!!!
Or, not really doing either because you only get yourself to a level where you have “enough” but nothing extra for fun or contribution.
So, you can have both.
But always try to remember not to take anything for granted along the way…
Giving (both to yourself & others) really is one of the secrets to receiving and fulfilment.
And… so is gratitude 🙏🏼
Today I wanted to break down with you my own strategy and philosophies of be real, have fun, make money, and love life.
I want to share with you what they mean and how I apply this philosophy in my life.
Let’s start with Be Real. It’s pretty straight forward but so many people don’t do it.
A lot of people think that in order to be successful in business they need to model someone.
But really in order to stand out and be noticed you need to be unique and that’s where Be Real comes in. Be yourself. Be transparent. Be vulnerable. Be quirky. Be weird. Be different.
As a business owner you should be putting bits of yourself into your branding and marketing.
The second one is Have Fun. So have some fun in your business. Have some fun with your people and clients.
Try not to be so professional all the time.
Make Money comes down to being serious about making money in your business.
The reality is, in order for your business to be successful it needs to be profitable.
You need to focus on lead generations and marketing every day.
And then there’s LOVE LIFE!
Come from a perspective of love.
Be grateful for what you have.
Spread love to your clients, to your team members, to your audience.
Really try and come from the heart with everything that you do and everything that you have.
Combine all four philosophies and magic will happen every day!!
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I’m really excited to share this message with you!
It’s from my first LIVE in Coffee With Carissa with my new locks!
I felt so inspired to talk to you about a topic that has come up a lot over the last few days.
That topic is that you DO get to choose your own emotions.
It’s surprising how many people truly believe that they don’t control their own emotions and they tend to blame things and people for the way they feel.
I know I have been guilty of this myself in the past and that it is so common. That’s why I wanted to talk about this more.
If you want to really change your life, take control of your life and take full responsibility for everything in your life then you need to take responsibility for your emotions, feelings and thoughts. You also need to take full responsibility for your actions, behaviours and results.
To find out how, hit play on the video below!