When you decide to own the fact that there’s some (or in my case many) things in life that you’d just rather not DO ever again (even if it feels like you “should” because it’s what you’ve been taught by family, teachers, society, whatever)…
And you just decide to prioritise NOT doing it and finding someone who does love doing those things so you can just do the good, fun & messy things – life gets WAAAAYYYY better in literally every way.
Stop trying to be perfect at everything and just focus on doing what lights you up.
Delegate the rest to people who are better at it than you are!! (Home stuff, business stuff, whatever).
You’ll make more money by doing what you love & what makes you happy anyway. (Don’t try to save it by doing things that crush your soul).
What will you be delegating? Reply, let me know, and make yourself accountable ;).
Love, Carissa xo.
If you believe that money is bad or evil, and that it’s greedy and selfish to want or desire to make a lot of money…
Then firstly, you’re never going to make a lot of money…
And secondly, you’re maybe not really thinking about money the right way??? You see, money is an exchange of value and energy.
So usually, people who make a lot of money are putting a lot of their energy into giving a lot of value.
One of my favourite ever quotes from the book The Go-Giver says: “Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them”
And what I see a lot of in poor and poor-mindset people is that they automatically see people who have made a lot of money for themselves as bad / evil / greedy etc…
Without ever giving a thought towards what they have given or done, or how many lives they’ve changed or people they’ve helped in order to get that money.
Money doesn’t just come to anybody magically without them providing some sort of value to someone else.
It could be in the form of entertainment (actors) or education (teachers / consultants) or even personal or spiritual help (coaches, mentors, guides)…
Or it could be fixing anyone’s problem via a product or service that any business provides…
But in short, the more people you help, the more money you make.
The more value you contribute, the more you receive.
The more money you make, the more you can give and do good things with too! (You don’t have to hoard it all for yourself)!
Quite often some of the wealthiest people donate & contribute more than most even realise.
People who like to give for the sake of giving often don’t make a big deal about it as they don’t do it for recognition…
So think before you judge, always.
And if you want to make a lot of money, don’t go around thinking “how can I make lots of money”
Ask yourself “how can I give so much value to peoples lives and help them get what they want in exchange for their investment in themselves” – and then reply to this email with your answer!!
Because people don’t pay you for your products and services… They pay you for the result they want for themselves.
Love, Carissa xo
Ok guys, so this is a fun, little exercise for if you ever are trying to make a decision between two things.
It could be maybe I wanna do this thing, maybe I wanna do that thing…
It could be tossing up between two boys that you wanna date…
It could be tossing up between two things you want to order on the menu…
Any time you are stuck making a decision between two things (it has to be two things for this to really work) and you’re not sure which direction to go in or which option to take, this is the best way of doing it.
That is simply, flipping a coin.
BUT, it’s a little bit different to how you would normally flip a coin…
Double BUT – you have to watch the latest Coffee With Carissa to find out more!
For those of you who can never stop thinking about your business…
My advice is…
Why would you even want to?
When you love it that much it is literally who you are!
I think if you can easily stop thinking about your business, or if you want to, then maybe that business isn’t actually what you’re meant to be doing with your life
12yrs in business this year for me and even though I’m cray cray & I’ve run 10+ different biz models in that time…
(Graphic & web design, print & promotional products, salon services, wholesale products, training courses, coaching / consulting / teaching, lead generation, online courses)
Never have I ever completely stopped thinking about my biz.
Nor do I desire to.
It fulfils me. It’s my life. It’s who I am.
You never need to feel bad or guilty about not being able to switch off WHO YOU ARE.
Love, Carissa xo.
So I just wanted to show you how I create my online courses.
It’s really, really simple.
I thought it had to be me on camera for a lot of the trainings and I put it off for a long time when I started.
I thought I was constantly going to have to get dressed up and made up every day, filming heaps of videos of myself.
While some people do that, and that’s an option, I find it easier for me, when I’m teaching to not be on camera.
I like being on camera for my content marketing videos but for my actual teachings and trainings I feel like I can teach better when I’ve prepared slides so I don’t forget what I’m talking about.
I don’t know, I get more in the zone when I’m not focused on a camera looking at me if that makes sense?
But this is what works for me…
Watch the full video of the latest Coffee With Carissa Episode to see how easy it really is!
Straight up – I was really nervous to make this video.
I don’t normally talk about things like this.
What this has been inspired from is, someone recently attempted to call me out on some things in another Facebook group.
I actually really loved this and I felt called to share this with you because there a some things that have come up that I think will really help some people.
So the inspiration for this video comes from someone talking about me from a skeptical perspective.
Which is fine and it’s healthy – and I’m actually grateful for this happening.
Ok, so here’s the story.
Someone has come into a Facebook group and said, ‘WATCH OUT for Carissa Hill! She seems to be good at selling things but has she ever owned a salon or had a successful business?’
Now I always try to come from a perspective of empathy and understanding when anyone has anything negative to say about me, my business or my product or anything like that.
And to start with you kind of get that hit of anxiety like, ‘oh my gosh, someone is saying something bad about me!’
But I’ve done so much self development over the years that I was able to look at the situation from their perspective because I used to feel that way too.
Back when I was younger and in business, before I had any coaches or mentors or courses or anything, I used to see all these stories about big results that people were getting from working with coaches and my initial perspective or thoughts weren’t that I wanted to work with a coach too and get those kinds of results.
It was, ‘yeah right!’ (not possible)
But now, years later and having spent 100’s of thousands of dollars on my education and development, I know the truth.
Having worked with so many different and amazing coaches and reading endless books to level up my skills, I have proof that says otherwise.
I’m living and breathing the reality of success and I want to share that with you so you can experience the proof for yourself!!
Watch the full replay below!
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.