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!!
For the full replay, catch the video below:
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!
I have to share this publicly and give Catherine Martin a huge high five ✋
Catherine was born profoundly deaf (no hearing at all) and opened a successful business and got it running smoothly and profitably without her in it as a member of my Wolfpack Mastermind program in 2017
She’s extremely intelligent and kind hearted (which is one of the reasons I asked her to become a part of my team).
And this post is just awesome. You get to make your own rules no matter what your circumstances are. Always. 🙌🏼
Could your business run without you if you or your family members got really sick?
I was all planned and ready and prepared and excited to get stuck back into work yesterday after coming home from Bali… until…
My husband was up ALL night Sunday puking and pooping and I got no sleep both from the sounds and smells and worrying about him.
My toddler was supposed to go to daycare on the Monday so I could get work done, however when I got up to him in the morning, he had runny poo’s too so I decided best to keep him home.
So, ALL MY PLANS gone out the window, as I had to drop everything and look after my 2 boys.
I have seriously turned into one of those crazy germaphobe mums running around the house cleaning and sanitising everything…
“I will not get it, I will not get it, I will NOT get it”.
We saw a doctor yesterday and both are starting to be on the mend as of today thank goodness…
But thankfully, due to my systems and my incredible team members, any time anything like this happens in my life, my business still operates as usual.
Can you say the same about yours?
If not, start to think seriously about it.
If you want your business to be able to scale, to keep growing, expanding, even to be able to be duplicated, franchised, or sold for a good profit one day…
You need your business to be able to run without you.
There is no such thing as a magic pill, or a specific coach or program, or book, or event that will help you live the life of your dreams.
The only thing that will help you get to where you want to go, is you making the decision to do whatever it takes.
It’s you saying YES to things even when they scare you.
It’s you investing in yourself, continually, and focussing on long term success, rather than short term gain.
It’s you always prioritising your education and never getting sucked into the temptation of telling yourself you know “enough” or that you don’t need to learn more.
It’s you saying NO to people and things that drain you, make you tired, and waste your time and therefore your life.
It’s living in the moment, being grateful for everything and everyone around you, and seeing yourself as connected to them not separate to them.
It’s believing in the power of your mind, of the universe, and it’s being the type of person you want to attract more of into your life.
People who have everything they’ve ever wanted are not lucky.
They just decided they were not going to settle for not having it.
Don’t ever tell yourself you can’t have something.
You can have all of it.
And the only things you need to sacrifice are the things that aren’t making you happy anyway.