How much do you value your time, money, and things?

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.

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How to schedule and prioritise your success!

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.

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Do you ever take note of your current situation and feel deflated?

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.

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No more being invisible, it’s time to shine a light on your business!

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?

Let’s talk.

Love, Carissa xo.

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Have you ever felt like giving up and getting a job?

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.

Multiple times.

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.

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Do you only ever talk about yourself?

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.

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BE WHO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE.

I love showing things off that I’m excited about, but then I get scared of coming across as a “show off” or “up myself” …

(2 insults that have stuck with me since primary school both on occasions where I was happy about something I’d done or was proud of myself)…

Which then forced me to tuck my head back into my shell like a turtle 🐢 and try my hardest not to stand out or be seen…

(Even though deep down I always secretly wanted to be in the spot light as some kind of creator)…

When I was young I used to have fantasies about being a musician up on stage, or an artist with an exhibition in a big gallery, or an author with lots of books 📚

But I never spoke of them.

Because every time I did, someone would usually make me doubt myself with a comment like “yeah but it’s really hard to do that” or by simply laughing at whatever my latest idea or vision was because it seemed so “far fetched”.

It took me a long time to realise that the people I was sharing these ideas with were just projecting their own fears, doubts & hesitations onto me, and that I didn’t have to take them on.

I got into a habit of not telling anyone my plans or ideas EVER after one too many of those experiences.

And my process became: have idea, implement it, see it it works, if it didn’t, ignore it, if it did, share my results in an attempt to motivate others and also prove to myself & others that anything is possible.

But the whole time along my journey, in my salons, in my coaching business, I still constantly struggle between “yay, I’m proud of myself” and “I shouldn’t share that people might think I’m a show off”.

As someone who is constantly open to learning more about everything and always striving to improve myself, I’ve changed a LOT as a person during my life (which I love).

I’m far more confident and happy with myself these days and I own my strengths and my weaknesses openly.

I’ve just had my latest personal branding shoot and I wanted it to capture the “newest version of me”

With my new hair, new style, new sense of spirituality & renewed confidence!

I loooooooove the photos but just now while uploading the new profile pic found myself tucking my head back in again thinking thoughts like:

“What will people think of me on first impression from these photos!!?? I don’t want people to think I’m full of myself! Or that I’m trying to be sexy!”

(Even though in the past I went through a stage of glamour modelling and was indeed trying to be sexy)

And I was fine with it then but now think “eek, why did I do that? Why did I want that kind of attention?”

I know now why I did it.

I was using other people’s (strangers on the internet) complements of me (my body) to validate the way I felt about myself..

But that’s another life lesson I’ve had the privilege to experience & grow from.

And I’m happy with the fact that I’ve always been the type of person to try everything I’ve been curious about or interested in…

But back to the reason I even started sharing all this in the first place (and am currently questioning myself on what the point is on even writing it and worrying once again that someone might just think I’m sharing too much and should keep my mouth shut) 🤐

I guess it’s just that I want to remind you or encourage you that EVEN IF YOU DOUBT AND QUESTION YOURSELF A LOT or if NOBODY ELSE SHARES OR ENCOURAGES YOUR VISIONS OR DESIRES…

You can still just do them anyways because the only persons permission and approval you need is your own.

BE WHO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE.

And be ok with the fact that you have changed over time, and will change again in the future!

If you all of a sudden want to reinvent yourself and change everything about yourself or your business… YOU CAN!!

You don’t need to apologise for it.
You don’t need to hide it.

And you don’t need to worry about what people will think of you because it’s what YOU THINK OF YOU that matters. 💫

I guess the point of this post is that we usually all struggle with some form of self doubt no matter how confident we may appear on the outside and that it’s ok, but try not to let it stop you from living your dreams. 💜

Love, Carissa xo

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You ALWAYS have time for what you make time for. 

You ALWAYS have time for what you make time for.
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Although it can be easily tempting to allow things to distract you at any moment as a form of “escapism” if you haven’t set yourself clear rules or priorities or if you don’t know what you should be doing next.
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Some people spend the majority of their lives CONSUMING anything and everything that other people do or say without ever giving themselves a chance to sit with their own thoughts or come up with their own ideas.
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If you don’t know what to do next, if you have no plan, no goal, no vision, then of course you’re just going to find something to fill that time that isn’t really getting you anywhere at all.
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Stop 🛑 and think for yourself more often. Decide what you’re going to do on your phone (and why) before you pick it up.
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Ignore the piles of laundry that need doing if you haven’t first spent any time on yourself or your business yet. (Or chuck a load on & then get your things done before the cycle stops)!
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It’s not until you start taking yourself seriously that you will start getting any form of serious results.
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Let me know if you agree!

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When you give yourself permission to follow FLOW

Sometimes I find myself working on things or spending time with people but it just feels “off”… do you know what I mean?

Like something is missing, like it’s forced, like there’s no real *spark* there.

I used to feel this a lot when I was younger, when I partied a lot, like I was doing what I should be doing, but really, all I wanted to be doing was working on my business or reading a book because those things made me feel more alive!?

Sometimes even now I’ll start working on something because it’s a “great idea” 💡but then something might feel off and I’ll feel like I’m forcing myself to do it.

it’s important to listen to the way you FEEL about things, just as much as what you think about them.

Because when things feel good, they flow easily, as they should… and life will feel light, easy, fun, beautiful & it is in this space that you will attract everything you desire into your life. 🙏🏼
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Where are you spending your energy that is making you feel GOOD and moving you forward / keeping you growing…

And where are you spending your energy that makes you feel drained / is holding you back??? 💜

When you give yourself permission to follow FLOW only, and start saying “no” to things that don’t make you feel alive & fulfilled – life & business gets magical💫

I’d love to hear back from you! Please reply to this email and let me know where you’re spending your energy?

Love, Carissa xo

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Take responsibility for your happiness

Being happy with yourself, your own choices, your own actions, is what really makes you happy.
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They say happiness is a choice, and it is. Though you’ve first of all got to make choices you are happy with!
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It all comes back down to taking responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, actions & results.
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If you want to lose weight but you keep choosing to eat foods that you know will make you gain weight, you’ll usually feel unhappy about that.
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It’s not just due to the weight issues, it’s due to being unhappy with your own choices.
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If you want to grow your business to a massive empire, and yet you keep choosing to watch TV every spare moment you have, you’re not really upset with the lack of results you have – you’re upset with yourself at the choices you’re making.
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If you really want to be happy, start making choices that you’re happy with, or just decide to be happy with the choices you are making or have already made! (I’m watching The Simpsons right now while writing this post and loving it)!
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And remember not to blame any of your results or current situations on anyone or anything other than yourself.
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Your choices are your own, always. Own them! ✌🏼

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