On all my program order pages, we run a ‘live chat’ box.
This cool little tool lets potential customers chat with me or one of my team to ask questions before joining.
We deal with a lot of different questions, but there’s one question I know is a bad sign…
How long will it take to make money?
This question is almost always asked by someone who is financially struggling, and all they can think about is how to make money as fast as possible.
They’re not focused on how they can build a business.
They’re not focused on how they can help other people.
It’s all about the money.
There’s nothing wrong with pursuing money of course, but I know from experience, coming from a place of scarcity – of self-induced pressure to earn a certain amount in a certain time – is not where you want to be mentally when you start a business.
Successful Businesses Are Born From Abundance
Money is a by-product of creating abundance in the lives of other people.
When your business creates value for people, you are rewarded with more customers, and thus more money.
If your mindset is focused on your own lack of money, it’s very difficult to turn that into abundance for other people.
Hence when a person comes to me for coaching, and money is the first topic they ask about, they’re not in the right place to make a business work. For these people, I actually recommend they get a job first.
They need to get themselves out of a place of financial scarcity, so when they start their business they can focus on serving others as the first priority.
When You Have Too Much Help To Give
I know when I’m speaking to the right kind of person, when they feel like they have too much to create, too much to do, all focused on helping other people.
If your head is full of ideas for blog articles, podcasts, videos, books and courses, all designed to help other people, you’re in the right place.
Your challenge, in this case, is how to organize, prioritize and strategize the best path forward to turn all your ideas into value for others (and make a lot of money from doing so!).
At the highest level, people who are so aligned with their inner drive to help others, don’t even talk about money. They know that money will come to them once they reach people with their ideas, their solutions to problems.
The cause is the priority to these people, money is simply a fuel to support the cause.
What Is Your Cause?
If I met you in person and I asked you what is your main business motivation, what would you say?
Would you talk about Money? Growth? Customers? …
Or would you tell me about your CAUSE?
I understand from personal experience that it is easy to get caught up with the money and what’s in it for you, especially at the start when you don’t feel financially secure.
I encourage you to stop and think for a moment about your business and reframe your focus. Instead of numbers and leads and profits, think about your cause, the movement you want your business to stand for.
I find thinking like this feeds your soul, but it can also be transformative for your business too. It makes you think bigger, talk bigger, and plan bigger.
When you see what you are doing as important to humanity, rather than just a way to pay your bills, it motivates you to take bigger steps.
Even if your business sells a product or service that seems dry and boring, given you sell something to other human beings, I bet deep down how you impact other people gets you excited on some level.
If you struggle to find this excitement, it might be time to change things up, sell something different or even start an entirely new business.
Tell Me More About Your Cause…
I’d like to hear more about your cause, what you want to help people do or already help people do – What is your Laptop Lifestyle business focused on?
What is your cause?
P.S. Without knowing how to grow an online business effectively, people coming from a situation of abundance can sometimes find themselves back in scarcity quite quickly, as you waste money and time on the wrong things.
I have a roadmap you can follow to get started with your online business. It’s 100% free and will take less than two hours of your time to learn all the steps. I call it my ‘Platform Launch Plan’ live training, and you can sign up here:
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