Throwback Thursday is when I look back on past posts, a time for reflection. A time to see how far I have come (or where I am stuck).
After working with the AMAZING Britt Bolnick owner of In Arms Coaching, I have learned how important reflection is. When I first met Britt, I connected with her. I could relate to her struggles as a single mom since I was one. I was in awe of how she used those struggles to build an amazing coaching career helping other women.
As a “bag” lady, I see everyone as a customer/ client. I mean who doesn’t need a bag, right? From purses to totes to thermals, we have them all at Thirty One. As Thirty One returns to their “gifts” roots, the customers change a little bit. I know my customers have been buying gifts all along but now we have a broader base of products and with it comes a broader base of customers. I don’t want to leave any customers behind.
So, are you wondering who your customers/clients are? Are you struggling to figure out how to get the “right” ones? Here are some questions from one of Britt’s virtual retreats which might help you figure out your next steps:
1. What isn’t working for you in your business right now?
Think about it. Put it on paper. I don’t mean just “no one wants to party”, I mean be specific. What isn’t working for you? Not enough time to work your business? Not enough new customers? No time to schedule parties? For me, what isn’t working is the lack of a full calendar for the summer months along with a steady flow of new customers.
2. What do you want SO badly for your business or work you’re NO LONGER willing to settle for NOT having it?
We all talk about our “why”, and for some it is stronger than others so it keeps them motivated. For others, a vision board helps to keep them focused. Make a list of the things you want in your business – just keep writing, let the feelings pour out. When all is said and done, you can sum it up in a sentence or two. For me, it is an action plan for consistent sales, parties which will bring me new recruits and expand my business.
3. What would the ripple effect be OF you having it? How would it affect your life, relationships, even your health?
It is like Andy Andrews says in “The Butterfly Effect”, one action creates a ripple effect changing not only your life but the life of others. So, for me the ripple effect would be: If I grow my business with an increase in sales and recruits, it would mean a higher consistent paycheck every month. This would allow me to pay off my credit card debt. Paying off my credit card debt would allow me the freedom from stress. Less stress would allow me to smile more which would make hubby happy which would help our relationship/ marriage. In addition, less stress would allow me to focus more on maintaining my goal weight which would make me feel better. Less stress would also help to keep health issues in check. Expanding my business would allow me to give back to the community (it is about what the money can do). Therefore, an expanded business = happy, healthy & wealthy Hope.
What is your ripple effect?
I love my Thirty One business. I love it pays my bills every month. I love I get to meet new people and share the gift of Thirty One with them. I am transparent with you when I am struggle because having your own business whether a storefront or direct sales isn’t always rainbows and sunshine. There is some rain along the way. You need to be willing to work past them to move forward.
What about you? How would you answer these questions? Be truthful with yourself. You know what isn’t working in your business. Own it so you can figure out the best way to move past it. I would love to hear from you.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!